test software engineer

Randstad Remote
test software engineer test software automation engineering qa education tools quality assurance assurance design
January 24, 2023
Rancho Cordova, California


    $38 - $42 per hour

    temp to perm

    bachelor degree


    computer and mathematical occupations



job summary:

We have a fully remote contract to hire opportunity for a Test Software Engineer!

The Test Engineer is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive suites of automated test plans and test cases, maintaining and adding to existing automation framework, continued evaluation of test cases for inclusion in regression, automation for newly integrated features, developing, executing, and analyzing the results for load and performance tests, and development of toolsets to augment QA and Development testing.

location: Rancho Cordova, California

job type: Contract

salary: $38 - 42 per hour

work hours: 8am to 4pm

education: Bachelors


Create, maintain, and execute automated test plans for VSP Global software systems identifying test automation opportunities to be incorporated into the testing cycle.

Enhance and extend the automation library and framework.

Write specialized testing tools for use in testing our software platform.

Build automated tests to validate application performance and functionality.

Perform whitebox testing and increase code test coverage.

Possess, maintain, and further develop a thorough understanding of quality assurance practices, automation techniques, and tool creation.

Mentor QA Specialists and other staff members on quality assurance practices, automation techniques, and basic load and performance tests.

Participate in the product development lifecycle, from requirement analysis and design through testing and rollout to ensure that the product meets business needs, and that system and software requirements are verifiable and quantifiable.

Participate in code reviews, inspections, and walkthroughs.

Develop detailed test plans, specifications, test cases, and test data sets that validate functional, performance, and load test requirements, and update existing test procedures based on requirement changes and test analysis.

Analyze test results, and identify, document, and report root causes for test failures by working with the development team and the defect-tracking system.

Provide feedback on a timely basis on project and testing status and any risks foreseen during project execution, as well as assess the confidence in all items tested.

Support the development of User Acceptance Test Readiness plans, test procedures, and testing.

Collect metrics and provide status reports on test engineering activities to the line and project management.

Make recommendations to improve product reliability, performance, quality assurance best practices, and processes.

Remain current on new technologies; introduce applicable technology in alignment with VSP goals and for creative solutions.

Guide change with a focus on optimal outcomes.

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or other related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.

4+ years of experience in testing mid-sized to large enterprise applications, which should include experience in functional specification review, design specification review, and designing test processes/test cases.

Understanding of software testing methodologies.

Must have experience programming in one or more of the following, Java, C#, JavaScript, and JQuery.

Must be proficient in working with SQL.

Must have experience creating Microsoft or Nunit unit tests.

Attention to detail and a strong desire for quality.

Demonstrated experience with testing tools (e.g., Ghost Inspector, Test Director WinRunner, Quick Test Professional, Load Runner/Performance Center, jMeter), including recording and creating advanced scripts.

Experience with API testing using Postman, SoapUI or other tools.

Experience with the use of a defect-tracking utility.

Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Experience with and knowledge of QA processes, methodologies, and testing techniques, including negative tests, functional tests, White/Black box tests, automated and manual test processes, test case design, scripting and execution, regression testing, operational readiness tests, etc.

Familiarity with issues involved in testing in multi-tier environments.

Ability to estimate, commit to work deadlines and work in a disciplined software development environment.

Excellent analytical, problem-solving, process, time management, and organizational skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Meet/exceed the organization's best practices, expectations, and standards.


  • Experience level: Experienced

  • Minimum 4 years of experience

  • Education: Bachelors

  • Testing

  • Reliability

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact [email protected].

Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.

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