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Test Architect

Company: S & C Electric Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Product Architecture Team in the New Product Development organization at S&C is responsible for "powering" technical architecture for the next generation of S&C products. Test Architects report to the Director of Product Architecture, and work in a department that is chartered to provide overall solution architecture and technical leadership to help drive major projects at S&C. In the Test Architect role, you will be responsible for working with Product and Sub-System Architects, Development Engineering and QA Leads to determine product and system level testing requirements and test approaches, create test plans and test strategy, and be the overall technical owner of a project or feature from a test perspective. The ideal candidate will have excellent product, system, software, and test automation skills, experience with communication offerings, protocols and eco-systems. As a successful test engineer, you will possess excellent interpersonal skills. You will work effectively with internal and external customers and have demonstrated leadership within professional associations. You should possess very effective verbal and written communication skills. You must have a strong sense of ownership. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work in an engineering culture that is customer focused
  • Contribute in testing of highly scalable and reliable systems
  • Develop and recommend test methodologies and approaches for new products, features and releases
  • Define test architecture and test beds for new products, features and releases
  • Design test cases, write test plans, and implement manual and/or automated tests
  • Work closely with Product Management, Product Architecture, Product Development, Production Operations and other internal teams to develop test cases that represent end-user scenarios and use cases
  • Work closely with Product Support, and Application Engineering teams to reproduce and debug problems reported from the field
  • Provide lab support and upgrade, OEM interface, 3rd party test vendor interface
  • Stay current on new processes, practices, and technology developments in order to ensure they are evaluated to be brought into S&C and enhance our testing solutions and frameworks. To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:
    • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of testing approaches, practices, and techniques to help design and deliver the overall testing methodology, preferably for electric utility grid distribution automation systems.
    • Experience in test architecture of distributed systems
    • Knowledge of control systems desired
    • Knowledge of power systems and power hardware a plus
    • Experience coding in C/C++, C#, Python, JAVA
    • Experience working in a Unix/Linux programming environment
    • Experience in test automation frameworks; Proven results in implementing test suite automation to reduce test cycle time and test effort, and improve product quality
    • Proficient in software development lifecycle (SDLC) and related SDLC tools such as Git (using GitHub or Bitbucket), JIRA, and Confluence.
    • Strong technical leadership abilities with good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to travel less than 10% of the time with some periods lasting more than a week. Relevant Experience Required: -10+ years of experience in Product QA and System Test with preferably 2+ years as a Test Architect MAJOR PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • Standing: Occasional standing for work on complete control assemblies.
      • Lifting: Occasional lifting of controls and test equipment, less than 50 pounds.
      • Walking: Occasional walking throughout the facility.
      • Carrying: Occasional carrying of light objects.
      • Pushing: Infrequent pushing of objects, possibly related to rearrangement work.
      • Pulling: Infrequent pulling of objects, possibly related to rearrangement work.
      • Bending: Occasional bending during access to equipment.
      • Reaching: Infrequent reaching.
      • Handling: Frequent handling of parts or tools.
      • Environment: Frequent handling of parts or tools. About UsS&C is a global company providing equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution. S&C's Engineering teams design solutions for a portfolio of products for a wide range of customers including electric utilities and industrial/commercial power users. S&C offers broad opportunities for advancement, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and a strong package of pay and benefits.The Human Energy of S&C has been built on the principles of integrity, enthusiasm, and sustained energy. These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team. -S&C would not be where it is today without the diversity of our team members and business partners. We consider our diversity to be a core strength of our company, and we aspire to align our team-member demographics with the populations in which we live and work. -To realize this vision, we seek to facilitate the career development of minorities, women and all team members through events hosted by our Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement and Awareness (I.D.E.A.) Group, Women's Empowerment Group and other S&C affinity groups. S&C has a proud and longstanding tradition of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Further, S&C is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities. For information regarding equal employment opportunity, please see About the Team In the (Engineering, Design) department, we are responsible for creatively addressing customers' needs, pioneering industry changes, and understanding each step, from R&D to production. We strive to not only solve the unique challenges our customers face today, but to create breakthrough technologies enabling them to effectively navigate the demands of the grid of tomorrow. As S&C innovates for reliability, progress, and longevity, our work continues S&C's legacy of creating game-changing technology and advancing the energy industry.

Keywords: S & C Electric Company, Chicago , Test Architect, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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