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Test Engineer-Sr-Software Test Engineering

Company: Vertex (Pennsylvania)
Location: King Of Prussia
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Job Description:

Define Your Potential

Thank you for considering Vertex Inc, and we are excited about the opportunity to learn more about you, and help you define your potential contributions at Vertex! Our goal is to find new team members that work to help our clients unleash the strategic potential of Corporate Tax worldwide.

We are the leading and most trusted provider of comprehensive, integrated tax technology solutions for corporations worldwide. Since 1978, over 10,000 corporate customers have relied on Vertex, the leading provider of corporate tax software and services for companies of all sizes, from small to medium-sized businesses to global multinationals.

Vertex is considered a premier partner to Oracle, SAP, and works closely with the Big 4 and other leading software providers, as well as tax and accounting firms to provide the most integrated enterprise tax technology solutions available today.

We have enjoyed workplace and business recognitions including Top Places to Work for three years in a row, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and SmartCEO's Philadelphia Corporate Culture Award. Known for our innovative culture, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 850 professionals across the globe, at its headquarters in the U.S. (King of Prussia, Pa.) and offices in Europe (London), Brazil (S--o Paulo), Naperville, IL, and Sarasota, FL.

The Sr. Test Engineer will provide professional expertise in maintain/improving test automation framework, test scripting in manual and automated test frameworks, test execution and reporting, contributing to continuous improvement in test efficiency, test cycle times, and completeness of testing coverage.


  • Works in the Senior Tester role through the use of, but not limited to:
  • Lead the development/maintenance of the manual/automated test scripts for the product under test.
  • Work with the Test Designer to setup automation framework for product under test.
  • Recommendation for test strategy/test approach improvements.
  • Set up and execution of the test scripts.
  • Logging & recording of the test outcomes/results.
  • Reporting/escalating of the progress/status of the test execution, as appropriate.
  • Analysis and recovery from the execution errors.
  • Maintenance of the test scripts library.
  • Reporting of the bugs. Verification that high priority bugs are escalated to Test Project Manager.
  • Providing redlines of test cases to Test Analysts.
  • Test metrics (coverage & defects) analysis for quality assessment
  • Advise and assist Test Lead on various testing techniques and tools, issues related to test scripting, execution, results reporting and monitoring and their recommendations for improvement.
  • Lead or participate in other projects or duties.



    • Proven experience in developing test scripts in manual and automated test environments.
    • Proven experience with manual and automated test execution including scheduling, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
    • Experience and success with the use of test automation tools.
    • Broad knowledge of hardware and software platforms (Windows, Unix, Linux, mainframe).
    • Fundamental programming knowledge. XML knowledge (script writing and reading).
    • Experience with Configuration Management principles and tools.
    • Experience with defect reporting (defect logging, tracking, analysis, and validation) including reporting and analysis.
    • Demonstrated understanding of Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
    • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills. Good troubleshooting skills. Strong attention to detail required.
    • Experience with complex products desired.
    • Proficient PC skills required. Experience working with MS Office applications including MS Access.
    • Good time-management skills. Ability to multi-task or work on multiple projects concurrently.
    • Ability to lead small projects and teams. Good mentoring skills and experience required.
    • Identification, development and utilization of metrics for decision support.
    • Ability to apply professional concepts, experience and company objectives in order to perform an in-depth analysis of situations or data to resolve complex issues in creative ways.
    • Ability to work without supervision. Latitude for independent decision making.
    • Ability to network with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
    • Ability to listen and understand information and communicate the same.
    • Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, presentation and facilitation skills.
    • Must be results oriented and customer focused.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.
    • Sufficient knowledge of business communication, including telephone, voicemail, and e-mail and operations of office machines, such as photocopier, scanner, and fax.


      • Bachelor degree in a technical discipline or equivalent technical experience is required.
      • Advanced degree is desired.
      • Work Experience:
      • Minimum 5 years experience in application software environments:
      • 5 years in software testing in multiple environments including test planning, control, execution, and quality assessment;
      • 3 years experience in software development/scripting;
      • 2 years in technical leadership role --- desired.


        • Builds Relationships: Fosters open dialogue and obtains shared commitment to proposals. shared ideas and information to promote mutual understanding, respect, and effective decision-making.
        • Drives for Results: Acts to create opportunities for Vertex or to avoid future problems. has the courage to act with incomplete information rather than simply thinking about it. maintains a focused commitment to achieving enterprise objectives.
        • Knows the Business: Understands and applies knowledge of Vertex---s business and processes to accomplish goals.
        • Anticipates Customer Needs (internal and external): Establishes and maintains productive relationships with customers and partners, anticipating their needs.
        • Learns Continuously: Expands own knowledge base to enhance performance. seeks development to increase strengths for current and future needs.


          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this position. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this position. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

          Vertex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

          While performing the duties of this job, the work environment may require an individual to be able to sit or be stationary at a computer and use computers for extended periods of time and move freely around the building. .

          • Search Firm/Agency Representatives Please Read Carefully: Vertex Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Vertex Inc. via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Vertex Inc. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Vertex Inc. as a result of the referral or through other means.*

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