About CenturyLink CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business. Job Summary Work with Agile Teams to create and/or review user stories and validate acceptance criteria for automation using Behavior Driven Development (BDD). Responsible for working with the project team to define the scope for testing within the context of each sprint / delivery. Clearly communicate to relevant parties related to status of testing activities. Comprehend user stories to understand task items per story in the context of all levels of testing (unit, functional, integration, and regression) Assist key business users (product owners) with backlog creation and grooming. Perform ad hoc / exploratory testing methodically to ensure system is working as expected by end user. Ensure proper documentation related to testing deliverables and lessons learned. Participate in the process to continually enhance best practices for Quality Assurance. Job Description Responsible for authoring automated test suites. Service layer testing using Java8 and Junit5. REST and SOAP services testing using SOAP UI and Postman. The Lead QA Engineer will author Java code (automation is not record and playback). Create Jenkins job to schedule the execution of automation scripts. Push/Pull the code from Github and perform Code Review. Also merge forks in Github when working on multiple releases at the same time. Enhance the automation framework. Proven ability to reduce cycle time with functional automation Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent education and experience. Typically, 8+ years related experience and 6+ years related experience with Master’s degree. Solid experience coding in Java (Python and C#). Excellent technical acumen and ability to learn new software quickly. Enthusiastic individual with an attitude of team empowerment. Deep interest & curiosity for learning new things and doing things better. Experience with testing in an Agile environment. Good communication skills. Strong ability to drive large projects to completion on time. Strong knowledge of traditional testing methodologies and how it applies exploratory testing in an Agile environment. Knowledge of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and the virtues of unit testing Preferred Qualifications & Skills: REST Web Services (Sync WS, Async WS, Error Response Codes) Regular Expressions operations. Our supporting IP network, firewall rule configurations. Knowledge of Global Location Services. Tools: Very Strong Postman, SOAPUI, Jenkins, Maven, SPLUNK. Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Littleton Requisition # : 213101 This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at EEO Statement We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Disclaimer The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.