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Wabtec Corporation Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for the development and execution of manual, automated test scripts and executes Functional, Regression, and automated testing on-demand and via a CI/CD pipeline to ensure a high-quality product is delivered to our PDS2 customers.PDS 2 is a Cloud-Native application that consists of a set of microservices that are deployed on a Kubernetes-based Container Orchestration Platform. PDS 2 application relies on several services such as Relational Database, Key-Value store, Message Broker(s), Identity Provider, and Secrets Manager. PDS 2 uses contemporary DevSecOps practices such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment that facilitates deployment strategies such as Rolling, Canary and Blue/Green.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position is for a Quality Assurance Engineer who will provide technical guidance to small teams, perform maintenance of the automation framework, suggest improvements, and implement them. He/She would provide technical guidance and make recommendations for best practices in Quality Engineering and Automation. There will be no team members reporting to him/her

  • Develop and executes maintainable automation tests for acceptance, integration, end-to-end, functional, and regression test cases

  • Should be willing to work with geographically distributed teams within normal US business hours

  • Ability to take ownership of small and medium-sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping Wabtec and Contractor team members

  • Perform design reviews to ensure the proposed approach meets functional requirements and follows best practices for developing automated test scripts

  • Perform code reviews to ensure code and content meets defined standards and does not break existing functionality

  • Provide guidance to junior members to maintain quality engineering, quality test planning, and proper test methodology

  • Provide support in troubleshooting issues related to the automation tool, VMs, etc., and engage support teams when necessary

  • Oversee efforts to build efficiencies in the automation framework to increase robustness while reducing runtime, maintenance, and script creation time

  • Ensure understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results

  • Strong oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Interacting with customers in this role is possible to some extent

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, MIS, Engineering, or a closely related field of study

  • A minimum of 6 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree with 4 years of experience

  • Extensive experience in test automation using Selenium, REST assured, and other automation tools with detailed knowledge of writing Java in a SAFe/Agile environment

  • Working knowledge of CI/CD to support continuous automation and deployment process, alongside experience in using Bash commands with Linux

  • Experience in testing REST APIs using apps such as Postman and Java packages such as REST assured

  • Experience with any issue-tracking and agile project management tools such as Rally, xWiki, HP ALM etc.

  • Knowledge of cloud technologies in AWS

  • Proficient in written and spoken English

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Docker, as well as awareness of container management tools such as Kubernetes.

  • Strategic and creative thinking to analyze issues that may arise and create solutions.

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems

  • Ability to respond positively to feedback and implement change in processes and procedures as needed

  • Experience working with virtual machines (VMs) as part of a test/integration infrastructure

  • Understand the problems from a customer perspective and suggest creative solutions

  • Demonstrates awareness about the railroad industry, with knowledge of competitors and industry trends

  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements, and estimating efforts

  • Travel requirement may be 10%-20% annually, if remote to Melbourne, FL for quarterly planning activities

  • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives

Physical Demands :

  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear

  • Employee is regularly required to see and observe small handwriting, labels, and components

  • Remaining in a stationary position, often sitting for prolonged periods

  • Communicating with others to exchange knowledge

  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers

  • Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • Wabtec operates in a hybrid model for salaried employees that allows the flexibility to work remotely Monday and Friday, with in-office days on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If working from a Wabtec office, the employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment. If working remotely, the employee should have a good and stable internet connection, should have a desk for the equipment.

A relocation lump sum may be provided for those who meet eligibility requirements

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.