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Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst (Automation) Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Job Summary

The Sherwin-Williams Company
Cleveland, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Job Reference Code

Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst (Automation)

About the Job

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy, Krylon, Minwax, Thompson's Water Seal, Cabot and many more. Sherwin-Williams branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The company supplies a broad range of highly-engineered industrial and OEM coatings for wood and general industrial, coil, packaging, protective and marine, and transportation applications worldwide. Our 60,000 employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to find a career that takes you places.

The IT Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, in conjunction with team members, will develop and implement quality assurance standards and measures within the organization. This role is responsible for writing test plans, creating and executing both functional and automated tests, for tracking defects and fixes and reporting the progress of each. The Analyst will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate IT processes through careful testing in order to maximize the benefit of business investments in IT initiatives.

Essential Functions

Strategy & Planning
*Promote, foster and proactively implement the use of quality assurance best practices and standards daily.
*Create and maintain efficient automated scripts that utilize clean code and best practice coding standards.
*Mentor and train Developers, QA Associates and other team members on best practices and industry standards.
*Work with and support the Software Quality Engineers to implement and maintain an automated test framework.

Acquisition & Deployment
*Take on a lead role for the QA effort which includes, but is not limited to: creating test plans, writing test cases, performing functional and exploratory testing, effectively communicating statuses, and coordinating meetings.
*Manage the requests of customers for the creation of manual and automated testing.
*Work with cross functional team members to define and understand functional & non-functional requirements and capture business requirements through behavior driven test scripts.

Operational Management
*Manage and maintain efficiencies in the automated script execution and script development through the implementation of automation best practices.
*Develop and maintain the suite of automated functional tests supporting code releases.
*Support the TAG implementations and testing activities with the automation and execution of key business processes.
*Oversee and delegate work to QA Associates and Professional Apprentices, as needed.

Incidental Functions
*Assist with projects as required to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
*Conduct research into new technologies, including tools, components, and frameworks.
*Attend management meetings on behalf of team.
*Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employee opportunity policy.
*Minimal travel, up to 5%, may be required.
*Work outside the standard office 7.5-hour workday may be required.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification
*Bachelor degree or foreign equivalent in a related field or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience
*5+ years of IT experience.
*4+ years of experience in Automation Tools and Technologies using Java, Selenium Webdriver, TestNg or equivalent testing tools.
*4+ years of work experience in the area of Software Quality Assurance.
*3+ years of experience in manual test execution and automated test creation and execution.
*3+ years of experience working with test management tools with HP ALM, and/or JIRA.
*Skilled in developing Automation scripts using Java or any other Programming languages.
*Proficient in testing software manually; including but not limited to experience-based, context, exploratory, and scenario testing.
*Experience applying testing skills: Test plan and test case formulation, report creation, defect tracking, business requirement/system specification analysis.
*Demonstrated knowledge and experience using various testing methodologies.
*Experience with Jenkins, continuous Integration and data driven framework preferred.
*Exposure to SQL preferred.
*Exposure to version control or continuous integration systems preferred.

Personal Attributes
*Strong written and oral communications skills.
*Proven ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
*Strong systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills and problem-solving skills.
*Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
*Ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies.
*Willingness and ability to train and teach others.
*Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
*Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
*Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
*Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, and to lead and influence cross-organizationally with and without direct authority.
*Ability to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.

* Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract.VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.Primary Location: United States-Ohio-CLEVELAND
Work Locations: US OH Cleveland Headquarters
101 West Prospect Ave 
 Cleveland 44115

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.

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