Job Information

University of Utah QA Test Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/17/2021

Requisition Number PRN27342B

Job Title Software QA Specialist Sr

Working Title QA Test Engineer

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

Position will be 100% telecommuting

Must reside in the State of Utah

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01828 - Univ Faculty Info & Support

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $64,000 to $72,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The QA Test Engineer plays a crucial role in supporting web-based tools created by the University Faculty Information & Support ( UFIS ) team, which are utilized daily by staff, faculty, department and college administrators and University leadership. Position responsibilities include test automation, test scripting and manual testing.


· Designs, modifies, develops, writes, tests, and implements software test applications following general guidelines and accepted technical approaches using Java/Selenium, Postman, Jmeter and other tools.

· Performs tasks in the design, development, testing, and implementation periods of the software life cycle, including the analysis and investigation of tasks, the definition of design specifications and parameters, development and application of standard routines and utility programs to deliver features, and functionality according to pre-defined acceptance criteria.

· Utilizes Jira to identify prioritized work, record resolutions of each, and effectively report status on all work being done within a sprint.

· Documents test scripts, test plans, testing results and associated bugs within the team’s test management tool.

· Participates in Agile Scrum team processes and rituals including daily standups, sprint estimations, retrospectives and other team functions.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Must have a working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies. Familiar with NT, UNIX and/or Solaris environments.


Six years related experience or equivalency (1 year of college education is equivalent to 2 years of related work experience). Bachelor’s degree in a related area is preferred. Demonstrated experience in quality assurance test automation with strong knowledge of QA methodology, test strategy and test planning. Proficient in Java, Javascript, SQL , API Testing, Postman, Continuous Integration and Agile methodologies. Ability to coordinate activities and manage multiple priorities, working both independently and as a team member. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Experience writing test scripts and coding test automation in an Agile Scrum work environment.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.