Verizon Principal QA Engineer in Denver, Colorado

What you’ll be doing...

We are actively searching for a Principal of Software Quality Engineering as part of the technology organization within MapQuest.

This role will provide technical leadership, vision and direction for the fast-growing Quality Engineering team. Youll own automation testing, manual test-script execution, performance analytics and release procedures for all of our products. The Principal will also provide technical guidance and mentorship to quality engineers with a dedication to deliver product roadmaps on-time and within budget. In this role you will provide vision and leadership to implement latest software quality practices with a focus on delivery.


  • Assist in hiring and mentoring of automation QA personnel

  • Architect, design and build the necessary infrastructure to create and run automated tests for new and existing features

  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases

  • Review product requirements to evaluate user and system impact

  • Investigate and eliminate root causes of software defects

  • Manage the QA, staging and load testing environments

  • Learn and implement latest in QA technologies and tools

  • Actively participate in alpha and beta testing cycles

  • Oversee manual and regression test creation and execution

  • Work closely with DevOps leadership to determine and instigate software release procedures

  • Evangelize QA best practices throughout the organization

  • Set, monitor and achieve software performance metrics

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have

  • BS/Masters in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

  • 6+ years of testing automation experience

  • 2+ years coding with languages such as Java, Scala, jQuery, Javascript, CSS and Angular

Even better if you have

  • Extensive experience using frameworks such as Selenium or Cucumber

  • Ability to develop, create, modify, and execute automated test cases based upon defined acceptance criteria, business logic, and other business requirements

  • Ability to track test progress and results in test management tools, in order to establish trends and metrics that can be used to track and assess overall quality across teams and product lines.

  • Expertise regarding mobile testing best practices

  • Knowledge of RESTful APIs

  • Experience working in an Agile environment (preferably using Scrum or Kanban methods) is preferred

  • Proficient in Agile development methodologies and bug tracking tools such as JIRA

  • Knowledge of relational databases, complex queries and shell scripts

  • Familiarity with Web services, Web applications, and applications that operate in a cloud environment (such as AWS)

  • Familiarity with technology such as Fitnesse, JUnit, SoapUI,Jenkins and Maven

  • In-depth knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full Software Development Life Cycle, including all phases of testing throughout the cycle, with an emphasis toward automation.

  • High energy with a positive attitude

  • Eager and willingness to learn, open to trying new technologies or creative solutions

  • Strong problem solving and analytical analysis skills

  • Operate with high integrity and respect

  • Enjoys contributing in a collaborative environment

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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