Job Title:  QA Automation Engineer

Department:  Technology
Location: 

Englewood, CO, US, 80112

Summary of Position

The QA Automation Engineer position supports our Authentication/Authorization/Billing/Subscriber services, which are critical, revenue driving services for our OTT platforms.  The primary function of the QA Automation Engineer is to successfully automate manual test cases by designing tests to validate the functionality of our backend systems. 

The selected candidate MUST have experience integrating different backend systems/platforms together, with the ability to define the associated testing requirements for integrations within our own team, and making sure those work for the customer facing application development teams who will consume those services.

The position requires Systems Integration/Analysis & Cross-Platform/Application knowledge, as well as an understanding of the organization's systems and capabilities. Successful applicants will be familiar with websites, apps, and console platforms, third party billing integrations/platforms and OTT subscriber data sets.
 

Responsibilities

•    Responsible for writing and executing manual test-cases for small and medium features upon request. 
•    Responsible for writing automation tests for small features by analyzing user stories, acceptance criteria, creating initial test designs, writing scripts, installing the automation testing protocols, and reporting results with minimum guidance, striving to be more independent.
•    Troubleshoots automation software issues. 
•    Effectively communicates automation status, measures, issues and corrective actions to management.
•    Identifies cross-functional dependencies and potential risks and quality issues.
•    Logs bugs in the defect tracking system and keeps the state of the ticket up to date; escalating where necessary to expedite resolution.
•    Works closely/collaborates with the services development team, manual testers, client engineering and QA teams to troubleshoot issues in production and lower level environments.
•    Assists in managing test case repository.
 

Qualifications & Skills

•    BS degree in computer science, software engineering or equivalent technical field 
•    3+ years as a QA Automation Engineer
•    3+ years working directly as a member of a technical team, preferably writing test cases/supporting/innovating for a consumer-facing product 

•    Understanding and knowledge of Software Engineering Concepts and Methodologies.
•    Understanding of test cases and negative, positive and regression testing.
•    Understanding of automation testing and commercial experience writing automation tests.
•    Understanding of REST API and Postman. 
•    SQL knowledge.
•    Experience with deployments and CI/CD practices.
•    Experience gathering, refining, and validating business/technical requirements, interdependencies, cross-functional dependencies & risks/issues.
•    Knowledge of application functions, bug fixing, and testing protocols.
•    Experience with system/platform integrations and the ability to work cross-functionally.
•    Shows initiative and is motivated to learn. 
•    Strong communication skills (oral and written); ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people.
•    Strong interpersonal, collaboration and consultative skills.
•    Strong analytical thinking and problem solving.
•    Constructively escalates problems and issues.
•    Strong attention to detail and committed to a high level of accuracy & quality.
•    Knowledge of industry best practices for manual and automation testing. 
•    Familiarity with programming script languages, Java, VBScript, Python, Groovy or other OOD languages.

Nice to Haves

•    Experience with mobile (iOS, Android), web, TV and console technologies (Xbox, PS4).
•    OTT/Billing experience preferred, but not required.
•    Experience with a cloud computing environment (Amazon, Google).
•    Experience with non-relational databases (DynamoDB, MongoDB, Cassandra).
 

About Starz

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY, now LIONSGATE+, to provide subscribers access to bold, curated storytelling. LIONSGATE+, coupled with the STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture in MENA and Lionsgate Play in South and Southeast Asia, has a footprint that extends across the globe. STARZ and LIONSGATE+ are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company. 


With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7,500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.


Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

Compensation

$94,400 - $149,300

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.


Nearest Major Market: Denver