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Our client is a technology consulting firm that provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services including innovation, customer experience, ERP, analytics, employee experience, cloud, workplace, and cybersecurity. These are designed to help organizations overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

CONTEXT/INTRODUCTION

Our client in partnership with other Commission services and stakeholders, provides high quality corporate solutions/information systems for digital solutions that support the objectives of either supporting the administrative processes or directly supporting one of the strategies of the Commission and implementation of policy actions in Member States, enabling the successful implementation of the Commission's Digital Transformation and EU policies.

In close collaboration with other Commission services and Member States, the company builds, operates and supports re-usable solutions, promoting their use in information systems both in the company and in the rest of the Commission. The reusable solutions are either developed internally or based on open source software, tailored to the needs of the European Commission. The company also builds and operates solutions in the areas of audit, financial fraud and support of management of EU Structural funds.

Amongst the different solutions provided is the risk-scoring tool called Corporate Arachne; IT tool for data mining and data enrichment designed to help managing authorities and paying agencies in Member States to prevent and detect errors and irregularities and to identify risk of fraud of submitted and ongoing projects in the context of the EU Structural funds.

The assignment may change over time, according to the portfolio/project/service needs.

Note that only CVs of EU citizens can be provided because the contractor will need to have access to sensitive non-classified information like, for instance, data with markings, personal data, or financial data (this list is not exhaustive).

DESCRIPTION OF THE TASKS
Following tasks will be performed by external service provider:
• General
o Definition of test plans and test cases.
o Construction of test scenarios and scripts.
o Execution of tests.
o Preparation and maintenance of test data.
o Test reporting.
• Automated testing
o Enable the transition to an automated approach.
o Evaluate tools and technology for automation best fit to the project within the DevSecOps approach.
o Create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture.
o Design, prepare and monitor automated tests.
o Design and develop (new or modified) test automation solutions that meet the business needs.
o Create automated test reporting and metrics collection.
• Support business stakeholders during acceptance testing.

LEVEL OF EDUCATION
As stated in the Article 2.6.3.1. of DIGIT-TM II Service requirements, a minimum educational qualification for lot 2 is: Level of education corresponding to Level 6 of the European Qualification Framework which typically corresponds to a bachelor’s level or 3 years of higher education.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Following skills and knowledge are required for the performance of the above listed tasks:
• Experience in manual testing.
• Experience in testing automation
• Experience in test data preparation, preferably with SQL databases.
• Good knowledge of testing technologies, tools, frameworks and techniques, in particular that can be used in cloud environments.
• Knowledge of data-driven solutions testing (data warehouse, data lakes, data mining, etc.)
• Knowledge of a Test Management Tool.
• Knowledge of a Defect Tracking tool, in particular JIRA.
• Knowledge of relational database management systems such as MS SQL, Oracle.
• Knowledge of Elasticsearch, Spark, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies would be an asset
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Good redaction skills, experience in preparation of written reports.
• Capability of integration in an international/multi- cultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in working in team
• Ability to cope with fast changing technologies used in application developments
• Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, ease of communication.
• Analysis and problem solving skills.
• Capability to write clear and structured documents.

SPECIFIC EXPERTISE
• Experience (at least 3 years) with test automation technologies, tools and techniques.
• Experience (at least 3 years) in working in Agile/Sprint based IT project methodologies.
• Experience (at least 1 year) in working with public cloud technologies
• Knowledge of a tool for web application testing tool, like Selenium or Protractor
• Knowledge of a Test Management Tool, like Zephir for JIRA
• Knowledge of a Defect Tracking tool, like Zephir for JIRA
• Knowledge of an API testing tool, like SOAPUI

CERTIFICATIONS & STANDARDS:

The following certificates & standards could compensate for missing years of education or professional experience, but limited to 3 points:
• ISTQB Specialist Level Test Automation Engineer
• ISTQB Specialist Level Test Acceptance Testing
• ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst
• Any equivalent certification to be approved by the requesting unit.