H&R Block Software - Platform Test Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri



Software - Platform Test Engineer

Job Description:


The Tax & Client ODS team is responsible for developing a core platform with enterprise services that serve the needs of multiple internal & external applications. This role is responsible for creating, designing, and implementing the code to help ensure the quality of the platform and the services is met.


  • Designs, develops and maintains software components

  • Creates and maintains documentation of design approaches

  • Creates and maintains documentation on internal architecture of the system.

  • Participates in technical design and code reviews for all new enhancements and maintenance work delivered.

  • Understands business and functional requirements and produces technical specifications and product requirements.

  • Creates, maintains and executes unit test and alpha test plans

  • Maintains and improves current knowledge on the latest technologies relevant to the role regarding algorithms, language, design methodology, third-party development tools, application platforms, hardware compatibility and operating systems.


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.

  • Two years experience in system analysis, design and programming experience.

  • Experience in client server and web environments, relational database technology, and development of interface software.

  • Demonstrated and effective time management, organizational, prioritization, and planning skills.

  • Demonstrated decision making, analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to develop creative solutions to assigned projects.

  • Experience working with enterprise services.

  • Experience using source code control systems.

  • Experience testing microservices, REST APIs and data marshalling.

  • Experience researching logs, and resource consumption on Linux.

  • Experience with the Bash shell, and scripting.

  • Experience with Java, Groovy, Python, or JavaScript is a plus.

  • Understanding of build automation for all facets of testing – continuous delivery pipelines, smoke, integration, and load and performance testing.

  • Strong communication skills are required. Ability to interact with both internal and external teams.

  • Working on an agile team is a plus.

  • Knowledge of event-driven architectures is a plus.

  • Knowledge of testing systems using messaging, No-SQL databases, and their associated tool sets is a plus.

  • Knowledge of testing systems using SOAP, XML-RPC, FTP, or SCP as their endpoints is a plus.

  • Knowledge of testing systems using a variety of security mechanisms is a plus.

  • Knowledge of test-driven development, behavior-driven development, and acceptance testing is a plus.

  • Knowledge monitoring system results via JMX, ElasticSearch, and Kibana is a plus.

  • Cloud computing testing experience using AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, or OpenStack is a plus.

  • Knowledge of containers, specifically experience with Docker is a plus.

  • Understanding of firewalls, networks, and communications (proxies, load balancers) is a plus.

  • An innate and overwhelming desire to, “make things better.”


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One H&R Block Way


Kansas City