QA Automation Engineer

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company ‚€“ we're a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world's most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 ‚€“ securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people ‚€“ people like you ‚€“ and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you're looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you've come to the right place.

The purpose of the Database Automation Engineer role is to have experience in SQL writing test cases, debugging test cases, and optimizing unit tests. This will be testing and validating the data used in their reporting to the business. Most of the testing will be for new features that were not provided previously to the business. Once errors are found the Database QA engineer would work with the SQL developers to review code and fix errors. The data for the reporting is coming from multiple systems and being merged into one warehouse. Database QA engineer will be interfacing with support, run teams and end users, good communication skills are required as will be interfacing with business users to ascertain all possible test scenarios¬ 


Key Deliverables: ¬ 

‚€Ę Develops SQL and automated regression tests

‚€Ę Records test results and bugs in appropriate test management tool to ensure proper evidence of testing

‚€Ę Works with product owners to determine priority of test scenarios and ask clarifying questions to understand intent of test scenarios for automation.

‚€Ę Assists in defining best-in class testing processes for the testing organization

‚€Ę Maintains relationships with key team members, integration partners, and consultants

‚€Ę Participates in required daily stand-ups and status meetings

‚€Ę Performs other related duties as required or requested.




  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a closely related field preferred

  • Experience validating data using SQL queries

  • Minimum 2 years' experience working on a QA team in an enterprise environment

  • Minimum 2 years working with data warehouses, e-Commerce tools, and CRM packages(Nice to have)

  • Experience with automated test development (preferred)

  • Experience working on in various Agile methodologies (preferred)


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Understands Test Driven Development within SQL

  • Knowledge of SQL development and ability to follow ETL process in order to create appropriate test cases¬ 

  • Performance testing experience preferred

  • Jira for backlog, task, test, and defect management

  • Zephyr for test execution

  • GitHub for source control

  • Confluence for Process Documentation and Documentation Review

  • Test Data Management Solutions as needed

  • Demonstrated willingness and capability to learn new technologies and methodologies quickly

  • Experience assisting development teams using test-driven development




Univar is an equal opportunity employer. ¬ All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification


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