About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.

We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 16 - Digital

Department: 16 - 03 - Software Engineering

Date Published: 23-Sep-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

WHO WE ARE

We're one of the world's largest food and beverage companies and a trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods, earning us a spot on 97% of American household tables. As the guardians of our beloved brands and the creators of innovative products, we're dedicated To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally.

Today, the Kraft Heinz Company is building a new legacy by investing in a robust Digital infrastructure to revolutionize the food and beverage industry. We are on a journey to create a digitally-powered, agile-enterprise – all while honoring a 150-year heritage and a portfolio of 200 iconic brands. At the heart of this journey is our ambition to create an environment where powerful AI solutions augment humans and where small mission-based teams relentlessly pursue tangible solutions for our consumers, customers, and the enterprise.

That ambition requires us to create a modern cloud and data ecosystem - a one of its kind that becomes the neural network of our company. We want you to bring your tech-self to us. We use Python, R, Spark, React, Tableau, Snowflake, Azure, and others to solve our business challenges. You can look forward to high-impact, no bureaucracy, entrepreneurial work – done in small teams – and a unique opportunity to create something bold, something awesome, something inventive -- and something globally impactful.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a Staff Quality Automation Engineer, you will work within an agile, cross-functional team to validate production features and functionality against documented requirements and specifications while adhering to strict QA and SDLC best practices. This role will collaborate on requirements and design, write test cases, test new features and updates, and be responsible for the establishment and growth of an automated regression testing policy. This position requires a well-organized, experienced QA leader able to work independently while demonstrating a strong understanding of automation testing within software development. This role also offers a unique opportunity to be a central part in our shift to fully automated regression testing that involves Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) testing.

As a successful candidate, you are results-driven and bring strong quality engineering and specifically automation skills and a deep understanding of SDLC. You are a person of high integrity, who believes in challenging the status quo when needed, while always first seeking to understand.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Build and manage QA strategy
  • Design, develop and implement automation testing (e.g., regression, functional, data validation, system integration, load, or performance tests) for new and existing functionality.
  • Work closely with development teams to design testing strategies and integrate testing into the development process.
  • Plan, create, execute, and automate test cases, working with business partners, developers, and other stakeholders.
  • Document and analyze test results and recommend corrective action.
  • Isolate, reproduce, manage, and maintain defects and test case databases, and verify fixes.
  • Support user acceptance testing conducted by business partners or end users.
  • Conduct exploratory testing and risk analysis for complex features, e.g., those that span across platforms or teams.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce testing time and effort by automating repeatable tests.
  • Enhance and maintain the test automation framework.
  • Scale DevOps, SRE etc
  • Understand and apply automated testing approaches such as model-based testing or record-and-replay.
  • Research, recommend, and implement new testing technologies and practices, such as incorporating machine learning.
  • Define and champion quality and testing best practices among development teams.
  • Collaborate and share information with other software QA engineers, e.g., by participating in a community of practice.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Bachelor’s Degree- Computer Science, Math, or related field; or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in QA with a progressive increase of responsibility.
  • 2+ years of leadership experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with frontend and/or backend automation framework.
  • Software development experience. Proficiency in Python, shell scripting
  • Experience writing test automation scripts.
  • Experience with SQL.
  • Experience designing and implementing test plans.
  • Experience with test management tools (e.g., TestRail, XRay, Qtest, Quality Center).
  • Experience with test automation frameworks (e.g., Selenium, Cypress, Puppeteer, Playwright).
  • Experience with application performance monitoring and observability tools.
  • Attention to detail and ability to identify, isolate and document defects.
  • Strong knowledge of agile practices and experience with agile planning tools (e.g., Jira).
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Collaboration skills and ability to work on a team.
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn.

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Strategic understanding of automation tools and frameworks, with hands-on ability to implement automated regression tests.
  • Proven experience testing applications within a Microsoft environment (Azure, Microsoft Power Platform)
  • Proven experience with Selenium and JavaScript.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for soliciting relevant information for a project from different teams.

WHY US?

 We're accelerating our ambition to become a best-in-class Digital leader by making data-driven investments that drive smarter business decisions. As the guardians of 200 beloved brands and the creators of innovative products, we're dedicated To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally. What we build today helps bring joy to customers, consumers, and communities around the world tomorrow. Ready to build the future of food, now? Have a seat at our table and join our Digital Revolution.

Ready to help future-proof our legacy? Join our table, and Let's Make Life Delicious!

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.