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Cummins Inc. Principal Test Engineer in Columbus, Indiana

Principal Test Engineer


Develops functional and technical test methodologies, plans, scenarios and cases for testing of applications and systems at various stages of development and implementation; coordinates and executes testing to ensure quality solutions and efficient system performance; reports testing results and tracks resolution of issues identified during testing.

Leads the creation and execution of complex testing documentation (including plans, conditions, and scripts) based on business and technical requirements for large projects or programs.

Leads gathering feedback of testing results, ensuring defects are logged, tracked, resolved, re-tested, closed, and reviewed by the appropriate stakeholders prior to the scheduled release.

Ensures complex applications and/or solutions adhere to high quality standards.

Leads the analysis of complex information systems; identifies and documents any quality related issues.

Leads the effort, working with BA’s, to develop customer relationships as a liaison between customer and solutions delivery teams ensuring complex applications meet business needs.

Leads the application of various testing methodologies within various development methodologies (waterfall, agile & iterative); responds appropriately to highly complex testing needs

Leads the effort to work closely to understand and align with Change & Release management policies in support of their testing needs prior to deployment to Production.

Leads the application of testing tools and processes in support of the Cummins SDLC model.

Carries out complex tasks on large projects.

Coaches and mentors less experienced testing analysts; documents knowledge and solutions for future use.



Quality Assurance Metrics - Applies the science of measurement to assess whether a solution meets its intended outcomes using the IT Operating Model (ITOM), including the SDLC standards, tools, metrics and key performance indicators, to deliver a quality product.

Solution Validation Testing - Validates a configuration item change or solution using the Function's defined best practices, including the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) standards, tools and metrics, to ensure that it works as designed and meets customer requirements.

Solution Process Verification - Verifies the Function's defined best practices, including the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) standards, tools and metrics, were adhered to by using the Operation Readiness Review (ORR) process to eliminate production risks.

Release and Deployment Management - Controls the plan, schedule and deployment of releases using the required processes and tools in order to deliver functionality to the business and ensure the integrity of the system as well formally handing it over to service operations.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Tech savvy - Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications.

Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Strategic mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Information Technology, Business or a related subject required.

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


Significant relevant experience required. 5-7 years of experience.

  • Minimum of 5 - 7 yrs in Software Quality Assurance testing, with atleast 3 years of professional business experience leading a team of Test Engineers

  • Develop the Program's QA/Test Strategy, Master Test Plan (includes Product's Monitoring Strategy considerations)

  • Validate Functional and Non Functional requirements prior to handoff to Product Owner/Business Stakeholder (Functional, Security & Performance testing)

  • Firm grasp on Entire Testing Life Cycle Management, Testing Methodologies and Best Practices, End-to-End Testing of the Software products and applications. Knowledge and experience with scripting automation test within any testing tool (Mercury, TosCa, IBM, HPQC)

  • Monitors capacity and demand management (work/life balance for team members = measure overallocation (from tasks in the tool).

  • Measures quality of Requirements or Acceptance Criteria for feeding Functional Excellence and identifying Best Practices

  • Salesforce Application Testing: Functional/Configurations Testing, Security Testing, System Integrations, Data Migration, Report Testing will be a plus.


  • Technologies: Knowledge of CRM Applications (salesforce, Siebel, MS Dynamics), Java Applications testing will be a plus.


  • Software Development Methodologies: Agile-Scrum Methodology, Iterative and Incremental Development. Familiarity with TDD and BDD methodologies in software development.

  • Firm knowledge of Project Management Tools: JIRA, Confluence, TFS.

  • Test Management Tools: TFS, Rally, Team Track, Bugzilla, QTest, TOSCA, CodeScan.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Sears Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 11, 2022, 5:39:39 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 220004OO