Sr. Automation Engineer

Location: Greenbelt, MD
Date Posted: 08-16-2017
About us:

We are a rapidly growing small business that specializes in building strong Engineering teams that provide high quality, modern technical solutions to our clients. We are seeking a Senior Level Automation Test Engineer. As part of our elite team, you will play a pivotal role in the system development cycle and consult with end users to evaluate business requirements into design specifications. You will work with all levels of the business, ensuring IT deliverables align with business requirements, with measurable results.  

More specifically:
  • Design, develop and execute complex automated software test plans in order to identify and address user problems and their causes.  
  • Analyze risk identifiers and develop documentation addressing software defect diagnostics and proposed solutions in the areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, retests, or usability.  
  • Design and develop testing processes and direct software application testing, leveraging knowledge of computer science and software development principles and utilizing Ruby, AWS, Chef, Jenkins, Java, Selenium, and Appium.  
  • Coordinate the work of project teams along multiple workstreams.  
  • Develop and execute test scenarios, scripts, and procedures for unit, process, function, system integration, and acceptance testing.  Review testing documentation, develop testing standards, define criteria for testing, analyze test results, and present results to developers and end users.  
  • Develop software quality engineering procedures and strategies including functional, performance, regression, and roll-back testing scenarios, scripts, or procedures.  
  • Oversee quality testing efforts including process design and standards, effort estimation, resource forecasting and fulfillment, and task and risk management, including functional, performance, regression and roll-back testing.  
  • Serve as knowledge source for the escalation of complex automated testing application design and development issues and participate as an expert in software redesign process assessing software development projects for quality assurance factors affecting functional requirements and design specifications.
Must have:
  • Senior Automation Test professional with 8+ years of experience and a track record of being a difference maker.
  • Strong programming skills in at least one of the following languages - Python, Javascript, Java, or Javascript.
  • Strong experience with Appium and/or Selenium.
  • 5+ years in a Software Test position is ideal but we are open to strong developers as well.
  • Experience in integrating test frameworks with cloud test services, such as SauceLabs or BrowserStack.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience/knowledge.
  • Experience testing web and/or mobile applications.
  • Experience writing complex automated tests for web applications using Selenium IDE or a comparable tool.
  • Ability to lead and mentor members of the Automation Test team.
  • Strong programming skills in C#, Java, Python, SQL.
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills and improve upon current skills.
  • Ability to comprehend complexity, to fully understand a product with all of its business and technological implications, and to approach the improvement of its quality from that perspective.
Technologies:
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Java, Perl, Eclipse/IntelliJ, JSON
  • Demonstrated experience with Continuous Integration, including one or more of the following build/deploy/version control tools:
    • Jenkins
    • Maven
    • Git/Stash/Bitbucket
    • Experience in all or some of the following programming platform:
    • Linux and Bash scripting
    • JavaScript frameworks in HTML5/CSS3 context (AngularJS, jQuery, D3)
    • RESTful APIs/JSON
    • Mobile development
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