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Job Description

Test Automation Architect

Salary: $125-135k; % bonus

Location: Northbrook, IL and Irving, TX


Provide leadership around test techniques or methodologies to support complex or strategic direction for creation of the automation test suite environment
§ Provide leadership in the execution of automated test scripts and validation of requirements
§ Lead the design, modification, development, and implementation of test automation architecture and framework
§ Responsible for the automation architecture and provides direction on automation techniques. Responsible for the research and implementation of the advanced features of test automation
§ In an agile/scrum environment, may:
§ Execute practical application of Agile framework components (user stories, scrum, sprints, etc.).
§ Participate in Scrum, Daily Stand-up, Sprint and iterative development activities - prepared to take on any role within the Agile team
§ Participate in Sprint planning and release planning
§ Participate in backlog refinement
§ Define acceptance criteria when stories are created
§ For activities related to Test Management, may:
§ Provide consultation on the most complex testing strategies
§ Contribute and provide subject matter expertise to iterative test strategy
§ Provide subject matter expertise on framework direction and output
§ Extend tool capabilities and integrate with other technologies by coding interfaces, new functions, custom objects, etc.
§ Execute test cases within the Functional, Mobile, Performance or Web Services Automation framework
§ Ensure software quality via continuous and iterative testing approach
§ Understand and provide oversight on the test infrastructure
§ Create, consult and maintain an environment where a Test Driven Development behavior is fostered
§ Create and validate automated scripts that support Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline
§ Consult and provide direction on test environment issues; act as SME for external environment team communications
§ Apply Testing Lifecycle Management principles in the context of a product
§ Possess technical competency and takes on leadership role to interact with application developers to ensure software quality

Job Qualifications

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience
§ 5+ years of software development background
§ 5+ years of manual & automation testing experience of N-tier applications
§ 5+ years of experience with SDLC
§ 4+ years of experience with Agile Scrum
§ Proficiency with one or more of the following programming languages/frameworks: C#, Java, Python, .NET/Java frameworks
§ 4+ years of Test Automation Development experience with open source and market-leading vended solutions creating functional, regression, or performance tests
§ Expert level hands on experience with Selenium Web driver using Java
§ 2+ years hands on experience with implementing Continuous Integration and build automation systems such as Jenkins, Octopus etc.
§ 2+ years of experience in architecting, implementing solutions/frameworks to effectively transition testing to the cloud.
§ 1+ years of Relational Database Management (Oracle, SQL, MySQL) SQL and Data Validation are essential
§ Experience with testing Web Services
§ Strong Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Problem Solving Skills
§ Understanding of Performance Testing
§ 5+ years of strong hands-on functional/system test automation experience
§ Experience constructing test plans and executing against these plans across functional, regression unit, system, performance, stress and load testing
§ Experience with mobile automation tools such as Perfecto Mobile and Mobile Labs
§ Hands-on experience with one or more of the following is expected: JAVA, JAVASCRIPT, SELENIUM, TestNG, Jasmine, Protractor, Appium, SoapUI, Cucumber, BlazeMeter, Jenkins, and GIT
§ Knowledge of containers, virtualizations and ability to help design and implement computing grids used in testing Selenium
§ Strong knowledge and understanding of continuous delivery pipelines and tools to support IT. Continuous delivery pipeline integration approaches for testing automation
§ Creative with ability to "think outside the box" for long-term solution
§ Leverages Agile/Scrum-enabling test execution tools. Experience with the following tools:
§ Agile Planning tool (eg JIRA)
§ Functional Test Automation (eg Selenium WebDriver, UFT)
§ Mobile Test Automation (eg Perfecto Mobile, Appium)
§ Web Service Testing Tools (eg CA LISA, SoapUI, other WS tools)
§ Performance Testing Tools (eg Performance Center, Jmeter)
§ Relational Database Management (eg Oracle, SQL, MySQL)
§ Defect Management (eg HP Quality Center)
§ Source Code Management Tools (eg Git, TFS, RTC)
§ IDE (eg Eclipse, Visual Studio, Xcode, Android Studio)
§ Continuous Integration tools (eg Jenkins, Hudson other)

Nice to have/preferred qualifications:
§ Published and presented technical articles/papers in conferences, journals etc
§ Experience with implementing automation in conjunction with Artificial Intelligence.
§ Experience with Security testing.


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