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Automation Test Manager

Posted on Aug 25, 2020 by CloseHaven Limited

Not Specified, Sweden
IT
Immediate Start
£55k - £70k Annual
Full-Time


As an Automation Test Manager for Close Haven Technical Service, you will be a part of an Application Integration team located in southern Sweden, you will work directly at one of our client site, building high performance systems using the latest frameworks, Java-based platforms running in a shared micro services environment.

As part of our Testing Solution Centre (TSC) you will be part of a technology organization that develops and maintains innovative solutions for our client.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Create/Assist/Troubleshoot the development of Test Automation Framework, Standards, Procedures,
  • Processes, and Best practices as related to Test Automation
  • Manage the Daily/Weekly activities of the Test Automation Team Members and support the onboarding of new team members
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to team members, colleagues and/or customers
  • Contribute to program/project review meetings.
  • Support Quality Assurance Management in determining status, assessing problem areas, suggesting and reviewing corrective actions,
  • Directing/planning necessary extra work, and rework and re-plan activities
  • Maintain and Guide Test Automation Suites Execution and undertake analysis of results to ensure that software meets or exceeds specified standards and/or client and technical requirements
  • Work with project stakeholders to determine the appropriate quality initiatives to implement during
  • System development life cycles
  • Support Quality Assurance Lead in upward stakeholder management and day-to-day management of the Automation Test team
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other IT services, IT solution functions and customers to expedite delivery of IT solutions
  • Work within quality assurance frameworks to ensure stability, efficiency and scalability
  • Take responsibility for integrity of testing and acceptance activities and coordinates the execution of these activities
  • Provide authoritative advice and guidance on any aspect of test planning and execution
  • Assist in the development of quality assurance and testing policies, standards and procedures, processes, and best practices as related to automation through a Community of Practice
  • Contribute to program/project review meetings. Support Quality Assurance Management in determining status, assessing problem areas, suggesting and reviewing corrective actions, directing/planning necessary extra work, and rework and re-plan activities
  • Support the onboarding of new team members
  • Work with project stakeholders to determine the appropriate quality initiatives to implement during system development life cycles
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other IT services, IT solution functions and customers to expedite delivery of IT solutions
  • Provide feedback and suggestions to improve the application of basic principles and practices related to Software Development Process Improvement
  • Review requirements and specifications, and define test automated test solutions

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Proactive approach to identifying issues and presenting solutions and options, and where appropriate, leading to resolution
  • Ability to clearly articulate both problems and proposed solutions
  • Ability to prioritize personal and team workloads to best meet organizational objectives
  • Empowered to make decisions and recommend approach based on the results from quality reviews

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Expertise in Creating Test Automation Frameworks
  • Solid understanding of AWS/Azure CI/CD Pipelines
  • Expertise in setting up Automation Suites in CI/CD Environment
  • Experience developing API automated testing solutions using UFT, JUnit, Soap UI, and JMeter
  • Ability to determine strategic direction and not just tactical
  • Strong programming and technical experience as this role will require digging into code and interfacing with developers and delivery managers
  • Knowledge of tools and processes for results reporting
  • Experience with testing big enterprise, high-traffic and multi-tier applications using MS Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience managing teams of Automation Engineers strongly preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Maintains knowledge of specific technical specialisms, provides detailed advice regarding their application and executes specialized tasks
  • Motivated by delivery and speed to outcome
  • Ability to determine strategic direction not just tactical
  • The ability to work and team effectively with clients and other management personnel across geographies
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Ability to deal efficiently with escalations and difficult situations under pressure
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle including the functional and non-functional test phases
  • Knowledge of Quality Management techniques
  • Intermediate understanding of the customer services and business processes
  • Knowledge of Agile and automation processes
  • Demonstrates the ability to research, formulate relevant questions and seek advice about specific concepts and practices to deepen learning and application skills related to Quality Management
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of key principles related to Software Development Process Improvement

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision and direction to team members and staff
  • Delegate, coach, coordinate and lead co-workers and project team members
  • Leads a functional team with responsibility for utilization, assignments and reports to a pillar leader
  • Responsible for training and standards for functional team performance
  • Has direct responsibility for supervising personnel (ie set goals, assigns work, reviews performance, and conducts career development discussions)



Reference: 935200540

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