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Senior QA Lead Automation Engineer (Agile)

ESG Consulting

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 by ESG Consulting

Lincoln, NE 68501
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job Overview:

The QA Lead Automation Engineer (Agile) serves as the QA lead on the Agile team, analyzes, creates, and automates tests for the functional and security requirements of applications. This individual develops the automation strategy and generates scripts to perform automated testing. This individual is the QA lead on the agile Scrum team working in partnership with other scrum team members to ensure the goals of the sprints are achieved.

The individual should be self-motivated, creative and proactive, able to work successfully in a fast-paced Agile program, with multiple environments and technologies. The individual will work closely with other Agile Team Members/Scrum Team Members, Business SME's, other QA Test Engineers, stake-holders, executing test iterations, tracking/reporting results and troubleshooting. Individual must have strong understanding of SDLC processes, the QA life cycle, Agile, DevOps and SQL.

Scope of Activities:

The Sr. QA Lead Automation Engineer (Agile) will demonstrate competencies in these job responsibilities:

Serves as the QA lead/Automation lead within an Agile team framework

Provides QA expertise on tasks and estimates/sizing's to the Agile lead/Scrum Master

Participates in design discussions/sprints to remove issues before they are coded

Uses testing experience to guide how the configuration and coding will promote an easy to use, user friendly and quality solution

Responsible for creating and executing test design, test cases and scripts, verification/validation, systems integration testing and performance testing

Works with the Agile Team to resolve cross-functional issues

Interprets business and system design documentation and write test cases which provide complete requirements coverage

Designs test cases to include all steps and expected results in a format which can be executed manually or can be used for Automation

Ensures proper linking of test cases to developer tasks, requirements, stories and or defects

Executes test cases and record results properly to include screen shots; defect management

Leads the designing Test Plans and Test Approach

Creates test data used in conjunction with test cases

Works with Developers to determine when test results are not expected results as per specifications

Partners with vendor to execute and or the Business to track and resolve testing issues by holding defect management meetings with involved parties

Reviews defects for validity and priority with Scrum team

Coordinates with shared services organizations on specific testing issue resolutions

Develops, enhances, and maintains tools/applications for a test automation framework supporting automated functional testing using a combination of off-the-shelf and custom-built systems

Integrates current automation systems into a common test automation framework

Establishes requirements, evaluates, and recommends test automation tools

Estimates and plans for development of test automation frameworks

Defines processes and standards for implementing test automation

Creates automated tests for functional/GUI validation of company products and related components

Provides detailed documentation and training on automation tools and applications

Ensure adherence to standards and best practices (eg enterprise testing standards, etc.)

Reports on Test Coverage estimated work efforts

Ability to write status reports for themselves, projected risk analysis and next steps in work effort

Aligns test schedules to meet project time line testing expectations

Determine test data needed for execution and identify data gaps in test environment

Required Credentials and Experience:

10+ years of experience in Quality Assurance software testing: functional, non-functional, integration, regression, negative and user acceptance

In-depth knowledge of test planning, test case creation, test case execution and regression test suites/scheduling

Must have been a lead for a project

Experience in performing Smoke, Functional, Integration, Regression, Browser Compatibility and End-to-End Testing

Good knowledge and experience in manual and automatic software testing methodology, test development, and test execution

Advanced knowledge of software automation process and the ability to create traditional testing

B.S. Computer Engineering or Computer Science (and/or significant related work experience)

Solid experience with software technologies including: JAVA, GWT, HTML, XML, SQL, SVN

Preferred Credentials and Experience:

Experience delivering presentations to varied audiences

Relevant certifications and training

Reference: 1053195528

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