Automation Architect


Automation Architect for one of the “Top places to work”.

My client is the global leader in recognition and helps power the cultures of some of the world’s largest and most trusted global organizations.

Also helps business leaders engage their employees within the dynamics of today’s changing workforce.

They are looking for QA Automation Architect and Product Owner of the QA Automation team.

Main responsibilities of the role:

Agree Automation team development roadmap, agree Automation team short and long term goals according to team development roadmap, Track team progress towards goals set-up for Automation team, adjust/tune the strategy and goals depending on the achieved results

Communicate progress to stakeholders: Update stakeholders regularly on the Automation strategy progress, agree all adjustments and changes. Communicate test results, metrics and risk assessments to the project stakeholders

Represent the team: Being the Product Owner of the Automation Team enable the team to work efficiently, including process improvements; On-going education.

Scrum teams: Lead the process of engaging scrum teams in automation process. Work with Automation and scrum teams on necessary education and knowledge sharing. Organize and maintain community of practice involving all engineers who are interested in automation.

Technical responsibilities: Initiate, develop and maintain automation framework and framework enhancements, Investigate and apply new tools to the current test framework, Work very closely with QAs and developers to review functional automation test coverage to ensure QA goals are met

Other: Constantly review/suggest new approaches in measuring code coverage, Mentor more junior team members, share knowledge and identify training required.

 Required Skills and experience:

Proven experience defining and leading the implementation of QA Automation Strategy, including definition and measurement of key success metrics, and management of Automation Strategy rollout within the development organisation

3+ years working as QA Automation Architect (or similar), including proven experience of designing and implementing Automation Testing frameworks and high level release planning

10+ years Information Systems experience including major system implementations particularly in the online services industry.

Experience developing and executing automated test suites

Proven automation skills in at least some of the following: Selenium scripting, Perfecto Mobile/Device Anywhere, JMeter, Ruby, Python etc.

Hands on experience in Java

Strong XML and web application technology experience

Good knowledge of UNIX or Linux

Experience diagnosing, reporting, tracking and resolving quality issues

Experience of interface development with Web Services and Java

Experience of Oracle and database design

Experience with Continuous Integration servers

Expertise with JUnit, Mock and/or other testing frameworks

Test-Driven development expertise/experience would be advantageous

Browser and server side test automation (WebDriver, Selenium, Fitnesse, DBFit, TestNG )

Experience of Agile/Scrum/KANBAN techniques e.g. user stories, iterative development.

Ability to work with a remote team

Ability to communicate clearly in writing, by phone, and in person with other teams

Ability to help launch new projects and follow through to completion

Attention to details very important

 Education and Qualifications

Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience

Advanced or Expert level ISTQB Certification is advantage