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Lead QA Automation Engineer

Location: New York, NY
Gig # 11630805
Job Purpose
We present a unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and business in the financial sector. This role is for a full-time Lead QA Automation Engineer.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build, modify, and maintain Test Automation Frameworks for Web applications
  • Interact with development teams to help implement optimized and re-usable functional test automation
  • Maintain the functional test portion of the Continuous Integration pipeline
  • Review automated test code to assure adherence to standards and to advise on optimization
  • Research, identify, and implement new test automation technologies
  • Define, document, and conduct training on test automation practices, tools, and coding standards
  • Troubleshoot application issues and report technical findings to development.
Knowledge and Experience
  • 3+ years of experience in JavaScript
  • 3+ years of experience working with UI test automation
  • 3+ years of experience in developing test automation of RESTful APIs or Microservices
  • 3+ years of automation or regression testing experience
  • 2+ years of SQL experience
  • 3+ years of experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment and build tools (i.e. JUnit, GIT, Maven, Jenkins or equivalent) and using an industry standard source control management system
  • Knowledge of test technology trends and Web frameworks/tools (React, Angular, NodeJS, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of performance testing Web applications
  • Knowledge and experience of performance testing RESTful APIs or Microservices
  • Ability to diagnose application issues (reviewing applications logs, reviewing server stats, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of behavior driven development
  • Experience working in a continuous integration environment
  • Solid Understanding of Agile development lifecycle
  • Solid understanding of software testing practices
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working with cloud services Selenium grids and cloud services device farms (Sauces Labs is preferred)
Core Competencies 
Competencies are the skills and behaviors that are critical both to your personal performance and to our continued success. The core competencies apply to every member of staff
  • Offers time and/or assistance to colleagues; is widely regarded and respected as someone to go to for help
  • Fosters friendly and cooperative relationships with others; colleagues enjoy working with the
  • employee
  • Shares knowledge and mentors staff; works to develop others’ knowledge as well as own
  • Gives and shares credit as appropriate
  • Contributes to recruiting and training efforts of others, including candidate referrals, job interviews and mentoring
  • Attends and participates in company and department level functions inside and outside of the office
Problem-Solving & Decision-Making
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the urgent nature of our business and the need to proactively find and fix problems quickly and effectively takes ownership and follows through on decisions; doesn’t minimize or forget about problems
  • Determines and fixes root causes rather than just treating symptoms
  • Applies novel techniques to solve problems that are more ambiguous; challenges long-held beliefs when necessary
  • Quickly and effectively identifies alternative solutions and the pros/cons of each; confirms that a proposed solution has no unintended consequences
  • Takes steps to mitigate risk
  • Consults with colleagues and recommends solutions based on the best interests of customers and shareholders, even when the opinion is unpopular
  • Actively listens and speaks to, not over, others
  • Uses clear and constructive language orally and in writing
  • Communicates important developments to the relevant and appropriate audiences in a timely and consistent manner
  • Asks follow-up questions to ensure all points are understood
  • Takes time to objectively listen to all viewpoints before forming an opinion
  • Builds consensus among differing views
Professionalism & Integrity
  • Makes a positive impression; represents the company well on the phone and in person, including maintaining attire and appearance that is consistent with company image and appropriate for employee’s role
  • Models a ‘can-do’ attitude and takes initiative as a self-starter; inspires and motivates others to do the same
  • Embraces, rather than resists, additional responsibilities
  • Refrains from office gossip; settles rather than creates conflict with and between others
  • Exhibits desired work habits including regular office hours and extra hours when necessary while minimizing breaks and non-work related activities
  • Adheres to all corporate policies; makes prudent use of company resources
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