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QA Automation Manager

Virtual Req #729
Monday, March 13, 2023

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manage the distributed team of SDETs and Manual QA Analysts that enforces quality control in the Scout Product

    • Participate in hiring, performance review and goal setting
    • Mentor direct reports to continuously grow and develop engineers and analysts
    • Mentor direct reports to continuously grow and develop engineers and analysts
    • Ensure clarity and alignment around team and business objectives

Duties/Responsibilities/Primary Function:

  • Own testing and execution strategy for the Scout platform

  • Work closely with engineering leadership to build a multi-layer testing strategy that integrates in the overall software development lifecycle and is optimized for the right balance of speed to execute, test coverage and quality of output, including:
      • Mapping out needs for unit, functional, integration, end-to-end testing

      • Areas of automation vs manual coverage

      • Integration into SDLC

    • Establish test KPIs that measure testing speed, coverage and quality
    • Establish regular objectives for these KPIs in collaboration with engineering leadership
    • Monitor and report on those KPIs, and adjust strategy and execution to achieve goals
    • Strategically prioritize test coverage for areas of the product based on criticality, usage and risk.
    • Monitor tests for false-positives and unreliability, and remedy problematic test cases
  • Technical leadership of the automation team

    • Own technical roadmap for the automation test suites that cover the Scout Product
    • Contribute to design, code and code reviews
    • Coach team members and promote best practices
    • Promote culture of test automation by exploring and identifying test automaton opportunities at all layers (unit, integration, UI) of the application stack
    • Contributes to improvements of the code structure towards improved maintainability and testability
    • Participates in test framework discussions; advocates for improvement in framework/tooling

Required Skills/Abilities/Profile: 

  • Proven record designing and contributing to large, well-structured suites of automated UI tests

  • Expertise in Selenium or similar web-testing frameworks

  • Proficient with Git or similar distributed version control systems

  • Experience with Jira is a plus

  • Experience with Jenkins, CI (continuous integration)

  • Experience with test automation tooling for functional and performance/load testing

  • Solid experience in the software development life cycle utilizing agile methods

  • Solid experience with software quality assurance methodologies

  • Proficient working with cloud technologies

  • Proficient working with testing web applications

  • Has a test automation mindset, i.e., prioritizes a test automation approach first

  • Experience working with and on a distributed team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience testing REST APIs 

  • Inherent willingness to be a total team player, i.e., do what it takes for the team to succeed and achieve

  • Proficient with Python

  • Experience with AWS is a plus

  • Ability to operate independently in a remote environment

Education and Experience:

  • 7+ years of professional experience writing automated UI tests, preferably for web applications

  • 2+ years of experience managing engineers

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field is a plus

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer of up to 8 hrs per day.

  • Remote position. 


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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $140,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $150,000.00