Summary of Responsibilities:
Works closely with the program testing manager to define functional test automation strategy and processes. Responsible for creating and maintaining a program level automation testing strategy and automation test framework for a given set of automation tools; creating custom controls; mentoring the test automation developers; and demonstrating innovations to increase testing efficiency and maximize the testing investments returns.
Works with the SQA Manager to define automation testing strategy and relevant methodologies.
Implements and develops the test automation framework for UI and middleware for given sets of system components web, mainframe, web services, database, documents, xml.
Ensures optimum use of the existing test automation tool set in conjunction with use of open source tools with the objective of providing faster, better and cost-effective solutions to the testing teams.
Reviews the regression scenarios selected for automation, assesses automation feasibility and provides recommendations on maximizing automation of regression suite supported by the technical inputs.
Creates and publishes program level test automation dashboard on a weekly basis; works with points of contact across different programs, projects and work streams to collate data to generate automation metrics.
Reviews project test strategies and test plans to make recommendations on automating functional testing of new requirements and influencing the testing approach for better ROI.
Writes custom code in required programming language to achieve desired integration across different test harness tools, enabling data flow and custom reporting.
Writes custom controls in required programming language to integrate with deployment tools, test environments, and application components, such as firewalls, ACF2, web services, UI, databases, and xml.
Demonstrates expertise in SQL and join queries to generate complex reports.
Demonstrates expertise in API and web services to be able to consume testing tools APIs exposed by the applications.
Reviews and accepts test scripts created or modified by the team for compliance with coding standards and sanctity of the centralized reusable test script library.
Provides continuous integration (CI) development support to the build master and implements/improves build test processes, environments, and scripts to ensure that the code drops to quality assurance are of the highest quality.
Mentors the automation developers and the program s functional testing teams to build expertise around the automation tool, framework and through leadership.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
5+ years experience in software test engineering or development using C#.Net, SQL, and APIs with:
- 3+ years of hands-on experience with automation testing tools such as Tosca (preferred), Rational Functional Tester, HP UFT, CA Dev Test, SOAP UI, or Selenium.
Strong understanding of various SDLC processes, QA lifecycle and methodology with expertise in using market leading automation testing tools.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, including multiple platforms and architectures, diverse technologies and environments; cites examples exhibiting personal motivation, creativity and a proactive approach within this type of environment
Experience in setting up automation testing frameworks, such as Keyword driven, Data driven and other relevant best practices.
Demonstrated accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance.
Ability to design and create scripts beyond record and playback, developing functions, custom controls and integrations of different testing tools.
Experience in testing using SQL to validate the back/end and to generate reports from test management tools.
Experience in implementing test script optimization techniques.
Solid understanding of object-oriented programming, design and debugging skills.
Understanding of software design techniques.
Exposure to source control systems and configuration management.
Basic level knowledge of XML and RDBMS concepts.
Experience in Agile development methodologies preferred.
Proven experience identifying, defining and quantifying problems; collecting or interpreting data, establishing facts and providing effective solutions. Cites examples from work experience of identifying moderate to complex problems, quantifying problems and providing effective resolutions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills on both the technical and application facets of the job; conveys information to stakeholders in a clear, accurate, focused and concise manner.
Proven desire for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction, process and product quality, and reliability.
Demonstrated ability to document procedures and activities in a manner that is understandable to others and prepared using a prescribed format.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use the English language in verbal and written format, including elements of grammar, punctuation, diction and spelling proficiency.
Works in an office setting and remains in an occasionally stationary position for long periods of time while working at a desk, on a computer or with other standard office equipment or while in meetings.
Occasionally stationary to accomplish tasks, particularly moving from one work station to another.
Continually performs an activity such as transcribing, viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading. Visual acuity is required to determine accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of work assigned. Ability to make repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
Bachelor s degree or commensurate selection criteria experience.
Computer Skills and Knowledge of Hardware & Software Required:
C#.Net or Java, SQL, API, Web Services, XML
Tricentis Tosca (preferred), HP UFT, CA Dev Test, Selenium, SOAP UI, IBM RFT, Telerik, or other similar test automation tools.
Certifications & Licenses:
One or more of the following designations or other Industry equivalent certification preferred:
- Microsoft Certifications in C# and SQL (MCP, MSCE, etc.)
- Current Certified Software Tester (CSTE)
- Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA)
- Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE)
- ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level (CTFL)
- Quality Improvement Associate Certification (CQIA)
- Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP)
- IBM Certified Solution Designer - IBM Rational Functional ester
- Extended hours required to meet work program demands.