Job Summary

QA Automation Lead

  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Salary:
    62 $ - 70 $ / Hour
  • Job reference:
  • Category:
    Quality Assurance
  • Contract Type:

Modis is currently seeking a QA Automation Lead for an exciting Contract-to-Hire job opportunity with our large Banking and Financial client located in Austin, TX.
This Contract-to-Hire QA Automation Lead job opportunity is scheduled to last 6-12 months before becoming a full-time employee! This is an amazing opportunity to get your name out there with a global client that caters to billions of people worldwide.
We are looking for a developer specializing in testing, test frameworks, test infrastructure, automation code, test tools and data.  We seek a highly experienced software tester with extensive automation lead experience.  The successful candidate will be a strong technical leader with extensive test and development experience and possesses a client-focused sensibility.  
• Be an advocate and leader for Test Automation
• Establish and communicate automation strategies and processes
• Evaluate and implement software test automation tools and tooling standards
• Be able and willing to perform hands-on automation scripting and execution tasks
• Build automation frameworks to increase reuse and reduce effort
• Keep automation current, flexible and designed to work within a continuous integration framework
• Assist developers with robust unit/component/ commit/ build and deploy/CE/CD test automation as needed
• Mentor junior testers on automation and best practices
• Interact with various levels of individual contributors and management to educate and influence test strategy
• Experience with a variety of tools and dashboards in automating desktop, browser and non-UI applications; web services; and data extraction and loading processes
• Hands-on experience with multiple scripting languages: JavaScript, Java, TypeScript, PowerShell, Selenium
• Knowledge of and experience with the Attlasian tool set
• Experience or familiarity with these tools, languages, databases, environments currently used in our development and test efforts:  Selenium and Selenium Grid, Java, .Net, QTP, C#/Coded UI, Node.js, Protractor, Appium, MongoDB, Jenkins
• Familiarity with scrum and test management apps such as Jira and Jira and TFS 2012
• Experience running unattended, regularly scheduled automated tests in environments
• Experience automating third party or custom desktop controls not supported by traditional automation tooling out-of-the-box (e.g., a QTP plug-in doesn’t work, so write a C++ wrapper containing navigational and verification methods needed)
• Ability to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions when tools don’t work
• Ability to effectively persuade, negotiate and influence all levels of staff; excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills
• Commitment to QA methodologies and advocate for comprehensive testing including unit, functional, integration, performance, and security testing
• Motivation and passion to stay on top of new and emerging test and automation technologies and able to provide direction to test teams
• Experience with financial services or brokerage industry a plus     
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