Automation Test Lead


This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and hands-on Automation Engineer to lead our new Automation QA  initiatives.

In this role, you will partner with Delivery team(s) to deliver best quality solutions/services to clients. A key requirement for the role is to establish Astegic as a thought leader in Quality Assurance. A key area is the implementation and maintenance of an automated testing capability that ensures that proper software quality processes are developed and executed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute towards defining Test Automation Strategy to implement automation of manual testing tasks across all projects in multiple technologies.
  • Ensure that all agreed SLAs are adhered to, taking full responsibility for implementing test automation frameworks within agreed timescales.
  • Apply a sound technical understanding of relevant automated test tools and related technologies (Example:- Sahi Pro, Selenium Web-driver and Automation framework) in development of automated test suites.
  • Identify and automate manual test cases wherever necessary.
  • Mentor and guide Test Analysts to develop automation testing competency.
  • Plan and execute functional and non-functional tests as per the SLA and within agreed time scales.
  • Responsible for faster analysis of failed test scripts after test execution, identify the root cause of the failure and raise defects to track them till resolution.
  • Provide test automation metrics and other reports to the Agile Team and to the line manager.
  • Maintain Test Automation frameworks and Test automation suites.
  • Implement and manage continuous automated testing integration using Jenkins.
  • Attend daily stand-up sessions and represent QA in release planning, to ensure balanced, low-risk distribution of testing tasks throughout the iteration.
  • Identify failures to meet quality standards through testing; assessing issue severity and escalating as appropriate, maintaining ownership of it and follow-up till resolution.
  • Develop a sound business understanding ensuring tests are defined and developed, with close alignment to the business use of the system.
  • Keep Agile Team members and line manager regularly informed of progress on testing, and of any risk to meeting release timelines or quality standards.
  • Quickly become an expert in the System functionality and that of peripheral systems, external systems and interface to related systems.
  • Work within a multi-disciplined team, using own experience to contribute towards requirements analysis, development and support processes.
  • Assist with system configuration and application support as required.
  • Maintain flexible working hours and be prepared to work outside of normal working hours as necessary and without request in order to achieve project deadlines.
  • Extend and enhance the System documentation repository, covering new or changed system functionality.
  • May be required to perform duties outside the parameters of this job description and the duties may change at any time.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong Technical Hold on any of the language – Java, C, C#, Perl, Python.
  • Strong hold on SQL.
  • Knowledge of BigData systems like Hadoop is a plus.
  • Extensive Experience of implementing and maintaining test automation frameworks such as Data-driven or Keyword-driven or Hybrid framework is required.
  • Experience with automated testing tools such as Sahi/Sahi Pro or Selenium Web driver is required.
  • Sound understanding of complex multi-tier system architecture is required.
  • Competency in java Language is required.
  • Experience in the use of Page Object Design Patterns is required.
  • Previous experience of any test management system, bug/issue tracking system is required.
  • Proven understanding of SDLC is required.
  • Understanding and application of Agile QA practices is required.
  • Understanding of relational databases and ability to write SQL is required.
  • Exposure to ecommerce domain/ecommerce platform/technology like IBM-WCS, Demandware, Magento, Hybris etc.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and positive attitude, contributing to a highly motivated environment and team.
  • Gathering requirements, testing and deployment within set timelines, managing offshore QA resources for overall project operations for ensuring timely completion.
  • Preparing, Designing and Leading Test Strategy and Test Plan for all projects.
  • Review activities executed include Requirements Review, Design Review, Test Strategy Review and Test Case Review.
  • Validates and enhances the existing QA plan and strategy.
  • Acts as subject matter expert for software testing standards, processes, methodology and automation tools (functional/non-functional).
  • Understands the product architecture and creates proper test methodology.
  • Responsible for Defect logging, tracking through Element tool (Defect Management tool).
  • Defines test estimation criteria, Review of test reports, Review of testing artifacts, Test case prioritization.
  • Coordinates with development team for resolution of defects.
  • Interacting with team members to ensure smooth progress of the project work; ensuring customer delivery and adherence to quality norms throughout the implementation process.
  • Participates in candidate interviews and talent management.

Education & Experience:

  • A minimum of 6 years of exp. is required, 6 to 8 years experience is preferred.
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, a Master Degree, or a PhD; or equivalent experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to have successfully completed multiple, moderately complex technical tasks.
  • Experience with AWS/Azure environment will be a plus.

Other Attributes:

  • Maintain professional manner and approach at all times.
  • Able to work without supervision demonstrating initiative and commitment.
  • Ability to work on tight timescales and meet all schedules set by your manager.
  • Be a committed team player with flexible approach to working methods.
  • Be prepared to work extended hours to meet peak demands.
  • Willingness to take on special I.T. assignments outside the mainstream project as required by the business.
  • Excellent Communication and written skills.

About Astegic

Astegic is a US-based Quality Assurance (QA) company with its offshore global delivery center in India. For 15 years, Astegic has been helping Fortune 500 through startup companies with their Testing & QA needs. With our in-depth experience across a wide range of industries, our clients receive innovative and best-in-class service and solutions. We offer near 24/7 rapid service from both & Astegic’s US and India based testing operations.

Focusing on resolving our client’s testing challenges, Astegic specializes in decreasing costs, speeding time-to-market and improving the quality of our client’s applications. Astegic has a dedicated Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE), specializing in providing solutions across Mobile, Cloud and API testing.