Lead Test Automation Engineer

Yerevan, Armenia

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DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Lead Test Automation Engineer for our Yerevan office to make the team even stronger.

We are seeking a person who is a technical consultant able to assist in the scoping, definition, and execution of the complex tasks of automation testing. EPAM expects the lead engineer to set up and manage effective communication among the customer's business users, development team, and mid-size offshore QA team, analyze the requirements and translate them into the test cases; look for opportunities to improve the test coverage for both manual and automated tests; reduce time-to-market by improving the testing process and overall product quality. In addition, the lead is expected to be accountable for crafting test strategies, test plans, test cases, and defect tracking.

Responsibilities

  • Partnering with customer engineers and stakeholders for achieving common goals and team integration;
  • Be hands on lead contributor to cross-project automation framework;
  • Driving adoption and adaption of new automation and new QA processes;
  • Working with clients to define high-level quality deliverables;
  • Creating and maintaining extensive testing framework, both for manual and automated test cases;
  • Identifying, analyzing, and documenting problems, reviewing software documentation, planning test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates;
  • Examining, validating, and testing large-scale software development and deployment projects;
  • Creating the overall test strategy and test plans for testing software applications including performance, automation, localization, and internationalization;
  • Coordinating test strategy with project managers and others;
  • Participating in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems;
  • Reviewing software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks;
  • Provide leadership and mentoring within the QA team to ensure high quality solutions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree in Computer Sciences or in a related field;
  • 5+ years of experience in Software Testing and Quality Assurance and consulting experience;
  • 1+ years of experience in technical lead role;
  • Hands-on experience in building and adopting automation frameworks;
  • In-depth experience with Selenium or HP QTP, or any other real OO frameworks (not record-playback);
  • Experience in working with Agile methodologies and practices is desired;
  • Ability to facilitate and help colleagues to succeed in ongoing Agile transformation and adaptation;
  • Proven ability to develop test documentation, including test plan, test strategy, test cases, and test results report;
  • Good working knowledge of SQL, ability to read and write complex SQL scripts;
  • Experience with some scripting language like Perl, Python, Shell, etc;
  • Programming background is a plus;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and setup tools for Regression testing, Data Validation and Defect tracking;
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills;
  • Fluent English is essential.

Nice to have

  • Experience testing or/and deploying Big Data, non-relational solutions;
  • Hands-on experience in Database testing.

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