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QA Automation Engineer

Job Title: QA Automation Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Industry:
Salary: negotiable
REF: Mcguinness2019_1565192564
Contact Name: John McGuinness
Contact Email: John.McGuinness@ojassociates.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

My client a large financial institution is looking to expand their QA function I am recruiting for both permanent and contract.

As a QA Automation Engineer, you will play a key role in improving the quality of software produced by the team. Working closely with developers and product owners, the QA Automation Engineer will ensure the delivery of high quality

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Own and drive the test automation function.
  • Approach testing with goal of improving product reliability, release process and software development life cycle.
  • Develop and execute a test automation process in line with the core objectives of improving product reliability, building confidence in the release pipeline via automating regression testing and contribute to the shortening the software development lifecycle.
  • Bring knowledge and experience to the decision making around standardizing tooling and framework selection for the various testing scenarios.
  • We are currently using using Protractor, Jasmine and Browserstack as our E2E testing stack and will seek the successful candidate to evolve this in line with new approaches and requirements.
  • Work across our agile scrum teams and contribute to sprint planning by working with Manual QA and the Product Owner to agree test automation priorities, estimates and deliver fully tested scripts within agreed timelines.
  • Sign off on regression on each release.
  • Ensure that the tests are reliable and the team have visibility of test results.
  • Contribute to the QA Automation quality bar by defining and refining a set of coding standards and automation processes in line with future team expansion plans.

Skills & Experience:

  • 3+ years hands-on QA Automation.
  • Engineer using automated tools and frameworks such as: Selenium, Typescript, Protractor, Jasmine or similar.
  • Mid-level to advanced coding skills using Javascript, C# or Java or any modern programming language
  • A proven track record of delivering UI test automation for web, API and distributed systems.
  • Automating UI and API tests for environments being built using the following technologies: Angular, .NET, .NET WebAPI, .NET MVC (legacy), .NET WebForms (legacy), SQS, SQL Server, AWS, Distributed System / SOA / Microservices
  • Performance and load testing experience a plus including JMeter etc.
  • A proven track record of delivery in an Agile environment.
  • Experience with test management, bug tracking and agile tools e.g. Jira, Confluence or other similar.
  • Experience working within a Continuous Integration environment using tools like Teamcity, Octopus, AWS.
  • Good English communication skills are essential.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and demonstrable evidence of your contribution towards continuous improvement within the automation sphere of influence.