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Test Automation Architect - Chicago, IL
Ref No.: 18-67717
Location: Chicago, IL, Illinois
Start Date: 09/14/2018
Job Location (with City & State) Chicago, IL  
Project Duration Long term  
Project Start date  Immediate  
No of openings/positions  1  
Job Title/Role Test Automation Architect  
Mandatory Skills  Automation, Java, Agile, .Net  
Hiring Mode – (TP / FTE / W2)  Contract / FTE  
Preference on Work Authorization For FTE no visa dependent  
Client Interview Needed for Selection (Yes / No) Yes  
Detailed JD Job Description / Responsibilities:
• Lead the design, modification, development, and implementation of test automation architecture and framework for global applications for the client.
• Consult and implement right-fit test automation approach
• Consult on Agile testing and test automation (accelerators, tools and partner's products)
• Work closely with business in identifying solution requirements and key case-studies/scenarios for the future solution
• Lead implementation of the test plan/strategy from establishing project requirements and goals to solution "go-live"/steady stage/CoE
• Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices, including emerging ones such as cloud, mobile, big data and IoT testing
• Act as a career coach or/and advisor for future leadership subordinates
• Responsible for the automation architecture and provides direction on automation techniques. Responsible for the research and implementation of the advanced features of test automation
• Participate in backlog refinement
• Execute test cases within the Functional, Mobile, Performance or Web Services Automation framework
Job Requirements:
• 14+ years of software development and testing background
• 10+ years of manual & automation testing experience of N-tier applications
• 4+ years of experience with Agile Scrum Proficiency with one or more of the following programming languages/frameworks: C#, Java, Python, .NET/Java frameworks
• 6+ years of Test Automation Development experience with open source and market-leading vended solutions creating functional, regression, or performance tests
• Expert level hands on experience with Selenium Web driver using Java
• 2+ years hands on experience with implementing Continuous Integration and build automation systems such as Jenkins, Octopus etc.
• 2+ years of experience in architecting, implementing solutions/frameworks to effectively transition testing to the cloud.
• 1+ years of Relational Database Management (Oracle, SQL, MySQL) SQL and Data Validation are essential Experience with testing Web Services
• Strong Analysis, Troubleshooting, and problem solving Skills
• Understanding of Performance Testing
• 5+ years of strong hands-on functional / system test automation experience
• Experience with the following tools: o Agile Planning tool (e.g. JIRA)
Job Description Sr. Test Automation Architect
o Functional Test Automation (e.g. Selenium WebDriver, UFT)
o Mobile Test Automation (e.g. Perfecto Mobile, Appium)
o Web Service Testing Tools (e.g. CA LISA, SoapUI, other WS tools)
o Performance Testing Tools (e.g. Performance Center, Jmeter)
o Relational Database Management (e.g. Oracle, SQL, MySQL)
o Defect Management (e.g. Client Quality Center)
o Source Code Management Tools (e.g. Git, TFS, RTC)
o IDE (e.g. Eclipse, Visual Studio, Xcode, Android Studio)
o Continuous Integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Hudson other)
• Experience constructing test plans and executing against these plans across functional, regression unit, system, performance, stress and load testing
• Experience with mobile automation tools such as Perfecto Mobile and Mobile Labs
• Hands-on experience with one or more of the following is expected: JAVA, JAVASCRIPT, SELENIUM, TestNG, Jasmine, Protractor, Appium, SoapUI, Cucumber, BlazeMeter, Jenkins, and GIT
• Knowledge of containers, virtualizations and ability to help design and implement computing grids used in testing Selenium
• Strong knowledge and understanding of continuous delivery pipelines and tools to support IT.
• Continuous delivery pipeline integration approaches for testing automation
• Creative with ability to "think outside the box " for long-term solution Leverages Agile/Scrum-enabling test execution tools.
• Experience with insurance and insurance brokerage application testing preferred
Additional Requirements:
Local candidates preferred.