Computer Aid, Inc.

QA Automation Lead

Employment Type
Experience Level

Position Description/Responsibilities (CCC/Vendor)

The Quality Engineering & Test Automation Senior Manager drives increased efficiency and effectiveness in testing using existing and emerging cutting-edge automation approach and technology. Works across business units and teams to deliver reduce time to market for software by developing and implementing a world-class Testing Automation vision and strategy. Significantly increase the level of test automation coverage throughout the enterprise.

  • Establish and advocate adoption of Test Automation process and standardiztions across all products and projects
  • Work closely with business and IT on priorities
  • Hands-on leadership ensuring successful design, development and maintenance of automation framework for effective and efficient test execution in hybrid environment that includes legacy (mainframe and client server) and cutting-edge technologies (digital, web services, mobile, cloud).
  • Ensure project/product SLAs are met by Manual/Automated Testing Strategy with a distributed team of employees, contractors and managed services
  • Provides subject matter expertise in the area of test automation methodologies, best practices and software application testing tools on variety of applications relevant to our business environment.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the teams to create and execute automated testing plans appropriate to function, product, enhancements, etc. being tested.
  • Automation Responsibilities:
    1. Automation development and standards for legacy, Dev Ops and Agile environments.
    2. Test and defect management processes and tooling.
    3. Regression test automation framework support to increase reusability and maintainability.
    4. Continuous testing/integration with CI/CD tools.
    5. Performance, load and stress testing.
    6. Shared Test Lab(s), Devices, Cloud, Service Virtualization.
    7. Develop and implement key performance indicators and metrics dashboard.              
  • Leading Automation Task Force by driving innovation and solving real business problems through quality engineering.
  • Manages staff and/or functional areas within IT; leads, mentors and influences others on complex projects and assignments.
  • May be required to create and manage budget in excess of $10M QA/Test operating group and/or projects under their supervision
  • Solid understanding of accounting rules for expense and capital activities
  • Solid understanding of IT estimation activities.
  • Accountable for financial implications and cost of systems and services

Responsible for defining optimization opportunities to manage expenses

Position Requirements/Technical Skills (CCC/Vendor)

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in area of specialty, or equivalent experience
  • 7-10+ years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Sr. level experience in Test Automation in large enterprise environments. 
  • Technical experience with automation and Agile tools as follows (or similar) :  Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible, HP Quality Center, Jira, Confluence.   
  • Experience in automating testing for e-commerce platforms, 3rd party vendor applications and custom legacy applications. 
  • Strong leadership skills; proven experience in leading and developing technical professionals
  • Proficient with methodologies, tools, best practices and processes across various technology areas
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accepts accountability and manages execution of individual and team results at corporate and divisional level
  • Demonstrates a wide degree of creativity with strong analytical and problem solving skills

CAI is an EOE

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