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Test Automation Engineer
Tampa, Florida  |  Onsite
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Applied on July 29, 2021
Job Id #48517 Posted June 22, 2021

Tampa, FL 
Test Automation Engineer
6 month contract to hire or Direct Hire

Test Automation Engineer 
Client is seeking a senior level Test Automation Engineer whose primary focus is to develop and modify Selenium C# automated test scripts based on manual test cases, functional requirements or existing functionality of the system.  These automated tests are to be developed in keeping with the established automation framework.  Analyze test results and report any issues or defects found to be responsible QA, development or business unit. Effectively communicate with leads and management as well as team members. The role of the senior automation engineer is to build scripts, in parallel to development, that will increase the overall coverage of QA's regression testing while making the testing more efficient to be able to execute multiple times if needed.
Primary Duties and Functions, but are not limited to:
•    Review user stories / requirements with system analysts, developers and QA to ensure automation scenarios are appropriate to demonstrate that the delivered solution meets agreed upon requirements.
•    Responsible for all the test automation deliverables of the project(s) 
•    Empowers the project test teams to do their own automation with the help of right tools and strategies. 
•    Analyzes manual test cases and functional specifications to find best approach for automating scripts
•    Documents scripts with comments to provide insight to test logic
•    Participate and contribute effectively in Agile ceremonies
•    Executes tests scripts for smoke testing and regression testing
•    Analyzes test results to report defects and issues found during test run
•    Lead the team in writing technical procedures and documentation for new and existing scripts including user guides; develop processes, deployment processes, and framework designs.
•    Work with the team in enhancing coding standards and best practices for Test Automation Team
•    Assists in the role/responsibility of driving knowledge management practices for Test Automation documentation.
•    Set up and drive knowledge sharing / transfer with the Test Automation team and improvement sessions
•    Proactively keeping updated of industry developments, skills and technologies and share information, ideas and best practice with team members to improve skills across the group.
•    Assists in the role of working with architecture on foundational efforts
Lead / participate in design solutions by providing input into the design of the automation scripts, providing advice and feedback on the approach.
•    Makes decisions that have cross-functional impact
•    Advertises difficult concepts; influences others to follow a different point of view
•    Contribute to the building of a continuous Integration (CI) environment and ongoing process improvement activities
•    Identify, recommend, and implement process improvements within the Automation domain and core disciplines that have impact outside of Automation
•    Collaborates with others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions
•    Can provide guidance to Automation colleagues, contributing to their technical development.
•    Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
•    4-year degree (Computer Science, Information Systems or relational functional field) and/or equivalent combination of education or work experience. 
•    5 + years of proven experience as an Automation Engineer with testing experience.
•    Experience working in Continuous Integration (Bamboo) and DevOps environments.
•    Extensive knowledge and experience in testing APIs, Service End Points in both distributed and Mainframe Systems.
•    Knowledge of Life Insurance and/or Annuities a plus.
•    Proficiency developing in Selenium WebDriver, C# .NET, and NUnit.
•    Proficiency in scripting languages including but not limited to: JavaScript and VbScript
•    Proficient in C# programming
•    Proficient in SQL
•    Experience with developing / maintaining Automation frameworks
•    Experience working in large complex Agile projects.
•    Possess experience in Test Planning, execution, tracking tool, preferably JIRA 
•    Strong understanding of Selenium/WebDriver and keyword / data driven frameworks.
•    Experience using Bitbucket (Git) source code repository
•    Experience with testing front-end and backend APIs of Web and Batch applications.
•    Proficiency using SoapUI, ReadyAPI, Postman or similar test harnesses for RESTful web service testing 
•    Good understanding of RESTful API and SOAP (ReadyAPI)  web services.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Familiar with new innovative trends or tools in the industry.
•    Strong verbal, and written communication skills.

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