Lead Automated Testing Developer

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Job Description: 
As a Lead Test Automation Developer, you will partner with DevOps, product, and vendor teams to establish and execute test automation frameworks. This includes supporting various seamless commerce initiatives such as Point of Sale, OmniChannel Integration, Hubs, mobile applications, and e-commerce sites. Additionally, this position involves aiding in the creation of CI-CD automation with application monitoring solutions utilizing a blend of technical expertise, organizational capabilities, and interpersonal skills. You must have a passion for enhancing internal technical team experiences, be confident to propose pragmatic solutions to complex problems, and be eager to learn from and educate others. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop and execute high-quality, flexible, and scalable test frameworks and tests in support of a variety of testing activities.
  • Work collaboratively with Development, QA, Product, and vendor teams for new functional and performance test development in support of all project and application initiatives.
  • Help in continuous testing efforts by integrating automated tests into the CI/CD pipelines.
  • Monitor test execution (automated) and report quality.
  • Challenge the status quo every day and never stop improving test automation tools, coverage, and quality.
  • Coordinate and manage/influence multiple vendors involved in the delivery of omnichannel capability. 
  • Collaborate with Product Owners and Product Delivery leads to support testing of initiatives.
  • Conduct interviews, evaluate candidates, and onboard new resources. 
  • Develop continuous improvement plans for existing application changes to include test strategy, resource loading, and advancement of test automation. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 7+ years of software development experience with at least 4+ years focused on automation and frameworks. 
  • Passionate about software quality, test automation, and continuous improvement. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more programming languages like Python (mostly preferred), Ruby, Groovy, etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with two or more open-source test automation frameworks like Pytest, Cucumber, Rspec, Playwright/Protractor/Cypress, Spock, Rest Api clients, etc. 
  • Familiar with progressive test automation techniques like BDD (Behavior-Driven Development), POM (page object model), OOP (object-oriented programming), test containerization, and test parallelization. 
  • Proficient with version control systems like Git. 
  • Proficient with source control management techniques including branching, commits, rebase, code review merging, etc. 
  • Test Automation experience in a Retail environment (preferred). 
  • Experience automating tests for various types of testing: UI, Integration, API, Database, Load, Soak, Performance, etc.
  • Experience with automating Web applications, backend services, REST interfaces, third-party integrations. 
  • Familiar with at least one public cloud interface like AWS/GCP/Azure. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent Software Engineering experience. 
  • 3rd party digital e-commerce platform experience such as IBM Sterling OMS, Radial OMS, Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC). Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available mission-critical service. 
  • Experience with Agile Development, SCRUM, or Extreme Programming methodologies. Application performance analysis and monitoring. 
  • Related software development tools such as Jira, Confluence, Datadog, Artifactory, Npm, Grafana, Prometheus, and SonarQube. Strong technical project management and documentation skills. 

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