Allegis Group, Inc

  • Automation Test Engineer - Lead

    Job Locations US-MD-Hanover | US-FL-Jacksonville
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Job Summary:

    The automation test lead guides the application of Allegis principles and concepts for functional testing and test automation to improve organizational capabilities. Performs functional testing and test automation activities on complex and non-routine issues requiring the application of industry best practices. Applies experience to achieve the objectives and goals of the job domain.

    Essential Functions:

    • Works independently to perform test automation using an existing framework while contributing to changes for new and existing frameworks.
    • Design and Develop the Automated solution for various repeatable tests (Sanity/Smoke Testing, Regression Testing, Production Validation, etc.)
    • Advance QA process to improve the overall testing cycle.
    • Develops data/scenario strategies to reduce the time required to test. 
    • Assist with test plan articulation, planning, and management of testing events. 
    • Creates level of effort (LOE) and duration estimates for assigned work.
    • Partner with DevOps team in enabling Continuous Testing.
    • Collaborate with QA CoE on practices and frameworks requirements.
    • Be able to work independently on projects with minimal supervision.
    • Participates in sprint planning, backlog grooming, and code reviews as well as user acceptance testing.
    • Communicates complex technical concepts effectively and in terms that can be understood by all parties involved.
    Supervisory or Management Responsibility:
    • Management responsibility for the automation test engineers, including hiring, leadership, development and accountability for performance.
    • Acts as Coach-Leader, coaching others in their development as a leader and/or a more complex problem solver, and focuses on helping others formulate their development agenda
    • Assists in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring team members
    • Promotes empowerment of the team, ensures that each team member is fully engaged in the product and support-related work and making a meaningful contribution, and encourages a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team
    • Communicates and engages with highly technical knowledge workers.  Able to challenge testers' thought processes to drive them to better solutions.
      • Establishes operational/team objectives and goals.


    Minimum Education and/or Experience:
    • BS/BA degree in a related field and/or comparable industry related experience required.
    • Testing certification such as ASTQB or equivalent.
    •  5 - 7 years of related industry experience working as an automation tester with a development / IS team, preferably in an Agile environment
    • 2+ years experience with Selenium required
    • Experience using test management systems like Microfocus ALM
    • Experience using Agile tools such as Version One
    • Experience with tools such as Eclipse, Maven, Git, Jenkins, TestNG preferred
    • Experience with an IT Service Management platform such as ServiceNow or experience with SaaS platforms.
    • Experience with POM test automation frameworks preferred
    • Experience teaching and mentoring testers in test automation.
    • Experience with Rest services, databases, WebUI testing and SOAP requests


    • Ability to manage time, multi-task and meet deadlines.
    • Solid understanding of Agile principles
    • Depth of expertise in own discipline to be able to guide others in the application principles and concepts.
    • Good working knowledge of Java or VB or like languages.
    • Conduct code reviews per Java or VB coding standards.
    • Understand and work with version control branching scenarios
    • Familiarity with Unix and Windows O/S, shell scripting, SQL and batch files.
    • Knowledge and experience with Selenium GRID.
    • Team lead experience with offshore – onshore model
    Core Competencies:
    • Customer Service
    • Building Relationships
    • Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen
    • Self-Motivation/Self Starter
    • Leading Self and Other


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