Lead QA Automation Engineer

new york, New York

Our client is looking for a Lead QA Automation Engineer to join their team in Irving, TX.

This job involves working with the global team that onboards multiple source systems to Big Data platform. The primary focus will be part of the QA initiative to build sustainable and scalable automation frameworks to support large scale migrations.

The ideal candidate will help to ensure highest level of quality of a product being developed while working very closely with different stakeholders spread across the globe.

Candidate will work independently and is highly self-motivated.  Applies skills and knowledge of the business to test creative solutions to meet technical and business needs
 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading QA Automation team.
  • Initiate, lead and support test delivery.
  • Automate the test application which involves - framework designing, script development, script execution
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, regulators and external-facing teams to understand functional requirements and develop test automation solutions.
  • Understand and analyze Business, Functional, Technical and UI (User Interface) requirements of the project/release.
  • Identify risks and provide mitigation plan.
  • Escalate issues on timely manner to management.
  • Execution of test scripts, documenting the actual results and defects.
  • Responsible for overall adherence to QA test Protocol and processes.
  • Team player, good on communication with Business Analysts or Traders, Highly Motivated, quick learner, general interest in Equity/Equity Derivatives Trading Business.
  • In this role, candidate will be involved in testing big data and batch/real-time analytical solutions

Requirements:

  • 7-10 years of hands on QA automation experience.
  • Hands on QA Automation experience including definition of automation strategies and development of automated test suite.
  • Strong experience of developing automation tools using Java/scala, Selenium, Cucumber.
  • Experience of working in Hadoop ecosystem (HDFS, Hive, Impala).
  • Experience in big data analytics automation testing using Java/Scala/Spark will be a great advantage.
  • Proficiency in SQL and Unix
  • Proven automation capability including maintenance and enhancement of automation framework.
  • Experience of leading technical QA teams.
  • Experience of testing across complex end to end systems with multiple interfaces and dependencies
  • Good functional understanding of Equities business, order lifecycle and front to back data flow.
  • Good understanding of ETL concepts.
  • Hands on experience in CI/CD pipeline, GIT, Team city.
  • Expertise in Test Management Tools: ALM, JIRA
  • Must have exposure of working in Agile/iterative development.
  • Must have good analytical & logical skills
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication

Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively use complex analytical, interpretive and problem solving techniques
  • Requires communication and diplomacy skills to guide, influence and convince others.
  • Ability to organize/manage multiple priorities and projects coupled with the flexibility to adapt to changes in a fast-paced environment

Education:

  • Bachelor’s/University degree, Master’s degree preferred

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