QA Automation Architect

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Financial Services - Insurance

The Lead QA Engineer will be a critical member of the Investments QA team for a portfolio of $100M+ and 80+ applications. The ideal candidate will work with teams of developers, application architects, business analysts and subject matter experts to design and drive delivery of complex test automation solutions in a continuous integration environment. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong sense of quality, knowledge of agile automation techniques and tools; and accountable for establishing and enhancing our automation framework to improve quality and stability of supported systems.

Key Responsibilities: 

Identify and bring to fruition innovative quality automation practices that support MetLife investments business model, future state technology, and DevOps CI/CD architecture
Design and implement automated test frameworks and help streamline quality governance
Enhance the current Continuous testing capability and drive to enable all applications in the CT pipeline
Provide guidance on best practices when developing automation code including comment documentation, maintainability, and data-driven development
Train and coach other team members on developing automation tests using the established automation framework
Troubleshoot environmental set-up issues related to automation; manage standard coding documentation
Develop test plans including recommended test approach, test environment requirements, and data strategies
Design, code, maintain, and execute automated scripts, database verification, and data-driven tests; partner with QA Operations to manage and support QA Toolsets
Recommend continuous process improvement ideas, provide regular status updates to project team and QA Manager regarding progress, deliver presentations and demos; actively participate as a member of the QA organization

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
BA/BS required, with major in related technical field preferred
3+ years designing automated quality pipelines in a DevOps/Agile application delivery model
5+ years working experience with a combination of - Selenium WebDrive, Angular JS / Protractor, SQL, SOAP & REST Webservices Testing (SOAP UI or similar)
4+ years of experience with full SDLC, software engineering best practices, and QA processes with Agile/SCRUM methods
Be adaptable to change, highly accountable, organized, and constantly looking for process improvements, with proven ability to meet deadlines, while maintaining accuracy
Skilled capability to test and debug test automation and software tools developed by self and others.
Experience working in a QA on/offshore delivery model

5+ years of software development using Java, .net, JavaScript or similar language.
3+ years of experience with building and testing Java REST micro services using test automation frameworks
Experience with tools like Test Complete, Service Virtualization, and working with the cloud like Azure
Knowledge on shift left methodologies like BDD and ATDD
Testing in Cloud – ideally Azure  

Business Category
Investments Technology

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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