Test Automation Consultant
Aavalar Consulting has been contracted by a financial services client in the Western suburbs of Philadelphia to provide a Test Automation Consultant who will be in charge of automating QA testing of Web Applications. This consultant will work as part of a team within the Quality Assurance and Test group. Consultant's Title: Test Automation Consultant Work Location: Western Suburbs of Philadelphia Is Telecommuting possible? No Work environment: Very nice urban office park with easy (and free) parking. W ho does this position will report to?: Director of Software QA Why is there a need for a consultant/contractor? >Rapidly increasing workload due to growth. What is the start date of the contract?: ASAP What is the anticipated length/scope of the contract?: > 6 month initial contract to long term What is the size of department?: TBD... Depends how you count it but definitely growing (domain expertise is grouped by about 6 each) What projects will the consultant be involved with?: > Ongoing testing and QA of complex financial reports Responsibilities: > Design common patterns, develop, and execute/monitor automated testing tools > Participate in automated regression testing > Interact with QA Management team to address staffing needs and any specific resource issues > Research, Analyze, Suggest and implement effective automated tools options and assess their fit relative to how they would apply to the business processes > Participate in discussions with development teams to anticipate impact on automation project and suggests solutions to expedite automation. > Work with the project requirements and QA team members to define automation requirements > Work with stakeholders to ensure various automation tools will work together to meet the objectives and performance goals. > Integrate all requirements for the platform including functional, security, quality, and operations requirements. > Provide reference and templates to other QA/Development teams with automation methodologies and procedures > Obtain stakeholder buy-in for automation designs. > Lead the automation technical architecture analysis, design, development, and implementation to ensure the tools fulfills the requirements. > Determine how the automation tools will be supported and maintained for future use. > Review and provide guidance for the automation deliverables (automated scripts) throughout development, execution, and implementation. > Identify and communicate any cross-area or cross-release issues that may affect other areas of the project. Required Skills: > Exposure / Understanding of Private & Investment Banking concepts > Experience with Automation Tools (QuickTest Pro, Wrappers, Stubs, Test Harnesses, Quality Center, etc) for Web Applications > 5+ years experience in programming incl. design for automation, scripting for automation. > Experience establishing, driving & handling of automation framework, and automated test project execution > Extensive experience with software design, regression testing etc. > Experience Leading, Mentoring and Motivating a medium to large sized team > Project Management, Team Management and Project Estimation Skills and experience > Great Communication Skills Selling point of the job: > This is a great opportunity to get into a stable, growing company with a great brand. > This is a situation where you will be viewed as THE expert, so you will be able to make your mark, and drive the direction of the project and the group. > If you are interested in investments, financial systems, etc., it doesn't get any better than this... Work Hours and Schedule: Core business hours with some flex Is there travel involved? Probably not on a regular basis Dress Code: Biz Casual Who is involved in the interview process? > Initial interview will be a phone interview with the Director and several other senior level QA staff members. > Second phase will involve several hours of panel interviews on site with the client. Anyone applying for this must be available and willing to do a pretty extensive on site interview. Compensation: Open... Don't want to exclude any qualified candidates. Keywords: Private Banking, Investment Banking, Test Automation, Automation, Software Testing, Regression Testing, Quality Assurance, Software QA, Reporting, Business Objects, Finance, Securities Trading, Business Intelligence, QuickTest Pro, Wrappers, Stubs, Test Harnesses, Quality Center
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