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Automation Test Engineer - BDD / Cucumber / Selenium

Posted Mar 1

Gear Stream, Inc.
Headquarters: Raleigh

This freelance job is remote, however we will only consider candidates based in North America, Europe, or South America

Freelancers ONLY:  We will only consider independent, freelance practitioners

English Skills:  Your oral and written English skills must be exceptional

Duration:  Full-time and duration is 3-12 Months with 3 months being the minimum.


As an Automation Test Engineer you will be on a small Agile product development team responsible for the entire test automation strategy, process, and tools.

Emphasis for this role is on the setup of a robust testing life-cycle (BDD for example) coupled with the setup of an automated continuous testing framework.
Critical Responsibilities:

Design, build and maintain test automation frameworks

Automate testing for regression, functional, white box, and UAT

Write additional test scripts to provide appropriate coverage

Leverage API’s and service virtualization as you work toward continuous testing

Participate in daily Scrums, agile planning and sprints -providing both technical and business oriented feedback

Work proactively with product leadership providing solutions on how to support new products and team initiatives, both large and small.

Create test strategies and test cases as appropriate

Assure the overall quality of our products through building application subject matter expertise

Provide clear and concise bug reports and help developers narrow down issues

Required Experience and Skills:

6+ Years in Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering or Software Development

2+ Years of Automation Experience

Experience with Agile/Lean Methodologies

Proficiency with ANY of the following languages: Java, C#, python, or Ruby

Proven experience and mastery working with automation testing frameworks and tools similar to Selenium, Cucumber, Appium and test harnesses such as Selenium Grid or Sauce Labs.

Familiarity with CI/CD concepts and best practices including build and source control automation tools Jenkins and Git.

Experience with service virtualization or test data management

Experience in creating automation test plans & test strategies and leading QA initiatives and teams across waterfall and agile efforts

Experience managing tasks and defects using products similar to Jira, Rally, or Pivotal Tracker

Deep knowledge of QA best practices across SDLC

Basic knowledge of testing RESTful APIs

Exposure within a DevOps culture and a highly collaborative approach

Strong writing and communication skills; Must be able to clearly describe and discuss problems.

Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a part of both large and small teams in a fast paced, team oriented environment.

Experience with quality assurance metrics and reporting

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