Senior QA Automation Engineer

  • Full-time
  • Company: Deutsche Telekom IT and Telecommunications Slovakia
  • Job category: Technical positions
  • Language: English
  • Location: Remote Work (only from Slovakia)

Company Description

Our brand Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia entered the life of Košice region in 2006 under the name of T-Systems Slovakia and ever since has been inextricably linked with the region when became one of the founding members of Košice IT Valley. We have managed to grow from scratch to the second largest employer in the eastern part of the country with more than 3900 employees. Our goal is to proactively find new ways to improve and continuously transform into the type of company providing innovative information and communication technology services.

Job Description

Purpose

Senior QA Automation Engineer works as technical lead within QA and test teams and oversees all aspects of software and product testing and quality of development within the company. This includes developing test strategies, drawing up test documents, identifying faults, and reviewing QA reports. Holder of the position leads evaluation of test automation tools and technologies used most appropriate to the project and the transition of testing in various phases of testing process from a manual to an automated approach to minimize the manual test effort. Also, leads the team and is responsible for building test automation frameworks and supports QA teams with QA know-how. Senior QA Automation Engineeer is responsible for definition and update of company quality standards to meet high satisfaction of customers, and   for implementation of test frameworks, test architecture and setting up continuous integration in a CI/CD pipeline and leads the entire QA process on one or multiple projects, which includes pre-testing analysis, appropriate software testing and test automation, post-testing analysis from start to finish. Holder of the position is responsible for making sure all released products meet company and industry quality standards and stays current on modern processes, established tools, techniques, and technologies and ensures high degree of quality. Senior QA Automation Engineer has good overview about DevOps methodology and Scaled Agile Framework or similar frameworks and methodologies.

Key accountabilities

  • Meeting with the software/product designers to determine quality assurance parameters.
  • Leading the QA team in designing QA test procedures.
  • Leading evaluation of tools and technologies most appropriate for test automation on one or multiple projects.
  • Create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture.
  • Create overall test architecture within continuous integration in a CI/CD pipeline
  • Overseeing the drafting of testing documents.
  • Implementing testing procedures and overseeing the QA process.
  • Identify quality assurance process bottleneck and suggest actions for improvement.
  • Troubleshooting quality issues and modifying test procedures.
  • Conducting analysis checks on product specifications.
  • Identify key KPIs for product quality.
  • Reviewing Quality Assurance reports.
  • Ensuring the successful deployment of products into the market.
  • Responding to requests from the design team and management.
  • Mentor and support QA Automation Engineers and testers in test automation related tasks and evaluate their progress in regards to test automation and support test team with automated testing know-how.

Qualifications

Languages

  • English B2 (must)
  • German language is an advantage

You will have possibility to choose whether you prefer Front-End or Back-End Test Automation (Of course, you will have possibility to combine both of them) 

Front-end
Core skills:

  • Active knowledge of least one object-oriented programming language > preferable JAVA
  • Active work in agile development (SCRUM & SAFe know-how preferable)
  • Previous role with responsibility for delivery of test automation and its results to contribute to assurance of product quality
  • Active work with Selenium and Selenium based test frameworks > preferable Selenide
  • Knowledge of TestNG test runner framework
  • Active work with source code management > preferable Git
  • Knowledge of CI/CD solution for automated builds
  • Active work with Maven
  • Active work with Atlassian JIRA and Confluence
  • Knowledge of Maven

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of secondary OOP, e.g. Python, JavaScript, Kotlin
  • Hands-on experience of creating test solution from scratch
  • Wide knowledge of test frameworks (focus on front-end) for different programming languages
  • Experience with Cypress, Appium, PyTest or Robot Framework
  • Active work with CI/CD solution for automated builds
  • Knowledge of cloud services > preferable AWS
  • Active work with Maven
  • Experience with Allure Framework

Back-end

Core skills:

  • Active knowledge of least one object-oriented programming language > preferable JAVA
  • Active work in agile development (SCRUM & SAFe know-how preferable)
  • Previous role in / responsibility for creating modern test automation architecture / strategy and responsibility for delivery of test automation and its results to contribute to assurance of product quality (focus on back-end test automation)
  • Active work with: Junit 5 (backend tests), Mockito (backend mock-up tests with API), WireMock (backend HTTP-based API simulator) REST Assured, Postman
  • Be familiar in working within AWS / Azure
  • Active work with source code management > preferable Git
  • Knowledge of CI/CD solution for automated builds
  • Experience with SQL DB
  • Active work with Atlassian JIRA and Confluence

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of secondary OOP, e.g. Python
  • Experience with Allure Framework
  • Hands-on experience of creating test solution from scratch
  • Wide knowledge of test frameworks for different programming languages (focus on back-end)
  • Knowledge of Cocos (Kubernetes)
  • Active work with Maven
  • Active work with CI/CD solution for automated builds
  • Knowledge of BDD agile process and active work within any BDD framework; Experience with load & performance testing and tools such as: JMeter, LoadRunner, Gatling
  • Experience with NoSQL DB

Additional Information

Benefits

We believe in balance between work and personal life. An attractive and extensive work-life balance portfolio guarantees lasting motivation for employees and thus a better quality of life, promotes physical and mental well-being and contributes to a positive work environment. All this with the aim of providing more freedom in reconciling work, career growth, private life and individual lifestyle. Therefore we offer to our employees over 25 different benefits to improve their personal and professional life in these areas:

  • Financial benefits
  • Benefits with focus on learning and development
  • Benefits with focus on health and sport
  • Benefits with focus on family and work – life balance
  • Other benefits

For more information about our benefits click to Benefits

Salary

Final salary is negotiable.

We are offering base salary depending on seniority level and previous experience of candidate. In addition to base salary we provide variable part and other financial benefits. Base salary will not be lower than 2300 € /brutto.

Additional information

* Please be informed that our remote working possibility is only available within Slovakia due to European taxation regulation.

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