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Software Engineer Manager, Test Automation

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About us, but we’ll be brief

 

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company, unlocking the power of data to create more opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. We are thrilled to share that FORTUNE has named Experian one of the 100 Best Companies to work for. In addition, for the last five years we’ve been named in the 100 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes Magazine.

 

We are looking for a results-oriented leader with strong technical and interpersonal skills to lead a team of Software Engineers in Test (SDET). The person in this role will work closely with software engineering managers to deliver new application features with the highest level of quality. You will be managing a team of SDETs focused on writing tools and automation which will be testing applications built in a cloud-native technology stack (Microservices, API, Docker Containers & Serverless architectures). 

 

What you’ll be doing

 

A successful candidate will manage the team across multiple agile/scrum teams and own the test strategy and planning, success metrics, and reporting for each software release. You will leverage proven test methodologies and drive the implementation of testing strategies which are easily maintainable, scalable, and extensible. You will coordinate end-to-end and integration testing with other QA/Automation teams in support of weekly software releases.

What your background looks like

 

  • 3+ years of proven experience leading a team of SDETs and/or automation engineers
  • 8+ years of recent experience writing code for automation testing frameworks (Selinium, Cucumber, Rspec, Robot, etc.) in either Ruby, Python, or Java.
  • Independently manage a team of SDETs who support multiple Agile teams.
  • Drive delivery of quality releases using proven test methodologies and frameworks.
  • Advocate for holding a high-quality bar with a multi-layered approach of functional, performance/load, and integration/end-to-end testing using test automation suites; ensuring quality throughout the software development & delivery life-cycle.
  • Define metrics and auditing mechanisms to improve quality and track team success.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to empower and mentor engineers with different levels of experience.
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD tools (ie. Containers/Docker, Jenkins, Github, AWS Codebuild, AWS Codepipeline, Harness.io, etc.)
  • Experience with Microservices architecture, No-SQL Databases (DynamoDb, MongoDb, etc.), Relational Databases (AuroraDb, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, etc.) and structured query languages
  • Experience working with Application Monitoring tools (Splunk, DataDog, AppDynamics, CloudWatch, etc.)
  • Detail oriented, analytical, and creative problem solver with a passion of the quality processes.
  • Solid contributions as an individual contributor while also managing a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain technical concepts in understandable terms.
  • Strong knowledge of software development and project management methodologies, must have experience with Scrum or other Agile processes
  • B.S./M.S. in computer science or equivalent experience.

 

Perks

 

  • During this pandemic, all Experian employees are working remotely. Once it’s safe to do so, we’ll slowly return to our offices however we are in no rush to do this. The safety of our employees is of utmost importance.
  • 4 weeks of vacation to start, five sick days and two volunteer days (plus eleven paid holidays)
  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package, with a bonus target of 20%
  • Flexible work schedule and relaxed dress code

 

Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU and it ensures that we live what we believe.

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