Automation Lead (SDET)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company New York, NY

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QA Automation Lead - First SDET

Prestigious High-Frequency, Low-Latency Hedge Fund is looking for a QA Automation Lead (Software Development Engineer in Test) to help build and maintain the current framework with automation.

**You are a coder who specializes in test. If you can't write Code, you aren't qualified for this role**


* Hands-on Java / JavaScript / Python Automation Architect

* Must be hands-on with Selenium-WebDriver/Selenide

* Backend and Webservices testing (Restful)

* Well versed with Testing Strategy

* Agile Background (BDD, TDD)

* Extensive knowledge of Jira

* CI Tools (Jenkins, Circle CI, Travis CI, Team City)

* Experience in setting up QA KPI metrics/ execution dashboard

* Must be able to lead the team and have excellent communication skills

* Extend existing automation framework as well as create new one from scratch

* Monitor statuses of builds and maintain regression tests

* Identify risks and interdependencies prior to releases to minimize impact on daily business operations

* Release management

* Isolate, replicate and report defects to the team

* Keep current on emerging technologies to advance our architecture/ technologies to support the growth of our business

* Develop and establish department standards and procedures, and coordinate the technical support and direction to programming, operations and other departments.

* Overall responsibilities for team members, project status, meetings, reporting, scope changes, financials, administrative and technical issues.

* Primary liaison for Technical & Business teams.

* Able to work non-standard office hours to meet critical maintenance and release schedules.

* Ability to troubleshoot and solve complex problems independently.

* Ability to manage conflicting priorities effectively.

* Expert knowledge of SQL or NoSQL DBs(MongoDB, Postgres SQL, Cassandra)

* Ability to troubleshoot and solve complex problems independently.


* 8-10 years of testing experience, 5+ years with automation

* Extensive knowledge of Automation with Selenium-WebDriver with Java/JavaScript and Python

* Strong, proven Framework development for testing

* Strong programming experience in Java and JavaScript and/or Python required

* Self-starter capability, ability to acquire new skills autonomously.

* Demonstrably solid written and verbal communication skills to drive projects to successful conclusion.

Preferred Skills

* Angular testing with Protractor is a plus

* Gherkin/Cucumber-JVM nice to have

* Financial Background is a plus

Desired Major(s)

* Bachelor-s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or equivalent work experience.