Lead Software Engineer in Test
We here at Jellyvision are the proud parents of ALEX®, an interactive employee communications platform that happens to share some DNA (and a sense of humor) with the smash-hit trivia video game YOU DON’T KNOW JACK®, created by Jellyvision's founder. ALEX makes navigating tricky decisions—like choosing and using employee benefits or improving your financial wellness—easier, faster, and more helpful, not to mention entertaining. The success of the ALEX platform has exceeded our wildest dreams, (except for the part right before we woke up where our mom was riding a giraffe), which is why we need talented folks like you to help us help ALEX take over the world…er…continue to grow and succeed.
SO WHAT’S THIS JOB ABOUT?
We’re looking for an experienced Lead Engineer in Test to refine and own our test automation strategy and standards. We have an amazing QA engineering team that is hard at work writing automated tests based on tests cases and requirements provided. The Lead Engineer in Test would refine and enhance our test standards and provide direction for our analysts and engineers throughout the tech organization.
That breaks down something like this:
- Review our current frameworks, repos and automated tools looking for improvement and enhancement opportunities
- Research and set up new automation frameworks as needed
- Create and enforce test standards throughout our tech organization
- Implement automated testing tools to support application and infrastructure testing
- Design and own standards for QA repositories
WHAT KIND OF SKILLS SHOULD I HAVE?
Education - A Bachelor's Degree
Leadership – You are a subject matter expert in your role and the team and/or products you’re working on. You educate others on quality assurance and test automation best practices and share that knowledge and experience with others outside of your direct team. As a leader, you work to develop the skills of other engineers as well as qa analysts as they are learning test automation. You provide leadership in the execution of automated test scripts and test environment issues. You will collaborate with tech leaders on test automation as we define the vision and milestones towards Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.
A great communicator – You have excellent oral and written communication skills. You make sure your team and other teams are clear on expectations and next steps. You manage your own priorities and provide input and collaborate with others on our test automation vision and roadmap.
Experience - You have worked on quality and application teams in an agile environment. You have set and enforced test standards for unit and automated tests. You are aware of new features and frameworks and are proactive about bringing information to the tech organization. You don’t just automate tests as requested. You design tests for scale, look for automation opportunities and work closely with teams to help them identify these opportunities as well. Ideally you’ve set up processes for monitoring tests and have a process to proactively update tests in parallel to application updates. Maybe you have worked in an organization that accomplished continuous integration and continuous deployment. Bonus if you have experience with security and performance testing.
Jellyvision is willing and able to relocate the right candidate to Chicago for this position.