QA Automation Lead, Enterprise Quality Assurance

The QA Automation Lead has overall responsibility for the Automation testing success of specific projects within the Enterprise Quality Assurance organization. The QA Automation Lead will independently prepare and execute tests as well as manage all aspects of the testing effort, including plans, schedule, and tools. This candidate will work closely with various application owners & project managers in the NBCU to ensure that their applications are functioning properly. Candidate must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate the implementation of applications against the functional and technical specifications and assist other QA team members through careful planning and test automation. This role will work with multiple Software Development projects.
The QA Automation Lead will:
Define Automation test plans and ensure successful implementation
Implement the Enterprise Quality Assurance Automation processes, guidelines and best practices to bring in QA effectiveness
Ensure standard methodology and procedures are followed
Explain the Automation methodology, processes, tools, templates, environment, and concepts to the project teams
Provide Automation demo/walkthroughs to the project teams
Work with other teams/ departments to ensure smooth QA delivery during entire test lifecycle
Create and maintain Automation frameworks & scripts on Windows, Mac, Mobile Web, iOS & Android platforms
Create and manage Automation testing schedule and work plan
Assign tasks to team members and review their key deliverables
Supervise & is responsible for the planning and preparation of the Automation deliverables created by team members
Escalate issues to QA leadership that impede the test effort
Supervise data and environment coordination
Monitor Automation progress and test execution schedule
Coordinate schedule for builds and fixes
Communicate Automation progress and summary metrics to the project team
Lead Automation meetings and ensure accurate and timely status updates to project team
On call support during the non-working hours (including weeknights, weekends, and holidays)
Drive the Automation planning, tracking and reporting for assigned project(s).
Minimum of 10 years of experience in software quality assurance, end to end, functional, and regression testing, etc. At least 8 years of experience in Test Automation across different platforms (Web/Mobile/Legacy).
3+ years of experience in leading QA Teams
Experience in Media & Entertainment industry preferred
Experience in test automation in DevOps context for Web, Multi-tier, Mobile web/native, iOS, Android, Windows & legacy platform applications in Agile project environment.
Hands-on DevOps Test Automation experience on commercial & open source tools like Selenium, HP UFT, Protractor, Logigear Test Architect. BDD Tools like JBehave or Cucumber. Mobile Test Automation tools/solutions - Appium, Mobile Labs (preferred) or Perfecto Mobile.
Deep understanding of DevOps and Continuous Delivery Tools such as IBM UrbanCode toolset, Jenkins or similar
Proficient with HP ALM, Jira, GIT and SVN toolset
Hands-on experience in Test Automation framework design, development & implementation in the DevOps context
Hands-on experience in multiple programming languages: Java, VBScript, Python (desirable)
Excellent knowledge of Internet/Web technologies, such as web browsers, Java, AJAX, HTTP, HTML/XML, AngularJS, JavaScript, CSS, XSL/XSLT, XPATH etc.
Knowledge of debugging, profiling, and software analysis on desktop, mobile devices & platforms
Exposure to video application testing on mobile devices and platforms
Ability to develop and manage all aspects of the testing effort, including plans, schedule, tools, and team members
Understanding of software development life cycle methodologies (particularly Agile). Hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum & Waterfall process environments
Ability to review test deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established standards
Leading initiatives where teams were comprised of onshore and offshore resources
Excellent communication/presentation skills
Demonstrated experience successfully leading teams in a dynamic, fast time to market and customer focused environment.
Created comprehensive test automation strategy and plans, as well as recent development and execution of test automation lifecycle deliverables
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of software testing methodology and best practices while maintaining and enforcing quality standards.
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment
Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and manage the team in Agile environment

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