Lead Automation Test Engineer

Tysons Corner , Virginia
Nov 18, 2016
Jun 01, 2017
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  Lead Automation Test Engineer


PenFed is hiring a Lead Automation Test Engineer in Tyson’s Corner, VA . The primary purpose of this job is to oversee PenFed’s emerging automation and performance test team. We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic QA Engineer with experience leading teams in test automation. This position will lead the development and maintenance of our automated test script library, and establish automated and performance test engineering approaches to ensure timely delivery of quality systems. This position will also take a primary role in test tool assessment efforts, make tool recommendations, and drive implementation and adoption across the organization. This position will also perform other testing-related duties as required, including working with teams to incorporate new functionality into existing baseline scripts, and performing functional, stress, regression, integration, performance, load and user acceptance testing with test tools in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


Essential Functions

    Devise a standard approach and best practice to create and maintain automated test plans,test scripts, test suites, etc. Develop, update and maintain automated and performance testing standards and procedures, and train new and/or junior employees in their adoption. Gather metrics to demonstrate team contributions to project delivery and quality assurance. In collaboration with QA Manager, support overall project test schedules and activities through appropriate allocation of workload and effective resource management. Participate in the interview, selection, training and development of new employees. Develop test plans, test scripts, test conditions, test data and validation techniques. Execute test plans and scripts, and document test results using PenFed IT test tool suites. Collaborate with developers to resolve software defects and negative test results. Act as an internal Subject Matter Expert (SME) for using PenFed test tool suites, empowering and training QA Analysts and other team members to utilize existing test suites

Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

    Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or a related field is required. Minimum of six to eight (6-8) years of experience in software and systems engineering focusing on the testing phase of SDLC is required. Minimum of three (3) years of leadership experience building and maintaining automation frameworks, and mentoring and guiding junior team membersis preferred. Experience testing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), ESB, Web Services, and/or Mobile App is preferred. Functional knowledge of Financial System processes, experience of testing legacy systems, and/or 3rd party system interfaces is preferred.  Competent coding Java and or asp.net to create custom scripting.

Supervisory Responsibility

    This position will supervise employees.
Licenses and Certifications

    There are no additional certifications required.
Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.


Local travel to various worksites is required.

Physical Demand


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to meet the following physical demands:

Physical Demand






























Bending, Stretching or Reaching










Talking on the phone, person-to-person & in group





Hearing on the phone, person-to-person & in group





Vision for near, mid-range, far, peripheral, depth and color





Use of computer





Use of telephone





Use of office equipment





Pushing/pulling/lifting/ carrying from 5 to 50 lbs.







About Us

Founded in 1935, and still growing, we began as the War Department Federal Credit Union.  Today, PenFed is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.5 million members and over $21 billion in assets.  We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. 

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

PenFed is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PenFed will maintain and observe personnel policies which will prohibit discrimination or harassment against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability and all other statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment.  PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.


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