Automation Tester

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 12, 2019
Closes
Mar 12, 2019
Ref
11309BR
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Freddie Mac has an exciting opportunity for an Automation Testing Professional to lead and support quality assurance. We are seeking a motivated individual who can provide hands on test automation and understands Agile practices independently lead the Testing solution delivery of single/multiple project(s). The individual would champion quality assurance that improves Test delivery processes and be able to work alongside of highly collaborative, open minded, technology savvy members.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories

Execution

  • Provides proactive approach, comprehensive documentation and continual assessment of testing delivery across projects
  • Identify opportunities to enable test efficiencies
  • Enable technical transformation within the team moving from a manual testing approach to automation as needed
  • Drive the team to become more adaptable in quality assurance through test automation, and Continuous Testing practices
  • Work closely with developers, business and vendor partners to drive and promote technical design in all our testing processes
  • Experience working as part of a successful Agile/Scrum team delivering test automation
  • Strong desire to learn new concepts and build solutions to infuse quality and enable faster delivery

Technical Skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience with automation concepts, tools, and techniques
  • Experience in working with test automation delivery
  • Experience understanding automation frameworks
  • Strong Programming skills required (preferably Java) - Solid grasp of object-oriented programming, databases, development, and testing methodologies
  • Solid knowledge of industry standard automation test tools like Selenium, Protractor etc.,
  • Expertise in working with DevOps implementation and good knowledge of CI tool Jenkins is a nice-to-have
  • Cloud knowledge and experience are nice-to-have

Communication and Reporting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential because collaboration with project members, stakeholders are critical
  • Establish, manage, and report on key quality metrics
  • Leadership skills with the ability to represent to various stakeholders when needed is a nice-to-have


Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 to 6 year(s) of experience using Test Management, Defect Tracking, Requirements Management, and Modeling tools, including automated testing tools framework experience.
  • BS in Computer Science or Information Technology, or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience from which knowledge and skills may be obtained

Keys to Success in This Role
  • Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and technologies to perform better
  • Experienced working as part of a successful AGILE/SCRUM, Dev Ops team delivering test automation
  • Strong technical back ground
  • Ability to work with and collaborate across the teams.
  • Strong communication skills.

Top Three Personal Competencies
  • Leadership - Demonstrate leadership proactive planning and efficiency improvements
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo
  • Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete


Preferred Skills

  • Ability to analyze testing metrics and trends and recommend actions to address areas of concern
  • Experience in understanding the architecture of complex applications.
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills and experience with Testing delivery.
  • Strong knowledge of databases (Sybase, DB2 UDB, SQL Server, Oracle etc).
  • Comfortable working with middle and senior management
  • Mortgage and/or Financial services industry experience
  • Mainframe experience.
  • Certification in ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) and or CSTE (Certified Software Tester) is desirable


Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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