Lead Test Automation Engineer

McLean, Virginia
Dec 24, 2021
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Engineering Infrastructure at Appian holds the highest standards for the overall developer experience and the quality of the code. Streamlining how our software engineers to write code and push it to production through smart automation is important to us. We're looking specifically to grow a talented Test Automation Engineering function with the ongoing goal of reducing manual regression testing through strategic investment in automation.

About you:
  • You're passionate about software quality and leveraging new technology and frameworks to achieve high quality goals.
  • You c onstantly seek opportunities to make testing more effective and efficient; and y ou're inherently proactive about staying abreast on emerging test tooling and technologies.
  • You have experience developing and maintaining product tests and test frameworks focused primarily on System/API/UI testing.
  • You are a software engineer skilled in software design and writing maintainable code and passionate and skilled in testing.
  • You understand the total cost of ownership of automated tests and use that to temper their automation investment.

What you'll do:
  • Envision, design and develop test frameworks that can be used at various stages in the development pipeline to create necessary level of confidence software is ready to move to next pipeline phase.
  • Develop maintainable automated tests using tools like WebDriver, FitNesse, Locust, Jmeter, BrowserStack, EndTest, Appium.
  • Build custom applications for testing as necessary in languages like Java or Python.
  • Develop automation that minimizes fragility through architectural patterns that isolate coupling to System Under Test (SUT), minimize maintenance costs as the SUT API changes.
  • Assigned to teams as needed to develop custom testing applications based on individual team needs.
  • Develop system level regression and smoke tests that focus on the system as a whole.
  • Train teams on the use and extension of the tooling to scale the use of the test infrastructure across Engineering.
  • Provide assistance/guidance on use of technologies to solve testing problems.
  • Assert user requirements, not code or design level validation typical of unit or integration testing.
  • There are three primary roles you'll move between: i) Developing, maintaining, extending test frameworks and infrastructure, ii) working with specific teams to build test in support of their missions, iii) Developing tests focused on the entire product, independent of specific teams.

Strongly Preferred Experience : you've been a professional software developer in the past and have written production code. Linux, bash, and general automation infrastructure is important.

Education : B.S. degree in Computer Science preferred

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination .


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