The Test Automation Lead will be part of a high-performance feature driven QA team responsible for leading a high-performance feature driven Test Automation team for complex ecommerce solutions within one or several commercial projects.

Required Skills:

Minimum 5 years of experience in test automation, such as creating automated test case suites as well as design and execution of automated test cases
Minimum 2 year of test automation team leadership experience (4+ team members)
Excellent communication skills, as well as collaboration and mentoring skills
English writing and speaking skills on Upper-Intermediate level or above
Experience of interviewing, onboarding and coaching of Test Automation Engineers
Experience of working on complex projects that require a deep understanding of the application logic and dependencies
Understanding Software Architecture and Design such as OOP and Design Patterns, UML
Solid Java experience with Java SE, Java EE Web Services (REST), Guice, Json for Java, etc. Knowledge of JavaScript will be a plus
Strong Web technologies knowledge as HTML/CSS, HTTP(S), DOM, AJAX
Solid experience with Selenium (WebDriver) architecture, patterns and approaches, Selenium Grid and Appium
Solid experience with selector strategies (XPath, CSS selectors), frameworks (TestNG, jUnit), and build tools (Maven, Gradle)
Knowledge of tools: IDE (Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA), Artifactory/Nexus, Jenkins, Chrome developer tools, Git, Code review tools, Jira, Confluence, MS PowerPoint and/or Google Presentations
Experience in building of automated testing/regression framework from scratch
Experience with bug tracking systems and bug reports creation and verification
Experience with estimation of test automation activities on the project level
Strong theoretical knowledge base in software testing
Good understanding of software development lifecycle
Experience with analyzing requirements, creation, and execution of test cases and reporting of test results
Proficient level in communications with the client
Strong leadership, organizational, analytical, presentation and time management skills
Strong sense of teamwork
Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a dynamic environment
Ability to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results

Desired Skills:

Experience managing geographically distributed teams
Experience in testing of e-commerce solutions
Knowledge of alternative programming languages (C#, Groovy, etc.)
Understanding of XML, JSON, DTD, XSD, parsers


Manage and track the day-to-day performance of the project’s Test Automation team performing requirements analysis, test planning and strategy creation, metrics and lessons learned collection and analysis, risk identification and tracking, and reporting on the regular basis
Work with projects’ leads in understanding business needs, defining technical issues, and proposing solutions
Contribute to the development of automation testing approach, as well as design and/or platform architecture best practices
Perform Test Automation effort estimates on the project level
Plan and prioritize the work for Test Automation team, distribute the tasks between team members
Review and approve automation test scenarios, test cases, test results reports, and bug reports of team members
Ensure that test automation and/or QA-related project documentation and other artifacts of automated testing meet the agreed standards/guidelines and are kept up-to-date.
Support, educate, coach, onboard and help test automation engineers to come up with the best technical solutions
Drive training standards for test automation engineers through collaboration with the functional manager(s)
Provide recommendations to Team Lead and/or Project Manager to improve Test Automation-related procedures, systems, and tools
Actively participate in daily project team meetings and brainstorming activities related to the project issues

About Astound Commerce

Astound Commerce is a global ecommerce agency headquartered in the US. With over 1200 professionals in 12 countries, we are one of the world’s largest teams of ecommerce experts. Top brands like Adidas, Puma, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Crocs are among our clients. Company centers in Eastern Europe are focused on the development of ecommerce solutions on Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware), Hybris, IBM WebSphere Commerce, Intershop, Kibo, Magento, NetSuite.

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