Forte Group opens a unique opportunity for Automation QA Engineers who want to grow to the Team Leader role to join our valued client who develops a brand new Cloud HR and Payroll services platform that helps businesses focus on their core business and completely automate full-cycle HR management.

About Product

We develop the new product released in the market in 2020 - a brand new Cloud HR and Payroll services platform that helps small and mid-sized businesses focus on their core business and completely automate full-cycle HR management, everything related to their employee’s Time Tracking, Time Off Management, Payroll, Benefits, Taxes and Compensation calculations.

Team and Workflow

There are 3 Feature Teams and a core Test Automation team working in parallel on the same codebase. The process is well established, direct mentorship and support will be provided by senior colleagues, therefore starting in this role would be relatively easy and enough time will be granted to grow together with the team.

Technologies and Tools used on the project

Automation scripting: Java
Frontend: JavaScript, React.js
Backend: Java Core, Spring, Microservices architecture
Tools: Java8, Maven, Selenium WebDriver, TestNg, RestAssured, Jenkins, Allure, Postman
Database: PostgreSQL
Cloud platform: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

As a Senior Automation QA with Team Lead responsibilities you will have the following work content:

● Lead Test Automation team through Scrum process with adequate Sprint planning and delivery according to the commitment
● Maintain a high level of technical excellence in the Test Automation core framework and drive the team towards simple tests architecture and high implementation quality
● Maintain and support collaborative culture within the team with a focus on delivering reliable, easily configurable, and fast-running automation suits
● Represent Test Automation team upfront the other teams, internal and external stakeholders
● Align Test Automation team with Feature Teams, identify and resolve impediments, ensure tests produced in synchronization with feature development
● Help team members to meet professional challenges, advice on best approaches, do 121s (recommended once per 2~3 weeks), and facilitate knowledge sharing
● Identify successor to your own and other critical roles in the team to avoid over-responsibility and protect team members from excessive stress
● Interview candidates, provide recommendations to invite the right people into the team from both hard and soft skills perspective
● Contribute to automation tests implementation and test automation Code Review process
● Contribute to major Features Test Planning
● Contribute to continuous improvement of the Product Testing Strategy, including the “shift left” approach

Qualifications and Skills

● Work experience as an automation engineer or software developer
● Proven ability to develop maintainable and efficient automated test scripts in Java
● Understanding how test automation practices integrate into an Agile software development life cycle
● Experience producing key test assets (test plans, test reports)
● Experience with software testing (Functional, Regression, Smoke, User Acceptance Testing)
● Experience with automated testing at both API and UI layers
● Experience with Performance/Load testing and measurements of application performance would be a plus
● Familiar with CI/CD and source control systems such as Git/GitHub

Personal qualities

● Great team player
● Strong organizational and soft skills
● Willingness to help junior colleagues with their professional growth
● Ability to keep the focus on the complete solution and delivering the business value
● Ability to deal with ambiguity and drive both independently and collaboratively
● Intermediate+ English

We offer

● Experience working with multicultural distributed teams
● Opportunities for self-realization while working on challenging projects using new technologies and tools
● A friendly and enjoyable working environment with a fully equipped workplace
● Social, corporate, and knowledge-sharing events
● Possibilities for career development and professional growth
● A measurable personal development plan (PDP)
● Extended health insurance plans
● Various sports activities and gym membership coverage
● Five fully-paid sick days a year
● Flexible WFH and WFO options
● External training compensation and in-office English classes
● Individual and group sessions with a psychologist
● Corporate and team-building events

About Forte Group Inc.

Who we are?:
An IT consulting and software delivery company
Forte Group is a global full-spectrum software development company delivering outstanding digital solutions. We are a network of more than 500 innovators, product leaders, engineers, and professionals spanning three continents with global offices.

Back in 2000, we were a tiny company focused on QA. Throughout the years, we’ve grown into a full-spectrum custom software delivery partner with top-tier customers. Today, Forte Group has over 580 employees working out of eight offices in the United States, Colombia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Poland, including 55 employees in Kyiv and 120 in Ternopil.
Our clients: DocuSign, Relativity, Sphera, Tinder, Insureon, GPShopper, Follett, SwiftIQ, Lawyer Exchange, and more

Over the years, we’ve cooperated with more than 300 clients globally, and we’ve developed great software that’s been used by more than nine million people ‒ that’s equivalent to the population of London or even Switzerland!

What we do?:
Coding, engineering, and rock ‘n’ roll
Forte Group provides full lifecycle software development services ‒ from architecture and UI design to development to maintenance. We help mid-market and large enterprises extend the capabilities of their existing software products and systems, build products from scratch, and augment software engineering teams to accelerate and enhance delivery.

Our team consists of like-minded professionals ready for a tech challenge. You name it, we’ve probably already done it. Our portfolio features projects for clients in the banking, financial services, healthcare, IoT, life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, media and entertainment, and retail industries. To add value and achieve solution scalability, we use Agile methodology.

Our technology focus:
.NET, Java, JavaScript (React.js, Node.js, and Knockout.js), Oracle, Hybris, Salesforce, PHP, QA/QC, SDET, Mobile Development (iOS and Android), and Talent Management.

What’s in it for you?
We encourage life-long learning and welcome employee initiatives. We support non-profit IT organizations, technology hubs, and community events to raise awareness, create new job opportunities, and discover talent. We have been Ternopil IT Cluster residents since 2016.

We offer:
●Experience working with multicultural distributed teams
●Opportunities for self-realization while working on challenging projects using new technologies and tools
●A friendly and enjoyable working environment with a fully equipped workplace
●Social, corporate, and knowledge-sharing events
●Possibilities for career development and professional growth
●A measurable personal development plan (PDP)
●Extended health insurance plans
●Various sports activities and gym membership coverage
●Five fully-paid sick days a year
●Flexible WFH and WFO options
●External training compensation and in-office English classes
●Individual and group sessions with a psychologist
●Corporate and team-building events

Company website:
https://fortegrp.com/

DOU company page:
https://jobs.dou.ua/companies/forte-group/

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