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QA Automation Engineer in Nashville, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/27/2018

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Job Description

As a QA Automation Engineer, you will be involved throughout the development lifecycle with particular responsibility in the quality assurance of software development and deployment with emphasis on development and implementation of test automation.

You'll be involved in the creation of business requirements inputting the test scripts and test scenarios to ensure developers understand the business requirements so that they can be effectively tested.

You will be working closely with developers as they develop code to ensure requirements are being met and to the correct quality, and you will conduct automated (and manual tests where necessary) to ensure the software created is fit for purpose.

During testing, you will be thinking "outside of the box" to understand the various scenarios and configurations that customers use to ensure customer quality is maintained and through doing so drive regression testing across the products.

You will be responsible for defining and driving innovative automated testing strategies and toolsets into our overall development processes that support and enhance the current Quality Assurance processes.

  • You will work as part of cross-functional, passionate agile project teams to ensure quality is driven into the heart of the development process from requirements definition through to delivery.
  • You will be designing, developing and supporting frameworks for our test infrastructure and providing automation expertise to the development teams.
  • You will be contributing toward predictable delivery of quality releases.
  • You will research, recommend and implement tools as needed with the goal of increasing automation.
  • You will mentor team members on automation.
  • You will be Proactive by bringing issues and problems to the attention of the team; generating, proposing and implementing innovative solutions to solve them.
  • You will be meticulous about documentation and maintaining a robust log of all test cases and test results.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Strong background in, and at least 3+ years of working in tooling or QA automation
  • Thorough understanding of SDLC, specifically automated QA processes in agile development environments.
  • Experience in writing, executing and monitoring automated test suites using a variety of technologies including, but not limited to, Cucumber, Concordion, Selenium, Fit/FitNesse, SoapUI.
  • Proficient with bug tracking and test management toolsets to support development processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of testing fundamentals such as TDD & BDD.
  • Proficient working with relational databases such as MySQL & PostreSQL.
  • Some knowledge of Unix/Linux.


  • Building test infrastructures using containerization technologies such as Docker and working within continuous delivery / continuous release pipeline processes.
  • Testing enterprise applications deployed to cloud environments such as AWS.
  • Experience mentoring QA staff and end users on quality objectives and testing processes
  • Understanding of coding enterprise applications within Java, PHP, Python and other languages
  • Understanding of NoSQL database technologies such as MongoDB or DynamoDB
  • Ensure that all tests are executed and give regular feedback to the team lead on the status of quality
  • Use appropriate measures and KPIs to validate and report on software quality
  • Be a creative thinker who can quickly identify and test for functional 'edge cases' outside of expected functionality workflow
  • Have the drive to become an expert in one or more of the following Unit testing, UX Testing, UI Testing, Integration teAPIs,of APIs , Performance and scalability testing, Security Penetration Testing