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Test Automation Lead in Westwood, MA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 5/7/2019

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    Westwood, MA
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Test Automation Lead with our industry-leading client in Westwood.

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Test Automation Lead:

  • Driving force to establish and operate the testing automation practice area to automate testing for IT projects, application portfolios and infrastructure systems. 
  • With QA and TCoE leadership, designs, starts up and runs the Testing Automation Center. 
  • Assures consistency and compliance of testing automation across all IT projects, applications and infrastructure systems. 
  • Develops testing automation procedures, activities, deliverables, job aids and best practices and coaches on proper use of these. 
  • Partners with Project Managers, IT and business managers and staff from project inception through transition to production implementation and throughout ongoing production support to assure effective and efficient testing automation. 
  • Develops and executes plans to embed the appropriate testing automation activities and deliverables into the work people do, and to improve test yield of existing test cases. 
  • Coaches individuals and teams about how to identify testing automation activities, develop testing automation scripts and create testing automation regression test suites and maintain these current through the life of the project and product. 
  • Develops, maintains and oversees the testing automation portfolio across the enterprise. 
  • Organizes and schedules all testing automation related work planning and execution throughout IT. Attends meetings in person with development teams to identify automation testing needs. 
  • Identifies and oversees automation opportunities within the business areas. 
  • Coordinates automation engagements with Project Managers, Test Leads and Product and Technology Center managers. 
  • Provides the automation test strategy and architecture as required. 
  • Writes and maintains high value system level automated tests. Attends meetings with Test Leads to define the steps needed and the test data required to execute the test cases. Debugs any intermittent failures that may occur on automated tests. Coordinate the technical execution of test scripting with additional resources. 
  • Runs weekly testing automation meetings to status all ongoing testing automation work, identify new testing automation work and transition testing automation from project mode to production support. 
  • Works with QA and TCoE leadership to develop service quality standards and analytics to monitor performance of testing automation. 
  • Recommends, designs and implements corrections and continuous improvements as needed. 
  • Evaluates and, as needed, recovers testing automation initiatives. 
  • Interacts and coordinates with onshore and offshore employee and contractor personnel as well as vendors who perform testing automation. 
  • Partners with the IT Project Management Office (PMO) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) to assure a fully integrated testing automation approach and program. 
  • Work includes analyzing, consulting, designing, implementing, leading, presenting and developing. 
  • This role works in an environment that often requires performing multiple simultaneous activities where deadlines need to be met and work is performed under pressure while involving significant IT and business commitments and results.

Requirements of the Test Automation Lead:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Quality Management, related discipline or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant technical and business experience designing, conducting and leading testing automation activities is required. 
  • Demonstrated experience starting up testing automation and providing advocacy and change leadership is required. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading testing automation initiatives and teams is required. 
  • Experience creating, running and maintaining testing automation test cases, scripts and regression test suites is required. 
  • Experience with testing automation as part of work scope for projects, the transition of automated test suites from projects to operational support, and maintaining automation regression test suites to remain current is required. 
  • A working understanding of project based Software Delivery, application production Support and QA / Testing methodologies is required. 
  • Experience working in a TCoE or equivalent organizational structure is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of HP testing tools, Unified Functional Test automation tool in particular is preferred. 
  • Experience with Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and Software as a Solution (SaaS) is preferred. 
  • Industry recognized certification for testing automation is a plus. 

Keywords: Test Automation, Automation, Project Management, Project Manager, SaaS

Job ID: 318927

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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