QA Automation Engineer (Contract to Hire)
Balaji Inc. - Menlo Park, CA

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A leading provider of innovative Internet based solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, is looking for a dynamic, thoughtful, and bright individual to join our Quality Engineering team as part of our Websites division based in Menlo Park.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Applies defined software engineering practices and procedures to design, influence, and drive quality and testability of products and services
  • Defines automation test strategies
  • Plays a leadership role in end-to-end quality
  • Writes automated tests built on existing unit and integration test framework
  • Extends existing unit test and integration test frameworks
  • Researches, recommends, and installs automation test tools
  • Develops and implements QA test plans for automated and manual tests
  • Reads code to troubleshoot and isolate defects
  • Actively drives increased code and test coverage
  • Works on multiple assignments in parallel
  • Provides proactive guidance during all stages of development lifecycle influencing specific project outcomes with the goal of defect prevention
  • Mentor / coach other software QA engineers to facilitate their professional development
  • Provides and meets time estimates for assigned deliverables


  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent technical training and professional work experience
  • 5+ years experience in fast-paced software development company in a technical QA role
  • Java development experience required, C++ experience a strong plus - must be comfortable with Java stack to effectively do code reviews, trouble shooting, advocate built-in testability, and write test code
  • Expertise with automation tools required, Selenium 2 and webdriver experience preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in test automation. Create/maintain automated test frameworks. Apply automation throughout the SDLC to drive efficiencies.
  • Possesses solid software engineering skills, thorough knowledge of SDLC and QA/Test and automation methodologies
  • Must have great analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with Agile Development Lifecycle like Scrums, Sprints, Epics, User-stories, and Retrospectives
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Experience working with web applications or customer-facing products, preferably a consumer product desired.

About this company
Founded in 2006, Balaji Inc is a San Francisco Bay Area based boutique consulting firm specializing in Online customer experience and...