Sr QA Automation Engineer
LPL Financial Services - Charlotte, NC

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Reporting to the AVP (or Manager) of Software Quality Assurance, the Sr. QA Automation Engineer independently performs software quality assessments and test processes within the context of a project or release. With assistance from other members of the team, the Sr. QA Automation Engineer builds and maintains Automation Scripts to support LPL systems and applications and uses this knowledge to develop and execute test strategies that fully exercise system functionality.

  • Reviews and provides feedback on SDLC project documentation
  • Develops appropriate Automation Test Strategies in coordination with the Functional test strategy
  • Completes test preparation and test execution tasks as assigned by QA Manager
  • Designs and implements automation solutions based on system understanding and analysis of technology and system specifications
  • Maps automation test cases to requirements or functional test cases to ensure complete test coverage
  • Identifies test data requirements and generates required test data
  • Prioritizes test cases taking into account business priorities, risk, and combinatorial analysis
  • Executes Automated Functional, Regression, and System testing for primarily web-based applications
  • Reports software defects and shepherds them through the defect life cycle to closure
  • Reports test progress and quality status to project stakeholders
  • Participates in project release efforts ranging in scope from small to very large
  • Serves as a technology ambassador for automation and efficiency solutions
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for Automation Test Library in one or more areas of our applications, typically of moderate to high complexity
  • Works with peers in test, development, data center and other organizations to troubleshoot and resolve project issues both technical and non-technical in nature
  • Participates in and occasionally leads process improvement efforts within QA and the larger technology organization
  • Follows all LPL best practices in software project execution
  • Maintains Automation and test case management tool for assigned areas of test suite ownership
  • Configures test environments as necessary to support test efforts
  • Recommends improvements in Automation strategies, software and process
  • Mentors and oversees the work of one or more junior engineers as assigned
  • Performs code and standards reviews

  • Typically requires a B.S. in Computer Science and 4+ years experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, e.g., M.S. degree plus 2 years experience
  • Significant experience (3+ years) Automation testing of web-based applications
  • Minimum of 2 years prior programming/scripting experience with Selenium or VBScript or other QA automation language
  • Experience with designing, developing and the execution of reusable and maintainable automated scripts
  • Solid understanding of Windows-based systems, internet technologies, and SQL
  • Demonstrated experience with industry standard Quality Assurance methodologies and their practical application
  • Solid understanding of the software development life cycle
  • Thorough understanding of the defect life-cycle process and industry standard defect tracking tools
  • Experience with HP Quality Center and Quick Test Pro
  • Experience with Load Testing and Quality Center's Performance Center a plus
  • Proficient in GUI design standards
  • Understanding of Formalized QA Product Risk Analysis and Techniques
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where resourcefulness, determination, and strong problem-solving skills are necessary for success
  • Positive attitude and the ability to complete assigned objectives with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of security testing -hacking preferred
  • Web services WFC and web interface knowledge desired
  • Component level testing experience a must
  • Selenium Experience Highly Desired
  • QA experience with financial applications is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to discourse with Application Development
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

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