Apetan Consulting Inc
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Test Automation Lead
- Albany NY
Experience level :
Years of Experience :
8-10 Yrs
Duration :
Above 1 Year
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$ Open Hourly 1099/C2C
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Job Description: Search Highlights
         Multi-year renewal contract
         Onsite required in Albany, NY M-F 40 hours/week.
 IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Experience developing custom automation scripts either with RFT or Selenium using Java is mandatory for this requirement
Job description:
The Test Automation Lead is responsible for test automation for the NY-SoH and will be working in a high intensity, deadline driven environment.  They will be responsible for planning, designing, deploying, maintenance and troubleshooting through all layers of the Testing Development Life Cycle. The Test Automation Lead responsible for Test Automation will work as part of the NY-SoH testing Teams and with the NYSOH management leadership, and be responsible for working with all application teams to facilitate the delivery needs of the program. 

Minimum Job Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, mathematics, or engineering or a mathematics intensive discipline
2. Seven or more years of project planning/management experience and people management experience
3. Experience working with business process test methodologies environment, demand for products and market competition
4. Must have a proven experience of at least 3 consecutive and recent years in leading the development of automation framework and automation (functional) test scripts
5. Must have a minimum of 3 years of proven experience managing an On Shore test automation team of at least 10 test automation developers
6. Must have proven experience developing custom automation scripts in either Rational RFT or Selenium using Java.

                     Serves as the Automation Team Lead, responsible for Test Automation. Lead approximately 12 testers, negotiate scope, develop estimates, plans, monitoring metrics, and provide daily guidance to the team and the client. Provide daily metrics to the project leadership. Support the life cycle of the change requests.
                     Performs complex analyses of business goals, objectives and needs of the general business environment to align information technology solutions with business initiatives for a complex account. Serves as a subject matter expert and the liaison between technical personnel and non-technical personnel. Plans and designs complex business processes and system modifications. Makes recommendations to improve and support business activities.
                     Facilitates and coordinates all Test Automation project activities from inception through completion of entire systems development lifecycle of multiple projects; including estimating, scheduling, status tracking, reporting, and issue and risk mitigating responsibilities.
                     Identifies appropriate resources and staffs projects. Organizes automation test team(s) members to ensure communication and understanding of deadlines, assignments and objectives. Acts as the point of contact to client's project management.
                     Manages costs, schedules and quality by overseeing test automation deliverables. Ensures schedule and budget are met. Identifies need for change, determines course of action and revises as appropriate.
                     Oversees the ongoing review of Automation test(s) status; identifies risks. Develops, recommends and implements risk mitigation solutions and implements as appropriate.
                     Works in conjunctions with team members and stakeholders to anticipate and manage changes to test project. Determines when additional resources are needed and implements same. Identifies or gathers information regarding possible solutions that may create additional, different or unique objectives or results.
                     Manages client expectations and balances the needs of company and client to ensure satisfaction for relevant parties.
Essential Job Functions:
Determines automation testing strategies and guides the work of less experienced team members.
Vast knowledge of automation testing techniques to cover all possible corner cases for automation testing, verification and validation techniques
Must have proven experience developing automation suite from scratch
Experience working with test tools, processes, approaches and techniques
Must have proven experience in developing automation test scripts with Object Oriented programming
Must have hands on working experience in writing SQL using joins for data validation from various data sources in both DB2 and Oracle
Must Have hands-on experience in developing automation scripts for a very complex and large multi portals web-based application built on JAVA with backend batch jobs and interfaces
Must have good analytical skills and proven experience in analyzing and writing automation scripts for complex business rules and rule engines
Must have proven experience leading a large On Shore team of test automation developers
Experience working with productivity and methodology tools that increase project efficiency and effectiveness
Experience working with administrative processes
Strong working knowledge of MS Project
Strong working knowledge of MS Excel
Strong organizational skills
Strong creative, analytical and problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with team members and clients
Strong communication skills
Skilled in estimating, planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting.
Good leadership and negotiation skills to manage testing phases
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and switch between tasks quickly
Ability to work in and foster a team environment
Ability to manage large or multiple projects with changing priorities
Ability to deal with ambiguity and change
With submittal, please provide the following:  Candidate will be rejected without this information.
         Attached matrix filled out by candidate, candidate must fill in comments about their experience with each area, add bullets
         3 references with email/phone numbers (add to matrix where required)
         Copy of bachelors degree (not provisional certificate)
         Copy of Green Card if not a USC.
         LinkedIn profile for candidates, send link  preferred, not required.
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