QA Automation Lead
Location: Chicago, IL


Job Description

Solstice is an innovation and emerging technology firm that helps Fortune 500 companies seize new opportunities through world-changing digital solutions. As strategists and consultants, we help organizations evolve their digital strategy to solve mission-critical problems. As designers and developers, we build incredible hardware and software solutions that transcend a standalone product and transform an organization’s relationship with its customers. As instructors and coaches, we help companies transform from the inside out by adopting a high-speed culture of innovation. We’re strategists, researchers, designers and engineers hell-bent on changing the way the world does business. We’re headquartered in Chicago and have delivery offices in New York, London, and Buenos Aires.

 

We’re looking for a Quality Assurance Automation Lead to lead our QA automation practice and contribute to client projects.

The Automation Lead will be responsible for, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Working to define and lead our QA automation practice
  • Mentoring our QA’s, educating them on proper practices and techniques
  • Being the coach and all-around advocate for QA Automation amongst the project team and client stakeholders
  • Developing automated test scripts, test plans and test cases
  • Executing automated test plans
  • Maintaining and executing existing automation scripts
  • Participating in functional testing, regression testing and performance testing
  • Identifying bugs, issues, risks, and bottlenecks within the mobile application
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Professional Skills:

  • Strong executive presence and leadership skills
  • QA Automation and/or Ruby development experience
  • The individual must have a passion for software testing and finding bugs in software prior to deployment
  • Highly motivated self-starter, a team player who works well on cross functional teams and comfortable in a leadership role
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to portray information in a logical and well-organized manner
  • Proven record of developing strong, positive relationships with the software development team, especially developers and business analysts
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to the client solution and deliverables

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with Agile Project Management is a strong plus; namely Scrum
  • Experience writing and executing automated acceptance criteria using Calabash, Appium and/or another mobile test automation suite
  • Experience in a Business Analyst or QA role for mobile applications a plus (i.e. Android, iOS)
  • Experience using GitHub or similar code repository system
  • Proven ability to focus on value-based testing and coverage with a dedication to delivery and time estimates
  • Creative, solutions-oriented tester that focuses on testing coverage in the most effective and efficient way possible
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field
  • Excellent communication skills



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