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Senior Automation Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN at Lifetouch National School Studios Inc.

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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Job Description

This position represents Quality Assurance and Automation in a project team capacity with responsibility for quality advocacy, planning, design, implementation, testing, reporting, and metrics for both manual and automated testing. Actively cultivate collaborative relationships across IS, business units, and cross-division partners. This individual promotes, establishes and improves standards and processes, and overall QA effectiveness within the schools division of Lifetouch.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates reusable, extendable and sustainable automation suite by advocating "design for testing" strategies in the scrum teams.
  • Creates and maintains automated testing artifacts.
  • Champions automation methodologies.
  • Participates and provides input to planning, building, and maintaining the Automation framework and associated processes.
  • Identifies and drives change to ensure automation effectiveness.
  • Provides accurate, clear and concise testing status updates across multiple projects.
  • Participates in requirement and design review meetings to stay informed of potential impact to test automation.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of customer requirements, offer suggestions on how best to deliver solutions.
  • Escalates issues to Project Manager and Quality Assurance Manager as needed in a clear, concise and timely manner. Consistently identify and propose solutions to issues.
  • Identifies, communicates and provides solutions to issues that impact project schedules.
  • Consistently seeks challenges and seize opportunities.


Perform other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned.



  • 4-year degree in Computer Science or applicable field or related experience


  • 7 + years of experience with formal test methods and quality assurance
  • 7 + years of automation experience in a professional software development environment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Expertise in automation with Selenium & Java Script Automation frameworks
  • Hands on database/SQL experience
  • Experience in Agile & BDD environment and knowledge of DevOps
  • Solid understanding of Automation Framework principles
  • Solid understanding of Quality Assurance methodologies