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Quality Assurance Automation Test Lead

Job Description

The Corporate Technology and Risk Testing Release Services Team evaluates and tests new or modified software applications and software development procedures used to verify that applications function according to technical and functional requirements.  We operate as business partners, solving problems together with technology and business teams driving better cost to service by performing all testing related activities for Investment, Regulatory, and BAU initiatives.  Our Quality Assurance (QA) team has an opening for an Automation Test Lead.


As an Automation Test Lead you will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop overall test automation strategy and test automation estimates for the program portfolio and plan the effort and strategy required for each application/project based on the development approach and timeline
  • Review and understand the business requirements and design specifications
  • Interact extensively with various on/off-site team members from their own teams, including members from other teams to understand application functionality and scope
  • Manage the quality outcome of application hence ensure the deliverables meet the business requirements with no serious defects
  • Responsible for creating scripts to compare and validate data results from testing and identifying scenarios for automation.
  • Responsible for converting manual test scripts to automated test scripts
  • Responsible for set-up and maintenance of pre-production execution environments on physical and virtual (VMware) desktops and development of batch scripts using VB Script to facilitate the setup of test environments in which to execute automated test scripts and reporting of test execution metrics; verification/validation and tracking of defects in various release/iterations analysis and validation of automated regression test script results
  • Responsible for setting up data, tools, and databases to support integrated test environments and writing SQL queries wherever required for database testing.
  • Assist members of the QA staff with various automation related challenges
  • Work with the development team to understand how changes in the software product affect maintenance of test scripts and the QA automated testing environments and also to ensure that issues/defects are dealt with in a timely and professional manner
  • Develop and maintain any of smoke, functional, and regression tests to ensure code is functioning as designed
  • Troubleshoot defects and manage defect tracking and resolution processes so that a consistent, documented process is used and followed
  • Maintain well organized records of test results and historical analysis of test results
  • Become and remain proficient in all programs necessary to perform the everyday duties of this position
  • Exposure to software release/build process/SDLC required. Experience testing web applications.
  • Suggest test process improvements based on incident trends. Devise options for achieving targets when progress is not as intended
  • Monitor and control tests being performed on all projects under the responsible program portfolio; producing test reports of progress against time and quality, defects severity, distribution and priority rating, impact assessments, trends over the project etc
  • Provides leadership in a matrix environment - which may or may not include direct reports.


  • A college degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five plus years of experience with the following:
    • System software testing
    • Planning and coordinating test activities
    • Overseeing test case development and defect resolution
    • HP's  Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Proven experience in all aspects of functional, integration and regression testing
  • Knowledge of Application Development Lifecycle and concepts
  • Development or test automation tools/frameworks ( Unified Functional Testing Tool (UFT), Business Process Tool (BPT), SOAP –UI, or equivalent testing software )
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and excellent analytical skills
  • Independent decision-making and good judgment
  • Strong time management, interpersonal and people skills
  • Ability to attain results, convey a sense of urgency and drive issues to closure, persists despite obstacles and opposition, sets high standards of performance and pursues challenging goals
  • Strong facilitation skills
    • Utilizes active communication
    • Ability to operate comfortably in a multi-task/multi priority environment
    • Proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Office products , especially creating of  Excel Macros and PowerPoint presentations  
Working knowledge of the following technical specific skills:
  • Database Systems - Oracle, DB2, SQL
  • Can create and execute complex SQL commands, using TOAD for Oracle and SQL script
  • Batch processing
  • Basic infrastructure and architecture methodologies
  • Complex Business Rules engine (ETL)
  • Web technologies - (e.g. HTTP, XML, HTML, etc.)
  • Platforms/OS/Servers (e.g. Windows Server, Linux/Unix, Apache, Tomcat, etc.)
  • Use of 2 or more development languages (e.g. Java, Javascript, Python, Ruby, Groovy, C++/C#, CSS, .Net, VBScript, etc.
Req #: 160017221
Location: Bangalore East, KA IN
Job Category: Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 50000 Indian Rupee (INR)

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