Software Systems

Letterkenny Co Donegal

Not disclosed


We are looking to recruit an Automation Architect, who is an experienced testing professional and who's primary function will be to design solutions to testing challenges working within a modern software delivery models such as Continuous Delivery and Agile. The right candidate will be able to design solutions through the application of contextually relevant process and practice using cutting edge tooling and technology while also applying softskills such as effective communication of both team and client. The candidate will be responsible of solving a wide variety of business and technology solutions through the application of contextually relevant process and practice, the use of tools and technology and by applying soft skills such as effective communication and mentoring of both team and client.

Staying abreast of industry trends is a must, as well as keeping up to speed on process, practice and technology developments internally and externally ensuring they are brought in-house so to enhance the solutions applied for testing solutions.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Supporting their Manager in achieving their strategic goals for the Team by providing technical support and coaching to the Manager and the team.
  • Possess broad awareness of testing approaches, practices and techniques to help design and deliver the overall testing methodology used by the team.
  • Can monitor the effectiveness of the testing function and bring about improvements through insights gained via analysis at all stages of the SDLC/STLC.
  • Identify what tools and technologies can be \ should be implemented, aligning with that already used across the broader development function and in-line with the skill-set of the team.
  • Design and develop the test automation framework, harnesses and code libraries to enable the team to both use and enhance them across successive projects.
  • Take responsibility for test infrastructure including environments and software, liaising with teams such as DevOps and Support in areas such as CI/CR and IT budgets.
  • Provide technical know-how, documentation and training to test and other business functions.
  • Stay up to speed on process, practice and technology developments internally and externally.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • B.S/B.A or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or related discipline
  • Ability to provide formal training as well as coaching to team members, management and clients.
  • 6+ years relevant work experience with proven ability to design and deliver quality software to standards and schedules.
  • Expert in Test Automation Tools such as FitNesse, UFT, Load Runner, Selenium Web Driver, Test Drive, J-Meter, Test Complete and Performance Centre.
  • Proven ability to develop test strategies plus approaches, producing estimates, planning, delivery of test preparation and execution on both Web & Desktop Applications.
  • Testing of software products developed using the following technologies: Web Services (SOUP UI, REST API, Postman), AS/400, C++, J2ME, Java, J2EE, JSP, XML, XHTML, HTML, Flash, CSS, ASP, JavaScript and Delphi
  • Strong leadership Management and communication skills enjoying responsibility and ownership at all stages of the test and development life cycle.
  • Experience in working with Continuous Delivery Toolset – Jenkins, Subversion, Artifactory TestNG, Maven, Git etc. a plus
  • Experience with Informatica TDM Toolset a plus
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Experience in one or more of the following programming languages C, C++, C#, VB.Net, ASP and Java.
  • Experience in one or more of the following scripting languages Java Script, VB Script, XML, HTML and DHTML.
  • Experience with varied software delivery methodologies.