Automation Engineer

Charlotte, NC

Red Ventures, is looking for a Automation QA Engineer.  Candidates must have excellent communication and collaboration skills and be able to work with peers in other organizations as well as software developers, release leads, and other testers. Senior Automation Engineers may also be asked to manage other engineers.


About the Role:

  • Design, write, execute and maintain automated test scripts for Systems, APIs, and UI software components.
  • Assess the current set of automation tools and framework and then make recommendations on our automation strategy.
  • Determine when components meet acceptable quality criteria and standards and give the go-ahead for release to production.
  • Work to minimize manual testing by identifying high-ROI test cases and automating them.
  • Review functional and technical documentation in order to identify requirements for the creation of test plans, test cases and test scripts.
  • Conduct test case reviews to ensure scenarios accurately capture business functionality.
  • Execute all components of product testing such as functional, regression and end-to-end testing.
  • Make recommendations to improve product reliability, performance, and quality assurance best practices and processes.
  • Investigate and evaluate new testing technologies and products for application within the environment.
  • Own Continuous integration tools (Jenkins) and integrate test suite into CI cluster as applicable.
  • Work collaboratively within a team of other engineers and demonstrate strong teamwork.
  • Note: this is a hands-on role where the candidate will be helping teams setup an automation framework while at the same time supporting the current projects as we continue to grow the team.


About You:

  • 3+ years hands-on experience as an automation engineer or software developer in test
  • Strong understanding of QA concepts and proven abilities in the following disciplines: software testing, test case writing, and automated script development
  • Strong experience with JavaScript
  • Strong experience with automation tool frameworks, particularly
  • Experience with API testing tools (ie. Postman / SoapUI)
  • Experience with MYSQL and writing SQL
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proven communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong aptitude (and appetite!) for learning new technologies
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal direction


Desired Additional Skills:

  • Experience managing either QA or Technical teams
  • Experience with or knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • Experience using issue tracking systems (e.g. JIRA)
  • Experience with continuous integration tools
  • Familiarity using source code control systems, especially Git.
  • Ability to analyze code from other team members
  • Familiarity with Containers
  • Familiarity with the AWS Cloud services ecosystem


About Red Ventures:

Red Ventures is a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of digital companies that specialize in bringing consumers and brands together. Through bespoke technology, integrated digital commerce and sales, distinguished partnerships, data science and original content from the company’s proprietary brands and marketplaces, Red Ventures provides better end-to-end consumer experiences throughout the buying cycle.  Headquartered in the Charlotte metro area, Red Ventures has more than 3,600 employees globally in offices across the US, UK and Brazil. 

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