• Automation Testing & Quality Assurance Lead

    Job Location US
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/25/2019 1:49 PM)
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  • Overview

    Steampunk is looking for you to join our team as a QA and Automation Testing Lead.  You'll provide hands on testing and QA expertise in mission critical work across our client base and also helping in growing, training, and mentoring other QA and testing team members as we grow and expand this practice across the company.



    • Manage day to day activities of testing and work with test automation and technical release managers within an agile/scrum environment.
    • Participate in scrum & product planning and be responsible for all phases and types of testing, for right-sized testing, including but not limited to strategies, requirements, planning, management, execution and reporting.
    • Drive the building of test strategies & methodologies, automation and site monitoring focused on infrastructure and high availability.
    • Understand complex business and functional requirements and provide direction in designing the technical test cases that thoroughly test the tech stack from architectural standpoint and meet the product requirements.
    • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, dependencies or potential issues.
    • Work with product, engineering teams in implementing & enforcing quality gates at each stage of pipeline.
    • Excellent facilitation and problem-solving skills in working with teams for the approval (or exceptions) for the product acceptance (e.g., Product Security, Performance Testing, Vulnerability Testing, reliability & fault tolerance testing etc).
    • Manage test data architecture definition and requests
    • Ability to perform initial debugging on test failures and read through the code.
    • Proactively identify and communicate risks and opportunities for improvement across all products and test frameworks.
    • Resiliency & Fault ingestion testing experience to build high available systems.

    Behavioral Skills:

    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written a must
    • Strong team lead and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work under pressure in a multi-task environment
    • Experience working with Complex Systems



    • Bachelor’s degree 
    • 4 years experience
    • Experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of quality assurance standards for testing
    • Automation experience (Selenium, Appium, Soap UI, RestAssured, Postman, Jira)
    • Good Project Management skills
    • Extensive background supporting Quality Assurance programs in a mid to large size company
    • Strong knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies
    • Plan, organize and direct Quality Assurance activities to achieve maximum operational efficiency in meeting department and company goals and objectives.
    • Proficiency with object-oriented programming using technologies like Core Java, Restful, SOAP, message queues, Apache Kafka, Jenkins, Eclipse, IntelliJ, Maven, Gradle etc.
    • Experience with CI/CD technologies, such as JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket (or another Git server), and Jenkins

    About steampunk


    Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors.  Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges.  As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers – and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit


    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program. 


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