Lead Test Automation Engineer
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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jan 6, 2020
Caterpillar is investing in our digital future, and we’re looking for a talented and motivated Lead Test Automation Engineer to help build a world class platform to host a wide range of applications.
Our iconic products have evolved from mechanical work horses to highly sophisticated, and electronically-controlled worksite solutions. This transformation, along with our smart factories and our integrated dealer network, has a wealth of data ready to be leveraged by our customers and our dealers. We’re generating innovative solutions from millions of data points and hundreds of thousands of IoT connected assets.
- Provide technical leadership and mentoring for test engineers on multiple applications/projects onshore and offshore; train and mentor project team members to create, execute, analyze, and maintain automated regression suites.
- Lead the development of test automation code for Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), of systems, infrastructure, and test framework.
- Plan, design, develop, and maintain API test automation framework that facilitates automation scripting, execution, and analysis of results
- Coordinate with product owner to resolve open issues/enhancements/upgrades and understand the use of a specific functionality as needed
- Develop automated functional scripts using tools such as Selenium, Rest Assured, Java, Cucumber.
- Perform exploratory and manual testing of the product suite as appropriate
- Provide expertise in testing methodologies, best practices, and standards
- Position requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.
- 8+ years of test automation framework design and development experience
- 5+ years leading and mentoring test engineers
- 5+ years of prior either functional or object- oriented coding experience in modern programming languages like C++, Java or Python (preferably Java)
- Strong development skills in two or more of the following technologies and tools: Java/Junit, Python, Cucumber, JBehave or other BDD testing frameworks
- Proven experience developing test scripts, test cases, and test data
- Strong experience in testing Webservices (REST APIs)
- The ability to write queries in SQL or other relational databases
- Experience testing full stack and integration testing with 3rd parties
Top candidate will have:
- End-to-end system integration testing experience for software platforms
- Hands on experience with Python, Java
- Experience in TDD, continuous integration, code review practice is strongly desired
- Experience with Apigee or other API gateways is a plus
- Experience with DevOps concepts and tools (e.g., CI/CD, Jenkins, Git)
- At least 2 years working on an Agile team with a solid understanding of Agile/Lean practices.
- Experience with Browserstack or Saucelabs
- Understanding of a micro service Architecture
- Experience load and performance testing
- Strong documentation skills
- Ability to adapt quickly to a complex environment
- Pro-active, flexible and creative
- Very strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with developers and business users.