Job Description :
Job Title: Lead Test Automation Engineer
Location: Austin, TX
6 months contract to Hire
Willing to consider CTH for the right candidate.

The client is transforming their testing environment from manual to a fully automated environment. The successful candidate will come with solid leadership skills to help develop a plan and implement the strategy on setting up an automated testing environment, to help mentor current staff which is comprise of only one with Automation testing experience and 5 Manual Testers. Candidate will be expected to remain hands on.

The must haves:
Minimum 8 years of hands-on experience in designing, developing, executing and maintaining automated test suites. (experience as a software developer will be considered)
Experience with automation frameworks and tools such as such as TestNG or Junit, Selenium or QTP
Advanced experience with Java or other object oriented technologies is plus
Experience in developing enterprise automation frameworks for UI and non UI testing

PREFERRED-Familiarity with RUP, Rally and Jenkins
PREFERRED- Experience with Performance and Load Testing
PREFERRED- Familiar with OWASP methodologies and tools for testing of security in applications
PREFERRED- Familiarity with client/server and n-tier system architectures and object oriented development
PREFERRED- Property and casualty insurance
PREFERRED- Experience testing Guidewire products (Policy Center, Billing Center or Claim Center)
PREFERRED- IT certification

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Lead Test Automation Engineer will be responsible for designing and architecting the automation frameworks used for testing our systems and business processes. This role collaborates with project management, developers and testers to understand the goals of the project and the testing needs. The candidate must demonstrate a solid understanding of software testing methods and automation frameworks.