QA Automation Lead

QA Automation Lead

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Canada, Remote

Information Technology




Join a top employer and advance your career. Our client, a leader in their field, has partnered with Aplin to hire an Automation Lead Engineer for mobile, API, and web app testing for a permanent, full-time position based in Vancouver, BC. You will be testing a variety of world-class apps, and by working in a highly supportive team of skilled developers and testers, you will help enhance our clients' testing capabilities.

Preference will be given to Vancouver-based candidates who are willing to spend 2+ days in the office, but our client will consider fully remote candidates.


  • Lead a team, typically 3 or 4 QAs, by setting clear goals, monitoring progress, and verifying output.
  • Design and build scalable automated test frameworks and test suites working across technologies.
  • Create, maintain, and execute automated test cases for mobile, web, APIs, and web services.
  • Develop automation code demonstrating a strong understanding of object-oriented design fundamentals, data structures, and design patterns (not just PageObjectModel, PageFactory, and Singleton).
  • Create API and webservice automated tests using Java, Postman, SOAP UI, Jmeter, REST Assured, or similar tools.
  • Create web-based automated test cases using Java, TestNG, and Selenium in an AWS environment.
  • Professional interaction with our clients and internal resources
  • Creation and execution of test strategies and plans
  • collaborate with the development, UX, and PM leads to deliver our clients' vision
  • Report test status to the client and team in a clear and consistent way.
  • Demonstrate your expertise in testing in an Agile environment.
  • Generate metrics and information that improve practices on the team.
  • Assist with recruiting junior QA resources.
  • Review, support, and mentor junior QA engineer
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in computer science or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience, preferably in either a (SDE) Software Development Engineer or (SDET) Software Development Engineer in Test role
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with backend automation with technologies like RESTful APIs, Web Services Java, Postman, SOAP UI, Jmeter, and REST assured
  • Accomplished abilities in Java and Core Java (minimum 6 years) and scripting languages, and in API testing and writing automated tests for mobile platforms
  • Experience with tools such as Appium, Selenium, and/or XCUI testing
  • Working knowledge of AWS technologies like S3, SNS, SQS, Lambda, EC2, Fargate, and PostGres
  • 2+ years of team leader experience

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