Sr. QA Automation Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Core Digital Media is looking for a Sr. QA Automation Engineer to join its growing team. Our technology team is responsible for the development and operations of all the consumer-facing web applications, our marketing platform and internal tools. We are leaders in online advertising – with a mobile first mentality. The marketing platform is built in-house and customized using cutting-edge technologies. Our marketing technology is available internally and externally - enabling our marketing team and our partners to run more effective campaigns. We are a fast-paced working environment using Agile methodologies.
Our applications are constantly evolving to keep up with latest developments in software industry. We leverage the power of Java and popular frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, AngularJS for building enterprise-class applications. We use a QA automation framework, built using Selenium Webdriver and Appium, for testing on an extensive combination of simulators and real devices in the cloud. Our automation toolkit also includes automated API and automated visual validation testing– all of which allow us to scale efforts across mobile and desktop.
We are looking for a Sr. QA Engineer to join our growing QA Department. The role will focus on testing and automation related to our consumer-facing web applications.

Summary of Position

  • Create test strategy for automated testing of newly created and existing applications and projects
  • Create and maintain automated test scripts, regularly execute scripts and triage automation failures
  • Create both functional, UI driven automated test cases and automated API test cases
  • Participate in software design discussions, reviews and test strategy sessions
  • Provide quality assurance estimates for resource and project planning purposes
  • Create test data and maintain automated regression test suites
  • Support, follow up and troubleshoot the issues found by the QA offshore team

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Agile team to review requirements & design for testability and develop an automated test strategy
  • Write and maintain all required automation for assigned projects
  • Execute automation, triage failures and report results
  • Identify, track, and follow through on issues and defects
  • Manage scope and priorities to complete automation efforts on time
  • Insure the project’s deliverables and activities comply with requirements and QA standards
  • Deliver automation code that meets quality standards defined by the team
  • Participate in code reviews of automation code
  • Mentor other employees when needed
  • Work with the extended Agile team including offshore team members to deliver projects on time with high quality

Skills

  • Strong knowledge of automating tests with Selenium Web Driver and Appium in Java
  • Experience automating API tests with Cucumber
  • Ability to quickly automate test cases with minimal guidance
  • Problem solving and excellent analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Proven ability to prioritize and work effectively on multiple concurrent efforts, and quickly change priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to approach technical challenges innovatively to find new solutions through automation and other tools
  • Strong knowledge of Quality Assurance methodologies and best practices
  • Strong technical knowledge of web application framework and infrastructure
  • Knowledge of Oracle and strong ability to perform SQL queries
  • Ability to work with cross functional team and resolve problems and conflicts
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, techniques, and ever evolving industry standards
  • Solid knowledge of software development life cycles
  • Knowledge of test case management systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a part of a self-directed team in which you determine your tasks on a daily basis in coordination with co-workers rather than waiting for work to be assigned to you
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to getting the job done

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of Agile
  • Proficiency in CI/CD automation through Jenkins
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as Git and Gitlab

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in QA
  • Proficiency in automated scripting languages including Java
  • Experience with automated test tools and frameworks including Selenium Webdriver and Appium
  • Experience creating automated scripts for both desktop and mobile (android and iOS) 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HibernateFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases
    • SparkDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • R StudioAnalytics
    • MicrostrategyAnalytics
    • PythonAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • After EffectsDesign
    • DreamweaverDesign
    • PremiereDesign
    • Adobe AnimateDesign
    • Adobe XDDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • Microsoft DynamicsCRM

Location

We are located in West Los Angeles in the heart of Silicon Beach.
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

CDM is unique in that it exists in a competitive, fast-paced, ever-changing industry and still maintains its collaborative, nurturing community spirit. People are encouraged to think creatively and take risks; the result is a group of people invested in and energized by the work they do.

Chelsea Fusco

Social Marketing Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful people are flexible and open to new ideas. Our industry, and even our individual roles, are constantly changing, so an ability to adapt and pick up on new clients, new processes, and new company goals is essential. Successful teammates are constantly pushing themselves to do better and think of innovative ideas.

Tamara Newman

Campaign Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are excited to be moving towards a micro services architecture which will allow us to create modular applications which are easier to build, maintain and deploy. We are re-architecting our front end to utilize newer UI frameworks. We are working on encrypting sensitive consumer data. We are also working on making our applications cloud ready.

Deepak Vashishtha

Sr. Director of Software Engineering

What are Core Digital Media Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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