Automation Test Engineer or Sr. Automation Test Engineer - T2C at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

| Cleveland, OH | Remote
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Company

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

 

 

Develop and run automated tests to validate functionality and performance of software systems and partner with Product Owners and Developers to ensure code changes meet the agreed upon acceptance criteria. Communicate test results and anomalies to their team and others. You will report to the IT Manager, T2C.

To be considered for this role, candidates must be a U.S. citizen.

 

 

Essential Accountabilities

1. Write automated tests for APIs, user interfaces, batch processes, ETL processes, and serverless components.

2. Design tests scenarios through the review of user stories, requirements, and technical specifications using flow diagrams or other methods to clarify requirements. 

3. Partner with Developers and DevOps Engineers to include automated test in CI/CD pipelines.

4. Prepare and acquire test data that reflects production scenarios.

5. Participate in peer reviews of automation code and test cases.

6. Partner with developers, Product Owners, and other team members to understand test automation needs.

7. Conduct root-cause analysis for problems encountered during testing and provide recommendations on resolution.

8. Monitor and review the results of automated and performance tests and makes results visible to other members of the team.

9. Mentors and trains others. Serves as a subject matter expert on testing methodologies and test automation.

10. Contributes to automated test methods, procedures, and standards.

11. May conduct manual testing.

12. Perform other duties as requested.

 

Your Background

Senior Automation Test Engineer

  • Senior: Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of related work experience 
  • Associate's degree or software testing certificate with 7+ years of related work experience

Automation Test Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of related work experience or
  • Associate’s degree and/or Software Testing Certificate and 5+ years of related work experience

Knowledge Areas

  • Quality Assurance Engineering methodologies and practices 
  • Software development Life Cycle and the importance of the QA function within the framework
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development
  • Working knowledge of test case management and automated deploy practices such as CI/CD.
  • Experience implementing and auditing automated test methodology and QA standards.

Skill Areas

  • Senior Automation Test Engineer will be a mentor for Automation Test Engineers
  • Selenium or similar Web Testing Framework
  • CI/CD
  • Cloud Platforms such as AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Gitlab
  • API and Microservice Architectures
  • Object Oriented Design Patterns
  • Communicate complex technical concepts to business partners
  • Experience with tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Office 365
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships
  • Excellent system and process analysis
  • Ability to tailor methodology and apply advanced analysis techniques to meet unique problems with a focus on creating unique solutions. 
  • Work effectively in a virtual organization.

 

Physical Demands and General Working Conditions

Employees typically sit most of the day, work with a computer and may answer/respond to phone calls. Physical movement consists of walking for meetings, breaks, etc. Ability to lift items weighing approximately 20 pounds on a limited basis is required. Employees may be required to travel by car/air.

 

 

 

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

 

 

 

Regular / Temporary

Regular

 

 

 

Job Exempt (Yes / No)

Yes

 

 

 

Job Category

 

 

 

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

 

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • TerraformLibraries
    • RsocketLibraries
    • RDSLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • NoSQLDatabases
    • aerospikeDatabases

What are Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Boston Fed participates in local volunteer activities and provides each employee with two paid volunteer days.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through the work of our Employee Resource Groups (ERG's) and other departments within the Boston Fed, we partner with local Non Profits as a way to give back to the communities where we live and work.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
The Fed Society plans many social activities throughout the year that provide opportunities for employees to engage with one another outside of work.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston provides backup child care assistance, including tutoring, in-home childcare and virtual child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have adopted a remote work posture through 2020 due to Covid-19. Plans to return to the Bank in 2021 have not been determined. Typically, remote work arrangements are at Managers discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
The Fed Society plans family oriented events a few times throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Wage Works.
Company Outings
Game Room
Located outside on the plaza, you'll find corn hole and shuffle board available for a quick game between meetings.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
The Boston Fed offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At a time when many organizations no longer offer a traditional pension plan, the Federal Reserve’s Retirement Plan is recognized for the value it provides in helping secure employees’ financial future during their retirement years. Fed employees are automatically enrolled in our pension plan.

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