Lead QA Automation Engineer Recruitment at Software Placements

Salary/Rate: €69800 – €79700/annum

Location: Dublin, Dublin City

Posted: 16/10/2019 (11:30) Agency: Software Placements

Job description


My client currently has a requirement for a Lead QA Automation Engineer to join their growing team based in Dublin. You must be able to demonstrate success in devising and bringing a full test automation strategy to maturity.


  • Using your experience and knowledge, expand on and bring the test automation strategy to maturity
  • Lead and line manage a team of QA Test Automation Engineers
  • Develop automated functional UI tests & API/Service level tests
  • Collaborate with other departments including Development, Architecture and TechOps to devise solutions for Test Automation
  • Provide progress updates to the QA Manager
  • Improve the existing test automation tools to further increase their stability, maintainability, expandability, and usefulness to the team
  • Create utilities/tools as required, to help productivity for the QA & other teams
  • Build out our mobile app test framework
  • Mentor other members of the Test Automation team and QA Engineers
  • Champion the efforts to achieve a high-quality standard
  • Collaborate with other members of the QA team to automate the manual test processes
  • Research and propose new solutions and technologies for our testing needs
  • Self-motivation to continually learn and adopt the latest industry innovations and technology
  • Create documentation and training aides to help other members of the Technology department learn to use the automation tools


  • A relevant third level qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years’ in QA Test Automation with a minimum of 2 years as a Lead Test Automation Engineer
  • Experience with multi-tier systems; Database, App Servers, Web and Mobile Apps (iOS & Android)
  • Experience with Selenium WebDriver and grid
  • Java, SQL and Git working experience
  • Experience working with the Linux command line
  • Experience working with continuous integrations tools like Jenkins
  • Experience working with Cucumber, JBehave or other BDD frameworks
  • Experience working with API test tools such as Postman or SoapUI
  • Scripting skills
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with Jira and test management tools for managing the Agile process and testing
  • Ability to work as part of and lead a self-directed team, in which you determine your tasks on a daily basis in coordination with your team members, rather than waiting for work to be assigned to you
  • Fluent verbal and written English


If you feel this role is for you please contact Mick Duffy on (phone number removed) or [email protected]


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