Senior Automation Engineer

Location: Johannesburg/Cape Town, South Africa


About Us:

Inspired Testing is a leading innovative and forward-thinking quality engineering and software testing consultancy. Our teams of exceptional consultants and engineers provide solutions that help our customers deliver quality software faster, more effectively, and more frequently. Our brand is trusted and highly respected globally, and we are looking for experienced Senior Automation Engineers who are inspired and motivated by the prospect of being part of our growth story.

The Team:

We're at an exciting point where there's ample opportunity to make a big impact in scaling the people, processes, and technology in service of that mission. Our team’s strength is in its diversity and its acceptance of new ideas and new ways to look at old challenges. We know humans are not one-dimensional, and we celebrate the uniqueness everyone brings to the problems we solve and the culture we create.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts in automation projects.
  • Enhance existing frameworks by adding classes and pages, thereby contributing to framework maintenance.
  • Create and maintain CI/CD pipelines for automation scripts.
  • Report on team tasks, provide mentoring, troubleshoot issues, and offer guidance.
  • Engage in code reviews, merge pull requests, and resolve code conflicts.
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of automation frameworks that support efficient testing and development practices.
  • Refactor existing codebases to enhance scalability, maintainability, and performance.
  • Implement SOLID design principles in automation projects to ensure high-quality, modular, and reusable code.
  • Integrate automation tools into the Test Life Cycle (TLC) and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) processes to streamline testing and deployment workflows.
  • Conduct static code analysis and improve code coverage using tools like SonarQube to ensure the quality and reliability of the automation code.
  • Develop and maintain tools that support both development and testing efforts, improving efficiency and effectiveness across the team.
  • Engage in stakeholder reporting, effectively communicating automation efforts, results, and impacts on the overall project timeline and quality.
  • Write code aimed at improving the overall testability of the software, ensuring that software designs support robust and efficient testing strategies.
  • Participation and contribution to the Inspired Testing Community of Practice.
  • Continuous improvement and contribution to Inspired Testing's standards.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Advanced knowledge and application of OOP principles in the context of automation.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline creation and maintenance.
  • Ability to mentor peers, troubleshoot complex issues, and guide project direction.
  • Proficient in code review processes and effective in resolving merge conflicts.
  • Advanced understanding of automation framework design and maintenance, with a focus on creating scalable and reusable components.
  • Proficiency in refactoring and applying SOLID design principles to automation projects.
  • Strong skills in integrating automation within TLC and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Expertise in using code analysis tools like SonarQube to maintain high standards of code quality and coverage.
  • Ability to develop tools that enhance the efficiency of development and testing processes.
  • Excellent communication skills for effective stakeholder reporting and team collaboration.
  • Strong coding skills with a focus on enhancing software testability.