Austin County, TX, USA
Primary Location: 10415 Morado Cir, Austin, TX, USA Division: Cox Automotive Job Level: Individual Contributor Travel: No Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Requisition Number: 210196 This position is remote/work from home. You need to reside within the Central or Eastern Time Zones and able to work overlapping times with the teams in Austin, TX. Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Lead Software Test Engineer with programming skills in C#, Java, or comparable language to join our successful team. This is a full-time remote position supporting the vAuto brand of Cox Automotive in Austin. Our Teams: At vAuto, we offer the chance to do your best work and to help lead the digital revolution of the auto industry. Our Software Delivery teams are energetic influencers who have built a world-class software platform, for auto dealers, from the ground up. Collaboration is woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons to sprint reviews and scrum teams, you’ll be immersed in an environment that nurtures individualism, creative problem-solving, and intellect. Job Summary: A Lead Software Test Engineer is responsible for a range of testing activities including designing and maintaining test frameworks, leading team members and training them on industry best practices, analyzing metrics, and finding gaps in process where automation can help. As the Lead STE you would be actively looking to improve existing frameworks, suites, and processes across vAuto. This may include areas such as Performance testing, Unit Testing, and Code reviews. Technology We Use: C#, .NET, Java, ReadyAPI, SQL Server, Selenium WebDriver, Appium, Git, Rally, JMeter, NUnit, XUnit, TeamCity, Jenkins, Azure, AWS, BDD, Cucumber, SpecFlow What You’ll Do: Owns and coordinates the testing efforts for automated activities across supported applications Provides framework solutions for application teams to use and to develop standards on their use, for example helping implement the Page Object Model or BDD Take the lead to help direct and maintain status meetings for other Software Test Engineers. Gathers and provides metrics on business process, test results for manual and automated test suites, and presents them to stakeholders Provide training on framework updates, process decisions, and improvements Creates, reviews and approves updates to the automation framework(s) Creation and maintenance of API automated testing framework Creation and maintenance of reporting structure that spans, Unit, API, UI, and Mobile testing outputs using a Dashboard health mentality Responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining an object-oriented automation structure Help create and direct the performance testing for load, stress, and isolated testing Maintain and make updates to the CI/CD pipeline strategy, help train team members on strategy, proven approaches, and best practices Responsible for integrating automation libraries and third-party systems to enhance and improve the automation framework Responsible for reviewing and approving automation merge requests Work in a Kanban agile delivery team that supports Scrum teams and their deliveries. Understands the challenges that delivery and operations teams face in their day-to-day work and partner with them to design viable solutions Recommends improvements to testing processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of testing teams and reduce technical debt Qualifications: Required: 7 years of working experience in an STLC or SDLC environment and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience of 14 years in lieu of degree, or Master’s of Computer Science or related field and 5 years of working experience in an STLC or SDLC environment What We Look For: Working experience with CI/CD pipelines Working experience with designing and upgrading automation frameworks Working experience with Software License Agreements Working experience with regulatory standards testing processes Working experience of reporting and automated historical data analysis Working experience in Micro services architecture and testing restful API’s Working knowledge of performance test strategies on web or mobile applications Working knowledge of automated testing frameworks such as Selenium or Appium Working knowledge of coding standards and best practices in an SDLC Working knowledge of language libraries, package managers, and shell scripting Working knowledge of delivering products in an engineering, operations, or release role Working knowledge of development lifecycle methodologies (e.g. waterfall, agile, iterative) Working knowledge in analysis, design and programming Expresses the willingness to learn new things and challenge themselves Expresses leadership experience and the desire to continue to learn and help others succeed What’s In It For You: Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page . Remote-Central Remote-NE Remote-SE Who We Are About Cox Automotive There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto. About Cox We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com. Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.