AccessHQ (Dialog)

Test Automation Consultant

AccessHQ (Dialog)

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 01/10/2018

Job Category:

IT and Telecommunications / QA, Testers

Job description:
AccessHQ Canberra are looking for exceptional Test Automation Consultants to join our growing Test Automation team for full-time permanent consulting roles.

Who is AccessHQ?
With over 20 years in the assurance and testing space, AccessHQ is passionate about making technology live up to its promise. We believe that technology is an enabler for people to work, connect and learn. It is all about people, and too often, we are forgotten in the excitement of technology development. AccessHQ is the voice of the people who use technology; whether we are customers, students, employees or citizens we're all human and all technology should have Human Quality!
For more information on AccessHQ please visit

What we’re looking for
You will be a Test Automation specialist and exceptional developer with demonstrable experience architecting highly scalable, robust and maintainable test automation solutions.
You will have a VERY STRONG development background with hands on experience in Test Automation, CI,CD and DevOps practices.
You will be capable of confidently discussing best practice with developers and potential opportunities with clients.
You must have the technical expertise to fix complex issues and architect high-quality solutions and the business acumen required to be able to assess risk and calculate Return On Investment.
You will have the ability to lead teams and projects, and be willing to share your expertise with junior team members.

Your role
  1. Define strategies and implementation plans which demonstrate ROI
  2. Work with developers and test engineers to improve test and release processes
  3. Build and maintain test tooling and frameworks
  4. Manage stakeholder expectations and communicate with developers
  5. Document and report progress, risks, issues and defects
  6. Lead by example and demonstrate best practices in software development

Mandatory Skills & Experience
  • A solid understanding of OOP development practices and capability with Java, C# or similar
  • A solid ability to deliver engineered automation rather than record and playback techniques
  • Extensive experience delivering high quality test automation solutions in one or more of the following tools:
    • Selenium
    • QTP / UFT / LeanFT
    • Tosca
    • Ranorex
    • Coded UI
  • Demonstrated ability to solve technical problems and implement innovative solutions
  • Hands on experience with Continuous Integration tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Team City
  • Web Service and API testing
  • BDD with tools such as Cucumber, SpecFlow, JBehave
  • Version control with GIT and a good understanding of branching and merging
  • A good understanding of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills
  • Australian Citizen with the ability to obtain Baseline Security Clearance

Desirable Skills
  • Automation of mobile application testing
  • Practical SQL and database experience
  • Cloud experience - AWS or Azure
  • Configuration Management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, OpsWorks etc.
  • Service Virtualisation / API Stubbing and mocking
  • A background in test automation consulting

Applicants are encouraged to share their GitHub or similar repositories demonstrating example projects and code

All short listed applicants will be required to complete technical and aptitude testing along with employment verification checks.

What you get:
  • Market competitive salary
  • A range of benefits including discounted health insurance, salary packaging options etc.
  • Recognition for your achievements
  • Career Development and mentoring
  • The opportunity to work in an organisation that is challenging the status quo in the assurance and testing space.

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