Test Automation Analyst


: $91,350.00 - $123,650.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

Title: Test Automation Analyst
Location: Lakewood, CO
Type: Direct Hire/FTE

Our client is a leader in banking innovations, employee satisfaction, and customer service. Their Technology Department focuses on quality and innovation to continuously deliver value in an Agile environment to business units across the company. To help these efforts, we are seeking Test Automation Analyst to join the exciting Finxact team! This is an opportunity to join a Software Delivery Team aimed at building software to integrate with a new cloud-based Core as a Service. You'll be responsible for driving the Test Automation strategy and implementation of the front-end and back-end services for this new strategic initiative.

The Test Automation Analyst is responsible for supporting and implementing the design, automation, and maintenance of test scripts to ensure automation supports testing initiatives and continuous integration. In this role, you will support existing automation frameworks and related best practices. The Analyst will document and perform manual testing, where applicable. While working closely within, and across teams, you will ensure quality standards are met, and performance improvements are made. To ensure consistency across development, test, and production environments, the Analyst will collaborate on the documentation of test cases, and test processes and procedures. In this role, you will have the chance to mentor and train new and existing staff, and provide group training on specific subject areas, as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Test complex GUI and/or API software efforts from analysis through implementation
  • Design, automate, and maintain test scripts related to various sized efforts
  • Perform maintenance to, and debug, existing scripts
  • Drive Risk-Based Testing conversations between business sponsors and developers
  • Assume a lead role in testing, analysis, and communication of results
  • Help reconcile business and technical requirements through use of current methods and practices
  • Collaborate with Delivery Teams and Testing Centers of Excellence to create and evolve policies and best practices
  • Ensure best practices and standards are followed; maintain and oversee proper documentation
  • Make suggestions for improving the development and testing process
  • Mentor and train new and existing staff
  • Work under general supervision; communicate with management on the status of tasks and projects and initiate requests to escalate problems, when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • All required responsibilities from Associate Analyst
  • Understand and comply with all provisions of the Safety in the Workplace policy

Minimum Qualifications of Position

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 5 years may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements
  • If a candidate does not meet the minimum job requirements, we may consider such candidate(s) for a lower career stage.

Preferred Qualifications of Position

  • Foundation and/or Advanced level Software Testing Certification; (i.e. ISTQB)

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience with all forms of testing: Functional, System, Integration, Regression, Exploratory, Negative, Smoke
  • Experience with scripting languages using Java, C#, VBScript, or related languages/technologies
  • Experience testing and automating GUI, including desktop/mobile applications, browsers and/or REST and SOAP Services
  • Experience with test management and test automation tools, or other related software testing tools
  • Experience with Eclipse and/or Visual Studio
  • Experience with source repositories, such as GitHub
  • Experience with SQL and general knowledge of RDBMS concepts
  • Strong understanding of the difference and purpose of both GUI and API testing
  • Knowledge of industry standards and trends
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong technical and operational problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of information security concepts and techniques, as they apply to enterprise operating systems and applications
  • Strong ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Ability to lead initiatives and manage projects with minimal guidance
Max Trujillo
Technical Recruiter

**If this is not a fit for you or you are not interested, Ascent Services Group offers an excellent Referral Bonus! We look forward to hearing from you!

About Ascent: The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized technology staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences. As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve. Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization. Become one of ASG s candidates and experience the difference!

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