Senior QA Automation Engineer

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Acadian Asset
  • 29 Nov 17 2017-11-29

The QA Automation Engineer will be responsible for leading automation testing activities that include understanding our technology architecture principles, formulating a test automation strategy, developing automation frameworks, and executing automated tests. The Engineer will serve as a subject matter expert on the development of automated testing approaches, methodologies, and creation of testing scenarios, frameworks and scripts using automated processes.


  • Analyzes and understands our applications, technology architecture, and interdependencies to determine and develop a QA automation strategy, standards, and guidelines
  • Evaluate and select testing tools/processes with the development team that helps us build out test environments
  • Build and maintain a testing framework to be used horizontally across our technology stack (e.g. RESTful services, ETL) as well as build out of various reusable libraries across our business line verticals (e.g. Investments, Security Master)
  • Responsible for the design and code reviews for automation development
  • Contribute to robust, scalable, and high quality test automation solutions for functional, regression and performance testing
  • Work with Agile delivery teams to understand product vision and product backlogs
  • Assist in creating acceptance criteria for user stories and generate a test automation backlog
  • Participates in design activities with the architecture team relating to testing of the functional and non-functional requirements
  • Implement, track, and report key metrics to assure full coverage of functional and non-functional requirements
  • Creation and management of test data for use by automated tests
  • Mentor and manage other QA engineers in automation


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years of experience in a related position; financial services industry experience required
  • Proven knowledge of a standard software quality assurance methodology, components, deliverables, and how these integrate within the software development lifecycle is required
  • Microsoft .NET knowledge; Strong knowledge of Transact SQL, Microsoft Access, SQL Server, ASP, ASP.NET, SSIS, SSRS, WebAPI RESTful services
  • Automated testing tools, e.g. Selenium, Coded UI; Formal development experience with C#/Java/.NET a plus
  • Strong understanding of configuration management tools
  • Knowledge of at least one source control tool with preference for Perforce or GitLab
  • Broad knowledge of technology development, infrastructure and support environments