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Software QA Automation Manager - Microservices in Austin, TX at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/23/2018

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Job Description

MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The Company delivers business process services to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support programs around the globe. The Company’s primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 16,000 employees worldwide.


This position provides leadership and direction to the testing automation of Microservice testing. This role is responsible for defining the testing framework, testing best practices for cloud-native application architecture and identifying the skill gaps in the existing testing team. The person is responsible for aligning the testing automation testing with DevOps practices being developed in the company. The person works very closely with the Process automation team to integrate the automation test scripts with CI/CD practices. This person is also responsible for development of agile testing practices and internalization of those process by testing team.

  • Strategize, Develop, maintain, and implement software Automation framework for testing Microservices.
  • Work across Service Teams and Develop strategies for creations of test data.
  • Perform automation framework reviews
  • Stay up to date with latest testing techniques such as A/B testing and evaluate new techniques for deployment of new features to production environment.
  • Provide mentoring to the testing team as required
  • Devise the performance testing strategy and work with the engineering and platform teams to execute and collect performance data.
  • Evaluate testing tools and provide recommendations.
  • Develop Agile testing practices and train the team members.
The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree and master's degree from an accredited college or university; field of study in Applied Science or Engineering preferred.
  • 8 to 10 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification required.
  • Experience testing webservices is a must
  • Experience in testing cloud architectures that include microservices and RESTful APIs is a must.
  • Strong scripting skills preferably in JAVA/JavaScript, Unix shell scripting, and Python/C#
  • Basic object oriented programming, preferably Java
  • Scripting experience with performance tools such as JMeter
  • Experience working with the Automation API tools (READYAPI / SOAPUI PRO etc.,)
  • Strong Experience in service virtualization for accommodating webservices testing without time delays.(CA LISA / SERVICE V PRO etc.,)
  • Testing experience in public cloud (Azure, AWS, etc.)
  • Source code management system, preferably Subversion - SVN (GITHUB or any other related experience is fine)
  • Experience with xUnitFramework (JUnit and/or TestNG) and build tools such as Maven, Ant.
  • Familiar with Behavior Driven Development or Test Driven Development
  • Strong SQL for data validation is a must
  • Worked with Java Applications
  • Worked with XPath, Dom, CSS, HTML, HTTP, REST etc.,
  • Worked with Automation Tools (Test Complete /SOAPUI or READYAPI from Smartbear Automation UI Suite or open source tools such as Selenium
  • Webdriver/Jenkins/Maven/POSTMAN/RestAssured/SWAGGER etc.,) and familiarity with Scripting languages, HTML, creating and validating XML
  • Experience with testing tools for test case management and defect management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Visio, Project, and Excel).
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment under deadlines in a changing environment.
  • Ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously,
  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently
  • Must be organized and detail oriented.
  • 5+ years’ experience with software automation/API/Microservices testing is required
  • Certified Scrum Master or PMI-ACP Experience testing in Agile/SCRUM environments preferred.
  • Experience working in mid-large scale projects preferred.
  • Experience testing application deployed on cloud native PaaS framework preferred.
  • Experience with vulnerability and privacy testing methods preferred.

EEO Statement Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you.

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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