Lead QA Automation Engineer
Chicago, IL (Remote)
6+ month contract

Contact Mary at mnugent@forbestc.com


Note: W2 candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Responsible for defining and implementing the project Software Quality Assurance Plan, overall testing strategy, and execution of the test automation process
  • Develop and add automated functional, regression, and performance tests in existing test framework
  • Define, build and maintain CI/CD and grow automation infrastructure
  • Responsible for leading testing activities required for the product to be compliant with technical specifications and policy requirements
  • Lead and contribute to efforts for test functionalities prior to each release on each tier (QA, Stage and Production) and oversee triage of defects and assist in defect investigation and escalation
    • 1) Leads in the development of new systems, features, and tools. Solves complex problems and identifies opportunities for technical improvement and performance optimization. Reviews and tests code to ensure appropriate standards are met
    • 2) Utilizes in-depth technical knowledge of existing and emerging technologies, including public cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud
    • 3) Acts as a technical consultant and resource for faculty research, teaching, and/or administrative projects
    • 4) Leads or coordinates teams or projects for activities relating to software support and/or development
    • 5) Performs other related work as needed


Required Skills:

  • Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field
  • Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline
  • Advanced degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, or a relevant quantitative field preferred
  • 4+ years of professional QA experience in testing activities for all phases of the testing lifecycle in an agile environment
  • 1+ years of team lead experience as a software engineer or QA engineer Experience with unit testing, test case development and management, test automations, and performance/load testing
  • Experience with modern testing solutions such as Cucumber, Selenium, LoadRunner, JMeter, Locust, etc.
  • Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages such as Pyhton, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, or Go.Version control experience
  • Experience with large scale cloud applications (in OpenStack or AWS or GCP)
  • Unix/Linux programming or system administration experience
  • CI/CD experience
  • Experience in an Agile Scrum environment



Mary Nugent

Forbes Technical Consulting

Chicago, IL



To apply for this job email your details to mnugent@forbestc.com