QA Automation Engineer


Are you passionate about high-quality software and ambitious to grow your testing skills? Learn more about our QA Engineer role.

QA Automation Engineer

$ 30k/Year   Flexible   Long-term
Good fit for: Test Engineer, Automation Test Engineer, Software Development Engineer in Test

Interested in being a part of the QA Automation team to come up with new ideas to continuously improve our Test Automation frameworks? Do you have the passion and ambition to grow your Test Automation skills and challenge yourself on a variety of products? If you can adapt to our roles and can learn new ideas and concepts to solve business problems, then this role may be for you.

Our assembly line teams require highly skilled QA Automation engineers who are experienced in developing automated tests and are willing to be part of a high performing team where you can expect to learn from your mentors. We have high expectations of our engineers within the organization and only the best and most disciplined in their work are expected to succeed.

Engineers have aggressive daily and weekly targets set for them and are required to work a standard working week with us. Your output of work is measured daily, both from a quantitative as well as a qualitative aspect. You will receive daily and weekly feedback on your performance which will help you resolve blockers and ensure you are meeting your targets.

“My team was able to accomplish a really fast product improvement. It's amazing to work with such talent!”
-Brijesh P, QA Engineer
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WHY CROSSOVER?
Crossover recruits and builds world class high performing teams to power the fastest growing portfolio of software products in the world. No other company provides the training and the opportunities to test yourself on the depth and diversity of projects that we do. All roles are location independent so you are guaranteed to work with the best in the world. Challenge yourself. Be part of the change.
 
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

Our software factory is designed to deliver great quality at high pace.

We expect that our QA automation engineers perform thorough testing activity regimens for multiple products and technologies and deliver work to a high level of quality.

As a QA Automation Engineer, you will be working with the world’s top 1% talent people and be part of a team responsible for ensuring the highest quality of our products by using the latest technologies and toolsets. Your work quality is measured through the First Time Acceptance Rate, which means passing the quality bar set by your leadership team.

Your daily activities will include setting up the test environments, automating test cases and performing manual tests if necessary.

 
ONLINE HIRING EVENT

A hiring event is a scheduled online event where all our relevant testing relating to a role is conducted on the same day. Submissions received during the event are graded the following week, and successful candidates notified if they have progressed to the next round which is an online interview with a Hiring Manager.

 
BOOTCAMP PROGRAM

To apply for a role at Crossover, you will go through a series of online tests, usually during the online hiring event. If you pass these tests, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in our four-full-time week Crossover University “Bootcamp” training program. This is elite training taught by our top instructors.

Here’s what our graduates have to say about Crossover University:

"I am very pleased to say that because of Crossover's unorthodox and unique way of transferring the knowledge through (Paired sessions, coaching sessions with CSMs), I have never been more confident in my technical skills and abilities for my role."
-Mikael F

"The CTO Bootcamp was another thing that motivated me. I wanted to see how CTOs across the globe work and learn from them."
-Javed Z

"I've been with the company since Aug (been part of the second Bootcamp) and since then I've learned SQL, databases, servers, tapes, other content management systems etc- and that's only been in 3 months. Usually when I'm in a new company, I learned a lot about their platform, their tools etc during the length of my time with them but never at this speed!."
-Monnaliza T

It is offered as soon as you want to get started. You will be compensated for 40 hrs/ week at the hourly rate for the role you are applying to. Crossover University is an excellent opportunity to learn about our culture, expectations, tools, processes, and procedures. It's an intensive and demanding program, but every graduate is guaranteed a job at the end of it.

 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Deliver a consistent high-quality software Testing services and ensure a goal of achieving 99% FTAR (First Time Acceptance Rate)

Automation Testing:
  • Write test automation scripts following the defined internal standards
  • Use platforms like Jira, Git, Testrail, and VDI2
  • Debug and maintain test scripts
  • Unit, integration, system, and regression testing
  • Test documentation
  • Integrating automation/performance tools into CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Bamboo)
Performance Testing:
  • Translate non-functional requirements into performance test scripts
  • Create performance test plans, baselines, execute planned tests
  • Adhere to performance metrics (CPU, memory, IO, Network, etc.)
  • Implement performance tests early in development using service virtualization, mocks or stubbing
Proactively bringing issues and problems to leadership attention

Constantly generating, proposing and implementing solutions to increase productivity

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

2+ years of QA experience: Test cases automation and documentation

1+ years of software development experience in Java/Typescript/Python/Ruby/C#

Hands on experience in working with automation tools such as Protractor, Selenium TestComplete, Appium and JMeter

Be knowledgeable about HTML, DOM, API, Git and Jasmine

Good proficiency in the English language

Nice to have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields
  • Protractor test automation background
  • Hands-on experience profiling web pages
  • Experience in transforming use cases into performance scripts using industry standard tools such as LoadRunner, JMeter, and Gatling
  • Experience using industry standard APM tools such as NewRelic, AppyDynamics, DynaTrace
  • Solid understanding of QA processes, best practices, testing techniques, and methodologies
  • Competency on the current software development practices and tools, including virtual environments, source control, remote development, issue tracking, product build and installation
 
 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
 

We believe in continuous growth and strive for continuous improvement. We also have an obsessive focus on improving the quality of teams and you will learn how to do this as part of your work in our continuous journey towards improving the quality of products.  

You will learn how an organization operates with an automated continuous deployment pipeline; you will learn how innovation and experimentation with technology can help drive productivity improvements, reduce costs and free up your time to do more meaningful and interesting tasks.

You will also learn how to operate in our metrics-driven culture, which is the foundation of our success in measuring and improving every engineering process and product we deliver. This also ties into the use of WorkSmart Pro, where you can learn how to improve your efficiency during your standard working day. You will learn how our centralized software factory model benefits an organization and gains from economy of scale; the more we grow the more efficient we become.

At the end of the day, we want you to become a specialist and allow you to master your technical skills while interacting with the world's top 1% global technical talent.

 
 
CAREER PATH
 
Test Automation Chief Software Architect
Responsible for a test automation framework, overall test architecture and health, day to day and strategic technical decisions and technical product team leadership

A good fit for...

8 + years of hands-on development experience with 5 + years in an architect or similar position

5+ years test automation experience

Adept at various technologies and test automation tools

Recent experience in heading test automation technical strategy

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English) and ability to communicate with business stakeholders

A firm belief in well-defined processes and workflows, ability to establish them and make sure they are executed by everyone and without exceptions

Excellent knowledge of Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Excellent knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics

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QA Automation Architect
A team member of a central test automation engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization. Responsible for the delivery of new automation tests based on well defined manual test specifications and meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets

A good fit for...

5 + years of hands-on development experience with 3+ years in an architect or similar position

3+ years test automation experience

Adept at various technologies and test automation tools

Participated in teams on test automation technical strategy

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English)

Very good knowledge of Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Very good knowledge of application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics

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QA Automation Engineer
A team member of a central test automation engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization. Responsible for the delivery of new automation tests based on well defined manual test specifications and meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets

A good fit for...

3 + years hands-on testing experience

3+ year test automation experience

Strong in one technology but willing to learn new technologies
Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English)

Good knowledge of Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Good knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics

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Work Examples
Assets

Watch this video presentation by Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva, which demonstrates a solution some of our teams have put in place using Google Spanner

Relevant files and links
External resources
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This is a link to a newly released World Quality Report 2018-19, which contains relevant information for anyone involved with quality assurance and testing.
https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/assets/application-delivery-management/world-quality-report-2018
MicroFocus
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Cucumber and Cheese: A Testers Workshop
If you are looking for a book to help you understand the benefits of agile and QA automated tests, that also provides a step-by-step guide on how to set up an automation test suite, you can find it here.
https://www.amazon.com/Cucumber-Cheese-Workshop-Jeff-Morgan/dp/0692422501
Book
 

Questions
and Answers

  • What are the main processes and tools a new QA Automation engineer needs to be aware of in order to start performing adequately at Crossover?

    There are some key components to deliver high-quality testing services at Crossover, such as the Jira and TestRail processes and tools we use like Github, Jasmine, and Protractor tools. You will get to know every important topic to be a great QA Automation engineer at Crossover during our 4 weeks Bootcamp program.

  • Can you share some of the common QA testing frameworks you use at Crossover?

    We know how essential are the testing frameworks for a successful automated testing process - as they help lower maintenance cost, maximize test coverage and improve overall test efficiency. We have developed frameworks that will be available for you such as for Cucumber, Specflow, Protractor, and CodedUI.

  • What can you comment about code review process at Crossover?

    Code review is a mandatory activity for all automation work. We have clear guidelines and code review rules that each team member needs to comply. As an example on code specific, we have defined how to identify and avoid anti-patterns by indicating the maximum number of lines, fields, and methods are allowed.

  • How practical is this mandatory 4 weeks training for QA Automation engineer? Are we going to experience real day-to-day issues?

    Our campers will be trained with real-life assignments. Just to give you an idea about the QA Automation program, you will start using JIRA and TestRail for particular projects and Jenkins Access to build jobs. You should also be reviewing code and taking it until the merger. Additionally, you will be getting a backlog of work and writing scripts.

  • How do you drive a team of QA engineers, located in different cities and time-zones, to be productive and deliver quality testing services?

    One of our differentiators is that we know how to bring talented people together, from different cultures and time-zones. We have developed an online productivity tool that helps remote workers manage their time more efficiently and receive a fair working environment.

 
 
 
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