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Automation QA Lead, Enterprise Quality Assurance


Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Automation QA Lead, Enterprise Quality Assurance

Jobid 23768-382639

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36314BR

**Job Title** Automation QA Lead, Enterprise Quality Assurance

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Technology

**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


Job Description:The Automation QA Lead has the overall responsibility of the Automation testing success of specific projects within the Enterprise Quality Assurance. The Automation QA Lead will independently prepare and execute tests as well as manage all aspects of the testing effort, including plans, schedule, and tools. This candidate will work closely with various application owners & project managers in the NBCU to ensure that their applications are functioning properly. Candidate must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate the implementation of applications against the functional and technical specifications and assist other QA team members through careful planning and test automation. This role will work with multiple Software Development projects.


The Automation QA Project Lead will:

+ Define Automation test plans and ensure successful implementation

+ Implement the Enterprise Quality Assurance Automation processes, guidelines and best practices to bring in QA effectiveness

+ Ensure standard methodology and procedures are followed

+ Explain the Automation methodology, processes, tools, templates, environment, and concepts to the project teams

+ Provide Automation demo/walkthroughs to the project teams

+ Work with other teams/ departments to ensure smooth QA delivery during entire test lifecycle

+ Create and maintain Automation frameworks & scripts on Windows, Mac, Mobile Web, iOS & Android platforms

+ Create and manage Automation testing schedule and work plan

+ Assign tasks to team members and review their key deliverables

+ Supervise & is responsible for the planning and preparation of the Automation deliverables created by team members

+ Escalate issues to QA leadership that impede the test effort

+ Supervise data and environment coordination

+ Monitor Automation progress and test execution schedule

+ Coordinate schedule for builds and fixes

+ Communicate Automation progress and summary metrics to the project team

+ Lead Automation meetings and ensure accurate and timely status updates to project team

+ On call support during the non-working hours (including weeknights, weekends, and holidays)

+ Drives the Automation planning, tracking and reporting for assigned project(s).


Required Skills & Qualifications:

+ Minimum of 10 years of experience in software quality assurance, end to end, functional, and regression testing, etc. At least 8 years of experience in Test Automation across different platforms (Web/Mobile/Legacy).

+ 3+ years of experience in leading QA Teams

+ Experience in Media & Entertainment industry preferred

+ Experience in test automation in DevOps context for Web, Multi-tier, Mobile web/native, iOS, Android, Windows & legacy platform applications in Agile project environment.

+ Hands-on DevOps Test Automation experience on commercial & open source tools like Selenium, HP UFT, Protractor, Logigear Test Architect. BDD Tools like JBehave or Cucumber. Mobile Test Automation tools/solutions - Appium, Mobile Labs (preferred) or Perfecto Mobile.

+ Deep understanding of DevOps and Continuous Delivery Tools such as IBM UrbanCode toolset, Jenkins or similar

+ Proficient with HP ALM, Jira, GIT and SVN toolset

+ Hands-on experience in Test Automation framework design, development & implementation in the DevOps context

+ Hands-on experience in multiple programming languages: Java, VBScript, Python (desirable)

+ Excellent knowledge of Internet/Web technologies, such as web browsers, Java, AJAX, HTTP, HTML/XML, AngularJS, JavaScript, CSS, XSL/XSLT, XPATH etc.

+ Knowledge of debugging, profiling, and software analysis on desktop, mobile devices & platforms

+ Exposure to video application testing on mobile devices and platforms

+ Ability to develop and manage all aspects of the testing effort, including plans, schedule, tools, and team members

+ Understanding of software development life cycle methodologies (particularly Agile). Hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum & Waterfall process environments

+ Ability to review test deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established standards

+ Leading initiatives where teams were comprised of onshore and offshore resources

+ Excellent communication/presentation skills

+ Demonstrated experience successfully leading teams in a dynamic, fast time to market and customer focused environment.

+ Created comprehensive test automation strategy and plans, as well as recent development and execution of test automation lifecycle deliverables

+ Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of software testing methodology and best practices while maintaining and enforcing quality standards.

+ Strong organizational skills, including the ability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment

+ Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines

+ Ability to work independently and manage the team in Agile environment

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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