Senior Mobile Automation Test Lead


  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 26 days ago

The Senior Mobile test automation lead will be responsible to develop and deliver automation roadmap to drive transformation of client quality and testing. He/she will be responsible for developing automation strategy for mobile app testing requirements, architecting appropriate automation frameworks and applying automated tools to support application testing. Candidate will have expertise in broad range of solutions, tools, architectures. Additionally, this resource will be responsible for identifying and driving closure of organic opportunities to improve mobile app automation

  • Day to day work with developers, architects, and product managers in the areas of testing to define new automated scripts for mobile App automation.
  • Conduct mobile application automation using bdd/tdd automation frameworks (cucumber, Appium) in the areas of design, creation, maintenance, deployment and reporting for iOS and/or Android.
  • Perform extensive functionality, integration, regression, interoperability and end-to-end system testing when necessary.
  • Work closely with Engineering and Operations teams to establish test methodologies and best practices across the groups, including test case creation, regression suite creation, test strategy designs, functional code verification to ensure that the highest quality software is deployed safely and quickly.
  • Support ongoing feature development from testing perspective by creating and executing automation suites (experience with Java based frameworks, Selenium, Appium).
  • Troubleshoot, analyse, and isolate defects and report them to a bug tracking database (JIRA)
  • Identify improvements to the automation framework and be able to articulate the benefits (both tangible and intangible) such improvements will bring.
  • Drive in-cycle automation, ensuring automation is done at the appropriate layer as described in AIB’s UI Automation Strategy.
  • Design and implement infrastructural improvements to ensure framework is adaptable, extendible and maintainable and liaise with network management on these changes where required.
  • Ensure test suite is executed in a timely and consistent manner via CI
  • Design new solutions to automation problems when the need arises
  • Ensure the team commits to quality coding practices and standards
  • Manage sprint board and backlog
  • Run Sprint planning, stand-up calls, demos, estimation sessions and other agile ceremonies
  • Liaise with development team for builds and resolve blockers for automation
  • Raise defects for automation issues and prioritise with development manager to get them resolved
  • Implementation of training and best practices (including adherence to AIB Automation Strategy and Tooling) on the team including new joiners.
  • Agree scope for automating features with business and authoring in JIRA
  • Review analytics latest report on monthly basis and updating device profiles to execute regression pack
  • Manage the hardware and arranging access for teams
  • Kick off meetings and demos scheduled with managers to show progress
  • Resource planning and interview participation
  • Agree Milestones for mobile automation with IT Manager and create plans to achieve these milestones
  • Share status reports on progress to ITDM & QAPM on an agreed time schedule.
  • Test Lead experience – leading onshore and offshore teams of up to 6/8 testers
  • 5 years of experience as an automation engineer working on web or mobile software.
  • 4+ years of experience automation testing native mobile apps (iOS and Android preferred).
  • Automation - Appium (Java) hands on technical experience, including best practices in flexibility and scalability
  • Exposure to or hands on experience in one or both mobile platform’s native automation framework offerings is also preferred
  • Android - Espresso or like - (Java/Kotlin, Android Studio, Dagger 2, OkHttp, RxJava, Glide, or knowledge of common Android libraries and patterns)iOS - XCUI or like - (SWIFT, Xcode IDE, XCUITest framework)
  • Solid knowledge of QA/Test methodologies, test documentation, bugs creation skill set and practices.
  • Deep experience in developing and testing with service virtualisation – Mocks + Stub)
  • Strong knowledge of BDD test methodologies with a focus on automation using CI/CD
  • Experience with BDD and supporting systems/languages + Cucumber + Jenkins + SOAP UI + Gherkin
  • Hands-on experience with automation framework design and development


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