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Advantage Solutions Lead QA Automation Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


What is a Lead QA Automation Engineer at Advantage Intelligence?

As a Lead QA Automation Engineer at Advantage Intelligence, you need to have a broad and deep understanding of the latest industry trends in the QA automation space and be able to implement the same. You will analyze our existing QA practice, technology stacks and environments, and come up with a plan to implement a fully integrated QA automation framework following industry best practices. You will also be building and training a QA automation team.

Primary Responsibilities

· Collaborating with the existing QA team to determine the current testing framework and processes

· Collaborating with the cross-functional teams to gather the business-critical application/product list and the associated technology stack, test databases, environments, existing frameworks, testing processes

· Analyzing and identifying the gap between the current state of the QA process and the latest industry trends in the QA automation space

· Defining a roadmap to transition the current state of QA practice to the industry standard QA automation practice for our mission-critical applications & products

· Designing and integrating the QA testing stages as part of the product CI-CD pipeline for continuous testing

· Designing and automating comprehensive test cases based on requirements and acceptance criteria

· Taking ownership and responsibility for the design and development of all aspects of automated testing along with the creation, execution, and maintenance of automated scripts

· Debugging and creating defect items that include detailed information for the engineering team to resolve

· Preparing and maintaining documentation on system automation functionality, processes, and test approaches

· Where applicable, assisting the QA team in performing exploratory testing

· Measuring, monitoring, and controlling test assurance metrics and process results

Secondary Responsibilities

· Provide ongoing detailed test reports to leadership team regarding test quality details and metrics

· Collaborate and mentor junior automation engineers on automation standards, best-practices, and processes

· Ensure knowledge sharing across the QA and engineering team to facilitate additional learning

· Engage as an owner of the product, continuously looking to develop and improve the product iteratively

· Help triage discovered issues and bugs to improve the product and timely resolutions

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) : Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Computer Science or comparable major

· Outstanding collaboration and communication skills are essential

· 5+ years of experience with the following:

o Working as a Software QA Automation Engineer with some experience leading QA in automation testing

· Experience with the following:

o One or more Scripting/Programming Languages such as Python, C#, Java/Javascript, or similar

o Automating tests across API, UI, application security, performance testing

o Creating test suites with the most common open source/commercial tools and frameworks like Selenium, Robot, Ghost Inspector, or similar

o CI/CD, source control systems, and configuration management

o Using SQL for test data automation

o Ability to investigate, debug and triage difficult problems and independently work towards results

The salary range for this role is $120,000-$160,000.


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Job Duty

Project Management

Perform project planning and sizing activities

Identify and communicate major milestones and risks to achieving those milestones in a positive manner

Coordinate delivery of development (beta) and production releases that meet quality assurance standards

Software Development

Code back-end services, controllers, and APIs; front-end views and components; and data models that meet the project’s requirements. Advance the codebase by removing technical debt.

SharePoint and .Net Development / Architecture

Architect and develop solutions for complex business problems

Unit test solutions

Develop custom .Net solutions

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related discipline

  • 5+ years of experience in .NET/SQL

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

· Strong knowledge in .NET 4.5/C# and ASP.Net MVC

· Strong knowledge of related technologies such as Bootstrap, JQuery, Angular JS, JavaScript, and other web frameworks

· Experience with SQL Server 2008 R2+ or equivalent. Ability to write Ad-Hoc SQL

· Familiar with Entity Framework (Code First and Database First)

· Familiar with Agile Development Practices

· Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills

· Ability to share knowledge and expertise with other software engineers

· Strong analytical thinking and problem

· Microsoft technologies (SQL Server 2012, Visual Studio etc)

· Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

· Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

· Motivated to learn, experiment, and use the latest technologies

· Positive attitude with a desire to solve problems

· Familiar with the stages of the software development lifecycle

· Knowledge of security best practices

· Team player who is comfortable partnering with business departments

· Troubleshooting and debugging skills

· Comfortable shuffling priorities and context switching based on business needs

· Possess a sense of pride and confidence in authored code

· Understand the business domain and why a feature is needed, not just how to build it

ATLAS Technology Group is the leading retail analytics platform in the consumer package goods industry. Blue chip CPG manufacturers and retailers leverage Atlas’ platform and tools to garner insight to retail performance. Atlas’ applications provide easy to consume data across sales, supply chain and space planning while extrapolating the highest value information (out-of-stocks, phantom inventory, etc.). Real-time visibility provides product performance visibility and identifies issues for corrective action. Based in Bentonville, AR, Atlas continues to lead the industry with progressive and innovative market solutions.

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

Primary Posting Location : City Chicago

Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 60601

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2023-426767

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

Minimum USD $120,000.00/Yr.

Maximum USD $160,000.00/Yr.