DIRECT CLIENT REQUIREMENT Job Title QA Lead (Automation) REMOTE Duration 6 Months (Contract ndash Hire) Job description Client is looking for a proven Automation Engineer to develop and lead the strategy and execution of automating the testing of a modern Web Development Architecture. The Quality Assurance (QA) automation strategy is an integral part of our overall SDLC. This position help us in building solid, reusable pieces of our testing framework that includes practical, beneficial automated tests being run ndash as part of our continuous integration environment. If you have the ability to architect an automation framework to accomplish that goal ndashthis is the position for you. Responsibilities Work with QA, DevOps Development to architect an automation strategy and framework Help select tools for a test automation framework Create a test automation framework, areas of coverage to include REST API testing Web regression testing Load testing Security vulnerability testing Develop and execute testing strategies and plans for various products and projects leveraging agile testing methods of BDD, ATDD, Exploratory Testing, End to End Testing Work Enterprise wide, with all members of the project team to contribute to the planning, execution, analysis, and tuning efforts to deliver high-performing end to end applications Leverage agile methodology to design strategy for continuous in-sprint testing Work with developers and support personnel to identify and correct defects Participate in periodic release activities Work with Software Development team to brainstorm and test new ideas Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field highly preferred 5 years of QA experience in a commercial software environment including back-end and data integration testing 3 years of QA automation experience 3 years of development experience highly desired Significant experience with JSON, REST APIs, SQL, Scrum, Agile Analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience with enterprise workflow applications a big plus Ability to solve problems quickly and completely Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment A solid understanding of networkingdistributed computing environment concepts Healthcare experience a plus About us Since 2002, APN Consulting has been inspiring success in IT through meaningful connections between employers and candidates. We are trusted by a vast array of companies, from small enterprises to some of the worldrsquos most trusted brands to present the best talent for their contract, contract to hire and full-time positions. To learn more, please visit us online at www.apnconsultinginc.com