Automation Engineering Lead

Columbia Sportswear   •  

Portland, OR

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 67 days ago

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As Columbia Sportswear’s QA Automation Lead you will maintain a passion for driving efficiency in the software development process. Here you’ll use leading tools and frameworks to deliver complete, automated test suites and test automation platforms to a large, global IT organization. Within this role you will function as the automation team’s thought leader, driving QA Automation Strategy and Continuous Deliver Integration (CI/CD). The method and focus will be on enabling different teams (Business and IT) to adopt QA Automation to delivery a quality software product in a cost-efficient manner.

  • Build custom technology adapters in C# for Automation Platforms (e.g., Tricentis TOSCA) to recognize and steer various business controls
  • Optimize reporting capabilities by leveraging CLIs to various technologies
  • Design pervasive integration between QA Automation and DevOps process automation. Enable Continuous Testing within the Continuous Integration framework (CI/CD).
  • Hands-on experience with one or more tools and technologies including Relational databases, Cloud Platforms (Azure, AWS) and Architecture, Web Services (REST, SOAP, WCF), JSON, XML, JavaScript, HTML, Python and PowerShell.
  • Design and Maintain Test Automation frameworks, with Tricentis TOSCA in an enterprise landscape supporting multiple Lines of Business and Applications
  • Hands-on experience in Design and Development solution for Web based Applications (including API/ Services) and ERP Packages (e.g., SAP, Oracle, SalesForce).
  • Rollout QA Automation Capabilities within teams by mentoring teams and evangelizing best practices for everything automation related
  • Will mentor other team members and lead efforts but has no formal supervisory responsibility.


  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in computer science or software engineering.
  • 8-10 years in a technical or software engineering position (preferably QA and/or SDET)
  • 5+ years of experience working as a QA automation engineer for web/application/package development projects, some experience in a lead role is preferred.
  • 3 + years hands on experience developing (preferably using C#) and maintaining test automation framework and custom libraries scalable and maintainable to dynamic business needs
  • Strong working knowledge of test automation patterns, test techniques, preferably with Software as a Service.
  • Good object-oriented programming skills in C#, .Net or Java
  • In Depth experience in building frontend GUI, API/ Services, Mobile (iOS and Android) apps, and Databases.
  • Tricentis Tosca automation experience (Custom Libraries and Cross-Platform Integration) is a plus