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Senior Lead Automation Engineer (m/f/x)


Applause GmbH | Account Management | ,

As the world's leading crowdtesting provider, Applause empowers leading brands to deliver flawless digital experiences for their customers on any device, in every location.



Applause’s testing solutions ensure digital quality for websites, mobile apps, IoT products and in-store interactions in a way no other approach can – via its technology platform and managed global community of over 400,000 on-demand digital experience experts.  



Thousands of companies of every size – including Google, BMW, Adidas and Renault– rely on Applause to dramatically decrease the time and cost of delivering great digital experiences for their customers.



For our EMEA office in Berlin, we are now looking for a:



Senior Lead Automation Engineer (m/f/x)  



Our Senior Lead Automation Engineer will be the technical automation lead for multiple customer projects that leverage the Applause Core Automation Framework. This person will consult with multiple customers to architect automation solutions using our Core Automation Framework, and lead teams of community-based SDETs to deliver these solutions.



Responsibilities & day-to-day activities:

  • Architect automation solutions for customers (focus: D/A/CH, UK) to solve their needs
  • Team up with an Applause Project Manager to leverage a team of SDETs to build, deploy, and maintain web and mobile web automated tests
  • Manage CI infrastructure to execute and debug tests
  • Automate test cases using our Java-based Core Automation Framework
  • Design, develop and extend our internal automation tools & libraries
  • Perform root cause analysis for issues uncovered by test results
  • Perform peer code reviews of automated tests
  • Provide technical feedback to product management and development




Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. German language skills are a big bonus.
  • Degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or a related field
  • Hands-on experience with Appium for automating web, native, hybrid apps on iOS & Android as well as Selenium for automating browser-based apps
  • 3+ years of experience in software quality assurance, manual testing or a development role
  • 3+ years of experience in using core Java for automation scripting
  • Experience with continuous integration systems
  • Responsible, team-oriented, self-starter, proactive with excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills




Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with an IDE (e.g. Eclipse, IDEA)
  • Experience automating Web Service/API testing
  • Experience with an Agile/SCRUM development methodology
  • Experience automating iOS and Android applications
  • Understanding of Continuous Delivery/Deployment processes

What we offer:

  • Market leading company with a high value testing solution used by the world's largest companies (Rolex, T-Mobile, Vodafone)
  • International team full of passionate and skilled people – 120 employees from 35 nationalities
  • Opportunity to grow and contribute to the success of Applause’s automation offering
  • Four times (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) on the list of “Berlin’s best employers” (Kununu)
  • Among Germany's "Best mid-sized employers" (Focus Business Magazine 2018/2019)
  • Attractive base salary plus bonus
  • Unlimited work contract, flexible work hours and "work from home" option
  • A great office right in the center of Berlin
  • Team events, lunch subsidy, dog-friendly office, team runs etc.

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