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Lead Automation Test Engineer Description

Job #: 78557
Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its advanced software engineering heritage to become the foremost global digital transformation services provider – leading the industry in digital and physical product development and digital platform engineering services. Through its innovative strategy; integrated advisory, consulting, and design capabilities; and unique 'Engineering DNA,' EPAM's globally deployed hybrid teams help make the future real for clients and communities around the world by powering better enterprise, education and health platforms that connect people, optimize experiences, and improve people's lives. In 2021, EPAM was added to the S&P 500 and included among the list of Forbes Global 2000 companies.  

Selected by Newsweek as a 2021 and 2022 Most Loved Workplace, EPAM's global multi-disciplinary teams serve customers in more than 50 countries across six continents. As a recognized leader, EPAM is listed among the top 15 companies in Information Technology Services on the Fortune 1000 and ranked four times as the top IT services company on Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. EPAM is also listed among Ad Age's top 25 World's Largest Agency Companies for three consecutive years, and Consulting Magazine named EPAM Continuum a top 20 Fastest Growing Firm.

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Are you a Test Engineer with experience in automation? Have you experience working with Node.js? Are you a leader with ambitions to run multiple squads?

If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Lead Automation Test Engineer. where you will work in a multi-disciplinary team of Architects, Developers, Engineers and Strategists.


Our client is a high-end global fashion retailer and the project is for their e-commerce site. As a Lead Automation Test Engineer you will work in an agile environment and lead the project from a technical perspective.

You will coordinate skills to ensure quality across integrated systems. Be able to propose optimal processes, tools, techniques, approaches. Be collaborative enough to dig out the requirements from parties involved.

What You’ll Do

  • Scope of work and responsibilities
  • Improve and follow existing test strategy
  • Coordinate performance, security and automation testing processes, communicate test results to the client
  • Test documentation create and update (tests scripts, reports, etc.)
  • Functional testing/requirements analyses
  • API testing

What You Have

  • 6 yrs experience in a test engineer position and 2yr experience as ‘Project Lead’ or ‘Technical Lead’
  • Experience with automated testing
  • Experience with Web Services testing (REST API)
  • Worked with the following tech stack: NodeJS, Cucumber, AWS-SDK, Cypress/WDIO, GitLab

Nice to have

  • Understanding of testing strategy in microservices architecture (unit, component, integration (contract) testing) is a plus
  • E-com experience is a plus
  • Understanding of microservices approach (AWS Cloud) is a plus
  • Understanding SaaS environment is a plus

We offer

  • A competitive salary
  • A team of experienced advertising experts
  • International customers & collaborations
  • Opportunities for your career
  • An awesome place to work

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