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Tech Lead - QA Automation

Company: Ally Financial
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

General informationCareer areaTechnologyWork Location(s)15 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CARemote?NoRef #21-6612Posted DateTuesday, July 27, 2021Working timeFull-timeAlly and Your CareerAlly Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some clich-- people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?The OpportunityThe Principal - Quality Assurance is responsible for driving the collection and analysis of data for software development evaluation and improvements. Champions day-to-day tasks of the software testing and quality assurance process and serves as a subject matter expert for matrix partners.The Work Itself

  • Experienced and passionate Agilist who will embrace and expand Ally's Agile practices through thought-leadership and integrating industry best practices
  • Deep understanding and application of Agile approaches and techniques, such as Scrum, User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Manual/Automated Testing, and supporting feature development through active participation in an Agile team
  • Collaborate with product teams to strategize & align long term solution for test automation including roadmap, tools, framework & approach
  • Develop automation strategy to support regression testing based on the technical analysis, complexity and reusability
  • Recommend techniques and methodologies needed to enhance productivity and quality
  • Contributing to the successful completion of work you're doing on time and within budget
  • Performing root cause analysis and helping solve technical issues
  • Evangelize automation and assist other QA team members through mentorship, tutorials, and writing scripts to speed up their manual testing efforts
  • Manage direct reports, helping them balance multiple priorities and manage their time on both short and long-term goals
  • Support the long-term career development of their direct reports; helping them build their skills in software testing
  • Interacting and communicating with technical and non-technical audiences which includes offshore and onshore remote teams

    The Skills You Bring

    • BS in Computer Science or related field preferred
    • Self-starter, accountable and super organized. Operates with minimal guidance.
    • 5+ years in QA Automation with at least 2+ years in a technical leadership role
    • Solid experience using TOSCA, Selenium, Java, python and SQL required
      • Experience in API manual testing and automation using ReadyAPI tools.
        • Knowledgeable of enterprise-scale platforms and architectures
        • Possesses robust analytical thinking skills with the ability to identify, debug, and resolve technical issues
        • Exhibits strong leadership skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills
        • Experience with CI/CD and DevOps best-practices preferred
        • Able to work with business partners as well as internal and external technical teams including working with remote and offshore teams
        • Can articulate business requirements and objectives and translate those into software development solutions
        • Demonstrates significant contributions to deliver solutions within an Agile methodology, while establishing quality, timeliness and alignment to good architectural practice and guidelines
        • Grasps new technologies and can adapt to rapid shifts in priorities
        • Self-motivated, self-starter with clear communication skills who thrives working in a team environment
        • Technical background with experience in as many of the following as possible: qTest, Jenkins, TOSCA, ReadyAPI, Git/BitBucket, JIRA, ConfluenceHow We'll Have Your Back
          • Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally's total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

            • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
            • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
            • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
            • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
            • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters - Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers - program and other employee discount programs.
              Who We Are:
              Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit
              Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.
              We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

Keywords: Ally Financial, Aliso Viejo , Tech Lead - QA Automation, Other , Aliso Viejo, California

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