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Title:  Lead Software Engineer, D&T, Automation

Requisition ID:  60349
Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

The Lead Software Engineer – Automation Testing, Digital and Transformation works independently and has expert level capabilities and knowledge. The role requires in-depth knowledge and expertise to participate in the product planning, designing test suites, defining automation testing strategies and execution of testing across different products. Core part of Software engineering team, responsible for end-to-end product quality and automating as much as testing efforts with respect to functional, User Interface, Load and Performance Test. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Possesses solid understanding of the overall vision, product road maps, business needs and the solution architecture across different products. Uses this in-depth knowledge to solve complex problems.
•    Plans, drives and manages end-to-end testing in an Agile methodology with Azure DevOps / Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).
•    Sets up Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) using Azure DevOps for all Automated Test Tools.
•    Develops test case, prioritizes test cases and configures test automation framework and executes functional stability and performance tests.
•    Responsible for defining and executing testing throughout the product development lifecycle and sharing testing status reports across engineering team.
•    Defines and executes Manual Test cases during early stage of product development using Azure DevOps Test Plan and Test Suites.
•    Enables Manual Testing as minimum and driving product testing in a repeatable automated manner.
•    Manages Automation Testing Framework across Web Platform, Mobility Platform and API Level.
•    Coordinates with product owner and software engineering team to deliver stable enterprise software products with high quality.
•    Possesses clear understanding of Automation Testing, Test Coverages, Code Coverages for Unit Testing, Test Execution State Analysis.
•    Works to build business knowledge and to transform this knowledge and business requirements into test specifications.
•    Estimates technical requirements and breaks down work to user stories and tasks for automation testing
•    Plans, tests, deploys and monitors cloud-based solution in a DevOps model.
•    Collaborates with senior roles and Architects on various prototypes, or proof of concept, to test solutions
•    Azure Automation, Azure Monitor, Log Analytics services, Identify crash log for mobile based solutions. 
•    Monitors and troubleshoots Azure hosted solution.
•    Coaches, supports and trains other developers and engineers
•    Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
•    Engineering Graduate or equivalent experience 
•    Minimum 5-7 years of experience 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Experience with authoring functional and non-functional test cases.
•    Exceptional knowledge on capturing NFR's
•    Hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge in the following:
•    Automation testing using HP ALM 
•    Having strong knowledge in creating test plans, test execution using Azure Test Plan Suites with the power of Azure DevOps
•    Strong knowledge of C# / Python programming language and Azure cloud technologies
•    Deep Understanding of Azure DevOps / VSTS for Build, Automation and overall Testing Strategies
•    Familiar with of TestNG/Junit, Ant/Maven and Jenkins build and release pipelines
•    Experience is Native Mobile App Testing using Automation, Familiar with HockeyApp Crash Analytics, and Visual Studio App Center
•    Exceptional knowledge in log analysis from Azure Application Insights, and Kudu logs. 
•    Exceptional knowledge on Selenium/Appium and BDD Tools
•    Experience in designing, building test automation frameworks for REST API's and UI based testing
•    Solid knowledge of DevOps and integration of test automation into CI/CD Pipeline, Release Build Plan
•    Performance Testing and web load testing using Microsoft Web Load Test and Performance Test Tools. Integrate All Test Execution with Release pipeline
•    Experiences in Load Test using Visual Studio and Azure DevOps
•    Performance Testing using Azure DevOps Suites, identify performance test metrics and provide recommendation. 
•    Advanced knowledge of PS1 script. 
•    Familiar with Developing & managing cloud-based solution with Azure PaaS, using C#, .NET Core, Node.js and python
•    Application Telemetry and analyze telemetry using Application Insights and other analytics services

•    Solid understanding and knowledge of the following:
o    Overall automation testing strategies and road maps using Azure DevOps
o    End-to-End Integration of different automation testing tools using Build and Release pipelines
o    Managing Traceability matrix throughout product development lifecycle. 

•    Preferred:  
o    Overall 5+ years of experiences in Automation Testing (3+ years with Selenium / C# / Azure DevOps)
o    Development experiences with .NET, C#, ASP.NET MVC with other Microsoft Tools and Technologies
•    Ability to work in a global and virtual environment and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.
•    Willingness to global travel 
•    Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description 
•    Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policies at all times.


Physical and Travel Requirements
•    10% travel, including global travel
•    Occasional on-call work required
•    Prefer 12pm – 8pm India time. Willingness to work outside of these hours as needed.








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