Job Description

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team. 
 
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 75,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. 


Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth. 

Employment with Progress Residential is conditional on a satisfactory background and drug screen as well as submitting proof satisfactory to Progress Residential that you are fully vaccinated against the Corona Virus COVID-19 disease, subject to any accommodations granted by Progress Residential based on disability or religion or as applicable by state law.

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Position Summary

The Manager QA Automation Engineering will be responsible for leading a team of automation engineers in the design of automated tests to validate the functionality of various enterprise and customer facing web, mobile, and business applications. The environment is fast paced and time to market of applications is critical to the success of the organization. The Manager QA Automation Engineering is responsible for selection of appropriate testing automation tools and methodologies that best fits each use case. The manager will bring a QA mind-set while using best practices to drive the creation of initial test designs, write scripts, install the automation testing protocols, and report the results on a daily basis.

This position will lead a dynamic team that is dedicated to delivering applications for high-quality, on-time software releases leveraging best-of-breed agile and DevOps practices with a focus on how to enable the operations of those applications through a combination of infrastructure solutioning, continuous delivery & integration, and efficient system sustainment planning.

The Manager QA Automation Engineering will lead various product-centric QA teams and develop best practices for automated testing, debugging, and monitoring. This position will help with coordinating and planning testing automations efforts across other QA engineers. The Manager QA Automation Engineering will lead the overall QA workstream (consisting of both manual and automated testing) and take direction from various engineering leaders including Directors, VPs, and Architects.

Essential Functions

  • Build and manage QA team, including hiring, coaching, and mentoring team members

  • Building on existing and creating new automation strategies to enable and drive Engineering teams across Progress Residential to build automation at scale

  • Build product expertise to identify and close gaps in automation test coverage in our products

  • Establish team metrics for measurement of quality and operational excellence and a consistent, regular process for assessment and improvements

  • Lead the improvement and implementation of best practices, methodologies, and tooling to meet quality coverage needs for products

  • Be the advocate for testability, drive best engineering practices and defect prevention

  • Understand the ins and outs of our product and identify gaps in automated test coverage

  • Excellent understanding of typical multi-tier architectures: web servers, caching, application servers, load balancers, and storage

  • Understanding of relational databases, NoSQL databases, and storage solutions for both structured and non-structured data

  • Hands-on development of RESTful Web Services, SOAP, XML, and JSON integrations

  • Advise software engineers on DevOps/Testing Automation best practices

  • Contribute to system testing, integration testing, regression testing, and stress testing efforts of major business critical platforms

  • Develop and execute automated test scripts in multiple environments and troubleshoot the issues

  • Monitor and track the reports using a reporting tool

  • Creating, enhancing, debugging, monitoring, and troubleshooting regression test cases

  • Develop and continuously improve automated tests as new system features and enhancements are implemented

  • Assist functional testing end-to-end coverage as needed with a thorough understanding of all the systems

  • The candidate should have a strong understanding of agile software development and how that impacts the operations of software; and must participate in strategy discussion with all levels of management and business sponsors

  • Log, track, and manage issues, bugs, and enhancement/ features requests logged in JIRA

  • Participate in software release and post-release activities, including developing designs for proof of concepts

  • Capture, mitigate and /or escalate risks & issues in a timely fashion

  • Write and/or review deliverables, solution blueprints, and architecture documentation

Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education/experience; advanced degree preferred

  • 8+ years’ experience as a Testing/QA Automation Engineer, DevOps Engineer or lead developer for internet-scale web/mobile applications and public APIs

  • 8+ years’ experience in a hands-on technical role supporting the development of cloud applications or services

  • Strong system administration (Linux/Unix or Windows) at the command-line level

  • Working knowledge of one or more high-level programming languages (Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, etc.) with a strong scripting skillset

  • Extensive experience with QA automation tools like Selenium, Cucumber and behavioral driven development frameworks

  • Expertise with scalable web technologies such as Node.js

  • Expertise with current software design principles and concepts

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS

  • Experience with NoSQL databases and relational databases

  • Exceptional problem solving, analysis, design, and testing skills

  • Mobile platform development experience a plus

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • ITIL understanding and familiarity with modern application architecture design patterns

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and ability to communicate effectively with business owners

  • Experience with entire software development lifecycle (Agile, SDLC, Iterative)

  • Proven experience with integrated systems required

  • Experience with software and database performance tuning

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Flexibility and positive attitude to achieve tight deadlines

  • Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities

  • Ability to work creatively, propose ideas and contribute to working groups

What you can expect from us:


Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. 

  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.

  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 10 paid holidays and much more.
     

Closing Statement:
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
 
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 
 

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