Sr. QA Automation Analyst

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Sr. QA Automation Analyst

We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced Senior QA Automation Analyst to join our ECS Global Intelligent Automation (IA) team. This role will leverage their techno-functional knowledge and skills to help ‘Test Automation COE’ design the testing automation framework & architecture, oversee the execution of the strategy and implementation of scalable IT QA automation solutions across Arrow’s technical landscape.

The individual in this role will be responsible for defining and promoting an automation testing mindset across IT and includes responsibilities such as planning, developing, and directing quality assurance automation testing policies, programs, and initiatives. Evaluates and monitors automated testing tools, methodologies, and to ensure effective testing and identification of defects.

Additionally, this individual will act as a relationship manager across senior IT leadership and other IT development teams to facilitate discussions and help prioritize the automation testing project queue, coordinate across all business groups and deliver projects and initiatives within the automation COE roadmap. This includes working with the business and technology areas to understand and drive requirements for IT delivery in a fast-paced environment.

In this role, you will become part of the ECS Global Intelligence Automation team reporting into the Director of Global ECS BI & Automation.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Partner with cross-functional ‘Test automation COE’ IT leaders to generate ideas/opportunities to drive the strategic roadmap for the IT QA Automation function to ensure the highest standards of performance are consistently delivered by IT teams.
  • Lead definition of Testing Automation framework and implementation of IT testing automation standards, methodologies, and processes to be executed across technology releases. Drive implementation and continuous refinement of automation testing processes, environments, models, and tools to move towards continuous delivery (CI/CD) approach.
  • Develop strategy, build a business case, obtain executive approval for, and lead the execution of Strategic Automation Roadmap and Performance testing framework for the IT Quality Assurance function.
  • Lead design sessions with product owners/stakeholders across the organization to deliver innovative solutions through research, leadership, and mentoring.
  • Provides effective organizational leadership and collaboration as a part of the COE leadership Group. Maintains effective relationships with IT Management and Business leadership as well as external sourcing vendors to ensure that all IT processes are maintained and enhanced in support of the mission and goals
  • Ensuring projects meet service level expectations and are delivered on time and budget by holding contributors accountable for delivering on project milestones and deliverables.
  • Ensure root cause analysis and feedback of findings to identify underlying processes and reporting issues within IT quality processes and solutions. Based on quantitative insights developed per above, lead the development of recommended remediation actions or initiatives to drive improvements in technology quality performance levels.

What We Are Looking For

  • 4-year degree from an accredited college/university in Information Systems or related field or equivalent related experience
  • At least 7-8 years of experience in IT development & Software quality practices including hands-on coding experience of Unit /Integration /System /Regression / Performance tests and test execution in an automation framework.
  • At least 5 years of leading/managing experience in leading a large, complex I.T. environment.
  • Must have experience in Production issue management and Quality Assurance disciplines, standards, processes, and workflow.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to articulate complex concepts diverse audiences – speak “non-technical” when needed
  • Detail-oriented; strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities, deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and organizational agility to evaluate options and make informed and timely decisions
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building capabilities; effectively balance team building and a results-oriented approach.
  • Experience with large, complex, multi-national projects and teams; working collaboratively across the business and IT stakeholders to deliver solutions through traditional and agile methods.
  • Ability to define, articulate, and market Testing Automation COE vision and value statements across the stakeholder community.
  • Full knowledge of the SDLC framework and Waterfall, Scrum, and Agile project methodologies.
  • Well versed in the utilization of project artifacts including architecture design, requirements decomposition, and application development deliverables.
  • Hands-on experience with multiple automation testing tools (like Selenium, Jenkins, QTP, Quality Center, Postman and SOAP UI), automation frameworks (Cucumber, TestNG, etc.)
  • Exposure to a wide variety of business subject areas (Sales, Inventory, Marketing, Financials, Accounting/GL, etc.) – Oracle R12 ERP and supply chain experience is highly preferred
  • Experience with CI/CD and Jenkins, version control tools like Bitbucket, SVN, etc.
  • Java/JS, SQL proficiency with experience in constructing/deconstructing complex queries, and a good understanding of various databases (Oracle, SQL Server, etc.)

What’s In It For You

At Arrow, we recognize that financial rewards and great benefits are important aspects of an ideal job. That’s why we offer competitive financial compensation, including various compensation plans, and a solid benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401k, With Matching Contributions
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)/Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Options
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Deeply discounted RTD Passes, with convenient office location off RTD Light Rail (Dry Creek Exit)
  • On-site Café with Catering Option for Busy Lifestyles
  • 24/7/365 On-site Gym and Lockers, Free for Use to All Employees!
  • And more!

Arrow is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. (Arrow EEO/AAP policy)

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Our offices are approximately 15 miles south of Downtown Denver. Employees enjoy the easy access to the light rail station and I-25.

An Insider's view of Arrow Electronics, Inc.

What's something quirky about your company?

As a tech company, we showcase the use of tech all throughout our building. We hang art over the building made of various consumer electronics and we even have access to an Electronics Testing lab. My R&D team also loves to make fun code names for our projects, we recently launched Project Deathstar (announced as ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer)!

Stephen

Manager, Product Management and Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

There is a big drive at Arrow to support tech entrepreneurs, so part of my job involves collaborating and working with local startups - you’d be amazed to see the new ideas coming out of Denver! I get to work closely with local incubators and accelerators, and also plan events and sessions for big events like Denver Start Up week.

Lia

Marketing Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first began my career at Arrow six years ago as a summer intern on the Customer Support team. The career growth I have achieved since has led me to my current role as Delivery Manager of Arrow.com. Through mentorship programs and working with a team that values trust while promoting curiosity, the experiencing has been nothing short of rewarding.

Kristen

Delivery Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

In today’s fast moving world my team is continually collaborating with the business to evolve our digital channels. Combining competitor insight, industry best practices and innovative capabilities we can react quickly to changing needs, design robust solutions, as well as developing innovations for future growth.

Michelle

Director, Technology & Planning

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office promotes an open and active vibe that inspires collaboration with your fellow coworkers. The overall environment supports our focus on driving innovation forward.

Taylor

Asset Specialist

What are Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Arrow Electronics, Inc. Benefits Overview

•Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
•401k, With Matching Contributions
•Competitive Paid Time Off
•Health Savings Account (HSA)/Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Options
•Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
•Parental Leave Options
•Employee Discount on Annual RTD Pass
•Wide Variety of Growth Opportunities
•Casual Work Environment

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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