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Working As A Software Automation Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $85,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Software Automation Engineer Do At Visa

* Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope/delivery dates
* Implement and develop automated test practices for both web and mobile applications using Selenium, Cucumber, Python, Groovy, and more
* Design and create and execute test scripts to address areas such as furcation testing, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, and performance testing
* Coordinate with your scrum team and development counterparts in overseeing bug tracking, test prioritization, test automation and release
* Identify opportunities for further enhancements and refinements to standards, best practices and testing methodologies
* Lead root cause analysis and track defect resolution to completion
* Write unit test cases using C#
* Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other related technology discipline plus 7 years relevant work experience or an equivalent mix of work experience in software development or testing.
* Or Master Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other related technology discipline plus 5 year relevant work experience
* Strong understanding of test methodologies is a must (exploratory, load, stress, mobile, acceptance, regression, security, performance, black/white box, web-based/service-based/data-flow-based, and tec)
* Strong understanding of web application, web services standards and related technologies
* Programming experience in C# or Java
* Extensive experience with Functional and Regression Test Automation using Selenium, Cucumber, QTP, SoapUI, and etc.
* Extensive experience with Performance Test Automation using JMeter, HP Performance Center, Load Runner etc.
* Experience with cross-browser and cross-device test implementation
* Experience with T
* Experience with Mobile application testing is a plus
* Experience with continuous integration
* Ability to quickly understand code and specifications
* Strong interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills is must
* Ability to juggle multiple projects and change direction mid-course based on business drivers
* Demonstrated ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs
* Ability to work independently in a high throughput environment
* Past experience in Payment industry and Commercial product line is a plus
* About Visa:
* Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity
* Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is /the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere/.
* This is our global vision and the *common purpose* that unites the entire Visa team.
* As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.
* We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy.
* Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world.
* If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an *uncommon opportunity* to build a strong, thriving career.
* Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world.
* Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.
* Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code

What Does A Software Automation Engineer Do At Verizon

* Design and develop automation processes and tools in Java or similar programing language.
* Maintain existing automation processes and expand test cases to support REST API testing
* Gather and analyze testing requirements based on the product requirements and lead the test efforts across the board.
* Develop, implement and execute test plan/test cases in an Agile SDLC environment.
* Develop and distribute professional test results and status reports.
* Help in root cause analysis of defects/issues and facilitate product release/roll-out
* Work closely with development teams to identify and resolve problems.
* Work on additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned.
* Qualifications
* Expertise in software development or in test automation of REST API
* Expertise in Java or similar Object
* Oriented Programming language required.
* Scala programming language is a strong plus.
* Experience working with GIT and Jirapreferred
* Exceptional oral and written communication skills
* Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills
* Working experience in Agile SDLC and Continuous Integration

What Does A Software Automation Engineer Do At Cisco

* Create and/or improve the tools that provide insight into availability and performance of our services Create and deliver automation software required for improving the functionality, availability, and manageability of our services Solve problems related to these mission critical services and build automation to pro-actively detect and prevent their re-occurrences along with driving down time to resolution Share in the creation of new designs and architectures for multi-region, multi- datacenter distributed systems Collaborate with application engineering teams in solving business needs with our services Participate in the periodic on-call duties for provided services Who you'll work with? You will work with a talented team of Engineers who are passionate about creating software to automate systems processes for building and deploying our Cloud based collaboration service offerings targeted for enterprise and SMB customers.
* Who are you? Our minimum requirements for this role are as follows: BS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience) or equivalent practical experience Requires a minimum of 5
* years of experience with strong distributed systems development Experience in one or more languages of Python, Ruby, Java, or Go Basic networking skills and familiarity with Unix/Linux systems including CLI used in checking component status and logs.
* Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
* Knowledge of open source technologies such as Docker, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Redis, Cassandra, Consul, Nginx, HAProxy, and ability to quickly learn new technologies Solid oral and written communication skills 'Cloud' (using IaaS and PaaS) experience desirable Configuration management experience with Puppet, Chef, Ansible, CFEngine desirable About Cisco The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide.
* We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity.
* Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services.
* As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected.
* Imagine creating unprecedented disruption.
* Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond.
* Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work.
* With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.
* Associated topics: analog, developer, electronic, engineer i, engineer iii, hardware engineering, networking, principle, ref

What Does A Software Automation Engineer Do At Verint Systems

* Define automation testing strategy based on business value and code coverage for assigned features or product areas by collaborating and innovating with other team members to design, code, and execute automated tests
* Write and maintain automation test scripts for functional, integration, and system tests
* Create and maintain test harnesses or testing tools for API and service level tests
* Create and maintain datasets and database environments required for Automation tests
* Maintains and monitors test environments

What Does A Software Automation Engineer Do At Citrix Systems Inc.

* Contribute to development of unit, component, integration, performance, and security test harnesses.
* Participate in the test automation tool selection process.
* Work with automation test team on integrating complex test automation frameworks into continuous integration-test system.
* Work directly with core and sdk developers to identify and correct software defects.
* Design and implement dev, test, and analysis tools.
* Participate in planning, designing and executing performance / load testing.
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Average Length of Employment
Test Engineer 2.9 years
Automation Analyst 2.7 years
Automation Lead 2.6 years
Systems Tester 2.4 years
Service Tester 2.3 years
Software Tester 1.8 years
Automation Tester 1.6 years
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Top Careers After Software Automation Engineer
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How much does a Software Automation Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Software Automation Engineer in the United States is $86,009 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $64,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $114,000.

Real Software Automation Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Software Automation Engineer Netflix Los Gatos, CA Oct 02, 2016 $250,000
Senior Software Automation Engineer Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Feb 02, 2015 $250,000
Software Engineer II, Automated Trading Products Trading Technologies Chicago, IL May 02, 2016 $156,168
Software Engineer-Test Automation Houzz, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Aug 18, 2014 $150,000
Software Engineer, Infrastructure Automation, Inc. CA Aug 21, 2015 $145,000
Software Engineer, Test and Automation Viasat, Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 06, 2016 $142,376
Quality Engineering Software Automation Engineer Adobe Systems Incorporated San Francisco, CA Dec 09, 2016 $142,000
Lmts, Tools and Automation Software Engineer, Inc. San Mateo, CA Jul 01, 2013 $140,000
Walmart Labs-Automation Engineer-Senior Software E Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 03, 2014 $140,000
Test Automation Software Engineer Intermodal Data, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Oct 14, 2015 $138,500
ZFS Storage Test Automation Software Engineer Intermodal Data, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Apr 15, 2016 $138,403
Software Automation Engineer Calient Technologies, Inc. Goleta, CA Nov 15, 2016 $135,491
Senior Software Automation Engineer Oportun, Inc. Redwood City, CA Mar 28, 2016 $135,000
Test Automation Engineer, Software Development Verint Systems Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 28, 2015 $134,534
Semiconductor Software & Automation Design Engineer Sevenstar Electronics Inc. Minnetonka, MN Jan 05, 2016 $111,031
Automation Software Engineer Zentek Automation Us, Inc. Glendale, CA Oct 01, 2014 $110,000
Software Automation Engineer Clearslide, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 29, 2013 $110,000
Software Engineer, Automation Appdynamics, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 22, 2014 $110,000
IOS Wireless Automation Software Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 14, 2013 $110,000 -
Software Automation Engineer Fusion-IO, Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 11, 2013 $109,138
Software Automation Engineer Mega Professionals International Inc. Mountain View, CA Feb 13, 2014 $108,160
Software Automation Engineer Grubhub Holdings, Inc. Chicago, IL Oct 19, 2015 $108,000
Senior Software Automation Engineer Monsanto Company Saint Louis, MO Oct 22, 2015 $89,856 -
Software Automation Engineer-Senior Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Jacksonville, FL Apr 30, 2016 $89,251
Software Automation Engineer-Senior Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Jacksonville, FL Jul 03, 2016 $89,251
Automation Engineer Software QA III Bose Corporation Framingham, MA Dec 12, 2016 $88,900 -
Software Automation Engineer Istream Solutions, Inc. Vienna, VA Sep 25, 2016 $88,878
Software Automation Engineer Istream Solutions, Inc. Vienna, VA Aug 27, 2015 $88,878
Software Automation Engineer Galaxe.Solutions, Inc. Vienna, VA Aug 27, 2015 $88,878

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Top Skills for A Software Automation Engineer

  1. Test Cases
  2. Selenium Webdriver
  3. Pl/Sql
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  • Developed and maintained functional and integrated test cases, implemented/tested new releases and managed defect tracking.
  • Worked with Selenium WebDriver to create selenium automation scripts in java and performed Functional Testing and automated Regression Testing.
  • Developed automatic database queries utilizing PL/SQL to extract commonly used sets of test data.
  • Studied Application architecture, database design, business requirements and identified their corresponding components scheduled for move.
  • Performed Database testing including data integrity and data validation testing.


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