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Automation Engineer

Position Title: Automation Engineer
Company Name: SPR
Date Posted: June 28, 2018

Who is SPR?

SPR is a digital technology consultancy that develops elegant solutions to transform the way people do business. We’re 300+ strategists, developers, designers, architects, consultants, thinkers, and doers in Chicago. We work with 160 clients in 10 unique industries – everything from corporate finance and global logistics to local breweries and Chicago startups.

We think about the end users and rigorously apply the latest technologies and frameworks to address our clients’ needs. We enable companies to do more with data, engage with other people, build disruptive solutions, and operate productively. To do this, we hire smart technologists and sharp business leaders who are excellent communicators and have an interest in working on multiple projects across industries.

SPR offers a great environment for employees to learn, to build systems that make an impact, and to tackle exciting challenges. With our office’s “Maker Space”, you can explore your IoT side and develop fun projects with 3D printing and CNC machining. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, bonuses, generous vacation time, big fitness incentives, and medical/dental/vision insurance.

By joining the SPR team, you’ll be using your brain, working hard and making an impact through your projects – and you’ll be rewarded for it.

What is the Position

As an Automation Engineer at SPR, you will create automated solutions and play a strategic role within the Testing Practice and with our clients. You will be responsible for test automation development and must be able to articulate design decisions and translate business requirements/user stories into automated tests. As an Automation Engineer, you will improve the quality of client and proprietary products through creation of test automation, planning, and manual testing. Our Automation Engineers are a driving force behind the success of our projects. The successful candidate will offer experience in testing principles, working in an Agile/Scrum methodology, and be passionate about quality. S/he will have the technical acumen to understand applications, create automated tests, and understand continuous integration strategies. We're looking for a motivated self-starter who keeps an eye on trends and new technology in the industry and who is eager to tackle challenging troubleshooting and coding tasks.

Professional Qualifications:

  • 5+ years working in a QA/Testing role
  • 3+ years of experience in Object Oriented Programming (C#, Java, etc.)
  • 1+ years contributing to the creation of a Test Automation Framework
  • Experience w/code repositories (IE: Git, SubVersion, VSTS, etc.)
  • Experience with an automated testing tool (Selenium preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QA testing principles in an Agile environment
  • Strong communication skills & ability to contribute innovative solutions
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills

  • Pro-active and self-starting individual

Education and Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in Information Technology or related field
  • Experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, HTTP/S)
  • Knowledge of BDD frameworks (IE: Cucumber, SpecFlow, Jbehave, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of continuous integration principles
  • Experience working w/multiple projects and competing priorities

If this sounds like the kind of challenge you would be up for every day, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume to: thank you!

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