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Sr. Automation Engineer

Company: Workday
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

Join our team and experience Workday!

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At Workday, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

Job Description

As a Sr. Automation Engineer in the Quality team, you will be involved in all aspects of quality assurance activities for an innovative and fast-paced scrum team. Working closely with other Quality Engineers, Developers and Product Managers, you will leverage and grow your knowledge and creativity to design effective functional test solutions (manual and automated) and execute upon them with a tenacious penchant for customer advocacy


  • Develop, automate and maintain highly effective test cases during each sprint of the Agile life cycle in a continuous integration environment
  • Improve automated tests, framework and tool sets to meet best practices and standards
  • Participate in all Scrum ceremonies, representing QA to provide estimates, test status and risk assessment
  • Document, investigate and communicate defects discovered during test execution
  • Work closely with scrum team to understand features, articulate problems and influence the design of our products
  • Contribute to process improvements and refinement of QA practices to deliver high quality product from release to release


    • 8+ years QA experience testing multi-tier Web Applications
    • 3+ years of QA automation experience using open source automation tools
    • Strong object-oriented programming experience in Java or C#
    • Skilled in building robust, scalable, and reliable test automation solutions for functional regression testing including framework
    • Ability to meet high quality coding practices and standards
    • Experience testing Data Integration or ETL applications
    • Experience working in Agile software development life cycle
    • Proven ability to balance multiple priorities and communicate across organizational boundaries
    • Solid understanding of relational database fundamentals
    • Experience with various operating systems (Windows, Unix/Linux) is required
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • BS degree in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience

      Experience with some or all of the following is highly desirable:

      • Web Browser Automation with Selenium
      • REST API Testing
      • Multi-Dimensional Database Concepts
      • Business Intelligence
      • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment tools
      • Domain knowledge in Human Capital Management Systems
      • Domain knowledge in Financial Management/Financial Systems
      • Microservices Deployments (Kubernetes, AWS)

Keywords: Workday, San Francisco , Sr. Automation Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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