Lead QA Engineer Automation - 90296525 - Washington

Date: Oct 5, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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The Lead Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer works on multiple programs/systems for multiple Amtrak business units. In this role, the Lead QA Engineer supports the review process of all requirements mapping to test cases, test plans and test results and is a key participant in the PMO Q‐Gate process. They are involved in and often lead all phases of the QA process and the implementation of QA objectives. This includes the enforcement of current Amtrak QA processes including the monitoring and evaluation of requirement and test deliverables. The Lead QA Engineer leads and interacts with all members of the project team including architects, business analysts, system analysts, project managers, the development team and quality control team to assure successful development, testing and implementation of project requirements helping to ensure that projects meet Amtrak’s quality deployment goals.




  • Experience to create/maintain/update BDD-TestNG /POM automation framework with extensive Java/JS coding knowledge.
  • Must be well versed to integrate Automation frameworks with mobile based servers (Android/iOS) along with different automation reporting such as extent, Kibana, html etc.
  • Experience on testing Rest-Assured based framework with implementations from Selenium/Cucumber and Java/JS.
  • Must have working knowledge on UI-API integration for E2E automation.
  • Experience of CICD pipeline with batch and scheduled job creation.
  • Must be well acquainted with multi browser/multi-threaded automation suites with different execution platform.
  • Cloud-based automation experience
  • Works on projects of all levels of complexity within any of the IT development environments.
  • Reviews formal test plans and documented test results.
  • Review of project deliverables and produces the compliance checklist.
  • Monitors, evaluates and makes recommendations on QA tasks within enterprisewide processes such as Test Life Cycles, Change Management and Release Management.
  • Responsible for reviewing the requirements and insuring they are mapped to test cases, test plans and test results.
  • Coordinates with the DevOps and Release Management Teams.
  • Responsible for adherence to the quality program.
  • Assists in creating standard operating procedures and metrics based on best practices for the QA team. Identifies and proposes areas of improvement throughout the QA process.
  • Adheres to and enforces QA processes.
  • May serve in the following roles: automation testing, performance testing, frontend testing, back‐end testing or end‐to‐end testing.
  • Conducts investigations on identified technical and operational problems on installed networks, systems and products.
  • Produces QA Root Cause Analysis document following problem investigation.
  • May make recommendations regarding software defects and/or project timelines.
  • Establishes liaison relationship with business partners and IT departments in order to provide process solutions to meet user needs.
  • Prepares, maintains and reviews documentation on all QA phases.
  • Provides consistent communication, mentoring and instruction to team members and less‐experienced individuals.
  • Verifies that documented system requirements have been met.
  • Supports continued evolution of QA strategies and activities supporting best practices and quality deployments.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related field with 6+ years of work experience and or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience to satisfy education and experience requirements
  • Strong knowledge of quality management



  • Familiarity with HP Quality Center test management software.
  • Experience leading and managing a group of analysts
  • Master’s degree in a related discipline
  • 8+ years relevant experience preferred
  • Certification in ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer and Cloud Technologies; AWS Certified Solution Architect, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA), Cloud Certified Professional is a plus


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



Requisition ID:63689
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

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All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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