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Test Engineer (QA Automation Testing)

First Data Omaha, NE

Job Description



First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Data's Product Development, Client Solutions and Technology functions are responsible for innovation and advancement of our technology solutions across all of our client segments, and make a critical contribution to ensuring that First Data retains its position as a leading technology innovator. Our Product Development teams are responsible for end-to-end ownership of the product life cycle. Our Client Solutions teams deliver global solutions and expertise that make commerce possible. Our Technology teams develop a wide range of applications and solutions that enable next-generation commerce and create the infrastructure of the global commerce ecosystem. They also ensure that our data remains secure through their work in cyber-security


First Data is looking for a QA Automation Test Engineer for our Omaha location. Candidates must be authorized to work legally in the US without any kind of visa restrictions. Unfortunately, no H1B sponsorship is available for this role at this time.


Position Description Overview

5+ years of experience in Software Development /Test Automation.

4+ years of experience in Test Automation.

Hands on experience in designing, implementing, and improving Test Automation. frameworks for applications built using QT / HTML5 and REST API.

Strong Java development knowledge is required.

Expertise in automating at the UI level as well as at the API level.

Experinece in version control tools like Bit bucket, Tortoise SVN, etc.

Experience in RDBMS concepts and hands on with SQL, DB2, and Oracle.

Experience of leading Test Automation as a function and/or within a project.

Proven leadership skills, having led teams of 2-4 Automation software developers. Function as "Thought Leader" for automated testing.

Independent and self-motivated with excellent communication skills must be able to prepare automation roadmaps and present to Directors, VPs and CXOs. Produce metrics to measure the maturity of automation programs.

Experienced in Demos, presentation of Status reports, and Governance.

Experienced and knowledgeable on automation best practices.

2+ year of experience with Tricentis Tosca is preferred.


Job Responsibilities

  • Functional: Manages a testing automation project. Understands and communicates the scope of testing required to meet the needs of the project or desired business capabilities.

  • Creates and publishes automation test plans. Reviews and approves test plans. Assists with managing post-design scope changes and resolving issues throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

  • Builds a knowledge base or proficiency framework on the test team(s) and applications and acquire subject matter expertise on the overall line of business pertaining to the test team(s).

  • Analyzes and prioritizes defects based upon business and programming specifications.

  • Technical: Performs testing activities to include: planning, design, scripting, execution, debugging and reporting tasks. Leads, develops, monitors, and executes automation test activities for small to medium sized projects.

  • Provides guidance to team members on the scripting and execution activities to accomplish the test plan and design requirements. Researches new tools and testing approaches, and executes upon/monitoring the implementation of such items.

  • Post test execution activities include error debugging, reporting needs and internal and external communications.

Scope of Job

Works with multiple programs/systems on projects of moderate to high complexity within multiple development environments. Demonstrate high productivity and the ability to effectively multi-task across different initiatives. Provides technical leadership, mentoring and coaching to less experienced individuals. Oversees training of team members.


Works independently with senior management and technical groups globally. Utilization of business, functional and/or technical expertise to effectively develop and execute the test strategy and planning activities.


Job Requirements

  • Five plus (5+) years of related Technical experience. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience and/or Certifications. Project Management experience.
  • Technical: Subject Matter expert in Automation Testing. Extensive knowledge of information systems elements (hardware, software, network) and their application to business functions/processes.
  • Knowledge of QA Automated testing tools, database concepts and MS Office. Informed and cognizant of the key processes in the business and the business rules that impact the development and/or implementation of information systems.
  • High level knowledge of business rules and programming logic in order to effectively trouble shoot defects that arise.
  • Drives continuous improvement through all processes, including but not limited to, team standards, test planning, resourcing and test execution, as well as debugging, metric collection, and reporting.
  • U Citzenship or a Perm Resident/Green Card


  • Operational Functions

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity

Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.


Job Details

Date Posted July 6, 2018
Date Closes August 9, 2018
Requisition 2266240
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00