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QA Automation Architect | Bethesda

  • Modified:

    June 21, 2019

  • Compensation:

    $140K-150K DOE

  • City, State:

    Bethesda, MD

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QA Automation Architect | Bethesda

A cyber security firm in Bethesda, MD is aiming to protect the world’s most sensitive data by equipping organizations to detect, investigate and stop advanced cyber-attacks. They are looking for a QA Automation Architect and are able to pay up to $145K, DOE.

The QA Automation Architect will be responsible for designing, building, testing, and maintaining effective automated test tools, scripts, and harnesses for automation infrastructure, functional regression automation, and application profiling, performance and load test suites. This role will work closely with the QA Director to define strategy and process, bringing automation in line with existing functional aspects of the test effort. The position will work with the QA team and the Agile teams to unify automated testing solutions and test results visibility. The QA Automation Architect must have a solid understanding of CI, CD, automation tools, frameworks, and processes in a wide range of test levels.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience with developing automated test frameworks and pipelines
  • Some experience with Load and Performance Testing tools (ie, JMeter, LoadRunner, etc, benchmark testing, performance analysis using industry standard benchmarks
  • Proven track record of building a robust test infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Excellent skills in problem diagnosing and troubleshooting
  • Flexibility to handle a variety of tasks related to build and release pipelines
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with internal and external teams
  • Diagnose and quickly resolve software build and configuration issues
  • Hands-on experience with best practices for software development and testing
  • Experience with code repositories and workflows

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with Atlassian products is helpful (Bitbucket, JIRA)
  • Experience with Linux-based system admin and setup; CentOS preferred, Windows is a plus

What You Will Be Doing

Tech Breakdown

  • 95% Automation
  • 5% Manual

Daily Responsibilities

  • 90% Hands On
  • 10% Management Duties
  • 100% Team Collaboration

The Offer

  • Competitive Salary: Up to $145K/year, DOE

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance & Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 401(k) with 6% match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits
  • 1 day work from home
  • Flexible hours to avoid the traffic 
  • Yearly bonus 


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future.


Workbridge Associates, part of the Motion Recruitment network, provides IT Staffing Solutions (Contract, Contract-to-Hire, and Direct Hire) in major North American markets. Our unique expertise in today’s highest demand tech skill sets, paired with our deep networks and knowledge of our local technology markets, results in an exemplary track record with candidates and clients.

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