Lead QA Automation Engineer

Full Time
Chicago, IL
Areas of Interest: Test and Evaluation
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Boost Your QA Automation Career to New Heights at the Largest Chemical Distributor in the US
As a dedicated QA engineer you have an eye for automation and lean process design and you’ve built your career on outstanding technical skills. Now, you’re ready to stretch those skills beyond your current limits. If this description fits you, then the search for the next step up in your career begins and ends here.
Univar, a world leader in the distribution of chemicals, and related products and services is seeking a QA Automation Engineer to join its team that’s establishing a Testing Center of Excellence within Univar’s Digital IT organization. The position is located at Univar’s Downers Grove, IL headquarters and will report to the Manager of the Digital Center of Excellence.

Here’s Your New Opportunity
As the QA Automation Engineer, You’ll provide expertise on testing automation, spending 70% of your time developing automated scripts and 30% working with business stakeholders to understand functionality. Eventually, you will contribute to the building of a test-driven development model.

In this role, you will:
  • Work with a tight development team and business stakeholders
  • Understand requirements and develop test scripts to assist with Test-Driven Development
  • Review test scripts with business stakeholders to ensure validity of all test scripts
  • Create and execute test scripts using JIRA and Zephyr and record results to ensure comprehensive testing of all software changes and deployments
  • Develop reusable, automated test scripts utilizing Selenium and other automated testing technologies
  • Record test results in appropriate test management tool to ensure proper evidence of testing
  • Follow all change management and SDLC procedures as set forth by the Univar IT Organization
  • Maintain relationships with key Digital team members, integration partners, and consultants
  • Participate in daily stand-ups and status meetings as required
How you can qualify for this opportunity
To succeed in this position, you’ll need to possess some unique qualifications and characteristics. Naturally, you’ll need to be a great communicator, with great writing and public speaking skills, especially at a non-technical level. And, you’ll need a strong capability to learn new technologies and methodologies quickly, as well as a burning desire to provide a great experience for our customers.

On a personal level, you should have an unfailing positive attitude and lots of energy, so you can thrive in our dynamic, fast-paced environment. You’ll also need strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to work tactfully and respectfully with a wide variety of individuals, stakeholders, and partners.

Specifically, we need you to have:
  • A demonstrated willingness and capability to learn new technologies and methodologies quickly
  • Experience assisting development teams using test-driven development
  • At least 2 years of experience in QA, preferably in large enterprise environment Experience working with Salesforce CRM 
  • Experience validating data using SOQL or SQL queries
  • Experience with automated test development Experience working on in various Agile methodologies
Additional Preferred Competencies:
  • College courses or an Associate’s degree in an information technology field Experience with VersionOne, Jira, TFS, Selenium, Zephyr, GitHub, Informatica  Cloud, Jenkins, Apache ANT and MuleSoft
Why Univar?
The Digital IT organization is a new and significant priority for Univar and has full company support. As a result of this corporate commitment, you’ll have an opportunity to build a best-in-class automated testing operation as it should be built. This is a great opportunity to effect great change at a large organization and establish experience that leads to career advancement inside and outside Univar.
Also, we value our employees, and we’re committed to supporting personal and professional development in a safe and healthy work environment. That’s why we offer attractive salary and benefits packages, as well as training and development programs at every level of the company.

About Univar
Founded in 1924, Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is a global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 800 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM. For more information about Univar, visitwww.univar.com. 

Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

**Please note that this is a PERMANENT opportunity.  We are looking for candidates that do NOT require sponsorship at this time.**


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