Technical Lead, Mobile Test Automation

San Francisco - California

Date Posted: Feb. 04, 2019

Requisition ID: MAC13683


Job Overview:


The Mobile Application team is looking for a Lead Test Automation Engineer. The Mobile team is responsible for application architecture, development and innovation of new feature development to support consumer mobile solutions. In this role, you will provide guidance and standards to Quality Engineers to provide the highest quality for each release. Develop high quality automation test engineering best practices, test strategy and principles. Perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions:


Develop, maintain and execute automation tests to ensure sufficient test coverage for iOS and Android applications.

Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates; prioritizing work with general direction/minimal supervision.

Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to understand project objectives, gather automation requirements, design automated tests, troubleshoot issues, and implement scalable test automation solutions.

Develop high quality automation test engineering best practices, test strategy and principles.

Devise and execute training, where appropriate, to develop and elevate the automation skills within the team.

Partner with Software Engineers, UX/UI, quality Engineers, Product Managers to deliver high performing quality customer experiences that are engaging, purposeful and powerful in their simplicity.

Participate in automation script code reviews and provide guidance on automation best practices.

Exercise advanced knowledge of Calabash or Appium script commands and Cucumber script execution tool.

Strong knowledge of automation framework concepts and automation best practices -  Responsible for helping to identify gaps and needs of the agile team; including resources, skills, resource allocation, task assignment and delegation.

Coordinates various test-related activities for project delivery; identifying task dependencies, test schedules, creation of test data and utilization of test environments.

Develop and monitor test metrics and provide timely communication to key stakeholders on a regular basis.

Research, identify and implement newer test automation technologies.

Assess readiness and deviation of project performance based on identified risks and testing results.

Consistently demonstrates regular, dependable attendance & punctuality. 






Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering.

At least 6 years of experience in QA and Development.

At least 5 years of experience as QA lead -At least 4 years of experience in automated testing towards mobile applications.

At least 2 years of experience in quality tools ALM, QC, SoapUI, Appium/Calabash, QTP and Automation.

Experience assessing risk for determining appropriate levels of testing.

Demonstrated skills using code repositories like GitHub.

Experience with CI/CD with Hudson/Jenkins tools.

Experience with JIRA for project management and defect tracking.

Experience leading ambiguous situations, dealing with IT issues and coming up with effective solutions to ensure project deliverables on time and within budget.

Experience with a variety of test tools and software testing practices, including developing, implementing, maintaining and managing manual/automated testing systems and environments.

Experience assessing risk for determining appropriate levels of testing.


Communication Skills:


Ability to clearly write technical specifications and strong estimating and planning skills. 

Able to effectively communicate across teams and roles.

Excellent presentation skills to present ideas and work to the team and organization.

Experience presenting testing topics to quality assurance peer group internal and external to work.


Mathematical Skills:


Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and analytical skills.


Reasoning Ability:


Insightful and logical problem isolation and solving skills.

Results driven and goals-oriented.


Physical Demands:


This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking.

May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time. 

Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment.

May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds.


Other Skills:


Perform in a very focused and methodical manner with good time management skills.

Able to independently adapt and thrive through change.

Ability to lead projects individually and mentor team members.

Ability to lead and take ownership of testing process and implement them.

Strong collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills.

Ability to handle multiple large projects simultaneously.


Work Hours:


• Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.


Company Profile:


As the fastest growing part of Macy's Inc. business, is achieving record sales and broadening our workforce. offers the entrepreneurial culture of a web business with the stability and support of the best brand in retailing. Creativity and ingenuity partner with business acumen and tech savvy to build a unique business poised for substantial growth. If you're interested in being a part of that growth and want to know what it's really like to work at, get an inside look at


Our employees have long-term opportunities and are encouraged to utilize their Supervisors and Human Resources for cross-functional movement to further their careers. At we are committed to giving back to the community by partnering with local charitable organizations. By skillfully combining the power of digital technology and omnichannel integration with the best in retailing, is reaching new heights.



This job overview is not all inclusive.  In addition, Macy’s, Inc. reserves the right to amend this job overview at any time.  Macy’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  Macy’s, Inc. – including Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s – will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal convictions in a manner consistent with SFPC Art. 49 and LA MC ch.XVIII Art. 9.