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Sr Automation Developer
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
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Applied on July 27, 2021
Job Id #49075 Posted July 16, 2021

The Sr. Automation Developer will be responsible for defining problems, conducting and narrowing research, analyzing criteria, finding, analyzing and applying solutions.

This position is for a Sr. Automation Developer in our Enterprise Regression and Automation Development team. The Sr. Automation Developer is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining test automation and data generation code and assisting in expanding and refining automation test framework. This role interacts closely with IT product teams, QA leads, Scrum Masters, ERAD team members, both on and offshore, and business stakeholders. The Sr. Automation Developer is able to write code to execute test pathways utilizing various proprietary and open source frameworks and libraries and also may be expected to create new framework modules and components that are highly scalable. The candidate has an expert knowledge of C# and object oriented programing concepts with the experience to back it up. The candidate is comfortable with writing and reading abstract classes or interfaces and can speak to their design principles.

Assist in continuous improvement of the automation framework that requires minimal maintenance of scripts due to source code change, addition or removal of data elements or changes in application or system and can service 1-n applications of varying platform types.

Partner with project teams to develop automation suites in the scope range of Selenium/web automation, windows client automation, file/data processing automation, test data generation through automated processes and source to target automation and existing framework. The solution should be a near push-button regression suite executable in all environments and build or lessen the burden of managing test data.

Continually recommend improvements for the framework in order to gain efficiency, better results or increased coverage.

Utilize proprietary framework as well as FLAUI and Selenium as our Windows and web client open source UI libraries in designing and developing solutions using C# and OO principles to eliminate reuse.
Develop and maintain a solution for automated tests to be integrated into our Azure Pipelines CI Tool. Work with stakeholders to identify the correct grain of tests to script and deploy on the build server. Work with QA and development to minimize script breakage by recommending standard coding practices that respect automation efforts.

Create and update documentation and diagrams describing how the framework processes scripts and objects. Documentation should also describe the framework objects, function, dependencies and limitations.

This position should utilize leadership attributes to drive a product team and their QA lead to generate requirements and documentation suitable to develop automation efficiently and effectively.

The candidate will utilize his or her presence in the project teams scrums to escalate delays, blockers and drive these to resolution by owning the issue and connecting the right parties.

This position will drive future automation roadmap items independently or in conjunction with another ERAD team member assigned to the product team to ensure a minimum of a 6 month backlog of automation projects for the team through meetings, scrum discussion, independent discovery with QA or product team members or ERAD team members. Showing ownership key.

This position may mentor onshore or offshore staff when appropriate and/or act as a project lead for one or more on/offshore staff when leading a development project.

This position will work with an assigned product team that may change periodically. It is expected that this person be an ambassador to their assigned team and represent the ERAD team and ensure its mission and vision is evangelized.

Presentations of design, completed or partially completed work will be given at regular intervals during product teams scrum ceremonies, ERAD scrum ceremonies, Automation Framework meetings or other venues in order to provide transparency and build trust with product teams and the ERAD team.

The position will work with our offshore partners to hand off automation processes or framework components for utilization, co-develop larger projects, or help maintain automation processes offshore uses for regression testing.


  • C # development 3-5 years in primary role
  • Automation solutions developed for multiple platforms (Web, Windows, API’s, backend etc…)
  • Designed multiple different test automation solutions (not just web based) and can speak to them in the interview process.
  • Has worked in and been successful in an agile/scrum setting for 1+ years.
  • Routinely has worked with other developers, team members and stakeholders and not in a silo.
  • Comfortable presenting materials like technical walkthroughs, slide decks, design documentation etc… both formal or informal environments and possibly in large audiences from time to time.


Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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