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Quality Assurance Automation Engineer | JavaScript

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Job no: 503035
Work type: Ongoing Full Time
Location: Various
Categories: IT/Technology

About the ABC

The ABC is the nation's most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture, and stories. With over 4,000 employees from diverse backgrounds across over 50 locations around Australia and overseas, we are proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains Australian communities.

About the Team

Come and join the vibrant Digital Product team in the ABC. We develop and maintain the ABC's audience facing digital products across platforms including desktop, mobile and connected TV. Whether it is staying informed of the latest breaking news, bringing some great TV on iview, streaming the Hottest 100 on the triple j app and website, or entertaining the kids with our ABC Kids app, the ABC’s Digital Product offerings are some of Australia’s most loved and most used platforms.

Our work is underpinned by the value we place on best practice, learning and knowledge sharing. We are committed to career development and invest in our people to be leaders in their fields. We believe in flexible approaches to working and building divers and collaborative teams that offer a friendly and supportive environment where all team members can learn and grow.

About the Role

The end game is high quality User Experience for ABC audiences. The role ensures that high quality software is delivered for the ABC's main web Applications platform, in line with the ABC Strategy and Product & Technology's objectives.

The role will involve but is not limited to;

  • Developing and maintaining very complex JavaScript frameworks for the automation of web based applications.

  • Understanding of systems requirements in order to inform the development and implementation of an automation strategy with appropriate script dependencies, assumptions and constraints.

  • Analysing software systems and collaborating with relevant stakeholders to improve design, including governance measurement to ensure applications perform to specification.

  • Collaboration with API developers to define and implement API schema validation and contract tests at a highly advanced level.

About You

You will have sophisticated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey very complex technical information to a range of stakeholders, along with advanced problem solving and analytical skills.

Your technical know-how will include;

  • Development experience in JavaScript.

  • Significant experience working with web apps, and APIs (e.g. GraphQL) as well as experience working with CI/CD tools in AWS.

  • Experience in testing responsive websites across multiple devices and platforms.

  • Significant development experience in test automation, including developing very complex automation testing frameworks and testing tools is essential.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in test frameworks such as Cypress, TestCafe and WebdriverIO

For further information on this position please contact Jamie Nedved, Digital Talent Acquisition Lead via email  

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability and LGBTIQA+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

For more information on inclusive employee networks within the ABC please refer to Life Page on ABC LinkedIn. 

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