Quality Assurance (QA) Automation Engineer


Recruitment #220728-6500VR-001


The State of Connecticut, Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority (the "Authority"), has an anticipated opening for a QA Automation Engineer. The QA Automation Engineer works for the Solution Delivery Lead and will build and maintain automated test scripts. The QA Automation Engineer will develop automation strategies that will enhance test execution, reduce manual test coverage, and increase the efficiency and the consistency of regression testing.

Job Highlights:
  • Full-time
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday
About the Authority:
The Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority is a quasi-governmental agency formed by statute and signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont in 2019. Its mission is to help Connecticut’s workforce navigate health challenges and life changes with greater financial security.

Through a trust funded by employees, the Authority makes benefits payments to eligible employees
when either the employee or their family member takes a leave from work to care for themselves or a family member.

Selection Plan

To Apply:

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  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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  • Gain a full understanding of the capabilities of the platform;
  • Perform evaluations of capabilities of our custom software applications and determine what functionality should be tested through QA automation;
  • Identify, record and track enhancements and bugs in Jira associated with the development and testing of our custom software applications;
  • Define acceptance criteria for solution, automation, and test components;
  • Maintain, enhance, and expand the software QA automation framework and associated tools with elegant and efficient Python code;
  • Execute automated functional and end-to-end tests for each software release using Bitbucket;
  • Utilize custom test scripts and automation tools to assist with performance testing as needed;
  • Review test results to identify areas of improvement;
  • Contribute to QA reports to support software health and readiness decisions;
  • Collaborate with the software developers and technical architecture team to resolve issues and recommend solutions;
  • Maintain system documentation as required;
  • Document test coverage for the platform.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with software development, systems analysis, or testing
  • 3+ years’ experience with automated testing using Selenium
  • Experience with Selenium WebDriver, Selenium IDE
  • Experience with JavaScript, Python
  • Experience using Jira and Xray Test Management
  • Experience with Salesforce and Salesforce Report Builder
  • Experience with JMeter
  • Experience with agile software development and continuous integration/delivery
Other Key Skills:
  • Interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams to deliver excellent results and maintain a collegial work environment.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to share authority and responsibility in high stakes, complex and fast-moving work environment.
  • Project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Relationship-building skills and ability to inspire collaboration, including success in working in teams, projects, and people towards action through persuasion.
  • Ability to be professionally engaged, present, and on-camera using virtual face-to-face technologies (MS Teams, Zoom, WebEx, chat, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in creative problem solving and taking initiative, while utilizing a solutions-oriented approach and exhibiting flexibility and good judgement in a complex organizational ecosystem.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.