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Mobile Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
Texas City, TX, USA · California, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023
This position is in the IBM The Weather Company business (TWC) or a shared services function supporting TWC. On August 22 2023, a definitive agreement was signed, under which Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, will acquire The Weather Company assets from IBM. It is currently expected that as of February 1, 2024, this position will be in a new company that is separate from IBM. Through increased investment and resources from Francisco Partners, The Weather Company will look to move beyond forecasting alone and bring new tools and experiences to users to help them understand how weather impacts all aspects of their lives, starting with health and well-being. For businesses, The Weather Company plans to offer more actionable insights so organizations can provide greater value to their customers. With its advertising platform, The Weather Company will continue to provide quality real-time experiences for the ad and subscription media industry, while complying with all consumer privacy laws and regulations. Don’t miss your opportunity to influence the future of our company!

Your Role and Responsibilities
The mobile automation engineer will work very closely with a small group of very talented and technical engineers in our automation squad at the Weather Company. This role is responsible for writing automated tests, helping to expand and update the automation framework, writing unit tests and managing Jenkins.The ideal candidate for this position will have had previous mobile automation experience (iOS or Android) and be intimately familiar with the mobile platforms and have previous automation experience.This role will be expected to work closely with several other teams in getting the releases out with the highest level of quality and assisting in troubleshooting issues from the field as needed.The candidate will be working in a Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment environment.

Design, develop, and maintain all automated and unit tests for the data privacy team
Debug and troubleshoot all location data issues
Manage the Jenkins test pipeline and triage all tests
Maintain and update the automation framework as needed
Execute automated tests in multiple environments (real device, device cloud and simulator)
Participate in code reviews to ensure code is written with the highest quality
Create and maintain unit tests leveraging all available tools
Design with test scenarios in mind (TDD)
Participate in agile team discovery process: communicate feasibility of all solutions
Add value during team retrospectives

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related field
  • Solid automation experience
  • Solid experience coding in Java
  • Experience writing automated tests with Appium
  • Experience setting up and maintaining a Jenkins instance in a CI environment
  • Experience in iterative software development environments such as Agile or Kanban
  • Experience with Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration and other Agile practices
  • Expert in using standard debugging techniques such as logging, LLDB, and/or Instruments to localize and correct code issues
  • Strong problem solving skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Written at least one mobile app
  • Understanding of Test Driven Design software development
  • Able to convey information concisely and clearly to all levels of personnel
  • Able to work closely and effectively with developers and quality engineers and work on several active projects simultaneously
  • Self starter
  • Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Swift or Java experience is preferred
  • Proficiency with Git and/or GitHub
  • Familiarity with JIRA