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Test Automation Lead Zurich, Switzerland

Test Automation Lead Description

Job #: 67012
Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its advanced software engineering heritage to become the foremost global digital transformation services provider – leading the industry in digital and physical product development and digital platform engineering services. Through its innovative strategy; integrated advisory, consulting, and design capabilities; and unique 'Engineering DNA,' EPAM's globally deployed hybrid teams help make the future real for clients and communities around the world by powering better enterprise, education and health platforms that connect people, optimize experiences, and improve people's lives. In 2021, EPAM was added to the S&P 500 and included among the list of Forbes Global 2000 companies.  

Selected by Newsweek as a 2021 and 2022 Most Loved Workplace, EPAM's global multi-disciplinary teams serve customers in more than 50 countries across six continents. As a recognized leader, EPAM is listed among the top 15 companies in Information Technology Services on the Fortune 1000 and ranked four times as the top IT services company on Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. EPAM is also listed among Ad Age's top 25 World's Largest Agency Companies for three consecutive years, and Consulting Magazine named EPAM Continuum a top 20 Fastest Growing Firm.

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Are you a Test Automation Lead looking for an interesting variety of work with the opportunity to learn and further develop your career? Want to work in a collaborative environment, alongside talented colleagues, in a supportive team?

We are seeking engineers to be a part of a talented software team that works on delivering mission-critical applications in an agile dev ops organization for a longstanding EPAM customer. As a Test Automation Lead you can ensure that a major critical client facing project built on new technology (Instant Payment), will be fully tested and maintainable. Automation testing is key and will be the main focus. Your team is comprised of Java/Kotlin developers, and technical and business BAs, based in Poland and Switzerland. The developers are experienced with TDD and open to BDD approaches. BAs will have deep understanding of the payments space, but little in automation testing.

If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join our team in Zürich or in Manno. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.


  • Owning the test suites and prioritising project quality
  • Develop test strategy and test plans and maintain automation test data
  • Defining and developing automated performance and soak tests
  • Participate in developing and reviewing the test policies for project
  • Ensure the appropriate test environments and infrastructures are in place and kept up to date
  • Defining the scope of testing within the context of every release and every software testing level or cycle
  • Working with BAs to understand requirements, and jointly define full test suites in BDD format for the appropriate components
  • Reviewing TDD and BDD suites produced by development team for completeness, quality, and appropriate coverage
  • Define and develop and continuously improve automated tests as new system features and enhancements are developed
  • The use of development resources in an effective way to ensure testing is kept to a high quality
  • Applying the appropriate test measurement and metrics for the software product and testing team (e.g. Defining appropriate test coverage)
  • Identify and report to product teams questionable functions, performance concerns, and inconsistencies
  • Coach and Mentor developers and BAs in the testing process, build automation approach into the team and across the whole project
  • Contribute to accurate time estimates for automation test development
  • Identify and resolve the project risks in testing team like:
    • Not enough time to write tests
    • Incorrect skill set in the team
    • Requirement unclear


  • Experience building automation frameworks for modern software applications. Front end and backend, and microservice based applications
  • Experience with TDD and BDD is a must, including defining BDD tests
  • Experience with designing automated SIT tests (multiple services, mocked and actual) is highly advantageous. Services are connected sync and async, over REST, MAP (SOAP like HTTP), Kafka and MQ
  • Experience with Selenium is a plus
  • Strong background in automation (define and implement) using object-oriented programming language (C#, Kotlin or Java)
  • Ability to create tests in chosen framework by reviewing code commits and user stories
  • Integrate automated testing into a Jenkins CI/CD framework
  • SQL and data validation skills for checking test outcomes
  • Ability to articulate and drive sustainable processes
  • Strong interpersonal, project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a business BA to understand requirements and define test suites
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-based setting
  • Experience working in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to pitch ideas and test new approaches

We offer

  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • Knowledge-sharing across EPAM's global Tech Communities
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Relocation support as per EPAM relocation policies
  • EPAM Community with regular corporate and social events
  • Career growth, performance and compensation reviews
  • EPAM Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (subject to certain eligibility requirements)


  • Please note that any offers will be subject to appropriate background checks
  • We do not accept CVs from recruiting or staffing agencies
  • For this position, we are able to consider applications from the following:
    • Swiss nationals
    • EU/EFTA nationals
    • Third-country nationals based in Switzerland with an appropriate work permit
    • Displaced people from Ukraine who are currently in Switzerland and hold, or have already applied for, S permits

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