Principal Automation Engineer

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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The OpportunitySpringboard’s product has evolved significantly over the last few years, with the steady addition of features that give our students all they need to succeed in our courses — and beyond, in the workplace. We’re now looking for an experienced automation engineer for the Test Automation team to drive the architecture and design of our in-house automation framework, to adapt to the rapidly changing business needs and growing scale. You will play a significant role in building a roadmap, defining quality objectives, improving test architecture and efficiency to adapt to fast changing needs.


  • Hands on development in framework enhancements, automated test case development, code reviews, system design and architecture.
  • Understand the product and technology stack in-depth. Define and contribute to the automation roadmap which aims to significantly automate the feature verification of our applications.
  • Take responsibility for quality and stability of the product by getting hands on with code and design reviews, debugging complex issues, among other things.
  • Influence and establish best engineering practices through solid design decisions, processes and tools.
  • Provide coaching and technical mentorship to the team and help the team make critical technical decisions.
  • Operate with scale and deliver fast with high quality.
  • Plan complex pieces of work spanning 6 weeks to 3 months, to be undertaken by a team of 3 to 4 engineers.


  • have 4-8 years of experience in QA/Automation/SDET with strong programming skills in Python [mandatory]
  • have in-depth experience on at least one of the public clouds (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • have a background in testing web-based applications (ReST API automation) and front end driven automation (with libraries like Selenium)
  • have a strong attention to detail, adept at identifying corner cases in systems, testing boundary conditions, and an exploratory and growth mindset.
  • are willing to challenge the status quo, express your opinion and drive change.
  • enjoy mentoring others and helping them solve challenging problems.
  • are vocal. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • are able to communicate with various stakeholders to understand their requirements.
  • are a proponent of quality - building best practices, introducing new processes and improvements to make the team more efficient.
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific
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