Tech Lead - Quality engineering

Pune, Maharashtra, India | Quality engineering | Full-time


About the Role

This role is for the position of Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET/QA) Lead for a candidate with 6 to 8 years of experience and a strong technical expertise in software testing areas which includes hands-on experience in various testing approaches like functional (UI as well as API based testing), performance/load testing, security testing, database testing, migration testing, resilience testing, etc. and excellent leadership and mentoring skills. The candidate should be ready to work across multiple products and should be capable of mentoring, motivating and empowering individuals for manual testing strategies and test automation design and development processes.


Job description

  • A hands-on test automation and QA engineering lead having experience in various approaches in test automation and is comfortable across a whole range of functional and cross-functional testing.
  • Understanding of full life cycle of product development right from the requirement gathering to delivery.
  • Excellent test strategizing, planning and execution skills.
  • Hands-on experience with end-to-end testing of multi-tier, web-based and mobile-based applications.
  • Ability to triage failures, identify root-cause and define corrective actions.
  • Good understanding of relational and non-relational database management systems.
  • Hands-on experience working on UNIX-based operating systems like Linux, macOS, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of bug tracking tools like JIRA and test case management tools.
  • Thorough understanding of agile practices in software delivery.
  • Ability to demonstrate leading/mentoring groups of QA individuals for manual testing as well as test automation.
  • Passion for technology and software quality.


Skills required:


  • Excellent automation skills in building and managing robust, reliable and scalable test automation frameworks in Java/Python backed by effective logging and reporting from scratch.
  • Hands-on experience with UI based test automation using frameworks like Selenium/Appium with Java/Python and thorough understanding of various locator strategies using Selenium/Appium.
  • Hands-on experience with API testing of RESTful web services and experience in API based test automation with Java/Python.
  • Excellent understanding of object-oriented concepts in programming.
  • Python/shell scripting experience.
  • Hands-on experience working with CI/CD tools like Jenkins or CircleCI.
  • Basic understanding of database management systems like SQL, MongoDB.
  • Hands-on experience working with version control systems like Git or SVN.


Good to have:

  • Good understanding of virtualization, docker and container systems.


Key areas of responsibility

  • Maintain existing test frameworks by adding new features and test coverage.
  • Work closely with QA Engineers/SDETs from different teams to define QA strategies and processes and ensure their implementation across each of the products.
  • Actively contribute towards test automation for a few of the projects.
  • Work closely with the DevOps Engineering Team to bring in CI/CD practices to different projects.
  • Have regular sync-ups with all the QA members to discuss the current and future deliverables, impediments, etc.

This role will be based out of Pune.

 As an ideal ‘Agstar SDET (QA) Lead’, you will need:

  • A consistent learner, explorer and hustler attitude.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to take new things up proactively.
  • Excellent leadership/mentoring skills.
  • Being an advocate of the software quality backed by logical reasoning for various kinds of issues across different products.


We are looking for enthusiastic intrapreneurs who want to work at the ‘grass root’ level and want to make a difference to India’s biggest sector. We hope this excites you as much as us and looking forward to the next few conversations.