Test Automation Lead


Test Automation Lead


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About Kindred

Kindred Group is a digital entertainment pioneer bringing together nine successful online gambling brands, forming one of the largest online gambling groups in the world. Our purpose is to transform gambling by being a trusted source of entertainment that contributes positively to society. Our goal is that 0% revenue is derived from harmful gambling.

Our global team of more than 2000 people represents 70+ nationalities. When you join Kindred, you'll be part of a collaborative, diverse and inclusive team that has your best interest at heart. We are a trusting company that knows the value of a healthy work-life balance. We offer a wide range of benefits, along with a hybrid working model which allows flexibility between working from home and enjoying our superb office facilities.

The role

We are seeking a seasoned Lead Test Automation Engineer proficient in leveraging Cypress for automated testing to join & lead our QA team. In this role, you will be responsible for implementing and driving test automation strategy. The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical background in software testing, a deep understanding of test automation principles, and extensive hands-on experience with Cypress.

What you will do

  • Design and implement highly modular and extensible test automation frameworks leveraging Cypress to achieve comprehensive coverage of web applications.
  • Drive and implement test automation strategy for different levels of functional test (feature, regression,E2E , UAT).
  • Design the test framework architecture to support various types of tests ensuring flexibility and scalability.
  • Utilize Cypress fixtures and plugins to manage test data and enhance test case maintainability and reusability across different test suites and environments.
  • Implement custom Cypress commands and utilities to encapsulate common testing patterns, interactions, and assertions, promoting code readability and reducing duplication
  • Collaborate closely with software engineers and product stakeholders to define and prioritize test scenarios based on business requirements and user stories, ensuring alignment with acceptance criteria.
  • Participate in feature discussions and sprint planning sessions to identify critical paths, edge cases, and user flows for test coverage prioritization.
  • Employ Cypress interceptors and mocks to simulate external dependencies, APIs, and services, enabling isolated testing of application components and behaviors.
  • Integrate automated tests seamlessly into the CI/CD pipeline for continuous validation of code changes, leveraging Cypress parallelization and distributed testing capabilities to accelerate feedback loops and reduce time to market.
  • Analyze test results, identify patterns, and prioritize test automation enhancements and optimizations based on code coverage metrics, test execution trends, and defect density analysis.
  • Utilize Cypress code coverage reports and integration with code quality tools (e.g., Codecov, SonarQube) to assess the effectiveness of test automation efforts and identify areas for additional test coverage.
  • Collaborate with developers to implement test-driven development (TDD) practices and incorporate test automation into the development workflow, promoting a culture of quality and accountability.

Your experience

  • Experienced in cloud-native testing approaches and strategies for testing cloud-based applications and services, including API testing, microservices testing, and serverless architecture testing.
  • Experience with other test automation frameworks/tools such as Cypress, Selenium, WebDriverIO.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker) and orchestration tools (e.g., Kubernetes).
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git).
  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and integration with test automation frameworks (Jenkins , Gitlab).
  • Experience with performance testing tools (Optional).
  • 7+ years in test automation including cross browser/device 
  • Expertise with Cypress, Postman and JIRA 
  • Expertise working with browser DevTools 
  • Good knowledge of common web and application architectures and development methodologies including Agile 
  • Experience working with Bitbucket / Git code repositories 

Our Way Of Working

Our world is hybrid.

A career is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. One of the perks of joining us is that we value you as a person first. Our hybrid world allows you to focus on your goals and responsibilities and lets you self-organise to improve your deliveries and get the work done in your own way.

Application Process

Click on the “Apply Now” button and complete the short web form. Please add your CV and covering letter in English to let us know your motivation for applying and your salary expectation. Our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch soon. Kindred is an equal opportunities employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. As such we oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We create equal opportunities for all our applicants and will treat people equally regardless of and not limited to, gender, ages, disability, race, sexual orientation. We are committed not only to our legal obligations but also to the positive promotion that equal opportunities bring to our operations as set out in our sustainability framework. Kindred has an ESG rating of AAA by MCSI.



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Sydney, Australia
Level 9, 207 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000


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Bianca Elasi


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