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Sr. Test Automation Engineer/Product Manager

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Jun 13, 2023

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Engineering, Automation Engineer, Marketing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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As the Senior DevOps Test Automation Engineer and Product Manager, you are an emerging leader who will nurture and scale our enterprise DevOps testing capabilities to accelerate AbbVie’s digital solution delivery. This position requires an individual with leadership potential, exposure to product management and significant experience in DevOps test automation. You will lead larger test automation efforts independently and act as a subject matter expert to team members on smaller efforts.

You will be a key contributor in the establishment of a Product Model for our Test Management and Automation tool suite.  Work with our vendors and team structure to establish a best practice and working model for Abbvie teams to adopt.  This role will create and maintain the product backlog(s), provides the requirements for the release scheduling, and annual product funding needs. The product manager participates throughout the agile process by answering questions as they arise.

Mission: Execute on the long-term vision for our Test Suite, Tricentis. Take internal and external user needs and develop an annual product road map to address the current and future needs of our customers.Communicate priorities, risks, and decisions across a wide spectrum of audiences, from partner teams to executive levels.

Influence: Actively promote and demonstrate the value of Tricentis and DevOps Test Automation.Provide ongoing expertise on testing methods, practices, and related subjects. Research and stay informed about industry/practice trends and best practices and communicate within BTS. Network and build relationships with other teams within BTS-BTOs and AbbVie.

Impact: Drive decisions that influence the financial, resourcing and cultural impacts to BTS and AbbVie related to Tricentis toolset. Establish measures for monitoring success of the Product Lifecycle and making data driven decisions within the context of the Tricentis toolset. Actively participate in, and align with, strategic programs that involve manual and automated test initiatives.

Culture: Consistently demonstrate AbbVie’s Ways of Working and Leadership Attributes to drive an organizational culture that is purpose driven, has high trust, focused on innovation and is nimble in its response to change.



  • Apply and scale your deep understanding of DevOps development test automation methodologies and effective software development principles. - Lead planning, estimation and implementation of test automation frameworks and strategies.
  • Lead translation of manual testing scenarios to test automation coverage across multiple toolsets (Tosca, qTest, etc.).
  • Develop and deliver enterprise best practices and standards for DevOps development test automation.
  • Oversee the setup, configuration, and maintenance of automated testing environments.
  • Effectively communicate status to stake holders and proactively locate and address concerns.
  • Champion Agile best-practices, processes, and tools in support of DevOps processes with respect to development testing automation Some traits we value (and hope you value too):
  • Problem Solver. Tackles technical problems head-on through a comprehensive approach that factors in technology, business, people, and everything in between to meet objectives. Is proud of the solutions they develop and isn’t shy to share and collaborate on them.
  • Team Player. Collaborates well with others in the team to solve problems and deploy them. We have an open culture, and we believe this to be a critical trait of our success.
  • Security Focused. Takes pride in passing security audits. Understands how to design, build, test, and maintain secure, cloud-based systems where data is encrypted in transit and at rest.
  • Automates Everything. It’s not just about deploying resources to the cloud but being able to do so repeatedly in a disciplined manner.
  • Creates Real-Time Feedback. Sets up systems that provide constant feedback on the health of the system, early warning when things go wrong, and actionable insights to respond quickly with minimal downtime.

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years’ experience; Master’s Degree with 5 years’ experience; PhD with 0 years’ experience.
  • Solid track record in the Agile/DevOps/Cloud domain.
  • Specific points of desired experience that will help the right candidate “hit the ground running” include:
  • Hands-on experience with Tricentis's suite of development testing automation.
  • Hands-on experience with Azure DevOps.
  • Hands-on experience with configuration management tools.
  • Hands-on experience with log analysis and monitoring tools.
  • Experience with product management.
  • Experience with vendor management.
  • Experience as a team lead/coach.
  • Experience building/leading a COE for testing.
  • AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.


    AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

    Stock Symbol: ABBV

    Stock Exchange: NYSE

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    1 North Waukegan Road
    North Chicago

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