Battelle Memorial Institute IT Automation Testing Engineer in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle's work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking an IT Automation Testing Engineer. This position is located in Columbus, OH.


Battelle's Health & Consumer Solutions business unit is seeking candidates for an IT Testing Engineer II position to help develop and execute plans for automated testing of Battelle-developed information systems, products and services, to ensure that they meet organizational standards and end-user requirements. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to create, execute, and maintain automated scripts and to create metrics to increase test coverage. Other job requirements include the following:

  • Contribute to the development of robust automation test frameworks and to their ongoing maintenance.

  • Develop, modify, evaluate, and maintain automated software test plans used to test and optimize software, on multiple projects that run concurrently.

  • Manage the execution of automated tests for projects funded by clients in healthcare administration organizations and government agencies.

  • Select appropriate testing methods and techniques to effectively and efficiently ensure proper test coverage.

  • Establish automated software test standards and methods for moderately complex program or parts of programs.

  • Independently develop and publish key software and documentation deliverables.

  • Proactively identify software issues and problems, driving them to closure, and escalating to leadership as needed. Report progress on problem resolution to management.

  • Establish quantitative measurements and techniques to measure software quality for moderately complex programs.

  • Create release and project level scorecards and reports.

  • Edit and develop test automation scripts for Functional, Regression, and Smoke testing.

  • Train automation analysts.

  • Communicate and coordinate with project leaders, other peer testers and developers to build alignment between cross-functional groups.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the latest testing/automation/DevOps techniques, along with expertise in applying and demonstrating innovation in QA/test tools/frameworks/processes to assist in the improvement of the current delivery model. Additionally, the candidate will assist the business unit’s leadership team in executing its Test Automation Roadmap.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.

  • At least two years of test automation experience using standard test automation tools (HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) and Selenium are preferred).

  • Experience in building test automation frameworks and automation scripts.

  • Experience with writing automated test cases, test execution and defect management.

  • Advanced experience with driving test automation through use of multiple automation tools.

  • Experience developing and/or consuming test automation of GUI and/or non-GUI components.

  • Experience in diverse software engineering methodologies, such as agile, waterfall, and iterative.

  • Experience in testing representational state transfer (REST) calls using SoapUI and Postman.

  • Advanced knowledge of test automation tools, frameworks, design approaches, and effective implementation techniques.

  • Experience in test case development and management using tools such as HP Application Lifecycle.

  • Experience in lifecycle management tools such as HP Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM), as well as in the JIRA software development tool.

  • Good understanding of QA, Software Testing LifeCycle (STLC), and Software Development LifeCycle (SDLC) processes.

  • Expertise in SQL.

  • Experience with Data Validation, Functional, Usability, and Integration testing.


  • Experience with Java, Python, Ruby, and VBScript

  • Experience in testing SOAP, REST services

  • Experience working in Agile and Scrum development processes

  • Experience with tools and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) such as Eclipse

  • Familiarity with TestNG and Maven


Battelle's competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401 K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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