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Test Automation Engineer I

Primary Location Effingham, Illinois Job ID 2021-12513 Apply


The Test Automation Engineer role is to write manual and automated test scripts, perform test execution, and track defects using the defined QA tools, processes, and methodology. The Test Automation Engineer will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to automate QA processes and test scripts in order to maximize the benefit of business investments in initiatives.



  • Adhere to Patterson standards for business and departmental requirements, objectives, and specifications.
  • Collaborate with software/systems personnel in application testing, such as system, unit, regression, load, and acceptance testing methods
  • Participate in new and sustained Software Development Projects
  • Maintain test scripts based off QA documentation that can be reviewed and utilized for other Automation resources
  • Create and execute test scripts using existing documentation and minimal hands-on direction, this will lead into writing basic scripts
  • Create dynamic and ever-evolving automation scripts that are repeatable and executable by everyone on the QA Team
  • Perform issue tracking, reporting and resolution of issues found during testing
  • Participate in research, evaluation and implementation of automated testing tools.
  • Provide regular status as directed throughout the release cycle to management & other team members
  • Perform any other job duties as assigned by management


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree with emphasis on Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering, OR any equivalent combination of education and/or education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
  • 2+ Years of experience in quality assurance/development
  • Knowledge of database or web technologies such as SQL, XML, HTML and sufficient understanding of client/server communications. Experience with Azure Table Storage is a plus
  • Ability to exercise best judgment when identifying the severity of issues
  • A Quality Assurance or Automation certification is a plus
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the quality of Patterson Products
  • Willingness to accept accountability and lead with integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with both technical and non-technical people
  • Professional attitude and respect for processes and procedures
  • Experience with Azure Devops and Visual Studio
  • Comprehensive understanding of software test methodologies including white box, black box, functional, unit, feature, regression, integration, performance and scalability.
  • Experience of developing data driven manual tests.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in creating automated test scripts using Coded  UI or any scripting tool
  • Test Script Creation experience beyond record/playback
  • Good understanding of coding methods and best practices
  • Experience using source code management system
  • Experience with Microsoft Test Manager and Lab Management
  • Knowledge of SDLC and Software Development methodologies
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Self-motivation and drive, with keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and complex problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to quickly comprehend data/information in order to generate new ideas
  • An innovative approach to learning and implementing new trends and ideas

Dedication to internal and external customers

What's In It For You:

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.
  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
  • Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).
  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.
  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).
  • Patterson Perks Program.

Why Join Patterson?

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An Equal Opportunity Employer


As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees’ unique experiences and differences are what strengthen us and drive our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We are Patterson. We welcome you.




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