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Lead Software Test Engineer

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Enterprises


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Are you ready to make your mark in a fast-paced, high-energy environment? We are looking for top-tier talent to ensure quality for Cox’s state of the art cloud-based HR Technology.

This is a hands-on testing role that will lead and conduct Quality Engineering activities in an Agile team/environment supporting HCM applications across the enterprise.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate
    • Partner with analysts, product owners, customers and developers to gain an understanding of functional and technical requirements and business processes
    • Provide estimated work efforts for testing on Strategic projects, Enhancements, and day to day operations
    • Partner with fellow quality engineering resources
    • Identify and prioritize high value test cases
  • Lead
    • Drive results with minimal supervision
    • Mentor other members of testing team
    • Take the lead on difficult defect detection, problem solving, and troubleshooting
  • Execute
    • Drive success during development by facilitating frequent cross-functional standups to review, prioritize, and ensure consistent delivery and standards are used
    • Execute test cases that may include unit, functional, system, stress/load, regression, integration, performance, usability, and end to end
    • Provide accurate metrics and status on testing progress
    • Certify readiness of testing deliverables
    • Facilitate User Acceptance Testing
  • Improve and Grow
    • Continuously gather feedback on the testing process and refine our approach to deliver robust quality solutions and delight our customers.
    • Apply advanced knowledge of testing solutions, methodologies, and techniques to ensure quality is baked into all testing deliverables
    • Exhibit a growth mindset while learning innovative technologies and techniques
    • Formalize test procedures
    • Create efficiencies with testing process to minimize delivery time and standardize delivery


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 6 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 4 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and 1 year of experience; or 10 years’ experience in a related field.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in writing test plans and test cases
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience performing manual testing with HCM Applications.  Workday is preferred.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with testing and defect management tools such as Tricentis qTest, HP ALM, Jira, Zephyr, etc.
  • Good knowledge of generally accepted Quality Assurance methodologies
  • Experience with manual testing in one or more of the following functional areas: HR, Benefits, Payroll, Time & Attendance, Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance, Learning, Compensation
  • Hands-on experience testing integrations to/from Workday and third-party vendors
  • Ability to conduct various types of testing:  regression, functional, integration, and end to end
  • Ability to lead and partner with Managed Service Onshore and Offshore QA resources (resource planning, escalation, test plan/case review)
  • Solid group facilitation and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of testing processes and methodologies
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working within cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of both Software Development Life Cycle and DevOps best practices such as Agile methodologies and Continuous Integration/Delivery for distributed services
  • Proven documentation and presentation skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment
  • Ability to adjust to rapid changes in deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple high priority projects
  • Quickly understand new information and how it connects to a larger picture
  • Openness to receiving and applying feedback
  • Possess a collaborative, get-it-done personality

Nice To Have:

  • Test automation experience (Tricentis Tosca, Selenium, etc.)
  • Mobile testing experience
  • Experience in data migration using Enterprise Interface Builders (EIB)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Query Language:  SQL

About Cox Enterprises:
The story of Cox Enterprises is one of hard work, respect for employees, entrepreneurship and making bold decisions. It’s also about staying true to values that have endured for more than a century. Cox Enterprises was founded in 1898 by James M. Cox. At the age of 28, he purchased the Dayton Evening News (now the Dayton Daily News). He later served as Ohio’s governor and was the 1920 Democratic nominee for president with Franklin D. Roosevelt as his vice presidential running mate. After Governor Cox lost the election, he decided to focus on expanding his business across industries and locations.

Today, Cox Enterprises is a global company with nearly 50,000 employees and over $20 billion in revenue. Cox remains a values-driven private corporation that can invest in long-term growth and is proud of its four-generation family leadership. Through our major divisions—Cox Communications and Cox Automotive —we lead in the communications and automotive industries. Our widely recognized national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Cox Homelife.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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