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With a content portfolio like no other media organisation in the country, SBS occupies multiple channels and platforms, and provides a unique opportunity for employees to help make Australia a better place to live.

Test Automation Lead

SBS is one of the most unique and innovative media organisations in the world today. SBS is proud of its broadcasting on radio, television and online. We are audience obsessed and exist for all Australians to inspire, support and celebrate the diversity of our multicultural society.

About the Role

The Automation Test Lead reports into the Technical lead and will manage a small team of passionate automation testers. The Automation Test Lead will drive operational excellence in everything they do. This includes creating efficient processes, procedures and automation test suites. We're looking for someone who is experienced and passionate about testing technologies and methodologies; some to lead and develop the building of tools and systems that improve our testing practises and ensures high quality audience experience on SBS Products.

For more context, we've got automation frameworks for both front-end and backend to support development of our existing products. We are now looking to migrate our legacy products to latest technologies including rebuilding some of the architecture components. The role of automation becomes critical than ever as we want to support migration while focusing on current products. This includes writing scripts / frameworks for the new pieces and introducing new technologies to support development and delivery.

The role is open for remote working from across all of Australia. You need to have Australian working rights to be considered.

About you

You are someone who has high attention to detail and analytical skills. You are able to manage your projects and workload independently.

You have strong stakeholder engagement and have a thoughtful and persistent approach. You are known for your great communication skills, both written and oral. You enjoy the prospect of bringing your skills to a company that prides itself on making a difference to people’s lives. You will:

  • Design and implement Automation strategies for test team
  • Ensure Automation framework is maintained and improvised when needed
  • Design and lead testing activities for wider team while managing test team
  • Collaborate with Delivery managers on project scope, estimation & delivery timelines
  • Collaborate with technical leads in the team to ensure QA practises are being followed and improved

To achieve that, we'd love you to come with:

  • Relevant work experience in the field
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring a team
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, Javascript, C++ etc
  • Proficient in a high level scripting language (eg: Python)
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing strategies
  • Experience building and designing test cases
  • Experience with testing methodologies (unit, Scrum, TDD, BDD)
  • Experience with automation framework design and implementation
  • Familiarity with AWS cloud
  • Hands on experience with WebdriverIO and Jmeter
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities, including ability to identify issues, communicate and escalate quickly, when required
  • CI/CD implementation of automation frameworks

Previous experience in media/broadcasting will be regarded but not essential.

In return, we offer a supportive culture driven by our values, where we want people to feel included and bring their whole self to work. At SBS, we embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. If this interests you, please click 'Apply Now'. If you required any adjustments to set you up for success during the process, please contact us at

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