Software Test Automation Designer

CARFAX Canada Jobs London, Ontario


Join our elite team as a Software Test Automation Designer

At CARFAX, we create products for our consumers and dealers to assist them in buying and selling cars. As a Software Test Automation Designer, you will be a part of the Product Services team—an elite group of tech savvy individuals who work together every day to deliver quality products that bring value to our customers. In this environment, we keep our tech stack evolving so we are able to seamlessly support the hundreds of products that make CARFAX the leader in trusted vehicle history information.

 The Tech Culture at CARFAX

Having a creative and innovative environment where our engineers can collaborate, learn and grow is something CARFAX is passionate about. Along with creating and maintaining awesome software, you’ll also be able to participate in our quarterly Hack-a-thon’s or take a break by kicking back and playing the latest video/board games when you need to re-boot the mind.

 What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for a self-starter who is equally comfortable in not only building up the automated test infrastructure in the cloud, but also training our team on the systems that they put in place. Our ideal hire understands the different types of automated tests and knows which type is best used in the different stages of the development pipeline. In addition, we are looking for someone who is flexible, vocal, and loves to learn! If this sounds like you, your typical day might involve:

A typical day will have you:

  • Liaising with internal teams, i.e. developers, analysts, UI Designers and product managers to identify system requirements
  • Diving into the product codebase to understand how to test it
  • Designing, developing and executing automation scripts
  • Developing and applying testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Analyzing and automating manual test cases
  • Deploying and maintaining automated test infrastructure
  • Researching the best automated test platforms available
  • Estimating, prioritizing, planning and coordinating testing activities
  • Performing thorough regression testing
  • Monitoring all stages of software development to identify and resolve system malfunctions to meet quality standards
  • Reviewing requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Monitoring quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts
  • Staying up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

  Required Experience & Skills

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience with quality assurance standards, test planning and design
  • 3+ years of experience with automation and scripting test tools, using multiple browsers
  • 3+ years with API/Web Services testing
  • 3+ years of experience in developing test automation using tools such as Selenium
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, SQL, regular expressions, and Java
  • Strong knowledge of quality assurance standards, test planning and design
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills with both technical and non-technical issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and creativity

 Bonus Knowledge

  • Familiarity with current open-source automation and scripting test tools
  • Familiarity with AWS platform (Lambda, API Gateway, Fargate, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Mobile development (iOS, Android, or React Native)
  • Familiarity with Agile software development including Test Driven Development and Pair Programming


CARFAX, a unit of IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, own and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, CARFAX provides exclusive services like CARFAX Used Car Listings, myCARFAX, CARFAX History-Based Value and the flagship CARFAX Vehicle History Report. CARFAX is a nationally recognized top workplace by The Washington Post and Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

CARFAX is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CARFAX to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CARFAX will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. We are a participant in E-Verify.