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Sr. Quality Assurance Automation Engineer –

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28931BR
Department: Publix Technology
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Jul 23, 2024

$86 - 129k
Full Time - Regular


Please note, this is a hybrid position requiring 8 days per month on-site in Lakeland, FL.

Welcome to Publix Technology, the award-winning technical group for Publix Super Markets, Inc., the largest employee-owned company in the nation. Our technology teams of 2100+ associates provide cutting-edge, modern solutions to nearly 1400 retail stores and 200,000+ internal team members across 8 states. We offer positions at all levels – summer internships, individual contributor roles, to technical leadership across a broad range of technical disciplines. So, whether you are interested in IT security, platform engineering, architecture, software development, or infrastructure – we have a career path for you! Pub Subs are not the only thing we build from scratch. Come see for yourself why Publix Super Markets, Inc. is a constant on Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work list.

Join the Publix Technology Team as a Sr. Quality Assurance Automation Engineer for the website team. You will join an existing team of manual and automation test engineers – enhancing the testing environment for our software engineers and test engineers.


  • Analyze enhancements and new features on the Publix website, validate and code automation test scripts using C# and Selenium WebDriver
  • Work with the scrum teams to understand feature user stories, understand impact, and write Spec Flow user stories for the Automation backlog.
  • Attend backlog refinements to provide estimates for script creation and updates.
  • Review user story acceptance criteria and ask questions on what may be unclear or missed requirements – write or update test cases based on changes coming in from those stories.
  • Review daily builds and execute automation tests on various browsers – log defects and communicate with software engineers and manual testers on bug fixes.
  • Learn business rules for the website’s functional areas to analyze and code regression test scripts for impacted areas and support monthly production releases.
  • Mentor and develop the Quality Assurance team to drive testing efficiencies across the team – collaborate through code reviews and debugging sessions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related analytical field, or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of software testing and quality assurance experience
  • 4+ years of experience working in a web application development environment.
  • 4+ years of experience doing test analysis, execution planning, and test case development.
  • 3+ years of experience coding in object-oriented programming languages such as Java or C#
  • 3+ years of experience in QA automation using Selenium WebDriver
  • 1+ year of experience source control tools such as GIT, TFS
  • 1+ year of experience writing test scripts using BDD (Behavior Driven Development) such as Cucumber/SpecFlow Gherkin
  • 1+ year of experience using a web-based development tracking tool for managing identified bugs and defects, such as JIRA, Azure DevOps
  • 1+ year of experience working on an Agile/Scrum development team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience creating automated test scripts for RESTful APIs with Postman
  • 3+ years of experience with a C# unit testing framework like NUnit, xUnit, and MSTest
  • 3+ years of experience with open-source test tool like Jasmine for testing JavaScript, or similar test frameworks like Mocha, QUnit, Jest, or Unit.js
  • Experience with Mobile site test automation on mobile devices
  • Experience using Cross-Platform testing solutions (BrowserStack, SevTestLabs, etc.)


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for an H-1B visa or permanent residence.

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