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Reddit bot handler (bhbots)
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 17 hours ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for someone to handle bhbots for engaging our own reddit accounts in specific manners. The right candidate will love us…

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Ms Outlook addon required for Emails
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 15 hours ago

Hours to be determined
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I require an addon for Ms Outlook that will allow me to save emails and attachments to a folder on my C Drive or save to my One Drive.…

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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I need to create an automated system that included different software, Google Ads, Facebook Ads and content/data processing AI. The pro…

Automation French Business Process Automation Automation Jobs API Integration
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Process.St Workflow Expert
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 14 hours ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We're Tasting Collective, the nation's largest private supper club community, and we're looking for someone who has experience building…

Automation Technical Project Management Process Optimization Process Engineering Business Process Modeling Project Workflows Zapier Automation Jobs Business Process Automation
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Bonjour ! J'ai une chaîne YouTube de football en français et je suis à la recherche d'un scénariste compétent, dévoué et expérimenté po…

Automation Article Writing Writing SEO Writing Automation Jobs Scripting Content Writing Documentary French
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Developing a custom extension in SAP Fiori SAP UI5
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 16 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Project Overview: The primary task involves creating a custom extension in SAP Fiori application, with the specific aim of incorporatin…

Automation ABAP SAPUI5 Chat & Messaging Software UiPath Chatbot Development MySQL Programming Automation Jobs RESTful API MongoDB JavaScript Python PHP Node.js
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Integration and automation
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 15 hours ago

Hours to be determined
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Job Description: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced automation specialist on a project basis. The ideal candidate will hav…

Automation API Integration Automation Jobs Scripting Business Process Automation Zapier
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Zapier and Make automations.
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 14 hours ago

$5
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

Looking for some basics flows in zapier/make and hubspot around e-mails and data.

Automation JavaScript Automation Jobs API Zapier
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Business Workflow process automation tool
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 13 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Need to develop tool for business process automation for a small 15 user environment. Scope: A PDF data extraction tool integration.…

Automation Automation Jobs Salesforce CRM Project Workflows Business Process Automation Business Process Modeling Microsoft SharePoint Microsoft Dynamics 365
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

I have a few business processes I want to automate or improve efficiency. Looking for someone to hop on a Zoom call this afternoon and…

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How to Become an Automation Engineer

If you believe you have an aptitude for developing procedures and standards in a technology environment, you may have what it takes to become a freelance automation engineer.

While most automation engineers have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, some have only a high school degree or GED. Experience as an automation specialist is helpful, including roles as a maintenance technician, a controls engineer, or a field service technician.

What does an automation engineer do?

A freelance automation engineer is an IT professional who is responsible for delivering automated solutions for various software processes. In this role, automation engineers often collaborate with stakeholders to identify and resolve problems by gathering requirements and implementing them through process automation.

While the responsibilities of freelance automation engineers vary based on their assignments, they are normally engaged in certain common practices. These may include executing QA tests that automatically test functionality; running tests for networks, applications, systems, and databases; identifying and fixing bugs; and collaborating with other teams to determine how to best automate workflow.

What skills do I need to become a freelance automation engineer?

Common skills an automation engineer should possess include:

  • Advanced coding skills using programming languages such as Java, Python, C++, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Industrial and systems engineering (ISE) experience in version control systems as well as Eclipse IDE
  • Functional automated testing experience with the ability to create, maintain, and execute manual and automated tests
  • DevOps capabilities
  • Open source manual testing
  • Experience in modeling and application design and architecture
  • Advanced programming and troubleshooting knowledge
  • IT, API, and software QA technical skills
  • Knowledge of unit automation testing and agile software development ( Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Selenium)
  • Linear communication and excellent team-working skills with other testers, development teams, and automation engineers

Should I get automation engineer certification?

In addition to developing your skills, obtaining a professional certification can help your Upwork profile stand out. Some examples of popular automation certifications include:

  • Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST)
  • Certified Software Tester (CSTE)
  • Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST)
  • Certified Associate Java Programmer

Having a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or another related field can also help you stand out. Depending on the role, having a master’s degree may also be recommended. There are various types of automation engineers, including test automation engineers, automation design engineers, and automation systems engineers. Different types of automation engineering may require different degrees or certifications.

What are the job responsibilities of a freelance automation engineer?

A freelance automation engineer is tasked with delivering automation solutions for software, hardware, and business-related processes. This often includes programming, QA testing, scriptwriting, and troubleshooting.

Responsibilities of an automation engineer include:

  • Deliver consistency in process and documentation of test automation approach across teams
  • Support the usage and analysis of all new automation tools
  • Develop, implement, and maintain client’s automated test scripts
  • Comprehensive understanding of various test automation approaches, including keyword-driven, data-driven, POM, BDD, and hybrid

Upwork is not affiliated with and does not sponsor or endorse any of the tools or services discussed in this section. These tools and services are provided only as potential options, and each reader and company should take the time needed to adequately analyse and determine the tools or services that would best fit their specific needs and situation.

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