First time poster here to the community, hoping for some assistance from some friendly testers. Ive been a QA tester and now manager in the same software company for 12 years now. we are late coming to the automation game but i have been given budget to hire our first automated test engineer(this would be a senior role). The current team is just 2 manual testers with no coding experience.
The new hire would be responsible for working with the current team to identify area’s that can be automated, identify the correct tools/frameworks and eventually write the tests. initially they would work outside of current sprints and possibly focus on our large regression suite which is currently all manual
i would like some tips on how would we integrate this person into the development team since nobody in our company currently has any test automation experience and are there any pitfalls to avoid when beginning our journey into the automation world