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Lead Salesforce SDET

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    Up to £111000 per annum

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    Jon Dudley

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Our client Schroders Personal Wealth (SPW) is a dynamic new company in the financial advice market who have a brilliant range of roles available across the IT space.

About SPW

Schroders Personal Wealth (SPW) is a joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders - two of the UK's largest names in banking and asset management. We were created to help more people across the UK benefit from financial advice. We have the advantage of solid foundations and a strong heritage, but we take a fresh, transparent, and personal approach to financial planning.

We aim to provide clients with clarity and transparency in everything we do. This includes using technology to explain how long-term financial planning can add value to people's lives; to give people access to information about their financial wellbeing; and to communicate with their adviser when it's convenient for the client.

Our heritage may be 250 years old, but our sights are firmly set on the future.

The newly formed SPW Technology & Engineering function is responsible for building the technology platform to support our new venture. We are entirely in the cloud, taking advantage of powerful commoditised offerings where we can, and building bespoke cloud-native solutions when they can differentiate us from our competition.

About the role

Role Title - Lead Salesforce SDET
Job type - Full-time, Permanent
Location - Remote with trips into the London or Leeds office
Salary - Up to £111,000 per annum + benefits package (detailed below)

As a Lead Salesforce Software Engineer in Test within our Architecture and Engineering team, you'll work on cross-cutting automated testing initiatives, and within digital delivery teams on product delivery, in a "guilds and gangs" setup. You'll be responsible for pushing forward our agenda of "shift left" quality control, and maximising our automated testing capability to reduce cycle time with no detriment to product quality.

You'll champion automated testing across all parts of the technology stack and all stages of the SDLC, and articulate the benefits to both technical and non-technical audiences. You will mentor and coach testers and engineers to ensure your vision becomes a reality, with demonstrable benefits to throughput and quality. We believe in an open and collaborative working environment, and we want you to draw upon your experience to establish this culture within engineering, whilst ensuring we don't skip over our regulatory obligations around process controls.

Skills and experience required for the role:
- You have experience of testing Salesforce, understand fundamental Salesforce concepts and the customizable features that are being built into SalesForce.
- You can set up and execute tests, recording evidence on the Salesforce Financial Services Cloud and Marketing Cloud.
- You combine the mindset of a tester with both the desire and ability to put those tests into code for full automation, while being happy to perform a degree of manual, particularly exploratory, testing.
- You have experience in using web testing frameworks, for example Cypress.
- You have experience, and can describe the benefits of, automating testing throughout the tech stack, and at multiple points in the path to production. For example automated API testing.
- You are familiar with distributed version control systems like Git, and can describe the branching strategies you have used on previous and current projects.
- You can give examples of what you consider to be good practices in automated testing, and how you have tried to implement those practices in previous roles.
- You are happy working in an Agile delivery environment, interacting directly with other team members and stakeholders on a daily basis.
- You can describe how we could move from the test ice-cream cone anti-pattern to the test pyramid.

The Amazing Benefits

SPW is committed to rewarding their colleagues in line with market for both fixed pay and benefits, and to link variable reward to the growth in value of their business and individual performance. SPW's benefits package provides you with core elements such as pension and medical cover with the flexibility to tailor these and many more to suit your individual needs.

* You will receive a cash sum of 4% in addition to your basic salary. Exchange your cash sum, for a variety of benefits. Including bikes for cycling to work, discounts on gym memberships and dental insurance; or you can simply receive cash.
* 25 days holiday, with the option to buy and sell holidays.
* Retail Discounts & Cashback is an online shop for hundreds of great discounts from leading high street brands.
* Up to 15% salary pension contribution
* All colleagues are eligible for financial advice with one of our Personal Wealth Advisers, regardless of income or investible assets. We offer a preferential rate for colleagues, capped at £750.
* Free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential support and advice across all the wellbeing elements.
* Private Medical Insurance
* Agile working - Agile is more than flexible working. It's the where, when and what of how SPW work, enabling collaboration to meet the needs of the business.
* Life Assurance - A cash lump sum equal to four times your salary (or eight times your salary if you are a member of the SPW pension scheme and have qualifying dependants) is payable to a beneficiary/ to beneficiaries of your choice should you die whilst employed by Schroders Personal Wealth.


"At SPW, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, welcome it and recognise the value it brings to our clients and our colleagues. SPW is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we are working hard to increase diversity across our organisation.
We welcome all. All colours, cultures, genders, beliefs, religions, ages, people. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us meet our ambitions. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Schroders Personal Wealth is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact and reach their potential. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities."

If this sounds of interest and you have the relevant experience, please apply for more details.