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Senior Automation Tester

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    £45000 - £57000 per annum

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    Lyle Ritchie

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    about 1 month ago

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Head Resourcing are looking for a Senior Automation Engineer to join a forwarding thinking financial services company in Glasgow. In the role you will provide expertise and knowledge to develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality. You will work alongside/embedded within the tribes/squads to drive test automation and framework(s) that complement the development approach.

This is a unique opportunity to join a company that are going through exciting change, and to be part of this digital transformation.

Key Responsibilities include,

*Using your strong understanding of quality frameworks such as TDD and BDD as well as your experience with automation principles and toolsets such as Selenium, Cucumber, cloud based and performance test tools, continuous integration tools, service virtualization and Jira to help us delight our colleagues and customers.
*Developing and executing exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality
*Working collaboratively with the delivery team to review and input to requirements, specifications and technical design documents, estimate, prioritise, plan and coordinate testing activities within the team
*Leading and mentoring colleagues within the Squads and tribes ensuring the appropriate development and coaching is in place to ensure the team is successful.
*Working with engineering leads; product owners and other competency chapter leads to understand the CIO & tribe priorities; working as a team you will facilitate the best solution and help prioritise the backlog
*Feeding into overall delivery estimate, design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools as much as possible, develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet stakeholder needs, track quality assurance metric
*Proactively identifying technical impediments, working directly to resolve.
*Working with tribe members to support and educate on quality first principles, whilst facilitating CI/CD.

In order to be successful in the role, candidates ideally need to have,

*SME knowledge and significant practical experience in Test Automation and setting up frameworks on multiple application types and platforms: Web, Microservice/API & Mobile apps
*In depth knowledge and experience as well as a proven track record of implementing testing fundamentals such as TDD, BDD and Scrum
*Hands-on experience with Cucumber & Gherkin
*Previous Experience of working in an agile environment with at least foundational experience of digital infrastructure, configuration management, continuous integration & automated software releases.
*In depth knowledge and understanding of user acceptance testing
*Previous experience of automated software releases, configuration management and system management in a high availability cloud environment; Containerization experience highly desirable
*Deep knowledge and insights into testing best practices and implementation of unit, functional, integration, regression, tooling and frameworks covering functional requirements.
*Competent in working as a part of a Scrum team, in shaping User Stories and identifying acceptance criteria and key test scenarios
*Skilled in automating functional testing in sprint and maintaining automated regression packages
*Proficient in applying industry best practices, fostering knowledge sharing to provide solutions for complex business problems.
*A proven track record of working with cross-functional delivery squads working with product owners, solution engineers, solution architects and other Quality Engineers.
*Proven ability to produce and automate appropriate test artefacts i.e. test plans, approaches, summary reports.

If you would like to find out more, then please send across an updated CV at your earliest convenience.

Please note- this role can be made fully remote, but it would be advantageous to be close to Glasgow or Newcastle.