Test Automation Engineer

  • Category
    Testing & Quality Assurance - Automation testing
  • Location
    Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Salary
  • External Reference

My client, a well-known technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Providing state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, sensing, effects and mission support services. My client has had an exciting opportunity open, for someone to join their team as a Test Automation Engineer.
The existing development team are based in both our new office in the Harlow Enterprise Zone, and in the laboratory at the customer MoD site in Warminster. This position will be based at Harlow and candidate will be expected to travel to Warminster as required.

About the Position:
This position is to design, build, test and deploy effective test automation solutions. Through the application of appropriate automation technologies to meet the short- and long-term goals.
In this position you will be responsible for creation, execution and maintenance of automated scripts. In addition, the position is responsible for creating metrics and increasing test coverage using the automated systems. Implementing and developing automated test practices and test frameworks
Employees may also be required to work on other Defence Intelligence Solutions programmes, either based in Harlow/Warminster, we will expect you to have experience in some of the following:

Required Skills:
*Excellent core test skills
*Review of software requirements
*Preparation of test cases
*Execution of tests
*Reporting of defects
*Preparation of test reports
*Experience of software testing tools and automated testing (in-particular SOAPUI and EggPlant), setting up and creation test stubs and test scripts

About the Candidate:
ideal candidate must have demonstrable experience in automated testing of enterprise-grade Object-Oriented Java applications, including integration with middleware and RDBMS, third-party/open source libraries and handling problems of concurrency and scalability. You will have worked and thrived in an Agile environment, knowing and committing to the responsibilities of an Agile tester; you will be able to show your dedication to delivery.

You'll have great communication skills and be able to use them with senior managers, customers and peers alike. You will have a desire to share what you know and guide and lead junior testers and your peers, taking ownership of problems and creating high-quality, comprehensively tested solutions. You'll also be able to review other test solutions, thoroughly, in depth and in detail taking a systems view. You'll be passionate about technology and test, keeping yourself up to date with changes across the industry and with ideas for how to use them.

Techniques, Concepts or Methodologies:
*Scrum and/or Kanban (or other Agile frameworks)
*OO Design and UML
*OO Design Patterns and/or Enterprise Design Patterns
*Enterprise Service Bus
*Continuous Integration (and, optimally, Continuous Deployment)
*DevOps (including DevSecOps, or other Dev*Ops variant)
*Mapping, Geolocation, Symbology and Geographic Information Systems
Tools (particularly if you have any experience in an administrative role):
*Zephyr Test Management plugin for Jira (or other Test Management tools)
*TeamCity (or Hudson, CruiseControl, or other Continuous Integration tools)
*Atlassian JIRA (or other Issue Tracking tool)
*Subversion (or Atlassian Bitbucket, Git, or other Source Code version control tools)
*Atlassian Crucible/FishEye (or other Code Review tools)
*Open Source libraries and APIs
You will also need to either hold, or be able and willing to obtain, SC-level Security Clearance, which the Company will sponsor for the successful candidate.
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