Software Tester - Government / Defence - automation

Excellent Salary!
08 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Lauren Gallagher
Clearance Level
Job Type

Job Role: Software Tester

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Salary/Rate: Excellent Salary!

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: DV Clearance

Our client is seeking a talented Test Automation Engineer to join their rapidly growing team in London. The successful candidate will be well versed in defining and applying a range of testing techniques to a variety of systems in a range of contexts. They will have worked on business critical systems and are comfortable working under their own motivation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Translate business and technical requirements to comprehensive testable scenarios
  • Evaluate existing manual Test Cases and identify opportunities for Automation
  • Develop Test Plans and procedures for both black and white box testing of all components at the Unit, Module, System and Integration levels, performing risk analysis when required
  • Define and execute test activities either independently or under direction of more senior test professionals
  • Drive Test Automation efforts for all services including identification, design, implementation and support of 'fit for purpose' Automation capabilities for mission critical solutions under test
  • Identify gaps and opportunity to improve Test Automation capability to ensure coverage efficiency
  • Champion transition to Automated Integration & Testing solutions to reduce software time-to-market
  • Analyse current automation solutions, understand changing business needs, and propose strategies for the enhancement and/or migration to new Automation framework
  • Able to run investigations into root-cause analysis of failures, hardware or software, using the appropriate tools and recommend solutions to the relevant teams for resolution
  • Must be comfortable working in multiple environments within a collaborative team (Software/System Engineers, Project Manager and customers)

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience in SDLC using various testing methodologies and best practices
  • Track record for delivering Automated Integration & Test solutions
  • Hands on experience with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash
  • Experience with Continuous Integration Technologies such as Jenkins, Bamboo
  • Experience with Configuration Management tools such as Git, Stash, Puppet, Chef
  • Development and planning of test and integration environments
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility, with a desire to learn technologies quickly
  • Excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, analytical, planning and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work closely with others in a small team under pressure
  • ISTQB/BCS Certified Tester - Foundation Level

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Automation Testing frameworks such as Selenium, Watir, jMeter, etc
  • Experience in creating and reviewing comprehensive Test documentation
  • Experience with Defect Tracking tools such as Jira, Rally, RTC
  • Experience in virtualisation technologies
  • Experience in both Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience of deploying and configuring complex software under Linux.
  • Understanding of Cloud Technologies such as Hadoop/Accumulo/Spark
  • Experience in Performance Testing
  • Knowledge of Agile Development, Test-Driven Development and DevOps techniques
  • Understanding of the importance of software version control
  • Self-motivated and able to coach/mentor/inspire others in Automation best practice
  • An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
  • Certified Agile Tester
  • Experience of UK Government working practices

Hit the 'Apply now' button to apply and to discuss this role further. We will be delighted to hear from you!

(c) Copyright Datasource Computer Employment Limited 2017.

(c) Copyright Datasource Computer Employment Limited 2017.

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