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QA Automation Lead

London, UK
Salary 75000 null
Closing date
19 Jul 2022
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Join us as a QA Automation Lead with our client Arqit


(Victoria, London - Full- 12 months to Permanent – Hybrid working 3 days on site



About Capita

At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever – and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.


About Arqit

Arqit supplies a unique quantum encryption Platform-as-a-Service which makes the communications links of any networked device secure against current and future forms of attack – even from a quantum computer.


Arqit’s product, QuantumCloud™ was launched in July 2021. It enables any device to download a lightweight software agent, which can create encryption keys in partnership with any other device. The keys are computationally secure, one-time use and zero trust. QuantumCloud™ can create limitless volumes of keys in limitless group sizes and can regulate the secure entrance and exit of a device in a group. The addressable market for QuantumCloud™ is every connected device.


On 7 September 2021, Arqit completed its business combination with Centricus Acquisition Corp. (“Centricus”) a special purpose acquisition company. The combined company has retained the name Arqit Quantum Inc. Arqit trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbols “ARQQ” and “ARQQW”.


Our Software Team is Scaling

There has never been a more exciting time to join Arqit as we accelerate our development.

We are looking to expand our software team with individuals that are interested in joining a fast-paced, exciting tech scale-up which focuses on a range of different technology areas. If you have any or many of the attributes listed below then we'd love to hear from you!


We will offer you fun and interesting work in areas from cloud cybersecurity to satellite mission planning. We have a great team culture that gives you the opportunity to innovate, take ownership, and scale new heights in your career as the company grows.


The Role of a QA Automation SDET Engineer

As a QE engineer within the Software Engineering organisation at Arqit, you'll get the chance to work on an exciting strategic product roadmap in one of the following areas:

    Satellite mission planning systems Enterprise and consumer cybersecurity products

We'll work out which team you'd best fit during the interview process based on your previous experience and interests. Once you join your team, you'll be responsible for the test and support of software components and will be involved throughout the full SDLC using modern cloud architectures, frameworks, tools and languages.

This is a great opportunity to join our high-performing team and make a real-world impact as we scale on our exciting journey into an emerging technology space, working with talented teams of product managers, scientists, cryptographers, satellite systems engineers, designers and software architects and engineers.

About You

You're an intelligent innovator who thinks outside of the box with a record of delivering great results against the most complex of problems. You take ownership without being asked to, but you're also a team player with a relentless desire for your team to succeed. You're open, honest, and respectful, appreciating the value of diversity, and you enjoy the challenge of working in an ambiguous environment where no two days are the same. You recognise the need to work at pace but are also laser focussed on UX to ensure that what's delivered delights the end-user.


Typical Role Responsibilities:

    Working with and realising the vision of our stellar team of cyber experts to address security threats for today and the future. Developing ground-breaking cybersecurity focused cloud PaaS and satellite systems, utilising modern distributed cloud technology stacks and your previous experiences to solve novel technical challenges. Building and maintaining a quality driven engineering culture that helps ship products with confidence. Work with product engineering team to ensure quality of product/feature, assess risk and ensure features ship with a very high quality bar. Specify, create and execute system-level functional and non-functional automated tests for services and applications for public and hybrid/private clouds, cloud APIs, client SDKs, applications and software for a variety of platforms (IoT/mobile/server/appliance/laptop). Using a risk-based testing approach, analyse changes to the software to determine areas for in-depth exploratory testing, defining an exploratory testing plan, executing the plan and finding hard to find bugs Work within the software engineering team, defining suitable acceptance tests for each story in the backlog before being scheduled into a sprint Raise defects in JIRA, and verifying the fixes Helping to refine our agile development practices, ensuring the team continually delivers superior quality software by focussing on quality-driven software engineering practices. Working with the Product Management team to help refine requirements and workflows, and use your customer focus to ensure world-class UX. Investigating internal or customer related issues, identifying root cause and providing solutions. Mentoring and coaching less experienced colleagues to help them realise their potential. Reviewing technical documentation for accuracy and correctness


Essential Skills & Experience:

    BSc/MSc/BEng/MEng or equivalent in Computer Science, electronic engineering or related field, or significant commercial experience of developing complex mission-critical enterprise software and services. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills Thrives in an ambiguous environment Experience of automated or manual testing Proficiency in at least one scripting/programming language Experience in designing and developing/extending automation tools and frameworks Experience in developing high quality test plans, test cases and executing them.
· Ability to work in the UK and to obtain UK security clearance are both essential

· Gherkin, Selenium and BDD



Desirable Skills & Experience:

    Experience with risk-based testing Experience of FMEA Experience working within the cybersecurity industry is a strong plus Experience of triage, RCA for software issues within a distributed system Working knowledge of applied cryptography Exposure to database testing (SQL and NoSQL) Experience working in an Agile SCRUM, or Lean Kanban environment Experience with hardware security features across different compute and mobile platforms (e.g. TPM, SGX, SME/SEV, Keychain) Working knowledge of testing API layer. Professional software testing qualification e.g., ISTQB Foundation

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