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Senior Automation Tester

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Key responsibilities:
•    Work independently, or with a team of software and systems engineers; must be knowledgeable in industry-standard testing tools and methodologies.
•    Edit, create, maintain, and debug automated test scripts written in Python, assist with creation of test plans, procedures and reports detailing the test process and infrastructure to appropriately assess that products/deliverables meet defined requirements.
•    Use custom built automated test tools and operate in a secure environment.
•    Edit and run automated test scripts, and create automated and manual test scripts for processes that are not yet automated.
•    Maintain and enhance automated test scripts, as needed for applications in run & maintain
•    Establish the test approach and defect tracking workflow (primarily automated tests, augmented with manual tests when necessary) for multiple development scrum teams
•    Contribute to the scrum teams, participate in daily scrums, and be proactive on work tasks and obstacle resolution
•    Must be a dynamic, innovative, self-starting problem solver that can operate with minimal supervision.

Key Skills
•    Experience in functional automation tools and technologies including Selenium WebDriver, UFT, JUnit, Cucumber, Gherkin, TestNG, RestAssured, REST API etc.
•    Experience in API testing and automation.
•    Experience in performing Load and Stress testing.
•    Expert level hands-on knowledge of load testing tools Load runner and Apache JMeter.
•    Experience automating end to end tests spanning the whole system from front end to backend/database.
•    Must have working experience of any programming languages: e.g., Python, Java, C, C++, C#, Assembly, etc
•    Expertise in working with Xpaths, XML and JSON formats.
•    Experience in building and maintaining test automation frameworks Selenium, Selenium Grid, HP Load Runner, Visual Studio, Robot Automation or Parasoft SOATest
•    Good understanding of CI/CD practices
•    Hands on experience is using SCM (Software Configuration Management) tools such Maven, Github, Bitbucket etc. and continuous Integration tool Jenkins.
•    Experience in Agile/Scrum methodology and tools (such as Version One, Rally, or JIRA)
•    Knowledge of modern testing best practices, tools, techniques, implementation and integration with legacy systems. 
•    Knowledge and expertise in service virtualization and test automation tool usage, training and troubleshooting guidance.
•    Excellent communication and written skills.
•    Ability to communicate with senior executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of strategic importance to the organization/project.
•    Ability to negotiate and compromise to convince internal and external parties to accept concepts, practices and approaches of the area.
•    Excellent understanding of the Testing Lifecycle and the different types of testing such as Functional and Integration Testing.
•    Demonstrable Systems Integration experience including integrating 3rd party systems or components.
•    Able to understand existing Test Process and identify improvements and efficiencies.
•    Experience of creating Test Cases based on requirements and design documents.
•    Extensive experience with software testing frameworks (e.g. Katalon Studio, Selenium, SoapUI, Junit, DART, or similar)
•    Agile workload management and bug tracking (e.g. Jira, BitBucket, or similar)
•    Experience working in a regulated environment testing
•    Strong oral and written communication skills – ability to communicate with technical and non-technical team members.
•    Self-motivated and willing to speak to colleagues to find out missing information;
•    Enthusiastic, proactive, troubleshooting attitude with a willingness to learn new technologies;

Desired Skills:
•    Working with large-scale and complex integration programmes;
•    Performance testing and measurement of integrated systems.
•    Organizing/supporting user acceptance testing (UAT) prior to Production deployment
•    Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools
•    Negative testing concepts and risk assessment reporting
•    Code quality scans (e.g., SonarQube)


Intelligent Recruitment

We constantly remind ourselves that people come first, so we have a commitment to providing an excellent personal service to our clients and candidates with the know-how to save you from wasted time and disappointment.

Our clients come from all commercial and industry sectors and, in particular, we have expertise in sourcing candidates in the land, marine, air, weapons, electronics, communications, avionics and cyber security domains.

GardPass Consulting bring a discerning approach to the resolution of both organisational recruitment requirements and individual career aspirations. 

Mobilising and placing individuals and large teams on a global basis at speed in complex situations is one of our specialities. We offer a wealth of experience and expertise in supplying project personnel on a worldwide basis, backed-up by a huge network of qualified, experienced professionals (many of them security-cleared at various levels). Many of our candidates have worked with us on several projects – often for the same client, by request.

Find Us
+44 7939 073902
Pendragon House, 65 London Road
St Albans
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