IT Test Lead

The Car Shop
£45,000 with company car and benefits
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

At CarShop, we are absolutely committed to making sure our Colleagues have a great place to work, are excited and engaged in what they are doing and are rewarded for their achievements.

Our fantastic benefits package includes:

  • 22 days’ holiday that increases with length of service, plus Bank Holidays
  • BUPA Private medical insurance options
  • Company Car
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers and cycle to work
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Life Assurance scheme

Let’s start with the facts

CarShop aims to be the employer of choice within the motor retail industry. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and nurturing the very best candidates for every job, recognising and rewarding your achievements and supporting your personal development.

Achieving this goal will help us maintain our position as the UK’s leading used car supermarket group. It will also enable us to set the standard by which all other motor dealerships and car supermarkets are measured. Established in 1999, CarShop have a £200 million annual turnover, 20,000 + annual retail sales, up to 5,000 cars in group stock at any one time, over 500 employees, 17 years of experience, 5 huge retail stores, and huge ambition for continued innovation and success.

The job in a nutshell

Technology is at the heart of our customer and colleague experiences at CarShop and we see this as core to delivering on our purpose to lead the evolution of the automotive marketplace. CarShop is a successful, rapidly growing business with over 8 million website visitors a year and we get some unusual and interesting technical challenges. We are looking for a highly talented Test Lead to join our in-house team who are responsible for the design and development of our award-winning website as well as our leading edge omnichannel used car retailing platform. You will be working in a fun, dynamic environment and amongst a highly motivated group of people.

What you will be doing

  • Build, support, develop and manage a team of testers who will report directly to you.
  • Define, develop and maintain the testing infrastructure to support the testing requirements of CarShop for our award-winning website, internal business applications and key strategic initiatives.
  • Work with the business analyst and the development team to define acceptance criteria for your team to implement as formal tests.
  • Continuously drive the testing processes to keep CarShop at the forefront of technology.
  • Support the wider team in resolving technical issues and challenges.
  • Document the configurations and processes in place.
  • Collaborate with internal and third-party stakeholders to develop and maintain a detailed understanding of the business systems architecture and dependent infrastructure.
  • Manage and monitor team performance, and output on an individual basis.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate and lead team to optimum velocity and meet their personal and career development goals.

What we expect from you

As a thriving successful company, we are very selective about whom we employ and our Test lead role is an important role within our Business. As a growing and performing business we can certainly help you fulfill your career aspirations.

We are looking for someone who has experience in the following:

  • An experienced test lead or senior tester with at least 10 years experience in the field.
  • Experienced in managing multiple projects in a fast paced large or medium sized business.
  • Experienced in managing tasks and assigning work to more junior testers.
  • Ideally experienced in a retail / e-commerce environment.
  • Experience of testing web based applications in Linux environments.
  • Experience of test automation systems, i.e. Jenkins, Selenium or similar
  • An understanding of version management, i.e. git, subversion
  • A good communicator and documenter of processes.
  • A self-motivated individual with a keen eye for the detail and always looking to improve and progress their own knowledge and capabilities.
  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline or applicable industry experience.
  • A strong team member and player.

You will also need to hold a full UK Driving License

What happens next?

Once you have completed your application, our People Team will initially consider your skills and experience based on your CV and application. If suitable, our team will then contact you to advise you of the next stage of our recruitment process.

CarShop is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes all applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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