Lead Test Automation Engineer

First Utility
40,000 - 50,000 per year
11 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at First Utility we want to make a difference. We are changing theface of the energy industry by campaigning for more transparency, bettercommunication and a speedier switching process. Through pioneeringtechnology and sharing our knowledge, we put our customers firmly incontrol of their energy, so they can spend less on what they need andmore on what they want. We are proud to deliver award winning service and as we continue tochallenge the industry, our talented people are integral to our journey;our people make that difference. As we continue to grow our Team andexpand our service offering, we now have office locations in Warwick,Coventry, London, Krakow and Hamburg. Were looking for a Lead Test Automation Engineer to join our CustomerService Platform Team to help us continue to make that difference. How the role fits in Customer Service Platform supports all the digital platforms used byour rapidly growing customer service department. This is a key rolewithin the department, creating automated and manual testing frameworks. Based in our Coventry office, with some travel to our other sites,projects will cover a wide variety of software solutions, ranging fromcustom apps to support and extend the Customer Service CRM, to ourcustomer facing Virtual Assistant chatbot. We value collaboration within our team and you will have constantopportunities to work with all aspects of the business, shaping qualityand standards. You will be working within an agile environment, deliveringapplications that are designed to help users work faster and moreefficiently, giving the customer the best customer service experiencepossible; we are always working towards a cutting-edge customer experience. This is a great opportunity to showcase your testing and automation talent. The role day to day To maintain the highest levels of quality across all of our developmentareas and drive testing requirements within the team. You will be tasked with assuring the standards of applications for thecompanys external and internal customers. Work closely with the development teams to deliver specific features.You will be outlining the testing requirements, highlighting potentialpitfalls and working closely with key stakeholders to report issues. Introduce automated testing wherever possible, to ensure regressiontesting and feature testing can be run efficiently and with confidence. We also encourage innovation within the testing team giving you theopportunity to develop more efficient and powerful testing methods. Toachieve this we give you 12 research days a year to investigate andassess potential improvements. What you'll need to help you succeed in this role Proven experience in testing web and applications Proficient in creating and maintaining automated test frameworks Knowledge of test scripts such as Selenium, Webdriver Experience of automation tooling eg. Robot Framework / Cucumber / Selenium Proficient in manual testing Experience of browser, software and network debugging tools Excellent levels of communication and networking Ability to work well on your own as well as part of a team Ability to create and distribute clear, concise test reports Ability to define and drive testing requirements Ability to create and maintain test plans Logical and consistent approach to defect investigation, classificationand reporting Demonstrate proficient cross-browser testing of responsive websites Extensive UI testing experience Strengths Have a strong knowledge of testing methods and apply these to helpdeliver maintainable, production ready code which is highly performantand works well across the required platforms. Show a good understanding of the importance of standards across a largedevelopment team. We expect you to be actively involved in contributingto and improving our standards We value a test-driven approach to development and strive to ensurethat staff of all areas fall in love with testing what they produce,guided by the knowledge of our testers. Working as part of a team and communicating with other people acrossthe organisation is essential. Youll need a mix of great testing skillscombined with excellent written and verbal communication skills. What you'll get in return Our people are our business, so our mind-set is people first. Spendingmuch of your time at work, we know its not just about a rewardingcareer, development opportunities and competitive salary - the workspace, relaxation areas and coffee matter too! First Perks is our benefits portal where you can access BUPA PrivateHealthcare, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, cycle to work scheme,our staff tariffs and exclusive savings and discounts from nearly 900retailers - including holiday deals to help you make the best of your 25days holiday (plus Bank Holidays). First Perks features discounts formany of the biggest brands - from Lastminute.com to Amazon, from JohnLewis to Tesco; there is something for everyone. Were proud to support our charity partner the NSPCC and offer regularfundraising events from bake-offs to London Marathon entries. Our teamsenjoy quarterly socials, some more adventurous than others! Onetradition weve held on to as weve grown is Fruity Friday - heaps offree fresh fruit for all, every Friday. So if you like the fast pace of an evolving business, feel itsimportant to reach your full potential and enjoy your time at work, thena career with us could be your next move. - provided by Dice AGILE, AUTOMATED TESTING, CRM, CUCUMBER, REGRESSION TESTING, SAP CRM, SELENIUM