Lead Test Engineer (Automation)

Viqu Limited
05 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
VIQU are recruiting a Lead Automation Test Engineer on behalf of a growing business based in the Midlands. Working within a multi-skilled agile team to deliver working application software that meets user needs. As a Lead Automation Test Engineer you will not be as technical as the Senior Test Analysts but will have the Lead on Projects and will have experience of working in an Agile environment with experience of leading a team of testers.

While this is not a Test Manager role if you have a strong automation test background and enjoy leading a team of tester then this could still be an interesting role for you. Due to the location of my clients offices around the country you will be required to travel for up to 2-3 days a week.

Key Responsibilities include:

* Taking responsibility for the design and development of the test framework for a team
* Works to design and implement functional and API tests that will ensure there is coverage of both expected and unexpected behaviour
* Taking responsibility for test coverage within the team
* Substantial contribution to or owns the test strategy for a team
* Being an authority figure for automated and manual software testing
* Works to maintain tests and ensure regression testing is performed to avoid regression issues
* Works with developers to ensure unit and integration testing has adequate coverage
* Demonstrates and advises customers on the acceptance of features
* Coaching and mentoring test staff

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate the following skill set to be invited to interview:

* Experience of creating and maintaining tests within fast-moving Agile delivery environment
* Test automation experience: Of interest experience with technologies such as Selenium, TestNG, Cucumber or PHP
* Able to communicate clearly about design of tests and the effort to implement the tests
* Has been viewed and consulted as an authority figure for software testing
* Experience of popular test tools including such as JIRA, Mingle
* Experience configuring Continuous Integration tools for testing such as Jenkins, TeamCity
* Advised Test Managers and Architects on technologies and testing practices
* Able to advise customers of the test impact of user stories
* Able to work unsupervised
* Mentored other testers
* Able to prioritise their own time and activities

To discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please APPLY NOW for a no obligation chat with your VIQU Consultant. Additionally, you can contact Tristan Thompson, by exploring the VIQU IT Recruitment website.

If you know someone who would be ideal for this role, by way of showing our appreciation, VIQU is offering an introduction fee up to £1,000 once your referral has successfully started work with our client (terms apply).

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