Automation Test Specialist / Automated Lead - Selenium / Agile

Stafford Sharp Associates
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Automation Test Specialist / Automated Lead - Selenium / Agile / Tester


£40k - £50k (DOE)

Lead Tester, Automation Lead, Test Lead, Senior Test Analyst, Trainer, Training, Mentorship, QA Tester, Automation Testing, Automated, Selenium, Software Testing, UAT, Unit Testing, Manual Testing, Agile, Ecommerce, Retail, TDD, Performance testing, Subject Matter expert

SSA have a fantastic opening for a passionate, Agile, Automation Specialist / Automated Lead (Selenium / Agile / Tester) to join a high profile, tech-driven Online Retailer in the Greater Manchester area; becoming the company Automation 'Subject Matter Expert' and taking responsibility for leading and driving my clients overall Automation testing efforts within their dynamic, Agile Software Development team.

This is the perfect role for a highly personable and inspiring Senior Automation Tester (Test Lead / Analyst) who has previously worked extensively within an Agile environment (including TDD and BDD) to join a large fast-paced, talented Development team (C# & Ruby) and take ownership of their Automation testing operations.

The ideal candidate must have experience building (or rebuilding) automated test frameworks from scratch, have the ability to write automated test scripts and have previously maintained a Selenium test system.

This is NOT a line management role - instead the Test Lead will be a hands-on and tech-hungry individual who thrives off of working collaboratively with Development teams, and has a natural flair for training more junior testers in on cutting-edge Automation techniques and processes, allowing them to contribute to the development and maintenance of automated tests and build my clients Automated testing resource.

It is essential that the successful Tester has the ability to inspire and influence, with the confidence to work with a team of 7 testers and a thirst for passing-on and teaching Automation testing knowledge.

The Automation Lead will utilise their up-to-date technical knowledge to further develop the Automated Test framework, focussing on Selenium along with appropriate frameworks (Cucumber, Specflow, Capybara etc).

Working closely with both developers and fellow testers, the successful Tester will take immense pride on delivering great software in an Agile way, influencing quality at all stages of the project.

From a career opportunity perspective, this opportunity is genuinely amazing and offers the successful Automation Lead / Senior Automated Tester unrivalled growth opportunity, with them placing developing the Automation function at the forefront of their plans. The environment is second-to-none, offering a dress-down, non-corporate atmosphere designed to retain, and get the best out of their highly talented tech team.