Senior Automation Test Engineer

Harlow, UK
14 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a leading supplier of technical services to the Government and Defence sector and specialise in providing capabilities in command, control, communications, computing, cyber and intelligence across the UK.

Due to a new programme, they have additional demand for a senior/mid-level software tester to join their software development team and to support the initial stages of enhancements to the first release of functionality.

The ideal candidate must have:
  • Demonstrable experience in automated testing of enterprise-grade Object-Oriented Java applications, including integration with middleware and RDBMS, third-party/open source libraries and handling problems of concurrency and scalability.
  • Worked and thrived in an Agile environment, knowing and committing to the responsibilities of an Agile tester; you will be able to show your dedication to delivery.
  • Great communication skills and be able to use them with senior managers, customers and peers alike.
  • A desire to share what you know and guide and lead junior testers and your peers, taking ownership of problems and creating high-quality, comprehensively tested solutions.
  • Ability to review other test solutions, thoroughly, in depth and in detail taking a systems view.
  • Passion about technology and test, keeping yourself up to date with changes across the industry and with ideas for how to use them.

Required Skills:
  • Excellent core test skills
  • Review of software requirements
  • Preparation of test cases
  • Execution of tests
  • Reporting of defects
  • Preparation of test reports
  • Experience of software testing tools and automated testing (in-particular SOAPUI, Selenium and EggPlant), setting up and creation test stubs and test scripts

  • Experience in integration and test of large software environments and intensive programmes
  • A software background (preferably Java) so able to understand where problems may arise
  • Experience of testing with GWT web front end
  • IT knowledge of infrastructure would be advantageous (e.g. server configure, general networking familiarity, and active directory)

  • Web Services
  • Junit
  • SQL Server
  • Test data Services
  • Database Schema Testing
  • Persistence Framework Testing
  • HTTP/Restful Services REST tests using SOAP UI
  • UI testing

Techniques, Concepts or Methodologies:
  • Scrum and/or Kanban (or other Agile frameworks)
  • TDD
  • OO Design and UML
  • OO Design Patterns and/or Enterprise Design Patterns
  • Enterprise Service Bus
  • Continuous Integration (and, optimally, Continuous Deployment)
  • DevOps (including DevSecOps, or other Dev*Ops variant)
  • Mapping, Geolocation, Symbology and Geographic Information Systems

You will also need to either hold, or be able and willing to obtain, SC-level Security Clearance, which the Company will sponsor for the successful candidate.

This position will be based at Harlow and candidate will be expected to travel to Warminster as required

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