QA Engineer

Randstad Sourceright
London, UK
17 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Overview

Global Indirect Tax Compliance (GITC) is an industry leading tax automation tool allowing clients to calculate and e-File their VAT returns and also models their Partial Exemption Special Method (PESM).

As a Quality Assurance (QA) Automation Engineer, you will be involved throughout the development lifecycle of GITC, particular responsibility in the QA of software development and deployment with emphasis on development and implementation of test automation.

You'll be involved in the creation of business requirements inputting the test scripts and test scenarios to ensure developers understand the business requirements so that they can be effectively tested. You will be working closely with developers as they develop code to ensure requirements are being met and to the correct quality, and you will conduct automated (and manual tests where necessary) to ensure the software created is fit for purpose.

During testing you will be thinking "outside of the box" to understand the various scenarios and configurations that customers use to ensure customer quality is maintained and through doing so drive regression testing across the product. You will be responsible for defining and driving innovative automated testing strategies and toolsets into our overall development processes that support and enhance the current QA processes within GITC.

Key Responsibilities

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Work as part of cross functional teams to ensure quality is driven into the heart of the development process from requirements definition through to delivery.
  • Designing, developing and supporting frameworks for our test infrastructure and providing automation expertise to our development teams.
  • Contributing toward predictable delivery of quality releases
  • Research, recommend and implement tools as needed with the goal of increasing automation.
  • Mentor team members on automation.
  • Proactively bringing issues and problems to the attention of the team; generating, proposing and implementing innovative solutions to solve them.
  • Be meticulous about documentation and maintaining a robust log of all test cases and test results. Ensure that all tests are executed and give regular feedback to the team lead on the status of quality.
  • Use appropriate measures and KPIs to validate and report on software quality.
  • Work closely with the software engineering team, Product Management and Technical Operations as well as business users and Senior Management, as required.
  • Be a creative thinker who can quickly identify and test for functional 'edge cases' outside of expected functionality.
  • Guide the direction of automated testing within the team with focus on,
    • Unit testing
    • UX Testing
    • UI Testing
    • Integration testing of APIs
    • Performance and scalability testing
    • Security Penetration Testing

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • At least 5+ years of working in tooling or QA automation.
  • Thorough understanding of SDLC, specifically automated QA processes in agile development environments.
  • Experience in writing, executing and monitoring automated test suites using a variety of technologies including, but not limited to, Cucumber, Concordion, Selenium, Gherkin, Fit/FitNesse, SoapUI.
  • Automating the use ASP.NET / Or Automation experience
  • Proficient with bug tracking and test management toolsets to support development processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of testing fundamentals such as TDD & BDD.
  • Proficient working with relational databases such as MySQL & PostreSQL.


  • Building test infrastructures using containerization technologies such as Docker and working within continuous delivery/continuous release pipeline processes.
  • Testing enterprise applications deployed to cloud environments such as Azure.
  • Experience mentoring QA staff and end users on quality objectives and testing processes.
  • Understanding of coding enterprise applications within C#, ASP .Net and other languages.
  • Understanding of SQL Server and the ability to write T-SQL.
  • Degree level qualifications in a technical related subject.
  • SaaS experience.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs