Head of Automation Test

Recruiter
Required IT
Location
Crawley, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Ref
1229174374
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Automation Test - ISEB, JIRA, BDD, Automation, SpecFlow, API, ISTQB, Agile

This is a great opportunity to work for a leading financial services client who are currently looking for a Head of Automation Test to join the business in their modern offices based in Hove or Redhill.

The Head of Automation Test will report into the Head of QA and will be responsible for evolving the Automation Test Framework for Scrum delivery and ensure that scope of Automation testing is reliable and robust. You will be fully responsible for defining Quality Engineering strategy, execution in test automation projects and be involved in recruitment activities such as interviewing and hiring. As Head of Automation Test you will lead and mentor a team of Junior and Senior team members.

You will liaise with Software Engineers, Product Owners and Business Analysts to produce feature files for BDD and will work closely with Head of QA to develop automating test principles. The Head of Automation Test will have the responsibility to lead, guide and develop 2 Test Automation Engineers who will create automated scripts ready for execution.

Essential skills for the Head of Automation Test:

* Strong understanding of Quality Engineering

* Must have experience of managing a test team in an Agile environment

* Minimum 5 years working in a similar role

* Solid knowledge of software development processes and frameworks

* Must have ISEB or ISTQB certification

* An understanding of testing automation tools

* The ability to understand how we can improve software quality before testing is started

* Experience with JIRA, BDD and SpecFlow

Desirable skills but not essential

* Financial services or Insurance sector experience would be a strong advantage

This is a dynamic and challenging fast-paced environment and will require someone who can collaborate effectively with excellent leadership and communication skills.

Keywords: Head of Automation Test - ISEB, JIRA, BDD, Automation, SpecFlow, API, ISTQB, Agile, Head of Test, QA Manager

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