Software Test Automation Engineer (Junior or Experienced)

Camborne, UK
14 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Test Automation Engineer (Junior or Experienced)
Camborne (Cornwall)
£18,000- £36,000 (Dependent on experience)
Permanent Contract

We are part of a global health technology business. From our Cornwall base, we deliver coordinated care solutions. From clinical decision support software, to clever patient apps and data analytics, our joined-up solutions connect the patient with their care team and deliver accurate, up-to-date information and connectivity, for better health, better experiences and better value.

We know that technology has a vital role to play in the future of healthcare, which is why we focus on innovation, craftsmanship and collaboration in our teams to develop products which are not only safe and effective, but are also great to look at, easy to use, interactive and fun.

We have a friendly, supportive and dynamic culture that we are proud of, built around Agile working, emotional intelligence and iterative development. We develop our staff to be excellent in their role, but also to be ambassadors of our culture and values.

This role will be based with the Care Solutions Team.

The Software Test Automation Engineer Role
We are looking for a Software Test Automation Engineer (either at a Junior level or more experienced level) to work as part of an agile development team to test all software developed by LumiraDx Care Solutions UK Ltd, to the agreed standards and specifications.

This role would suit either a candidate at a Junior level who is looking to move into this field, or alternatively a more experienced candidate looking for a new opportunity.

Junior Level
Ideally you would have undertaken some formal IT education, either through A Levels, College diploma or degree, and/or can evidence your software development skills through a project, GIT hub collaboration or work experience. This role would suit a candidate who is able to develop software, who is able to navigate and understand their way around code, solve problems and develop solutions.

Predominantly we use Visual Studio and C#. Knowing language basics and evidencing you can use them is a must. This is a growing role in which you must be comfortable with learning and picking up new technology, of which the rest of the team will support you with training to meet learning needs.

Experienced Level
A hands-on developer/tester comfortable using and developing with c#, specflow cucumber, integrating to restful API's, using json, xml, utilising SDK's, working with Selenium, html, css, and SQL. Have the ability to independently undertake small development projects to produce reusable library methods and test steps for use by junior testers.

For both levels, you should have experience or desire to become involved with software test automation, and have an interest in ensuring software quality. You will also be designing and writing specflow tests to prove behaviour meets acceptance criteria, and undertaking a range of non-functional test automation.

You will be an adaptable self-starter, creative with a can-do attitude, and able to develop our tools to ensure product quality against an ever-evolving clouded environment.

In this role you will work closely with the Test Automation & DevOps Lead to design and develop the test automation framework, write automated tests and integrate these within a CI/CD framework.

You may be required at times to work outside of normal working hours (9am-5pm) for maintenance purposes on the production environments.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To contribute to the design and implementation of automation framework components that enable test implementation across web and mobile channels; enabling frequent releases at a reduced cost to the business while increasing coverage and improving the scalability of the software
  • To contribute to the definition and shaping of the Lumira software test strategy, methodology, procedures and guidelines. This could include producing documentation and facilitating workshops.
  • Design, develop and maintain appropriate automated and manual tests, existing Testing Suites and Frameworks and work with DevOps to integrate test artefacts into a continuous test and CI/CD pipeline.
  • Undertake a full range of test activities for example Structural, Functional/Non-Functional, Behavioural, Regression and Exploratory testing across Unit, Integration, System and Performance stages. Investigation of issues, and defect recording.
  • To work within test, design and development standards by actively participate in reviews, methodologies and evolving processes while providing the right degree of challenge to ensure quality.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of core system and processes, and how those systems and processes interact (end-to-end testing).
  • To coach and mentor colleagues, sharing knowledge and skills to help personal and team development to enhance the quality and accuracy of team outputs; ensure that our work adheres to our company's test, design and development standards.

Candidate Requirements

  • Good analysis and troubleshooting skills
  • Good team working and collaboration skills
  • A passion for continuous improvement and innovation
  • Educational background in IT and/or relevant work experience in this field
  • Familiarity with web applications and technologies
  • Understanding of the main testing processes and practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experienced in developing and testing software
  • C#
  • .Net Framework
  • Specflow/Cucumber
  • Visual Studio
  • Json/XML/Rest
  • SQL
  • Selenium
  • Be well versed in a variety of testing approaches.
  • Agile practices
  • AWS
  • CI/CD
  • Micro Services
  • Messaging
  • VGT

We have an award-winning workplace situated five minutes from local beaches, where employee wellbeing is a key focus. We are proud of our culture and operate in a sociable, relaxed and fast paced environment where innovation and collaboration is encouraged. We offer many employee benefits including, free teas, coffee, soft drinks and fruit. We also offer corporate membership rates at local gyms, free parking and access to our Life Coach during work time. We put on two social events per year, and we offer a pension scheme and 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays).

If you feel you are suitable for the role (and have the relevant right to work in the UK documentation), please apply now.

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