Automation Engineer

First Recruitment Group
County Antrim, UK
Closing date
24 Sep 2020

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System Test Automation Engineer



The technology domain area is class leading diagnostic and monitoring equipment for Electricity distribution, including Dissolved Gas Analysis, high speed FPGA based monitoring electronics and the software infrastructure necessary to build a distributed monitoring environment for a variety of worldwide customers.

As the Systems under test contain both Software and Hardware sub-systems, which are designed in-house; the System Test Automation Engineer role is within a multidisciplinary environment.

The System Test Automation Engineer is responsible for reviewing requirements and for verifying that the products fulfil their functional and performance requirements by test.

What you will do:

Focal point for all system test activities within the R&D environment

Testing complex embedded software systems (both black box and white box)

Develop an in-depth understanding of our products to provide a user / customer perspective to aid the software development process

Plan test step-ups based on specific use cases and technical requirements, in addition to defining efficient test strategies and necessary test infrastructure

Work in close cooperation with developers for analysing bugs, key requirements, and test/system aspects

Provide feedback to development team to improve design

Develop tools and test setups to automate testing for rapid release schedules

Evaluate field issues and propose solutions

Types of testing:

Graphical user interface testing

Usability testing

Software performance testing

Compatibility testing

Security testing

Regression testing

Installation testing

Recovery testing

Essential Requirements:

A good numerate/science focused degree including (but not limited to) Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science; or qualified to HNC level or above plus significant experience

Strong inter-personal and communication skills

Excellent report writing & presentation skills

Ability to present complex data clearly with meaningful conclusions

Ability to work with minimum supervision

Able to plan and prioritise own work and deliverables

Proficient with Microsoft office tools (word, excel, PowerPoint)

Desirable Requirements:

Automation expertise (Python)

Design, develop and execute automation scripts using Python
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