Automation Engineer

Mane Contract Services
County Antrim, UK
Closing date
25 Sep 2020

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Technology & New Media
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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
o Graphical user interface testing
o Usability testing
o Software performance testing
o Compatibility testing
o Security testing
o Regression testing
o Installation testing
o 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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