Automation Test Engineer

Recruitment Genius
15 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A market leader in the provision of Customer Care and Billing systems for the UK energy market is in a very exciting phase, with new product offerings; entering new markets; an expanding customer base and trendy new offices in central London. As a result of this they are on a journey to transform their software Product Development organisation and need a Test Automation Engineer to join the team. As a Test Automation Engineer, you will effectively set-up and manage all test automation activities, and you will have the opportunity to help shaping the evolution of test automation of our products. You will be responsible to automate the current testing activities of the in-house developed client/server software application ensuring it meets business requirements so that defects are identified as early as possible in the development life cycle whilst being a long -term investment to reduce the resource requirement for manual testing. Key areas of responsibility: Defining best practices for test automation ensuring that the team invests in automation to reduce ongoing testing effort. Selecting the right tool(s) for effective automation Developing a sustainable automation framework for the team Creating and managing automation test scripts for the testing team Ensure all sprint deliverables are tested appropriately Provide visibility into the quality of the team's deliverables (through KPI's) and the overall product. Apply the right testing practice for the task at hand and share new approaches. Mentor and coach others in automation Essential Knowledge and experience requirements of the role: Automation of client/server application testing Experience in using a client/server application automation testing tool such as CodedUI Strong skills in a relevant scripting language (Java, C#, Ruby) Experience in leading QA Automation teams Create and manage test environment(s)/data Writing and executing test scripts Risk based testing SQL Server Previous experience in setting up a test automation framework from scratch Desirable Knowledge and experience requirements of the role: Previous and/or current knowledge or experience in the Electricity and Gas retail industries Previous experience in integration testing Knowledge of electricity and gas data flows Previous experience working with billing applications JIRA TestRail Reviewing requirements Working closely with developers