Automation Tester

  • Gloucester
  • £30,000 - £70,000 
  • Permanent

Automation Tester

Do you want to work in National Security? Do you want to work for a company who is highly influential in UK Security? Is having a direct impact on the systems you work on important to you?

Are we looking for you?

We are recruiting for Automation Testers to join our growing team. Your role will be to create technical solutions to improve test process efficiency and validate the quality of the system. It's important that you are able to apply prior technical experience and techniques to develop test frameworks/products, automated tests and enable continuous delivery.

You will be working with one of our National Security Customers to test core mission applications and your work will be directly making a huge impact upon the systems you work on. Your efforts directly influence an organisation who makes a huge impact to the security of the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and maintain automated scripts for black and white box tests
  • Establish a technical understanding of the system under test
  • Manage the execution and reporting of automated test suites (sometimes including performance tests)
  • Design and implement technical solutions to improve test process/efficiency
  • Work closely with development teams to reproduce and resolve defects
  • Collaborate with and present improvement and ideas to other members of the test team
  • Define standards and continually develop frameworks for automated testing to be used company wide

Essential Experience/Skills:

  • Strong desire to understand and resolve difficult technical issues
  • Experience writing good quality object-oriented code (e.g. using Java)
  • Knowledge of build automation systems (e.g. Ant, Maven), version control (e.g. Git, SVN) and continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively within a software development team
  • Strong quality drive - experience working in test is not essential

Advantageous Experience/Skills:

  • Experience using testing frameworks (e.g. TestNG, xUnit) to script tests
  • Experience using defect and test management tools (e.g. JIRA) to track defects and manage tests
  • Experience using web based automation tools (e.g. Selenium)
  • General technical automation tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Vagrant)

*Please note you are required to hold, or be eligible to obtain DV Security Clearance.*

If you would like to know more, please apply. If you want to know more but don't currently have an updated CV, please feel free to drop me an email on Drew.Fackrell@sandersonplc.com to discuss.

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