A leading insurance company are looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test to join their organization on an initial 3 months contract. You will help shape and drive the technical direction of automation testing, collaborate with key internal stakeholders, and have a good focus on Data Quality.
Key Accountability and Responsibility
*Responsible for ensuring product features are tested meeting the agreed standards of quality including reliability, usability, and performance. Supporting a risk-based approach to testing.
*Responsible for following the Testing Strategy, Test Approach and test automation framework that underpins it.
*Responsible for following the Data Strategy to support testing.
*Responsible for working closely with the Business Analysts and Engineers ensuring they have a good understanding of the user story features/ functionality.
*Monitor and improve Test Coverage, Defect numbers and Production Stability.
*Ensure requirements and solutions are aligned and focused on delivering customer outcome.
*Creating and supporting the development of standards, tools, and techniques for testing
*Define additional exploratory testing to provide additional layer of testing where it is needed.
*Coaching and mentoring of testing practices within the team
*Advocate Testing Automation and that quality is everyone's responsibility.
*Actively contributing towards practices and processes of the Quality community
*Accountable to align delivery with the Tech Strategy, while working within the Just How We Roll (JHWR) framework.
*Accountable and responsible for meaningful and transparent reporting, using Jira Reporting as your single source of truth for work.
*Involved in the RCA (Route Cause Analysis) process of Live incidents.
Skills and Experience Required
*Experience of testing best practices.
*Advocating and leading a team in developing a quality first mindset
*Proven experience of managing end to end testing activities within an Agile (iterative) development environment.
*Proven experience of using work management tools such as Jira and the ability to generate useful reports and metrics.
*Proven experience in delivering small to medium scale complicated initiatives. e.g., multiple partners/ suppliers, multiple locations, changing priorities.
*Work within a team that has high impact and importance for the business.
*Proven experience working with distributed teams.
*Experience in facilitating team conversations to reach decisions and outcome.
*Experience in effective communication and influencing skills of team.
*Experience in Stakeholders management
*Knowledge of Data Engineering practices
*Experience working with Kubernetes and Docker based testing.
*Experience of writing automated tests using [JUnit, Mockito, Cucumber, AssertJ, OKHTTP3, pytest]
*Good knowledge of CI and CD practices, ideally with a relevant technology (Jenkins, GoCD)
*Proven experience analytical and problem-solving skills
*Experience of [Java and/or Python] programming
*Experience in Kubernetes, Docker, and AWS (Amazon Web Services)
*Some experience of exploratory, security and performance testing