Software Engineer in Test


Software Engineer in Test

  • Location

    Abingdon, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Software Development

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  • Salary::

    £40000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lee Bowles

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  • Job Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Software Engineer in Test- Abingdon

One of my largest clients, a world leading technology organisation, are looking for a Junior Software Engineer in Test to come and join their team in Abingdon, Oxfordshire for a permanent opportunity.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Work with end users, product analysts, and developers to understand features and technical implementations.
Influence the architecture to be focused on test automation.
Continuously improve and simplify QA processes together with developers.
Design, implement, document, and maintain test automation programs for large-scale systems.
Create software tools used to perform build verification and regression tests.
Design and automate test cases, write test plans, and develop supporting test tools.
Conduct regular regression tests on a periodic basis to ensure performance levels of production systems

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering Discipline with IT or software engineering experience.
2+ years of experience testing Web / Scientific applications
Ability to systematically problem-solve, debug and optimize and automate routine tasks.

Essential skills:

Experience of working in an agile environment.
Experience with software architecture, coding or scripting languages.
Experience in some scientific domain
Able to collaborate with different teams across the programme to promote a quality culture
Challenge decisions where necessary in a positive way
Design of test strategies and test automation techniques
Able to understand, modify and maintain different levels of automation test pyramid
Experience of using or developing open source test tools and test frameworks
Ability to spike and recommend test tools depending on various project requirements
Experience of testing complex applications
Experience in testing of non-functional e.g. performance, security

Preferable skills:

Experience in practices like pair programming, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD).
Demonstrate an external test community footprint through conferences and blog post.
Familiarity with build management systems such as TeamCity or VSTS build, and administering continuous integration build systems such as Azure DevOps.
Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, Azure DevOps
Familiarity with Git source control, pull request creation and pull request review
Strong attention to detail
Follow through, prioritization, planning, and estimating in agile environments.
Strong communication skills.