Automation Engineer

Development   |   Nottingham

POSTED: 25/01/2019

Purpose of Role

Automate and verify product functionality, usability and performance of both new and existing products prior to delivery to customers. 

Reporting Line

This role reports directly to the QA Team Leader. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Input into initial feature/project scoping and effort estimation;
  • Identify and Automate existing/new test scripts;
  • Create/update automation documentation and processes;
  • Troubleshoot automated processes;
  • Contribute to the Continuous Integration pipeline;
  • Collaborating with the Dev team from a testability perspective;
  • Keep regression test documentation up to date;
  • Document defects found and retest/review any resolutions;
  • Assist support and project office in functional/configuration clarifications;
  • Reproduce customer failures where necessary;
  • Review the recorder against new handsets/softphones and version upgrades 

Qualifications

  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation.
  • Higher Education Qualification or equivalent (desirable);
  • Degree or equivalent (desirable); 

Skills & Experience

Essential Skills:

It is essential that the individual has, at least, significant applicable knowledge and skills in relation to the following:

  • Strong background in, and at least 3+ years in Automation;
  • Automated QA processes in agile development environments.
  • 3 years work experience of at least one of Selenium Webdriver, JMeter, Postman or SOAPUI;
  • Good time management and the ability to manage multiple tasks and workflows;
  • Strong working knowledge of testing fundamentals such as TDD & BDD
  • Structured and precise approach to testing and documenting results;

Beneficial Skills:

  • SaaS experience
  • Continuous Integration
  • Jenkins pipeline
  • Ansible/Chef

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Productivity:
    • All assigned activities are completed in no less than 80% of sprints
  • Quality:
    • No high priority issues raised in live in relation to areas that have been tested in QA
  • Accuracy of estimates:
    • We will track the estimated and actual effort expended on each project for 3 months with a view to then identifying what improvement is required 
  • Code Quality:
    • The code follows the established guidelines in terms of format and content
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