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Developer in Test

  • Salary: £480 - £520 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 08/12/2017
  • Job reference: J378092A

Role: Developer in Test
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Osterley
Duration: 3 months


Background

Sky is a valued part of everyday life in over 10 million homes. We entertain, excite and inspire our customers with a great choice of high-quality content. We strive to be the best for our customers and our people, and to make a positive contribution to life in the UK and Ireland. We're always looking for ways to improve. That spirit has made us what we are today, and it will drive us to become what we want to be tomorrow.


The opportunity

The opportunity would see you join the Sky Go/Q Web Client software development team, which forms part of a much wider collection of teams that develop the Sky Go platform and associated clients. Together we use cutting edge, highly scalable, technology to delight our customers with online services, which allow them to consume Sky content online, and on numerous hardware platforms.

As part of the Sky Go/Q Web Client team you would:

· Contribute and develop our automated functional test capability
· Conduct exploratory testing
· Influence the direction of our test capability
· Champion and coach peers in testing best practices and best of breed technology
· Work with a self-organising and cross functional agile team using techniques such as Test Driven Development (TDD) and Pair Programming
· Take an active role in user story definition assisting business stakeholders with acceptance criteria
· Participate in regular showcases of new work to the our product owners and other business stakeholders
· Take a pro-active role with production issues and release management
· Strive for continuous improvement within the team
· Enjoy the extensive benefits of working for a large yet dynamic organisation


Skills and Experience:

It is essential that you can immediately add value to our team and be able to contribute to our team's velocity from day one. Therefore we think it is essential that you have knowledge and experience of as many of the following items as possible:

· Expert knowledge and experience of creating automated test software using
o Cucumber & Gherkin Language (ATDD)
o Webdriver JS


· Experience of a wide range of open source and commercial web technologies
o JavaScript frameworks (REACT, AngularJS, Node.js, jQuery)
o HTML 5
o CSS 3
o SASS and/or LESS

· Experience of software development for high quality, high capacity, high traffic, high availability websites/systems
o Test Driven Development (TDD)
o Object Orientated Programming (OOP/OOD)
o Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)
o RESTful web services (JSON / XML)

· Experience within agile frameworks and practices
o Scrum, Kanban or Scrum-ban
o User stories (using BDD)
o Continuous Integration/Delivery
o Paired Programming

· Experience with Application Lifecycle Management Tools
o Jira and Confluence (or similar)
o Jenkins (or similar)
o SVN and Git (or similar)


Bonus Points Skills and Experience:

· Responsive design
· Knowledge of Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)
· Experience with large content/video management systems
· Experience of web based video technologies (VOD/Linear Streaming)
· Experience working with desktop application
· Bachelors' degree or equivalent industry experience

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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