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Senior Automation Tester

  • Salary: Up to £510 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: Finance
  • Date posted: 24/10/2018
  • Job reference: DEV001

Automation Tester

6 months


Responsibilities include:

  • Reporting into the Dev/Test Lead
  • Creates & Executing Automated testing as required during the lifecycle of the project.
  • Performing a range of complex and non-routine tasks in a variety of environments, while applying a methodical approach to issue definition and resolution.
  • Performing code reviews to assure technical solutions against standards, best practices and guidelines
  • Planning, scheduling and monitoring your own work competently within limited deadlines in line with relevant legislation, standards and procedures.
  • Providing mentoring and guidance to more junior developers.
  • Taking the initiative in identifying and negotiating appropriate personal development opportunities.
  • Production of low level designs for more junior developers to follow where required
  • Having a working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners.
  • Demonstrating an analytical and systematic approach to issue resolution.

Essential Knowledge, Criteria and Skills

  • Proven experience with test automation and test tools e.g. Selenium and Cucumber.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and delivering complex technical solutions using JAVA 7 or 8
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing common Java Development Patterns in Java (e.g. Factory, Builder, Singleton, Façade)
  • Good understanding of Object Oriented and/or Functional programming practices and principles
  • Test Automation - Deep understanding and experience of the Selenium/WebDriver API and that Cucumber framework
  • Experience of working in an SOA and/or microservices environment
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing common Automation Patterns (e.g. Page Object Model, Screen Play, DataBuilder)
  • Solid knowledge and experience of developing REST-based tests using the Rest-Assured framework
  • Good collaboration and facilitation skills
  • Experience of working within Agile Delivery Frameworks e.g. SCRUM and Kanban
  • Demonstrable experience of using Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery frameworks, practices and tools e.g. Puppet, Jenkins, Maven etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, manage and complete delivery of complex solutions within time limits
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience of coaching, mentoring and line management of junior development staff
  • Experience of dealing with 3rd-party suppliers
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, manage and complete delivery of software applications within time limits
  • Demonstrable experience in writing effective technical and business focused reports and specifications
  • Ability to work closely and build relationships with End users to understand requirements to drive effective solutions.
  • Promotes a positive work culture, maintains successful collaborative working relationships with other team members and the Delivery Group as whole
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