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Test Automation Engineer - Javascript, Selenium

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 18/01/2018
  • Job reference: J380245A

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Test Automation Engineer

6 months



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.

NOW TV is one of the fastest growing Internet TV providers in the UK, competing against the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime. Backed by Sky, innovation is in our DNA. And this is our new distinctive and exciting brand, offering customers the best content that Sky has to offer, monthly and contract free. Available across a wide range of platforms, we are transforming the way customers watch TV.


This role will be, as part of Agile tech Delivery team, to work closely with Software Developers and other QA engineers, to deliver the highest quality products in a timely manner.

This is a crucial role and you will be expected to work closely with team members and other testers in the department to achieve your goals that are aligned to the team objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help drive/facilitate the on device automated test solution/ framework across a multitude of TV devices.
  • Assist the Principal Engineer and design to deliver innovative functional test solutions.
  • Own, monitor and report automated test coverage.
  • Drive the improvement of test automation within the team and across a multitude of TV devices.
  • Drive team members to work with you .
  • Proactively contribute to 'building right thing' to deliver quality product faster to our customers.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive suites of automation test plans and test cases.
  • Maintain / Improve / Innovate the approach to automation and associated framework(s).
  • Continued evaluation of test cases for inclusion in regression.
  • Automate tests for newly integrated features and impart such skills with the rest of the team.
  • Develop ideas for tool sets to augment QA and Development testing.
  • Estimate test efforts.
  • Analyse and communicate test results.
  • Track defects.
  • Participate in day to day QA Activities.
  • Work with the team to improve agile techniques.
  • Assist in story definition, assisting product owners/leads with Acceptance Criteria.
  • Take a pro-active role with production issues and release management.
  • Contribute to the technical direction of the team.
  • Continuously challenge the ways of working to ensure continuous improvement within the team.

Required Skills

  • Strong scripting skills, preferably JS, Python, Ruby and practical knowledge of working with Selenium.
  • Exceptional Communication skills to a technical level.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills to discover the root cause of complex issues.
  • Supporting skills: Configuration Management and CI Tools.
  • Suggest improvement with a view toward maximizing coverage and speed of testing.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of client application architectures and patterns.
  • Demonstrated skill in testing embedded systems.
  • NFR Testing

Behaviours sought

  • Have a strong desire to demand and provide clarity.
  • Have the abilty to find ways to improve.
  • Have a passion for learning and sharing knowledge.
  • Be a strong and sensitive team member who values team morale.
  • Have the abilty to recognise what needs to be done and how to do it.
  • Honesty and integrity.

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

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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