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Test Engineer - Java, Automation

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 04/01/2018
  • Job reference: J379465A

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Test Engineer


3-6 months

What you'll do:

  • Create, maintain and advocate testing of real-time data streams, through the use of maual and automation.
  • Participate in all aspects of product testing including extensive API testing, exploratory, integration, regression, performance, infrastructure and cross browser and cross device.
  • Review product designs, feeding back and challenging to ensure systems are designed for reliability, performance and testability.
  • Analyse product requirements and technical specifications to plan and execute structured, session based exploratory testing.
  • Capture meaningful test evidence.
  • Identify areas of functionality suited for automation, or where mocks and stubs can be created to support testing.
  • Identify risks arising from non-functionals and work with specialists to facilitate appropriate testing.
  • Work with teams to design monitoring to check health and availability of services.

How you'll do it:

You will report into the Test Lead, but day to day your work will be within your squad where you will be given the autonomy to determine how to best approach the testing of your applications and services.

  • Be comfortable at a whiteboard debating testability of microservice architectures.
  • Advocate team responsibilty for quality over tester responsibilty.
  • You'll work within an autonomous squad where your opinion counts.
  • You'll analyse past experiences to help make better decisions.

Other skills we value:

  • Skills to contribute to, or create automation frameworks.
  • Java
  • Working on microservice architectures.
  • Using version control tools such as GIT.
  • Message queue technologies, Kafka or RabbitMQ.
  • Skills using a variety of datastore technologies.
  • Awareness of continuous integration tools.

How we work:

  • We work as small agile squads consisting of engineers and testers plus other supporting roles.
  • Teams manage work using a Kanban workflow and we organize ourselves using the familiar inceptions, daily standups and regular retrospectives
  • We are very open to change and finding new more effective ways of working
  • We operate a no-blame culture where we focus on learning from mistakes and using that knowledge to make us more effective in future
  • Learning and development is important and we allocate every Friday afternoon for you to study as you choose

Why should you work for us?

At Sky Betting & Gaming we don't have team Teams we have Tribes. Each Tribe is made up of small, agile and autonomous squads who work collaboratively with a shared purpose

So whether you join our Bet Tribe, Early Careers Tribe or anything in between, you will work with a group of people with raw energy, natural talent, and the kind of spirit that helps us think big, act bold, and change the game

It all means that we've created the kind of workplace that wins awards such as a place on the prestigious list of Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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