Software Engineer in Test – Permanent – Abingdon, Oxfordshire

ESSENTIAL :- Client looking for a graduate for this role or 2+ years of experience testing Web / Scientific applications. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering Discipline with IT or software engineering experience. Ability to systematically problem solve, debug & optimize & automate routine tasks. Experience in some scientific domain

Software Engineer in Test Role & Responsibilities:

– Work with end users, product analysts, & developers to understand features & technical implementations.
– Influence the architecture to be focused on test automation.
– Continuously improve & simplify QA processes together with developers.
– Design, implement, document, & maintain test automation programs for large-scale systems.
– Create software tools used to perform build verification & regression tests.
– Design & automate test cases, write test plans, & develop supporting test tools.
– Conduct regular regression tests on a periodic basis to ensure performance levels of production systems.

Software Engineer in Test Essential skills:

– Experience of working in an agile environment
– Experience with software architecture, coding or scripting languages.
– Experience in some scientific domain
– Able to collaborate with different teams across the programme to promote a quality culture
– Challenge decisions where necessary in a positive way
– Design of test strategies & test automation techniques
– Able to understand, modify & maintain different levels of automation test pyramid
– Experience of using or developing open source test tools & test frameworks
– Ability to spike & recommend test tools depending on various project requirements
– Experience of testing complex applications
– Experience in testing of non-functionals e.g. performance, security

Software Engineer in Test Preferable skills:

– Experience in practices like pair programming, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD)
– Demonstrate an external test community footprint through conferences & blog post.
– Familiarity with build management systems such as TeamCity or VSTS build, & administering continuous integration build systems such as Azure DevOps.
– Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, Azure DevOps
– Familiarity with Git source control, pull request creation & pull request review
– Strong attention to detail
– Follow through, prioritization, planning, & estimating in agile environments.
– Strong communication skills.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

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