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Senior Qa Engineer


Posted on Oct 3, 2021 by CV-Library

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£65k - £70k Annual
Our client are at the forefront of their industry and are aiming to continue this leading factor by making sure technology and their people are still the heartbeat of what they do. They are going continuously growing due to the projects they currently have and the demand for their services.

They are looking for a Senior QA Automation Engineer to join their team.

Job Description

* As a Senior QA Automation Engineer within one of our clients Delivery Squads you will be responsible for all aspects of the software development life-cycle; from requirement gathering and validation, backlog refinements and planning, through formal testing, deployment and support in production

* You will be leading a small number of engineers who participate in different squads, bringing your knowledge and ability to help build a collaborative, respectful and inclusive environment geared towards learning, growing and achieving together

* With a strong passion for technology, a drive for high quality

Key Responsibilities

* Leading a pragmatic approach to quality; striving for optimal solutions which bring the most value to the project, utilising various QA methodologies, tools and techniques

* Building robust, scalable and performant automated test suites, performing thorough testing activities, and sharing your findings and recommendations with all members of your team

* Contributing your expertise and experience to help drive continual improvement in the delivery processes of your squad, in order to ensure consistent delivery of value to the business

* Leading on Automation – whether that’s release automation, deployment pipelines or testing, working with stakeholders throughout Technology and IT to help drive improvements and efficiencies in our delivery

* Mentoring colleagues, helping to build their skills, and supporting them across a range of areas including, technology and its application within products

* Looks at what the squad, QA team, and department is doing and collaborate with the Principal QA Engineer and other discipline Principals to help drive technology vision within QA specifically, and across Technology generally.

Essential skills

* Demonstrable experience of line management or team leadership in previous roles

* Knowledge and understanding of performance management and line management techniques

* High level of emotional intelligence and experience of interacting with people from all different levels of a business, from the most junior member of a team all the way up to executive level colleagues

* Comprehensive experience of using multiple test automation tools such as Selenium Webdriver, Cucumber, RestAssured, Cypress etc

* Expertise in Object-Oriented and/or Functional programming principles, development standards and practices and patterns, along with a thorough understanding of software architecture

* Proficient in either Java or JavaScript/TypeScript

* Thorough understanding of web technologies & protocols and the principals of Web APIs (e.g. REST, Web Sockets)

* Strong working knowledge of web technologies and protocols, “the cloud” (e.g. AWS/Azure), scaling, and microservices.

* Strong working knowledge of integration technologies and patterns, including queuing, messaging and streaming technologies (e.g. RabbitMQ, Kafka, AWS SQS/SNS)

* Experience of working with containerization technologies, for example Docker and Container Orchestration Platforms Kubernetes, AWS ECS

* Strong working knowledge of persistence and database storage technologies (e.g. Relational, Document and Graph databases)

* Able to confidently apply practices and principles across multiple business areas

Reference: 214368350

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