Software Engineer in Test (Python)
Posted on Nov 23, 2022 by Endeavour Recruitment
Software Engineer in Test
Level: Employee - Standard
Salary: 40k - 60k
Endeavour Recruitments client has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over forty years, and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites. The company is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, They are at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.
Chief Technology Office
The Chief Technology Office (CTO) business unit sits at the core of the companies business and focuses on innovative technology development and engineering. The CTO maintains a centre of excellence for technology and broader infrastructure-related innovation, translating market needs into core expansion programmes to enable market development. We ensure that the products and services are constantly pushing the boundaries of satellite communications. The CTO team is responsible for delivering development programmes, including satellites and launchers, ground infrastructure (ground stations, networks, user terminals and access technology), regulatory, market access and product and service development.
Primary role purpose:
Working within the CTO division and as part of the Platform Engineering department, the successful candidate is required to initially work on key Edge devices, which is a platform to manage RF layer failover, host 3rd party applications, and maintain secure communications between the shore and edge via satellite link. The position will also require test support of data centre-based application both on-premises and in AWS Cloud as well as services will be deployed to and edge device over a satellite link.
The successful candidate will be required to work in a collaborative agile scrum team environment delivering and maintaining automated tests as part of our CI/CD pipeline working autonomously and on own initiative. They will understand, interpret and adopt new technical information rapidly. They must have a demonstrable interest in new technologies and product innovation, and a practical understanding of the technology development life cycle and be able to participate at the appropriate point in a Matrix development process. They will need to build and maintain peer relationships across teams within CTO and across wider business units.
Development of end to end test automation scripts in Gherkin/Cucumber and Python/TestInfra with the goal of accelerating our release cycles.
Day to day management of test failures driving the success rate upwards.
Supporting tests across development, QA and production environments.
Able to support Testing as Monitoring by developing tests as docker containers.
Ensure test documentation is up to date and visible.
Work as part of an Agile scrum team.
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
A Bachelor degree or equivalent in relevant science or technology field
Relevant industry experience
Cloud based systems and technology
Experience building tests for REST APIs
Comprehensive experience and demonstrated expert knowledge in:
An understanding of Agile development
Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming
Familiarity working with automated testing frameworks (Cucumber, Gherkin)
Use of Swagger/OpenAPI for defining APIs;
Excellent self and team awareness skills to guide interactions to the most positive outcomes.
Able to drive an ad hoc team to the correct conclusions, even if individual members arrive with pre-conceived notions contrary to that conclusion.
Desirable Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of AWS
Knowledge of networking concepts
You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.
- Bonus: 10.5 at Grade D
- 25 days holiday including additional two (Birthday and Inmarsat day)
- Free gym on site, restaurant and bar
- Private medical
- 4x Life insurance
- Pension (5% personal contribution and the company doubles. Flexibility to flexi down.
Our clients values define the companies culture and represent what we believe in. Employees aspire to certain behaviours which support our corporate values, they create a stronger working environment and lie at the heart of our continued success as an organisation.
Customer - Providing a unique value to our customers
Accountability - taking ownership, getting results and keeping our promises
Respect - collaborating, embracing diversity and valuing differences
Excellence - creating bold solutions for our customers and putting quality at the heart of everything we do