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PubSec Automation Test Engineer

Sanderson Government & Defence

Posted on Jan 4, 2023 by Sanderson Government & Defence

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

At DXC, one of our Platinum accounts has an opening for an Automation Test Engineer to be based virtually. This role will oversee projects and products for our clients. Our Automation Test Engineer will work as part of multiple teams and will be highly organised, with excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Your role will include planning, developing, and executing automated test suites, evaluating, and addressing issues as they arise.

Role responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain reusable test data for automation scripts.
  • Responsible for defect tracking, communication, and resolution.
  • Maintain and optimise existing test automation frameworks whilst developing effective, and reusable ones.
  • Develop new automation libraries adhering to software development standards.
  • Continuously improve and learn by trying new test automation tools, processes, or methodologies.
  • Implement efficient monitoring and analysis of automated test results.
  • Provide scheduled progress reports to management.
  • Integrate tests into the make/build process for continuous integration efficiency gains using frameworks such as Jenkins.
  • Ensure that automation scripts function well across all supported browsers and platforms.
  • Perform manual testing of test cases as and when needed.

What you will bring to the team:

  • Willingness to execute both manual and automated tests as needed in addition to development responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritise multiple, diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Independence, flexibility, and self-motivation with strong communication skills.
  • Collaboration with QA teams to ensure proper testing coverage and automation priorities.
  • Communicating test results and highlighting any potential quality risks

Preferred Skills:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or related area, or relevant work experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience with QA automation development and testing in web (including Front End, service layer, and Back End), desktop and mobile.
  • Hands-on experience with Selenium WebDriver and other test automation framework.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in Python, Java, or related languages, such as C#, Unix Shell Scripts, etc.
  • Experience of varied OE - Windows, Redhat, Linux
  • Exposure to Cloud and virtualisation technologies; AWS, Azure, VMWare
  • Hands-on experience with Jenkins, GIT/SVN and manual functional testing.
  • Experience in automation build processes, application deployments and continuous integration systems.
  • Experience with all phases of software testing including test planning, functional testing, and regression testing.
  • Strong knowledge of the following is essential: automated test methodologies, QA methodologies and best practices, multiple software development methodologies, and Agile.
  • Expertise in defect tracking tools such as Atlassian JIRA, ALM.
  • Product testing experience is a plus.
  • Experience with database development concepts, especially Microsoft SQL Server.

Reference: 1845079255


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