Lead Test Automation Engineer


Somerset, England

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£39599 - £44459 per annum + Great benefits give me a call

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TaiJaan Cordova


Talent International are recruiting for a world-leading agency who provide a comprehensive range of critical information on a global basis, supporting activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

Software development is a core activity at this agency, they use Agile to deliver, running multiple self-organising teams, creating software for desktop, web and mobile. Emphasis is all on quality, with high standards for design, test automation and continuous delivery.

Main purpose of the role

We have recently adopted devops, cloud technologies, big data and agile practices to deliver the new technology platform to underpin our changing organisation.
The technology division has a variety of practices and specialty teams that work closely with the business to deliver technology innovation and business value, utilising agile and continuous delivery practices.

Tasks, expectations/deliverables

The role is wide ranging and gives the opportunity for the successful candidate to not only bring their experience to us, but will also provide the chance for the candidate to learn new skills involving cutting edge technology and processes.

The Lead Test Automation Engineer will sit within the technology production engineering team and will;

> Develop DevOps Capability - through continuous integration, deployment, testing and delivery capabilities

> Continually improve the Dev Ops culture, tooling and processes

> Automate everything
> Use the following technology stack; Visual Studio, C#, Java, Ruby, Spec flow, Team Foundation Service, Jenkins, Hadoop, Selenium, SoapUI, Postman, Cucumber, Jmeter.

This role involves providing leadership at the technical level in the field of test automation will include;

> Implementing and improving test automation frameworks

> Providing guidance to teams on overcoming automation challenges

> Providing mentoring to teams on writing test automation code

> Reviewing team's automation approach for adherence to good coding standards and approach

> Working with teams on implementing delivery pipelines

> Research on new test automation techniques & tools in the fields of big data, data science, security and performance testing or any other field of test automation that you feel can benefit

About you

Collaborating and partnering is at your very core as is your demonstrable experience of structured test automation code typically with C# .Net or Java.

Excellent communication and leadership skills are a given as if the ability to deliver great outcomes. Security Clearance / BPSS is a bonus, not a clincher.

If you are interested in discussing this or further opportunities in more detail then please get in as soon as possible touch to arrange a confidential conversation

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