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Test Automation Lead

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Veygo
Location
Cardiff
Salary
Competitive, based on experience, plus excellent Admiral benefits (including company shares and more)
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Veygo:

At Veygo, our goal is to provide the best insurance options for ‘drivers with no cars’. Whether you are learning to drive or have passed your test but don’t own a car.

This is an opportunity to join a new and striving team, to help us create and shape our future success, and we are growing fast!

About the Role:

Reporting directly to the Head of Engineering, you will own the creation and implementation of a test strategy across multiple product lines. As a fast moving start up that embraces Agile and Lean methodologies, the need for automation is essential as we seek to release code several times a day. Experience of working within an Agile environment and producing full stack automated tests across web and mobile applications is required.

Main Duties:

  • Analyse software requirements to write and execute comprehensive, thorough and effective automated test scripts and regression packs to verify the quality of new or enhanced software releases
  • Work effectively within the Agile/Scrum methodology and participate fully in sprint ceremonies, communicating back to the team on sprint progress, blockers etc.
  • Specification and on-going development and maintenance of automation framework
  • Record, report, analyse and manage defects found during testing and manage through to closure
  • Help raise the profile of testing within the Car Access Team (Veygo) by providing high value automated test solutions and promoting continuous improvement within the team

This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.

Experience and Qualifications Required:

Essential Experience:

  • Testing complex IT projects through to completion, resulting in delivery of robust and high-quality applications
  • Building automated testing frameworks from scratch
  • 3rd Party non-functional test tooling e.g. Loadrunner.io
  • Defect tracking tools

Desirable:

  • Degree or above in a technical or numerate subject and/or proven experience in IT
  • Exposure to test methodologies such as Behavioural Driven Development
  • Experience testing web applications using higher-level frameworks such as Cucumber, Mocha or Jasmine
  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate

About Admiral:

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company with forward-thinking approaches and endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a best place to work: Our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion has created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, are felt valued.

Based on innovation and organic growth Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now in seven countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Admiral’s success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong people focussed culture. We believe that happy people make happy customers and happy customers help increase profits. Our philosophy is a simple yet effective one: people who enjoy what they do, do it better. 

We truly care about our customers, they are at the heart of every choice we make. We’re very proud of the innovative products we offer and level of service we provide. Everything we do acknowledges the needs of our customers and by recruiting the right people, we can continue to provide great service and ensure an excellent experience for our customers.

Admiral people work hard to keep us at the top of our industry, and are rewarded for it—with great benefits, a share package based on company performance, work-life balance opportunities, nearby fitness and health centres, and other special perks.

 

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Jessica Sutton. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email Jessica.SUTTON2@admiralgroup.co.uk or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.

 

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