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Software Development Engineer in Test

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Admiral Loans are looking for an SDET to help deliver high quality systems. The role will be to analyse, design and execute automated, performance and load testing of all new and future changes to the key systems that underpin this exciting new business including website, api’s, loans platform but also journey and product development.

SDET within Loans will be an integral part of the IT and Change function, working on delivering new products and supporting existing products, in order to grow the business into a market leader.

Job Purpose

As a SDET you will be responsible for implementing tooling that will allow automated tests to be integrated into the CI/CD pipeline. Responsibilities will also include the mentoring and coaching of test analysts to ensure that the whole team are able to leverage automated test suites.

Main duties

This will be a busy and high paced role to match the ambition of Admiral Loans and will require the SDET to work across multiple work streams and use a variety of testing tools and approaches. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as the SDET will need to work closely with the business, IT stakeholders and the Test Manager to help to achieve the business objectives.

Working as an SDET you will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop and maintain the Automation solutions
  • Be the leader of automation test strategy/implementation and design of the testing process
  • Build the team to cover automation efforts and coach/mentor test Analysts to use and implement automated testing.
  • Work closely with the development team to define strategy and best practices.
  • Define the tools and frameworks inline with the development team.
  • Integrate automated tests with the CI/CD pipeline.

Desirable skills/background

  • Strong experience in JAVA or Python or C# (developer level)
  • Strong experience in SELENIUM
  • Strong experience in integrating automated testing into the CI/CD pipeline.
  • Capable of building automation frameworks from scratch.
  • Have experience stubbing and creating automation for microservice architecture at distributed scale
  • Have a real passion for clean code; automation testing and continuous delivery
  • An enthusiastic mentor for team to adopt automation as a definition of done

About Admiral

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Laura Pengilly. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619. Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We understand that a good work life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask your Recruitment Officer, Amy Reynolds, for more information.