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Senior Test Automation Analyst

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
IT
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
31/01/2020
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The Role: Senior Test Automation Engineer

We’re looking for someone who enjoys making a direct impact and has experience in a Test environment. You will be actively encouraged to contribute to all aspects of Testing, from creating and maintaining automated test scripts through to supporting testing with our many products. As our business diversifies, you will be expected to work on and support new functionality as it’s developed.

This is a wide-ranging role where the Senior Test Automation Engineer will come into a focused delivery team exploring & developing microservices & cloud implementations. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining a framework and expanding the automation test coverage.

You’ll be reporting directly to the Delivery Team Manager and will be working collaboratively in an Agile environment. Time management is an essential part of the role as we aim to deliver a large programme of work before rolling into a stable BAU cycle.

Relationship management will play an important part as you’ll be working alongside Product Owners and Developers to establish a testing requirement.

Main Duties:

  • Ability to analyse user stories, to write and execute automated test scripts and regression packs while verifying the quality of new or enhanced software changes
  • Continuous development and maintenance of the automation test framework
  • Adapt and learn the business context for automation testing and analysing manual tests to identify further opportunities for automation
  • Ability to record, report, analyse and manage defects found during testing
  • To help raise the profile of automation testing within the department by providing high-value solutions and promoting continuous improvement within the team
  • Mentoring junior population (when required), identifying opportunities for knowledge transfer
  • Working with our management team on our ongoing Test Automation Strategy    
  • Clarify and challenge requirements and design
  • Adhere to Technical and security standards
  • Work towards being multi-skilled

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

What We’re Looking For:

  • We’re looking for someone with technical experience in a similar environment. The position has a heavy emphasis on coding and is very much a developer in a test role.
  • Communication! We like to see people communicating and making things happen. We promote an open, honest and diverse culture where you can be yourself. You’ll need to communicate in quite a few different methods to the staff at all levels.
  • You’ll be juggling multiple tasks and projects, so prioritisation is important.
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment is essential.
  • We want someone who is passionate about continuous improvement and with innovative ideas to keep us evolving and pushing our team forward.
  • As well as experienced candidates, applications will also be considered from graduates who would like the opportunity to move into a technical development role and grow their career, assuming they have some experience in the software development industry.  

Progression:

We’re big on developing our people. Whether that’s self-learning via our Plural Sight platform or certification outside of Admiral, we want you to be the best. Our Tech department is growing and has opportunities in different avenues from leadership through to SME’s.

Our Tech Stack includes the following;

Java 7/8

CI Tools (Jenkins)

Apache

Spring

JMS

Rest

Redis

ELK

SOAP

Guidewire

Performance/Monitoring

Angular JS & Angular Components

Javaspript

Test NG

Selenium

Database (SQL/Oracle)

Cloud implementations

NPM

Build Tools (Maven)

Microservices

Junit

HTML 5

Docker

CSS

Version Control (GIT)

Kubernetes

API development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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, Allison Martin, for more information

 

 

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