Posted: 29th March 2019

Agile Automation Test Specialist

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CDL 

Stockport, Greater Manchester. United Kingdom

Are you passionate about quality and testing software with an Agile mindset? Do you care about ‘building the right thing’ and ‘building the thing right’? Does being part of an innovative culture inspire you? Are you an automation rock star? Then we want you!
 
 We’re looking for an Agile Automated Test Specialist to join our ranks. With a strong collaborative focus and a drive for continuous improvement, you’ll play a key part in driving the implementation of strategic automation initiatives which enable better practices for our Delivery Teams to develop features that delight our customers. You’ll be an experienced Agile advocate, with a strong testing background and a desire to iterate, innovate, and instigate quality-driven approaches and processes. You’ll have a breadth of knowledge in all basic testing techniques, with depth and specialism in automation and in one or more other advanced areas too! You’ll be an inspiring teacher, coaching and mentoring others to improve their automation skills and acting as a role model to develop the stars of tomorrow.
 
This is a position of influence, with a strong focus on delivery of key automation initiatives and improvements to drive a Quality culture in Testing roles and beyond. You will be comfortable working as a self-starting individual, but have a predominantly collaborative approach to implement and influence positive change in people and processes.
 
 With proven expertise and experience in Agile, Quality, and Testing, you will cultivate and strive for a continuous improvement culture and demonstrate a true left-shifted, whole team approach to Quality. As a champion of the Testing Vision and Automation Strategy, you will provide everyday role modelling for other individuals; motivating, mentoring and helping others to develop their automation skills and to aspire to better themselves.
 
 REQUIREMENTS
  • An excellent and comprehensive understanding of the principles of Agile testing
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum environment
  • A cradle-to-grave approach to ‘baking quality in’ to Software Delivery
  • Extensive experience of implementing automated tests at all levels of the technology stack, including unit, component, integration, service, acceptance, and UI
  • Knowledge and practical experience of TDD and BDD techniques
  • Considerable, practical expertise in the use of a variety of automation tools, including Selenium and Soap UI
  • Proficient in setting up test frameworks within Continuous Delivery pipelines

 BENEFITS
  • Training and development
  • Flexible hours
  • Shuttle bus to and from local train and bus station
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Dress down policy
  • Tax-free child care vouchers
  • Start with 25 days’ holiday
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Award-nominated learning programme
  • Community projects
  • Opportunities for career progressio