Senior Technical Engineer

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1369761

 Job Description

The ideal candidate will be responsible for working autonomously and acting as a senior consultant providing professional advice to manage and co-ordinate a technical area within SQS.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the expanding automation team in Belfast. The ideal candidate will be responsible for working autonomously and acting as a senior consultant providing professional advice to manage and co-ordinate a technical area within SQS. The role will also require strong leadership direction in technical areas within Quality Engineering projects using available frameworks and tools to establish project plans on-time and on-budget, contributing to the project goals.


  • Leads multiple phases of technical areas within a project and/or multiple small projects of moderate scope and sometimes complex assignments. Responsible for a certain area and conditions.
  • Assures the project meets quality standards by providing technical guidance in planning, designing, executing testing, and developing procedures relating to product quality.
  • Applies data analysis, data modelling, and quality engineering techniques, based upon a detailed understanding of business processes, to establish and maintain data structures and associated components (entity descriptions, relationship descriptions, attribute definitions).
  • Leads the creation of test cases using own in-depth technical analysis of non-functional specifications.
  • Writes high quality scripts in a chosen tool and builds into a scenario to test defined non-functional use cases.
  • Accurately identifies project risks and reports effectively to relevant stakeholders.
  • Implements robust error handling and clear/consistent reporting functionality, investigating and reporting on hazards and potential risk events within a project or business area.
  • Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements, reports on system quality and collects metrics on test cases.
  • Provides detailed advice regarding the application of technologies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • ISTQB Advanced
  • Additional course or certification in Quality Engineering
  • Certification in NFT Tools such HP QTP, Selenium, HP LR etc.


  • Must be proficient in industry leading automation test tools (e.g. QTP/UFT, Selenium, Coded UI, TestComplete, BDD tooling (Cucumber / jBehave).
  • Must be proficient at writing complex code in some of the following languages: Java, C#, MS VBScript.
  • Understanding of CI, Dependency Management and Source Control tools.
  • Understanding of test management tools/solutions/integrations (e.g. JIRA, ALM/QC, MS TM).
  • Ability to interact with other teams to derive information required for projects.
  • Ability to highlight and escalate risks related to assigned work.
  • Have a proactive, can do attitude with a proven track record of implementing automated solutions.


  • At least 3 years’ experience of automation testing across a number of projects and technologies.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Automation tools and frameworks.

What do I need before I apply

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship (unless stated otherwise in the job description).


At SQS we offer a comprehensive benefits package, some which include:

  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Cover
  • Maternity and paternity scheme
  • Life enrichment programme
  • Service awards for years of service
  • Birthday hampers
  • Continuous social events (including family events) which run throughout the year
  • Microsoft discounts
  • Professional membership fees
  • Bike 2 Work scheme
  • Lap top and mobile phone