Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1380926

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Senior QA Automation Engineer


Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Company Description

We are a successful international software development company creating award-winning websites and services for scholarly and academic publishers. Our offices are located in the vibrant centres of Belfast,

Brighton and at the heart of Silicon Valley in Los Gatos.

HighWire provides powerful technology solutions to influential societies, university presses and independent publishers who produce high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly publications. You will enjoy a flexible, collaborative and a stimulating work environment that will keep you engaged! If you are interested in starting a progressive and gratifying career with a growth company that is charting new territory, then HighWire is the place for you!

Job Description

HighWire Press has built and is building a platform for creating publishing websites using Drupal,

Angular.js and other front-end technologies. We are seeking Senior QA Automation Engineers with experience in Webservice and UI Automation testing to join the team to continue our rapid growth and expansion.

We don’t build run of the mill web sites or brochure-ware. We have created a platform that is hosting thousands of sites for presenting critical scholarly material from the world’s leading scientific and technical publishers. We work with content that matters.

The successful applicant will be part of a new QA team testing various products and solutions as desired, often for multiple projects running concurrently. You will be expected to work proactively with both technical and business-oriented project team members on a daily basis. You will be responsible to adhere to the HighWire QA practices. You must provide solutions that meet the business objectives and deliver on time, on budget with a high degree of quality.


  • Lead the analysis of business and technical requirements from a test perspective Create test plans, test cases and data for functional and regression testing of current and new versions of the
  • HighWire product set.
  • Follow and suggest improvements upon existing testing processes Participate and take ownership of ongoing improvement initiatives.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to defect process and provide support to resolve issues.
  • Build out new test automation capability and coverage Regression test suite update and maintenance.
  • Report progress regularly using in-house templates.
  •  Create, maintain and update QA test documents for training, delivery and reporting purposes.
  • Actively mentor other members of QA team and provide guidance in automation, testing practice and relationship management Collaborate with other QA Engineers, Software Developers and
  • Management.
  • Provide accurate estimations of the likely timescales required to complete tasks that will formpart of a project delivery.
  • Provide detailed tracking and status reports on projects, driving the use of metrics and show appreciation of how they are used to influence the decision-making process.

Essential Criteria

  • 5 years’ experience in automated software testing.
  •  A working knowledge of at least three of the following: Selenium Web UI or Webservice testing
  • Percona / Cassandra / MySQL databases XML / XSL / HTML and Javascript Structured Query
  • Language Scripting – Python, Ruby, Perl, ant, java script.
  • 3 years hands-on experience in testing support tools such as TestRail, JIRA, HP Quality Centre etc.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of detailed QA concepts and theories, and practical implementation of these principles; ability to plan, design, estimate and schedule large scale projects; perform test plan reviews, and continual process reviews.
  • Experience of managing multiple project stakeholders with emphasis on risk management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in building relationships, collaborating with and influencing cross-functional and geographical teams.
  • Outstanding troubleshooting skills. Flexibility to cater for a variety of work demands and projects, as the business develops.

Desirable Criteria

  • A third level qualification in a computing or STEM related discipline, specific academy or Industry
  • Qualification in Software testing.
  • Experience in CI and automated software testing frameworks (Jenkins, Selenium, QTP, SoapUI etc).
  • Working knowledge of TDD or BDD Performance testing (using tools like Loadrunner, JMeter, JProbe).
  • Experience of QA in an agile environment. Knowledge of administering and driving adoption of
  • TestRail and Jira Specific Experience with Drupal and Angular UI
  • Follows industry trends across technology, competitors and regulation

Location and Hours

This role will be based in either our Belfast or Brighton office, dependent upon the successful candidates desired location.

This is a full time role of 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Additional Information

HighWire offers an outstanding total compensation package including excellent health and wellness benefits and a flexible and dynamic work environment.

HighWire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Please note that we will only consider applicants who are legally entitled to live and work in the UK.

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