Test (SET) Architect

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1404732

 Job Description

We are looking for an SET Architect to join a growing team that will help ensure the functional correctness and high availability of our Gateway by creating state of the art test infrastructure as part of our Test Engineering effort.

Position Overview

Our Gateway handles tens of billions of dollars per year in financial transactions, and the behaviour, performance, reliability and security of the platform is paramount. We are looking for an SET Architect to join a growing team that will help ensure the functional correctness and high availability of our Gateway by creating state of the art test infrastructure as part of our Test Engineering effort. 

The SET Architect will create, design, execute and maintain solutions that will help reduce cost, improve quality and increase overall testing productivity, across all areas of our development phases within our SDLC.  

Typical solutions will cover static/dynamic analysis, unit, component, web service, api, database, performance testing, end to end testing to name a few for all of areas of our platform.

The position involves close interaction with the Development Architects, Product Architects, Engineering, Platform, Release Engineering Teams and other key stakeholders to enable Cayan product development resources to provide greater test coverage whilst delivering products at quality and velocity. A strong technical background is required, together with a clear focus on tactical goals and strategic roadmap. 

We are a vibrant engineering organization that thrives on ingenuity, and aggressively encourages entrepreneurialism. We are lean, fast-paced, results driven, highly effective. We are at the fore front of the latest developments specifically within Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery space. 

This role plays a significant part in aligning the testing visionand engineering efforts with the strategic direction of the company, fostering awareness and appropriate application of this vision at all levels of the organization and ensuring successful rollout of products to the market. 

This role is both a development (building test automation frameworks) and test (supporting test engineers in utilising the framework to provide extensive test coverage) function, and will require first-class engineering skills. 


Position Responsibilities

  • Build the next generation of automated test solutions, leverage and innovate the latest progressive testing and environment toolsets. Solution(s) will include analysis of test automation requirements and test cases, monitoring/analyzing test results, collecting test metrics and conducting test reporting 
  • Heavily influence the opinions for ‘building in’ testability during all phases of the SDLC with emphasis on the design and development phases through continued collaboration with platform, developers, architects, engineering, and fellow SET engineers 
  • Assist in focusing the test engineering efforts across the organization with a sound and pragmatic approach towards quality product releases at velocity 
  • Ensure delivered work meets technical, functional, performance and business requirements 
  • Maintain a status dashboard for all ongoing work 
    • Develop test solutions to support all aspects of Testing Engineer, for both functional and non-functional testing including component, regression, system testing, performance, security. 
    • Technical advocate  in solving the intricacies around the delivery of an holistic automated provisioning tool chain to support a continuous integration / continuous deployment archetype  
    • Continually identify new tools and techniques and work closely with other engineering teams to implement them; educate the department through knowledge sharing sessions  
    • Contribute to the implementation of automation principles with the engineering teams, define best practices, and support the adoption of technologies tools that drive efficiencies throughout the teams. 
    • Provide technical leadership in software testing methodologies, test automation approaches and planning, test processes and metrics tracking.  
    • Communicate strategies in terms that are meaningful to the engineering group 


Required Skills

  • Passion for software testing, for developing high quality solid test solutions. 
  • Advanced programming knowledge of at least two of: C#, Java, Python, C/C++ 
  • Experience of building first-class software test infrastructure 
    • Extensive testing experience with strong background in Software Quality Assurance / Test Engineering 
    • Experience with technical solutions across N-Tier systems 
    • Experience with technical solutions to support performance testing and profiling 
    • Ability to define roadmaps to execute on project initiatives 
    • Ability to consider multiple factors in decision making at strategic and tactical levels 
    • Familiar with diverse, complex testing problems and adept at devising reasonable solutions or alternatives 
    • Proven experience designing maintainable testing solutions for complex, large, scalable, distributed environments for both functional and non-functional testing. 



  • Ability to work independently on diverse problems. 
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Diverse interests and a passion for technology. 
  • Drive to meet aggressive milestones. 
  • Effective and comfortable working with high-level management 
  • Effective and comfortable working with Engineering teams and Software Architects as part of an end-to-end team 



In addition to a very competitive salary we also provide an excellent benefits package including: free car parking, private medical care, health cash plan, contributory pension, life insurance, income protection and free subscription with Belfast Bikes.
You also get to work in an award winning office and enjoy 25 days annual leave + 10 public holidays in addition to many other little perks such as lunch every other Friday, fresh fruit and more.

For more information, please visit tsys.com/belfast