Technical Engineer – Test Automation

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1439671

 Job Description

This role will require the Technical Engineer to work independently taking full responsibility for a certain area


Overview

This role will require the Technical Engineer to work independently taking full responsibility for a certain area. The individual will work on Quality Engineering projects using available frameworks and tools and establishing plans for projects with on-time and on-budget project goals. This is a primary role in Quality Engineering in the areas of analysis and design, implementation and system integration, and execution, in line with agreed plans and strategies with our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Works on multiple phases of a project and/or multiple small projects of moderate scope and sometimes complex assignments.
  • Takes responsibility for a certain area and conditions as well as results evaluation, problem resolution and planning.
  • Selects appropriate standards, methods, tools and applications for project use.
  • Applies data analysis and data modelling techniques to modify or maintain a data structure and its associated components (entity descriptions, relationship descriptions, attribute definitions).
  • Creates and executes basic non-functional test scripts following a given set of guidelines and sets up test environments, data and monitors.
  • Designs, codes, tests and documents simple programs or scripts and assists in the implementation of software which forms part of a properly engineered system.
  • Co-ordinates the information gathering and reporting process, conducting research to define problems and preparing responses to anticipated questions.
  • Accurately identifies project risks and reports effectively to relevant stakeholders. Manages issues, risks, actions, dependencies, and defects to the success of the project.
  • Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements. Can report on system quality and collects metrics on test cases.
  • Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
  • Maintains the status of project and provides guidance to the work of junior team members, works across teams to achieve group goals.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • ISTQB Foundation

Desirable:

  • Additional course or certification in Quality Engineering
  • Certification in NFT Tools such HP QTP, Selenium, HP LR etc.

Skills

  • Intermediate theoretical knowledge in quality engineering methodologies and has awareness of opportunities provided by new and emerging technologies and products.
  • Has good applications/technology knowledge, building on specialist domain knowledge and has practical experience of engineering tools and platforms required to deliver.
  • Experience and knowledge in any of the performance testing, data and test automation tools such as HP Performance Centre/ LoadRunner, HP UFT /QTP, HP Service Test, Service Vitalize, SoapUI, CA LISA, CA GridTools Data Maker/ DataManager, JMeter, Neoload, Selenium, IBM Rational Integration Tester, Rational Robot, Borland SilkTest, TOSCA, Atlassian Jira, Jenkins, Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin etc.
  • Programming knowledge (ideally VB, Java, C#) and technical expertise in script languages (Shell, Perl, etc.).Good knowledge on Cloud concepts and virtualisation.

Experience

  • Professional attitude, has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor.
  • Good client-facing skills, experience in developing partnerships with the team and client and collaborating with others to exceed client expectations.
  • Good problem solving skills, has experience in proposing different options and solutions for approaching and resolving issues.
  • Adaptable and responds positively to changing business issues, sees change as an opportunity to improve performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, adapts style accordingly and demonstrates an understanding of the audience’s perspective. Uses discretion when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Good people skills, with experience in supporting others in raising their performance and working out their development goals.
  • Experience in supporting team success and motivating others to keep morale and performance high.
  • Good self-management.
  • Can set and work to quantified goals and standards. Delivers by being aware of and considering the commercial impacts.
  • Must be flexible, independent and self-motivated.

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).

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which include:

  • Pension scheme.
  • Life assurance.
  • Critical illness cover.
  • 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.