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Location: Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £40000 - £50000
Sector: Testing  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 02/22/2022
Automation Test Engineer Ronald James Group 2022-05-22

We are looking for a passionate Automation Test Engineer to join this company within the media sector who have grown significantly and now work with almost every radio station within the UK. You will be responsible for requirements analysis, testing planning activities, test case automation and execution of critical test cases/scripts to ensure software meets their requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities:
● Working with Head of QA to design and implement our policies and processes to ensure best practices in software quality assurance
● Develop manual and automated test plans and scenarios
● Develop in-depth product knowledge in order to advise on risks and quality improvements
● Evangelize automation and assist other QA team members through mentorship, tutorials, and writing scripts to speed up their manual testing efforts
● Partner with cross-functional core stakeholders across Product Development & Product Management to lead the QA direction and facilitate key technical decision points
● Ability to commit to road maps with capabilities and timelines using the agile methodology for new product, technology evaluation, and introduction
● Align QA to business strategy, and proactively drive a product development direction throughout the company
● Conduct internal communication of planned QA activities; reporting status of the activities to internal teams
● Support the long-term career development of any direct reports; helping them build their skills in software testing
● Define quality assurance requirements and performance benchmarks for multiple sets of major product components as necessary

Experience & Attributes Required:
● Hands-on experience working on test planning, coordination and status reporting of projects from initiation to implementation
● Expertise in developing and executing of project test plans with milestones and ensures that the scope and approach are fully understood by all stakeholders
● Knowledge to provide guidance and subject matter expertise to engineers on Automation, Testing and QA processes, assists in the preparation of test strategies including test data and test environment

● Hands-on experience managing the definition, implementation, and integration of quality principles into the design and development of software and IT processes for the team
● Extensive experience in design, monitoring, and analysis of testing quality metrics such as defect, defect counts, test results, and test status
● Good knowledge on automation tools like Selenium/UFT and should be able to determine the need, selection and implementation of automation tools
● Must have good knowledge on SDLC and QA process and should we well-versed with agile testing reporting tools like Jenkins, Rally, JIRA, ALM, Clarity, Sharepoint, Confluence etc.

Salary & Benefits:
● Attractive salary and benefits
● Stock options and equity participation for all staff
● Permanent work from home, with occasional visits to London and other UK locations for company meetings and team-building
● A great working environment, pioneering the next generation of audio advertising solutions
● A rewarding, inclusive corporate culture based on hiring the very best and giving them the freedom to excel

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