Automation Test Engineer

Posted 29 September by Newcastle Building Society
Competitive salary
Newcastle Upon Tyne , Tyne And Wear
Permanent, full-time
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As an Automation Test Engineer, you will work within a predominantly Agile/Scrum environment to contribute to the delivery of high quality systems and products developed by Newcastle Strategic Solutions. You will be tasked with leading the development and delivery of testing activities within an iterative Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), delivering value to clients and end users of Newcastle Strategic Solutions systems.

Working as part of the wider IT Development team, you will analyse, plan and co-ordinate testing activities, using a range of techniques to meet deliverables. With an emphasis on high quality, the purpose of the role is to design, build, test and deploy effective test automation solutions.

As an experienced Tester, you will apply appropriate automation technologies to meet short, medium and long-term business objectives, whilst being an advocate for driving automated testing efforts across the team.

About You

We’re looking for a knowledgeable Automation Test Engineer, with a passion for delivering high quality software, alongside a positive approach to continuous improvement. You will possess the ability to challenge effectively and constructively, whilst acting as a champion to the automation of testing (and wider activities).

As an experienced Automated Tester, you will have a strong knowledge of automation testing techniques and methodologies, alongside a good understanding of automated testing tools (Selenium, Specflow etc). You will have sound knowledge of agile project methodologies (Scrum, Kanban or XP etc) and have a focus on attention to detail. Experience of TDD/BDD would be beneficial.

About Us

Newcastle Strategic Solutions is the UK’s leading savings management platform and one of the North East’s most established and successful FinTechs! We provide savings management and technology services for new challenger banks and established providers across the UK. Our work has earned us an enviable reputation in the market as the best at what we do.

The Software QA team is a friendly and fast-paced place to work. Playing a key role within the overall IT Development strategy, the team operate modern software development practises across a number of agile teams, working in a scrum framework. The Software QA team are responsible for evaluating the quality of developed software, whilst continually contributing to the innovation and improvement of our products and services.

Our core applications are developed and delivered using ASP.Net, C#, MVC, Web Forms, Web API, WCF, Microsoft Visual Studio, CI/CD with TFS, Git, Octopus Deploy, Azure and Microsoft SQL Server.

It’s a great time to join us as we embark on our biggest digital transformation to date!

The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues and candidates during this challenging time is paramount. With this in mind, we have refreshed our approach to recruitment and have outlined a new process of remote selection and on boarding. Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the correct tools and technologies to enable you to do your best work remotely. Longer-term, our focus remains on driving a culture of flexibility and encouraging colleagues to maintain a healthy work/life balance through flexible working arrangements.

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