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Test Engineer

Posted: 24 Nov 2020 Closes: 24 Dec 2020
Birmingham, London, London Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_46213BR

Job description

About the role

Our Test Practice within Technical Solutions is experiencing continuous success and growth. As part of this growth, we are seeking to recruit a Test Engineer to work with our internal and external facing Scrum teams deliver manual and automation testing expertise for several our external clients.

Each engagement is different, but typically you can expect to be working on the following:
  • Champion quality engineering practices through the definition, build and test phases of each programme.
  • Deliver techniques that derive high quality software including branching strategies and lead on delivering the automation testing effort on a range of projects and programme using SAFe and other Agile based methodologies.
  • T-Shaped capability with the ability support development and support teams.
  • Strong expertise in delivering BDD capability on behalf on programme level scrum teams.
  • Definition of standard and lean test documentation associated with automation.
  • Participation in Sprint planning and 3 Amigos meetings and promotion of Shift Left techniques.
  • Introducing/suggesting new processes and techniques to enhance the current automation process.
  • Active participation in scrums, daily stand ups and retrospectives ensuring regular improvement in internal test processes.
  • Strong experience of delivering API, Performance and UI testing.
  • Mentoring of junior test team members.
Who we are looking for?

Essential Criteria
  • Previous experience in delivering in agile based programmes preferably via the SAFe framework.
  • Ability to analyse end to end solutions and identify opportunities for automation.
  • Previous experience working in the Insurance and Banking sectors as a Test Engineer.
  • Strong background in API, performance and UI automation testing.
  • Experience of working in automation-based testing teams in multi-technology transformation projects.
  • Experience of tools including DevOps, Jira Java, Maven, Selenium, Splunk, Slack, GitHub, Jenkins and Postman.
  • Previous experience in defining test approach and standards.
  • Flexible, independent and self-motivated.
  • Experience in supporting team success and motivating others to keep morale and performance high.
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills.
  • Strong experience of iterative / incremental software delivery.
  • Experience of working in fast paced environments to strict deadlines.
  • Bachelor's Degree or HNC in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • ISTQB Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced Certification desirable.

You will be based in Birmingham or London, however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond, sometimes at short notice and sometimes over lengthy periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.
What's in it for you?

The role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high-profile clients. We're also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally.

In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:

• Our dedicated internal Careers Service.

• Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related)

• 25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package

• A flexible benefits scheme that can be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs. Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC.

Not the role for you?

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The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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