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Premium Job From United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Recruiter: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Listed on: 16th January
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Salary/Rate: £31,017 - £44,459
Salary Notes: with an additional allowance of up to £10,000 Recruitment & Retention Allowance
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 340_exp
Contact Name: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

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Shaping the future of test automation capability

Working with latest technology, building capability and capacity.

About the role


               •          Strategic opportunity
               •          Bespoke world class, office opening Q1 2019
               •          Genuine Flexi-time and collaborative culture

We the UKHO are a UK government agency who are recognised as the global leader in maritime geospatial information.

About the role

We require a leading Test Automation Engineer to deliver high quality test solutions for our organisation.

We are looking for either a Senior or Expert Test Automation Engineer. As a Senior engineer you will be working within a Scrum team acting as a quality assurance champion. As an Expert engineer you will combine working within a scrum team with championing an expertise in another area of testing (e.g. security, performance, BDD) across the organisation.

Senior Test Automation Engineer:
               •          Excellent knowledge of C# or Java
               •          Experience of writing automated tests
               •          Experience in BDD and TDD ways of working
               •          Working knowledge of automated test frameworks such as Cucumber, RestAssured, Selenium
               •          Experience of working within a scrum team delivering in an Agile way
               •          Knowledge of DevOps tooling desired but not essential (e.g. Git, Docker, Jenkins)

Expert Test Automation Engineer:
               •          As for Senior Test Automation Engineer, and also:
               •          Able to demonstrate strong expertise in a specific area of testing
               •          Experience of implementing test frameworks in an organisation

Both Roles
You will be challenged to:
               •          Ensure software developed by the Scrum team meets the original acceptance criteria
               •          Use your test skills to provide fast feedback to the team
               •          Implement automated tests when possible.
               •          Ensure that the right level of automation is applied to each project
               •          Maintain automated test suites
               •          Debug CI processes
               •          Use manual exploratory test techniques where automation is not needed or cannot be applied

We emphasise quality and have high standards for design, test automation and continuous delivery.

What the role will offer you
               •          Working with the very latest technology, you drive, shape and direct test automation
               •          We only work on the very latest platforms and technology, we are never satisfied working on yesterday's IT, this includes; Visual Studio, C#, Java, Ruby, Spec flow, Team Foundation Service, Jenkins, Hadoop, Selenium, SoapUI, Postman, Cucumber, Jmeter.
               •          If you are looking to make huge advancements in your own career and work for a company that passionately believe in self-development and dedicated time to learn and self-discover, then apply now
               •          We look for people who self-determinate their learning, have a thirst for deeper knowledge and often can be found various on forums developing their skills. We pride ourselves on our unique collaborative environment enabling you to flourish and develop - we dedicate one day a month for you to do so.
               •          Flexi Time, some companies will say this, but we mean it and practice this ourselves. We give you huge flexibility in working, providing you a genuine work/life balance
               •          If you are passionate about delivering the best possible service and wish to work for what will soon to be one of the best places to work in South West, then we want to hear from you!

Behaviours & Competencies used for Sifting
oAble to demonstrate extensive experience of delivering professional software testing services within an Agile Framework. (This would include experience of a wide range of testing techniques such as bdd, automated and risk-based testing. In depth understanding and application of the agile software delivery lifecycle is required along with evidence of acting as a champion of test automation)
oExtensive experience with building and maintaining automated testing framework's
oWorking knowledge of C# and/or Java.
oEvidence of ability to write well-structured code, creating robust and reusable tests.
oEngaging People
oCommunicating and Influencing
oWorking together

Behaviours & Competencies used for interview
oAble to demonstrate extensive experience of delivering professional software testing services within an Agile Framework. (This would include experience of a wide range of testing techniques such as bdd, automated and risk-based testing. In depth understanding and application of the agile software delivery lifecycle is required along with evidence of acting as a champion of test automation)
oExtensive experience with building and maintaining automated testing framework's
oExtensive experience of Java
oChanging and Improving - Level 3
oCommunicating and Influencing Level 3

This is an MOD reserved post and therefore applications will only be accepted from UK Nationals (those with dual nationality are also ineligible to apply). The post requires the candidate to successfully gain BPSS and SC Clearance.

To apply, please click on thew apply button, where you will need to send us your up-to-date CV.

Closing date: 12pm Friday 8 February 2019.

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria' we mean that the evidence you provide in your competency statement must demonstrate that you meet the minimum pass mark, set by the short-list panel, for each criteria listed in the ‘short-list' section, above. The short-list panel will not be made aware of any individual that has applied under GIS; this information will be processed solely by HR, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles