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Lead Test Automation Engineer
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Recruiter: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Listed on: 29th May
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Salary/Rate: £40,329 - £44,784
Salary Notes: with an additional allowance of up to £10,000 Recruitment & Retention Allowance
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: UKHO2
Contact Name: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

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The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is a world leading hydrographic and marine geospatial software and data solutions agency. We offer software engineers the opportunity to challenge themselves working on cutting edge technology across multiple projects, which make a real direct impact in marine safety and improving global trade efficiency.

Harnessing cutting edge platforms and technology (Visual Studio, C#, Java, Ruby, Spec flow, Team Foundation Service, Jenkins, Hadoop, Selenium, SoapUI, Postman, Cucumber and Jmeter), big data and agile practices, as the Lead Test Automation Engineer, you will work across multiple programmes bringing technical expertise and leadership to scrum teams, ensuring quality and high standards.

Specifically, this will include:

  • Implementing and improving test automation frameworks
  • Providing guidance to teams on overcoming automation challenges
  • Providing mentoring to teams on writing test automation code and reviewing their approaches, ensuring adherence to standards
  • Working with teams on implementing delivery pipelines
  • Researching new test automation techniques and tools in the fields of big data, data science, security and performance testing or any other field of test automation that can be a benefit

And in return?

We will actively empower you to develop yourself and provide flexible working practices for a healthy work/life balance. You will also benefit from a brand-new award-winning office, with free use of our on-site gym, free parking and subsidised canteen.

Application Criteria

Behaviours & Competencies used for sifting:

  • Able 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)
  • Extensive experience with building and maintaining automated testing frameworks
  • Evidence of acting in a lead technical role

 Behaviours & Competencies used for Interview:

  • Able 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)
  • Extensive experience with building and maintaining automated testing framework's
  • Evidence of acting in a lead technical role
  • Extensive experience of C# or Java
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and influencing

How to apply and interview process

Please send your CV saved in Word with as many examples of your experience as possible by 12pm,  Monday 17th June 2019 .

This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction.

We may hold telephone calls with you as part of the interview process.

Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test, technical evaluation exercise or a scenario-based activity. If you require any reasonable adjustments during these exercises, please include this info.

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.