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Senior Test Engineer
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Recruiter: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Listed on: 17th July
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Salary/Rate: £31,589 - £34,727
Salary Notes: + RRA of up to £10,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: UKHO-STE
Contact Name: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

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Based within award winning offices in Taunton, Somerset, the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) are seeking a proven C#/Java Software Test Engineer to shape our manual and automation testing capability. This is an exciting opportunity for a proven test engineer, to challenge themselves working on cutting edge technology across multiple projects.

UKHO develops and serves world leading geospatial software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. We use devops, cloud technologies, big data and agile practices to deliver the new technology platforms to underpin our changing organisation.

The Senior Test Engineer will work across programmes providing technical expertise in test automation, designing, building, testing and deploying effective test automation solutions within multiple scrum teams, whilst mentoring and advising other team members in test practices. You will work primary within the Visual studio domain for C# writing both the initial behaviour driven development tests (for automated/manual tests) and then the automated test code itself. More specifically you will be challenged to:

  • Provide fast, reliable feedback to the development teams using automated tests;
  • Ensure that the right level of automation is applied to each project;
  • Ongoing maintenance of automated tests as part of the overall process;
  • Design and build test cases with expected results;
  • Conduct a range of different software testing types (Including Unit, Integration, Automation, Regression and Exploratory testing; interpreting and executing sets of moderately complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards);
  • Operate the organisation's software testing tools effectively and follow procedures and techniques correctly.

We ultimately require a leading test automation practitioner to drive the highest quality delivery environments for our organisation. We require evidence of ability to write well-structured code, creating robust and reusable tests. We emphasise quality and have high standards for design, test automation and continuous delivery.

In return, as well as being part of a world leading organisation working on projects of national and international importance, we can offer:

  • Bespoke world class offices, opened Q1 2019 - including on-site gym, free parking and subsidised canteen;
  • Genuine flexi-time and collaborative culture;
  • Vendor certification training i.e. cloud based;
  • Family friendly hours and some home working possible.

How to apply and interview process 

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV saved in Word with as many examples of your experience as possible.

Closing date: 12pm on Friday 16 August 2019. 

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.

Please note where we receive a high volume of applicants, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Other information 

The post requires the candidate to successfully gain BPSS and SC Clearance.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) 

UKHO embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

If you are a disabled candidate, please ensure you complete the Equality and Diversity form or inform our HR department,  if you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme.

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