Lloyds Banking Group
£46000 - £51000
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At Lloyds Banking Group our aim is to create a forward-thinking engineering culture that supports the business in delivering high quality, efficient and positive impact outcomes for customers. The role of our Quality Engineers are vital in ensuring the products we deliver are fit for purpose and meet the quality and standards that our customers expect.
Major Core Programmes Quality Assurance provides a Quality Engineering Centre of Excellence to deliver and continuously improve Quality Engineering through innovation and automation, driving excellence in testing, supporting Enterprise Transformation Major Core Programmes and Value Streams, with a shared goal of building the best bank of the future.
About the role:
Joining us as a Quality Engineer within Major Core Programmes, you'll play a key role in driving quality software solutions into production. You'll be continually challenged, motivated, mentored and supported and help define "Done" from a Quality perspective and deliver Test solutions in line with the Test Strategy and our QA Engineering principles.
With our breadth, reach and diversity, we can offer excellent opportunities for career growth and development, and we're looking for people who can seize those opportunities. You'll get plenty of support but it's about taking the initiative, building relationships and making it happen. Do this and you can help us make a positive difference to our customers, our colleagues and our communities.
An ideal Quality Engineer for Major Core Programmes will have experience in quality engineering automation and tooling, be technically literate, keen to learn, able to communicate well, with an interest in ensuring quality services are delivered for customers and colleagues. A willingness to get stuck in and learn on the job is essential.
So what would you be doing for us?
You'll build or help to build Test artefacts using and developing test automation in line with an agreed Test Strategy, writing automation Test scripts against user stories or requirements and seeking to ensure Test traceability.
You'll also have a focus on reducing risk to build partner confidence, in short making sure we're testing the right things, so we all know the product delivered is great quality.
You'll identify defects and work with programme colleagues to provide fixes, preventing defect leakage and helping to capture lessons learnt to prevent similar issues in the future. Ensure that Testing is conducted in a way which is consistent with - and exploits the collective frameworks, patterns and best practices that exist across the wider Test community.
You'll work with other Quality Engineers as well as Software Engineers, Performance Engineers, Business Analysts, Product Owners, and Project Managers.
More than anything you'll bring enthusiasm and an open mind to help us develop new ways of doing things whilst developing your own skills and experience.
Production of Test Artefacts including automated scripts and test data
Production and guidance to testing work such as Test Plans and End of Test Reports
Collaboration with programme colleagues to plan and execute testing
Developing test automation skills using tools such as UFT, Selenium, Cucumber, Perfecto, Appium, Saucelabs, Blazemeter, Jenkins , CA Lisa, Jira and QC
Working within an Agile environment working in Scrum and Waterfall environments, and being flexible to work with a mix of methodologies
Building effective working relationships with stakeholders
Supporting the wider MCP QA team to improve processes and procedures to increase efficiency and reduce costs
What we need from you:
Quality Engineering experience
Technical literacy with the ability to use standard Microsoft applications and an aptitude to pick up new applications
Experience of working in a team
Logical and creative thinking skills
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build working relationships
Ability to work independently and to take responsibility - and uses own initiative
Enthusiasm to learn and develop as a "hands on" Quality Engineer
Awareness of the software development lifecycle
Awareness or experience with agile development methods & tooling e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Jira & Confluence would be advantageous
What you'd get in return:
Offering you both opportunity and profile - we'll provide you with a diverse, energising and lively environment that focuses on equal opportunity and real career progression!
We'll take your personal and professional development very seriously and enable you to make a genuine difference to millions throughout your career with us.
We'll also give you a broad remuneration package which includes:
A performance share bonus
A generous pension contribution
A flex cash pot you can adjust to suit your lifestyle
Private health cover
28 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years)
Various share schemes including free shares
We're a founder member of the Agile Future Forum, a group of leading UK employers supporting flexible working. We're happy to consider options other than 9-to-5 office-based work. To us "Agile working" is more than working flexibly - it's about entrusting colleagues to think creatively about how, when and where they work, to deliver their very best!
So if you have a desire to work in a technical role in a dynamic environment with quality at the heart of thinking, whilst gaining skills and experience within a friendly and motivated team then get in touch, we'd love to hear from you...
Jemma & Shelagh - JOB SHARING