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Lead Test Engineer

Premium Job From United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Recruiter: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Listed on: 8th October
Location: Taunton, Somerset/hybrid working
Salary/Rate: £42,507 - £45,571
Salary Notes: Dependent on skills & experience. A recruitment & retention allowance of up to £8,000 may be available
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

If you are an experienced Software Testing Engineer with technical leadership expertise, this position presents a career defining opportunity in the field of testing to play a key role delivering on UKHO's strategic digital vision.

About UKHO

UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We work with a wide range of data partners to chart the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

The role

You will provide technical leadership in software testing and assurance, supporting and enabling development teams, promoting best practice, enabling test automation, mentoring testers and developers, and researching new test tooling and practices. You will also create and troubleshoot code and update delivery pipelines and make changes to code bases using multiple languages, for example C#, JavaScript, Python and Java.

One of the benefits of the role is seeing your contributions leading to better practices being used, teams and individuals growing, and enabling the UKHO to test and produce more robust software products. A typical day could look like:

  • Working with a development team to help them resolve an issue with their delivery pipeline
  • Contributing to a sprint event to guide a team on the best automation options for user stories
  • Pairing with another Lead Test Engineer to investigate a new test tool
  • Mentoring a junior tester
  • Writing a blog on work that you have done that will be of interest to the wider test community

To be considered for this role, you will need considerable experience of modern software testing principles and patterns, with the ability to lead the design of manual and automated test approaches. A broad range of experience in the creation of automated tests in C#, Java or similar languages is equally important. As an authority on software testing, you will also have the ability to communicate with colleagues with varying levels of technical knowledge.

In return

UKHO is a great place in which to explore your career potential. While our projects are career-defining, the work/life balance that we can offer you is equally exceptional. From flexitime, flexible working, an award-winning office environment and a generous annual leave allowance of 34.5 days including public holidays, the opportunities open to you here are hard to beat.

For a full job description, including the assessment criteria, please click the apply button to be taken to our website.

Closing date: 23:55 Sunday 24th October 2021.

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.

Contact Name: UKHO
Reference: TJ/2499/156562
Job ID: 2988287

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