Test Architect

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Testing and Automation, Automation, SDET, QA Engineer

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £75k - 85k per year

  • Contact:

    Jarret Devlin

  • Contact email:

    jarret.devlin@adalta-solutions.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    0161 804 93 50

  • Job ref:

    2379

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-29

  • Consultant:

    #

Test Architect

C#, .Net, Selenium Webdriver, VSTS, BDD, Page Object Model, Azure, UI, API

Salary:                £75,000 - £85,000 + 10% Bonus

Location:            Central London

Duration:            Permanent

 

Purpose of the role

The Test Architect will provide technical guidance for all aspects of testing, driving the design and development of our test architecture including the test automation framework, as well as being responsible for implementing latest technology, driving towards our continuous integration and delivery goal. You will be working closely with the other Test Architect’s whilst leading a team of your own to achieve testability, maintainability and scalability of our software products. You will act as a mentor to your direct reports and offer coaching and guidance throughout. You will work with the Head of QA to drive the strategy for the department and be the voice of your direct reports, as well as the test architecture when in conversation with stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with test and development team members on application & testing architecture, to ensure that the approaches and technologies applied to the current implementation are sound and fit for purpose.
  • Design / architect and implement regular robust full build / deploy / test automation process across both web and windows-based product teams.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to members of the test team.
  • Ensure there is collaboration with test team members to ensure that the team inspect, adapt and continuously improve performance.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee on boarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.
  • Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback.
  • Analyses competitive products and technologies with appropriate suggestions (may use demos, pocs) to influence product / technology direction.
  • Pro-actively analyses current processes and practices with the ability to drive improvements.
  • Involved in recruitment process and maintainability of this

 Essential Requirments

  • High level and understanding on industry-wide quality, TDD/BDD/ATDD, agile testing processes and practices, tools and techniques.
  • Ability to write integration and UI tests
  • Experience mentoring / coaching
  • Proficient in building automation frameworks in C#
  • Environment / Test Automation – Hands on experience using industry wide tools (Selenium Webdriver, Coded UI, Ranorex) to achieve Test Automation coverage across multiple environments
  • Extensive experience in Web and / or Windows Testing
  • Continuous Integration / Delivery – Hands on experience using industry wide tools (Jenkins, Bamboo) to ensure quick & risk-free releases
  • A great deal of maturity, accountability, high degree of integrity, highest levels of pro-active behaviour, and ability to take initiative and lead by example.

Desirable

  • Experience using Team City / Octo Deploy / Stash / Jira / Visual Studio
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Certification
  • Experience of Release Management
  • Experience using Test Complete
  • Understanding of Infrastructure / Dev Ops

 C#, .Net, Selenium Webdriver, VSTS, BDD, Page Object Model, Azure, UI, API