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Senior Test Engineer
Gloucestershire, England • £450 - £550 per day • Contract • Systems Engineering
Role: Senior Test Engineer (Hands on - not a lead or management role)
We are working closely for a large Defence and Aerospace Prime to support the growth of capability of the technical, design and development teams in the UK. As part of this growth we are looking for a Senior Tester who is immediately available and preferably should have a live clearance if possible, to work with an existing team in Gloucestershire.
Experience in SDLC using various testing methodologies and best practices.
Track record for delivering Automated Integration & Test solutions.
Hands on experience with scripting languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash)
Experience with Continuous Integration Technologies (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo)
Experience with Configuration Management tools (e.g. Git, Stash, Puppet, Chef)
Development and planning of test and integration environments
High degree of initiative and flexibility, with a desire to learn technologies quickly
Excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, analytical, planning and written/verbal communication skills
Ability to work closely with others in a small team under pressure
ISTQB/BCS Certified Tester - Foundation Level
Experience in Automation Testing frameworks (e.g. Selenium, Watir, jMeter, etc)
Experience in creating and reviewing comprehensive Test documentation
Experience with Defect Tracking tools (e.g. Jira, Rally, RTC)
Experience in virtualisation technologies
Experience in both Linux and Windows operating systems
Experience of deploying and configuring complex software under Linux.
Understanding of Cloud Technologies (e.g. Hadoop/Accumulo/Spark)
Experience in Performance Testing
Knowledge of Agile Development, Test-Driven Development and DevOps techniques
Understanding of the importance of software version control
Self-motivated and able to coach/mentor/inspire others in Automation best practice
An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
Certified Agile Tester
Experience of UK Government working practices
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