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.

Essential Criteria:
  • 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
Desirable Criteria:
  • 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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