Senior Automation QA

Full Time
Job Sector:
IT / Technology
Salary description:
£45000 - £55000/ annum
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Senior Automation QA
I am currently recruiting for a Senior QA Automation Engineer to work as part of the Development/Engineering team in Bristol for a startup SaaS company to who are rapidly expanding.
The ideal candidate will understand the entire process of creating valuable software and be involved with the complete development-test cycle. This involves being an integral part of a team that produces automated functional and unit tests alongside emerging software, so that rigorous testing provides immediate feedback to developers. Duties are expected to include automated test development work in conjunction with hands-on adhoc and exploratory testing.
The engineer must understand and drive improvements to the infrastructure required for test automation, helping us move towards shorter integration and deployment cycles.
I am looking for someone who has experience of introducing automation to an existing codebase successfully, and who has the knowledge and expertise to guide us in this area.
The engineer will work in an agile scrum team, understanding the deliverables and pro-actively taking part in the team's self-organization to ensure sprint goals are met. With little need for specific instruction - but interacting with team developers and senior external personnel - the engineer will play a key role in shaping the design, testing and integration of prioritised work. This will involve tackling problems of diverse scope, designing and implementing testing to ensure the quality of the product. Good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions is essential.
• Design and implement automated tests in collaboration with other engineers
• Support and maintain automated testing infrastructure, suggesting and driving improvements where possible
• Create and execute adhoc and exploratory tests to ensure the quality of the product
• Test (and occasionally develop) software across the stack Diagnosing and resolving escalated problems.
• Work as a part of an agile scrum team to deliver team commitments and achieve continual improvements.
• Produce and maintain high quality documentation.
• Experience with (PHP, Node, APIs, management applications and user interfaces)

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