Senior Automation Developer in Test

  • Closing date 19 Nov 2019
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for a Senior Automation Developer in Test to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis. You will be conveniently based at our Science Park Cambridge office (free onsite parking, close to the guided busway and Cambridge North train station). The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Our Quality Assurance (QA) team are part of our Applications Development team, which comprises our Quality Assurance, Software Development, and Technical Analyst teams. Our QA team includes a QA Team Lead, Senior QA Specialist and Junior QA Specialist, who are responsible for QA testing all of our software products. As a Senior Automation Developer in Test for the Royal Society of Chemistry, you will develop and support a variety of test automation solutions. You will create and maintain manual and automation test processes, which will successfully validate the behaviour of software products. This role in Test is much more than just a tester; it is all about testing and developing scripts to analyse the functionality of our infrastructure. You will report to our Quality Assurance Team Lead and will be a key member of our Quality Assurance team, who are responsible for QA testing all of our software products. We are looking for: Essential: Experience in implementing and maintaining automation test frameworks (e.g. xUnit, NUnit) that meet the Agile teams’ requirements. Able to own, formalise and implement our test automation capabilities. Able to produce robust component and system level automated tests. Experience in automated testing of web services, APIs (REST API, HTTP). Experience with an object-oriented programming language in C#. Knowledge of good programming practice. Experience of working in Agile / DevOps environments, familiar with Scrum/Kanban. Detailed understanding of build systems and continuous integration (e.g. TeamCity or similar). Experience of software management tools (e.g. Jira Confluence). Attention to detail, with a logical approach to problem solving and an investigative and inquisitive mind. An understanding of user needs, user stories, and a business outcome approach to work. A professional attitude, building and maintaining relationships with our customers and demonstrating a customer-focused behaviour at all times. Excellent oral and written communication skills and able to explain technical concepts equally to customers with a level of technical understanding and to those without. Desirable: Experience of working in a cloud environment (e.g. AWS). Knowledge of cross browser testing tools (e.g. BrowserStack). Load and performance testing. Certified in software testing (e.g. ISTQB). Competitive salary of £44,021 - £53,804 per annum plus benefits, details of which can be found here:https://www.rsc.org/about-us/work-for-us/#benefits. Download the full job description here.

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