QA Engineer (Automation)

Team: Engineering

Reports to: Head of Development

Location: Cheltenham

Job scope

  • Responsible for delivery of results to driving core processes
  • Applies standard techniques and procedures to routine instructions, but requiring professional knowledge in specialist areas
  • Focuses on providing standard professional advice and creating initial reports / analyses for review by experienced team members
  • Prepares work for approval by senior colleagues


  • Developing and delivering automated test suites and responsible for their correct execution, reporting results to the team
  • Collaborating with colleagues in learning and understanding the product features that are being developed
  • Use standard (third party or internal) APIs to perform common tasks e.g. HTTP request, File IO, XML or JSON
  • Understands the general interactions between components in the Anatwine system and how to manipulate them
  • Understands how to create test data, either manually or via code
  • Assists in writing clear features, automated test scenarios and prepares reports of automated test execution to support software quality and release decisions for the team
  • Writes code for new test scenario implementation and presents these in code review

Experience/Additional skills/Behaviour

  • 5+ years testing experience using test automation tools/frameworks
  • Excellent Scala or Java development skills
  • Experience of testing backend web-services and web based Portal testing
  • Testing APIs and using REST/SOAP
  • Linux command line basics, e.g. ssh, grep, cp, ls, less, tail
  • Usage of SQL queries and testing of data transformations
  • Understanding the structure of XML and JSON files and data manipulation within them
  • Understanding BDD and hands-on experience of writing Gherkin statements and Cucumber step definitions
  • 2+ years Agile experience within either or both Kanban/Scrum frameworks
  • Git
  • Maven 3
  • Use of defect management, test management and repository tools such as JIRA, Zephyr, HP ALM, Microsoft MTM, TFS
  • Capturing and reporting Sprint level testing and quality metrics
  • Understanding how manual testing supports automation
  • ISEB or ISTQB qualification Foundation certificate
  • Agile/SCRUM

Nice to haves

  • IntelliJ
  • Experience of using Docker
  • Experience developing on a Mac
  • Testing in a Linux environment (CentOS/RedHat)
  • Testing in virtualised/cloud based environment (e.g. Amazon EC2, S3)
  • Jenkins
  • Atlassian Products (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)

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