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QA Automation Engineer

Date: 02-Jan-2022

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet



Our name may not be familiar, but you probably use our services every single day – ever visited a website ending in a .uk?

We’ve been running the national internet namespace for a quarter of a century, sitting proudly at the heart of the UK's critical digital infrastructure.  

Such a responsibility requires world-leading cyber security and we’re gaining a reputation for our innovative new security solutions, protecting our own systems and beyond. 

But we’re also a profit with a purpose business. We invest in making a positive impact of the lives that are being most disrupted in our digital age: young people. We’re known as one of the UK’s leading ‘tech for good’ funders and the commitment to building a connected, secure and inclusive digital future drives everything we do. It’s not just rhetoric – ask our staff. 



At Nominet you can expect a competitive salary (depending on experience of course), plus excellent benefits including 30 days holidays, Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Wellbeing allowance, Flex benefits and an onsite fitness classes and studio. We also work flexibly, and we also support remote working if that suits you.




Known as one of top five registry service providers globally, we are embarking on an exciting period of growth, transforming our registry / DNS systems to ensure we remain a leading global player within our registry business. Put simply our systems serve and secure the millions of business and individuals using the namespace everyday.

As part of this transformation, we are investing in our engineering teams to strengthen our already world class team, meaning we are seeking additional QA Automation Engineers to play a pivotal part in building best practice automation frameworks to support this transformation.




Working within a team of QA Engineers and engaging with the wider development team, you will take ownership of the test infrastructure and automation frameworks – ensuring best practice in all of your work.

Engaging with various business stakeholders, you will proactively understand their requirements and automation needs.

In this varied role, you will also own and manage the automation backlog and work with the team to deliver high-quality, resilient and performant test cases whilst also contributing to the adoption of world class automation tooling and driving best practice in all that you do…..Team work is key too as you will also assist others by executing manual tests and support other QA Engineers in the event of high demand or urgent deliverables


To be a great fit for our team, you’ll be a self-starter with the ability to proactively communicate, being bold in your approach to gaining “buy in” from your stakeholders. You’ll build & maintain relationships with your team, working together to achieve great outcomes. In terms of the nitty-gritty...you’ll also have… 

  • Strong Coding skills in Java/JavaScript/Python or similar languages with the desire to learn and upskill in new technologies and languages
  • Proven Architecture and design skill for automation frameworks and tools.
  • Ability to convert manual test cases into Automation.
  • Proficient in Selenium / Cypress and other automation frameworks
  • Ideally hold a general understanding of the Internet, Domain Name System (DNS), Registry Systems.
  • Experience using test management tools e.g. JIRA, Zephyr, X-Ray.
  • Agile testing methodologies and behaviour driven development.
  • Experience with Oracle database scripting.



If your background matches and you are passionate about contributing to a digitally secure environment for all, the hit the apply button to begin your journey.



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