Associate QA Engineer

Date: 16 Sep 2023

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.


About the role  
As a Quality Assurance Engineer in the Domains team at Nominet, you will be working on the software that enables our customers to manage domains in .uk and other domain name registries.  You will be a key part of one of our friendly and collaborative engineering squads, using your skills and experience in QA and automation to support quality activities for the whole team. Day to day tasks will include developing and improving our test automation tools and frameworks, ensuring that the team adheres to QA best practices, and helping the team to produce high-quality deliverables.
The essential bits  

It’s essential that you have at least some experience and interest in programming and are comfortable testing applications that don’t have a GUI. We're using Cypress so if you've used this in the past that's awesome, but mindset and approach is more important to us than specific technologies so please still get in touch if you've used other automation frameworks. Experience of working with RESTful APIs, relational databases, and command-line environments will all help you succeed at this role, but please do apply even if you don’t have all of these - we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in our work and think you could bring something to this team!
About you and your experience

We are in the process of strengthening our use of agile methodologies, so experience in Scrum or similar would be a big plus. If you’ve taken part in sprint planning and backlog refinement in the past we’d be interested to hear about that. Our teams are cross-functional, so you’ll be working with developers and product owners as well as other QA experts, so ideally you’ll have some experience of speaking up for QA best practices in a mixed-skill environment. Finally, our automation work is still maturing so ideally we’re looking for someone who has been involved in setting up frameworks and tooling in the past or has lots of experience using mature test infrastructure.


We don't advertise salary as we have a degree of flexibility and would rather see all applications on their merit. We appreciate it's a pretty important part of the process and we're happy to have a conversation before you apply. 


Data protection

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Equal opportunities

Cybersecurity is a community effort. That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive, diverse community that celebrates and welcomes everyone – unless they’re a cybercriminal, of course.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and we’d encourage you to join us whatever your background.

We consider everyone equally: your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, nationality, or any other protected characteristic won’t affect your application.

We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


Security checks

All roles working for Nominet will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. Some roles due to the nature of their work, will require additional security clearance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with us.

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