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Automation Engineer

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

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’ve 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 hybrid working way, a competitive salary (depending on experience), a great working culture plus excellent benefits including 30 days holidays, performance related bonus, Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Wellbeing allowance, flexible benefits and much more.

If you are a quality focused software engineer who thrives on building automation frameworks and driving agile development practices into a team, then this is the role for you!  
Working within Agile teams, you will contribute to the test infrastructure and automation frameworks of two key projects at Nominet– ensuring best practice in all of your work whilst you engage with the wider development team.
In this varied role, you will deliver high-quality, resilient functional tests in two key Agile projects together with regression tests for waterfall projects. 
You can expect to: 
•    Work within an Agile team, developing automated tests (front and back end) for both UI (Web only) and API services as well as working within the wider automation team supporting legacy applications and Waterfall projects
•    Contribute towards the automation architecture and integration of the framework with the CI/CD pipelines
•    Engage with Product Management and developers in a ‘3 amigos’ stints to understand requirements, determine test coverage and deliver software with built-in quality.
•    Contribute to BAU automation tasks such as maintaining/improving existing automation suites to provide a cost effective automation framework
•    Share knowledge and best practices with wider business on effective test automation. 
•    Execute manual tests as well and support the QA Engineers in the event of high demand or urgent deliverables 
•    Contribute towards the development of performance tests

The ideal candidate will have a real interest and enthusiasm for working in the team with a ‘can do’ attitude and readiness to take ownership of their work. With a naturally inquisitive mind and a resilient nature to deal with changing priorities, you will have the confidence to challenge status quo – and we fully embrace that as part of our values here at Nominet
In addition, you will have the ability to work as part of a team as well as being a strong motivated self-starter, communicating positively at all levels. 


Core requirements: 
•    Significant experience in Agile testing methodologies and behaviour driven development  (BDD).
•    Significant experience in Waterfall testing methodologies – specifically integration, system, acceptance and end-to-end (E2E) testing
•    In-depth coding skills in Java, Javascript/Typescript and Python although other object-oriented languages will be considered.
•    Demonstrable experience working with RESTful APIs, relational databases, and containerisation technology, e.g. Kubernetes or Docker

•    Demonstrable experience in UI testing 

•    Experience using test management tools e.g. JIRA, X-Ray would be useful but not essential. 
•    A good understanding of the Internet, Domain Name System (DNS), Registry Systems is helpful and would be an advantage but we don't mind if you dont have this as long as you are keen to learn ! 


Our focus is on keeping teams connected and engaged whether we're in the office or working from home, putting people’s wellbeing first.  We operate a hybrid way of working, balancing time between the office and home.– this is role dependant so worth covering off in any conversations you have throughout the process. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, disability, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Our work connects people from across the globe and we want to reflect that in our workplace. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognise that diverse teams make strong teams and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.
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