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Test Automation Engineer - Cyber (SDET)

Date: 26-Jul-2022

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.


If you are a quality focused software engineer who thrives on building automation frameworks and driving high quality agile development practices into a team, then this is the role for you!
We are looking for a Test Automation Engineer who is ready to take the current automation and enhance the tooling and tests to help build some of the most innovative cyber security products on the market. You'll get exposure to working with lots of different technologies and bring them together.
•    Developing and owning the test automation framework and integration of the framework with the CI/CD pipelines
•    Working with the DevOps team to ensure that platform infrastructure meets security hardening guidelines and can be deployed in a repeatable and reliable way
•    Proactively troubleshooting bugs and issues, providing clear reproduction steps, logs and screenshots to help reduce resolution time

•    Working within an agile team to deliver value efficiently to our customers.

But thats not all - you can also expect to
•    Produce high quality, customer facing acceptance test reporting as well as reporting on product quality by using measures and metrics
•    Develop robust and cost effective automation framework infrastructure and tests
•    Research and develop of tool choices
•    Create realistic test data based on customer usage patterns

Ideally a QA expert or a Test Lead, you'll be happy owning the integration and system testing of components developed by multiple engineering teams, using your strong influencing and inter-personal communication skills to engage with Product Managers to build detailed but efficient test plans and test cases.
Its essential that you have:
•    Strong influencing and inter-personal communication skills
•    A curious manner - the initiative to ask questions, get stuck in and find your way
•    Experience of working within an Agile organisation
•    Coding skills in Java, Python or similar languages
•    Architecture and design skills for automation frameworks and tools
•    Significant hands-on experience with Linux as well as AWS or other cloud infrastructure providers
It would be a bonus if you also had
•    Experience working with RESTful APIs, relational databases, and containerisation technology, for example Kubernetes or Docker
•    Test management/leadership skills 
•    Experience of working with Cyber related products
•    A  mindset of continuous improvement and desire to be an ambassador for change - it’s not just about getting the task done it’s about making things simpler and easier in the future.
•    A love of learning – you’ll like to maintain a good knowledge of technologies and techniques in a field that is constantly evolving  




The Nominet way of working empowers our people to flex between home and the office. We operate on a Hybrid basis. This empowers everyone to take ownership day to day, balancing the needs of our people and business. You will be required to come into the Oxford office for key activities to ensure we have a collaborative and connected working environment.  


Core benefits that include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, performance related bonus scheme, private medical cover, cash benefits scheme, life assurance, EAP - as well as a wide range of flexible benefits including Critical illness, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme and reward portal. We have great facilities in our workspace which include an on-site gym and shower facilities, free car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development. 


We are a public benefit organisation and as well as supporting some great organisations we also support our team members to give something back in their local community via our Give Hub scheme. 

Finally, we are a sociable bunch and have an active social committee who work hard to arrange lots of really great events and get togethers to keep us all connected. 


Data protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Nominet, these details will be held by Nominet for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team and hiring managers in the process to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Nominet.  If you would like Nominet to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Nominet’s data protection practices, please email:

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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