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QA Test Automation Engineer

Date: 10-May-2022

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet

WHAT DRIVES US...

 

The Nominet name may not be familiar, so here’s a bit about us. We’ve been running the UK’s national internet namespace for a quarter of a century, sitting proudly at the heart of critical digital infrastructure. Such a responsibility requires world-leading cyber security and we’ve gained a reputation for our innovative new security solutions, protecting our own systems and beyond.

 

Nominet designs, builds, and operates DNS solutions to protect digital economies at scale. Our Protective DNS Solution disrupts cyber-attacks, offering situational awareness and automated protection across essential public services, supply chains and infrastructure.

We do this to enable connectivity, inclusivity, and security for our world - and create a vibrant digital future. That is what drives us - and the kind of people we want to work with.

 

WHAT YOU'LL GET:

A competitive salary, hybrid working, plus excellent benefits including a bonus, 30 days holiday allowance, hybrid working, healthcare, pension scheme, life assurance, wellbeing allowance. Plus, a bundle of flexible benefits that you can tune into, that suit your life and situation.

ABOUT THE ROLE:
 
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 two Test Automation Engineers who are 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. 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
 
•    Developing and owning the end-to-end test automation framework, and integration of the framework with the CI/CD pipelines
•    Working with Technical Operations to ensure that platform infrastructure meets security hardening guidelines and can be deployed in a repeatable and reliable way
•    Managing the acceptance test process, including generating customer facing reports and presenting test results to the customer
•    Proactively troubleshooting bugs and issues, providing clear reproduction steps, logs and screenshots to help reduce resolution time
 
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
 
WHO YOU ARE:

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
 

MORE ABOUT US:
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.

 

Nominet is an equal opportunity employer and 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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