Automation QA

 

Cardiff (Nantgarw)

Salary:  £35-45,000

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) which increases with length of service

  • Generous Pension

  • Healthcare scheme

  • Life Assurance (3x Basic Salary)

  • Access to employee reward platform

  • Free Onsite Parking

 
Alcumus is the market leading provider of technology led compliance and risk management solutions. Serving over 48,000 clients including 35% of the FTSE 100 we have an increasing need to grow and push our technology capabilities forward. This said, if you are looking to carry on enjoying coding, testing, architecting with the added benefit that you are contributing to saving lives, improving Health and Safety in the work place with our solutions in the tech team then this could be the role for you.
The new projects we will be undertaking are greenfield, you’ll receive the opportunity to have strong input on what we use, working collaboratively and working with various technologies.
Our CTO –an avid gamer and former game developer, interested in bleeding-edge technologies and driving our business forward. Supporting him we have our Head of Software Development and Chief Architect, looking to build squads of developers and testers to support our new development projects and also sustain our legacy systems with the plan to progress onto the newer technologies.

The Role:  
As a QA Automation Engineer, you will be involved throughout the development lifecycle of the Alcumus Group development team with particular responsibility for the quality assurance of software development and deployment with emphasis on development and implementation of test automation. Involvment the creation of business requirements inputting the test scripts and test scenarios to ensure developers understand the business requirements so that they can be effectively tested.
You’ll need to be confident working closely with developers as they develop code to ensure requirements are being met and to the correct quality, and you will conduct automated (and manual tests where necessary) to ensure the software created is fit for purpose. During testing you will be thinking “outside of the box” to understand the various scenarios and configurations that customers use to ensure customer quality is maintained and through doing so drive regression testing across the products. You will be responsible for defining and driving innovative automated testing strategies and toolsets into our overall development processes that support and enhance the current Quality Assurance processes within Alcumus Group.
 
Required experience

  • Strong background in, and at least 3+ years of working in tooling or QA automation

  • Thorough understanding of SDLC, specifically automated QA processes in agile development environments

  • Experience in writing, executing and monitoring automated test suites using a variety of technologies including, but not limited to, Cucumber, Concordion, Selenium, Fit/FitNesse, SoapUI

  • Proficient with bug tracking and test management toolsets to support development processes (JIRA)

  • Strong working knowledge of testing fundamentals such as TDD & BDD

  • Proficient working with relational databases such as MySQL & MS SQL

  • Some knowledge of Unix / Linux

Desired

  • Building test infrastructures using containerization technologies such as Docker and working within continuous delivery / continuous release pipeline processes

  • Testing enterprise applications deployed to cloud environments such as AWS

  • Experience mentoring QA staff and end users on quality objectives and testing processes

  • Understanding of coding enterprise applications within Java, C#, JavaScript and other languages

  • Understanding of NoSQL database technologies such as MongoDB or DynamoDB

  • CTFL, ISTQB, CSQA or CSTE certified

  • Degree level qualifications in a technical related subject

  • SaaS experience

 
We look forward to hearing from you!