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Manpower UK

Software Quality Automation Engineer (Remote)


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Manpower are currently seeking a Software Quality Automation Engineer to join the Product Quality team located in Oxford, UK. This site is home to a unique new Technology and Innovation Centre and is responsible for the research, design and development of next generation products37.5 hours per week 6 month contract - possible extension to 12 months £23 hourly rate.£44,850 per annum. Our Client inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications, and expertise.Principle Duties/ResponsibilitiesProvide leadership and support to a team of Software Testers such that they can execute the tests to the test plan requirements.Setup the Test Automation infrastructure and automate the UI workflow tests using various toolsWork with development team/QA leadership and come up with appropriate test automation strategies for the various parts of our applications across multiple software platformsIdentify and incorporate new test tools and processes aligned with industry best practicesRepresent Software Quality as a key member of the new product development teamsProvide valuable services and guidance to new product development teams to support them in achieving high quality resultsConsolidate a variety of data sources to identify and drive improvement to enhance product quality and overall customer experiencePlan software tests and evaluations of new product designs in accordance with the requirements of the corporate product life cycleDefine and implement test methods, test procedures and test criteria. Verify that the tests meet required feature specificationsFacilitate root cause of systemic failures discussions, and drive development process improvements to eliminate root causesAnalyse Software Quality metrics and report the observations to relevant engineering teamsEnsure quality processes and standards are followed and enforced throughout the project life cycleSolve non-routine issues, challenges and problems within field of specialisationQualificationsTechnical MustBachelor or Master's degree in Software Engineering, or equivalent5+ years total experience including software development and software test automation. We expect to see:Firm grasp on software and coding concepts, experience with coding languages like C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Visual BasicExperience in one or more test automation tools (e.g. Test Complete and Protractor)Experience in creating Test Automation infrastructure (Jenkins pipelines/Virtual Machines)Strong IT SkillsExperience in source control systems (e.g. Git)Experience with modern software test automation strategiesExceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving skillsExperience in managing a teamUnderstanding of project life cycle, test processes, change management tools e.g. JIRATechnical Wants3+ years of software manual test execution experience3+ years of software test design experienceSoftware test experience in the Agile development processExperience and certification for developing a cloud solution on AWS, GCP, or AzureExperience working remotely and/or working with teams that are distributed geographicallyExperience working under a regulated environment is advantageous but not essentialInterpersonal skills Passionate about test automation driving change and improvement to test processesAbility to operate effectively in a team environment and independently with little directionStrong leadership skills and can show initiativeA systematic/analytical approach to assigned tasks and problemsDemonstrate experience in meeting critical timelinesExcellent written and verbal communicationStrong attention to detailAbility to work effectively under pressure to strict timelinesAbility to lead Quality projects requiring coordination with other functionsAbility to think conceptually about Software development and test practices to proactively identify areas of riskResults oriented and willing to take accountabilityPositive can do attitude

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