Automation Test Engineer

Role: Automation Test Engineer
Location: Harlow
Salary: Up to £55,000

Ability to gain UK Security Clearance is essential

A market leading Technology company are seeking an Automation Test Engineer

Role of Automation Test Engineer
This position is to design, build, test and deploy effective test automation solutions . Through the application of appropriate automation technologies to meet the short- and long-term goals.

In this position you will be responsible for creation , execution and maintenance of automated scripts . In addition the position is responsible for creating metrics and increasing test coverage using the automated systems . Implementing and developing automated test practices and test frameworks

Requirements for Automation Test Engineer
The ideal candidate must have demonstrable experience in automated testing of enterprise-grade Object-Oriented Java applications , including integration with middleware and RDBMS , third-party / open source libraries and handling problems of concurrency and scalability . You will have worked and thrived in an Agile environment , knowing and committing to the responsibilities of an Agile tester ; you will be able to show your dedication to delivery.

Skills for Automation Test Engineer
* Excellent core test skills
* Review of software requirements
* Preparation of test cases
* Execution of tests
* Reporting of defects
* Preparation of test reports
* Experience of software testing tools and automated testing ( in-particular SOAPUI and EggPlant ), setting up and creation test stubs and test scripts

Desirable skills for Automation Test Engineer
* Experience in integration and test of large software environments and intensive programmes
* A software background ( preferably Java ) so able to understand where problems may arise
* Experience of testing with GWT web front end
* IT knowledge of infrastructure would be advantageous ( e.g. server configure , general networking familiarity , and active directory )


* Web Services
* Junit
* SQL Server
* Test data Services
* Database Schema Testing
* Persistence Framework Testing
* HTTP/Restful Services REST tests using SOAP UI
* UI testing

Techniques, Concepts or Methodologies:
* Scrum and / or Kanban ( or other Agile frameworks )
* OO Design and UML
* OO Design Patterns and/or Enterprise Design Patterns
* Enterprise Service Bus
* Continuous Integration ( and, optimally, Continuous Deployment )
* DevOps ( including DevSecOps, or other Dev*Ops variant )
* Mapping , Geolocation , Symbology and Geographic Information Systems
Tools ( particularly if you have any experience in an administrative role ):
* Zephyr Test Management plugin for Jira ( or other Test Management tools )
* TeamCity ( or Hudson, CruiseControl , or other Continuous Integration tools )
* Atlassian JIRA ( or other Issue Tracking tool )
* Subversion (or Atlassian Bitbucket , Git , or other Source Code version control tools )
* Atlassian Crucible /FishEye ( or other Code Review tools )
* Open Source libraries and APIs