Panther Automation SME

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    Basingstoke, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £563 per day + Inside IR35

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    Abbie Levens

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Panther - Automation SME

Active DV Clearance required
6-month Contract
Basingstoke - full time onsite

£500-563 per day Inside IR35


My client is currently looking for a dedicated subject matter expert in Automation with 3 years+ experience in a similar role to join our team. SME will lead with the documentation, the design, and the implementation of a test automation program. Work with integrators, suppliers, contract manufacturers, and internal customers to develop automation capabilities and implement to exacting standards on an aggressive project timeline.

The SME will support and advice several Agile delivery teams within the project, who will be responsible for the design and development of tests using the project approved tools and interact directly with the client where needed.

You will be responsible for

  • Design and configuration of Automated Testing Suite.
  • Mentoring and directing Automated Test Engineers in effective ways to use the tools
  • Ensuring Automated Test Engineers are effectively utilised to deliver the required test artefacts.
  • Attendance at Agile Team meetings and events.
  • To be an advocate for Automated Testing within the Project Team and Consortium.
  • Experience of full software development lifecycle using Agile(SAFe)/DevOps concepts.
  • Practical experience with continuous integration tools.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of full software development lifecycle using Agile(SAFe)/DevOps concepts.
  • Experience of Automated Testing using, for example, Robot Framework, Ansible, Selenium, Python.
  • Experience of Continuous Integration Tools e.g. Jenkins.
  • Tailoring and configuration of Automated Test Tools.
  • Support the designing and producing Automated Tests.
  • Experience of Test Management Tools e.g. ALM, Testrail etc.

Desirable Skills:

  1. Interpersonal and leadership skills to communicate automation vision to a wide range of industry and client stakeholders at different levels.
  2. Mentoring or Team Leading experience.
  3. Experience of SAFe and agile ways of working.


  • Agile Testing
  • Continuous Integration