Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) QA

  • Confidential
  • City of London, London, UK
  • 04 Nov, 2021
Full Time Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

Lead Software Development Engineer in Test
Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Home Working / London EMEA HQ
Permanent, Full Time

As a trusted and preferred recruitment partner to this leading global provider of cloud-based solutions to the global financial sector, we have been asked to assist in the hire of several Lead Software Development Engineer in Test's (SDETs). You will oversee testing resources on a highly focussed team and will ensure testing strategies are applied with a focus on shift-left testing principles.
Already benefitting from a dominance in the North American finance industry, our client is expanding it is London operations to better serve the UK and EU markets. This is an exciting time to join, and you will have the option to work from predominantly from home or within their state-of-the-art EMEA HQ in London.
Core Requirements
*Experience in Test Development and Leading Small Teams as a Lead SDET
*Experience of Java and Object-Oriented Principles
*Applying Test Practices in an Agile Environment
*Unit Testing Frameworks such as JUnit
*Testing Backend Systems or APIs
*A mix of the following
oTesting performance with JMeter or similar
oWeb Services (REST, JSON, Thrift)
oTesting Web Apps with Selenium WebDriver
oBig Data Technologies (Hadoop, MongoDB, Kafka, SQL)
oNetwork principles / protocols (HTTP, TLS, TCP)
oContinuous Integration (Jenkins, Bamboo)
oContinuous Delivery Concepts
Role Overview: Manage performance assessments and hiring for a small team of SDETs. Drive teams testing and automation strategies. Define / organise teams test planning for releases. Design / code automation frameworks, tests, and tools. Participate in team planning, story grooming, test execution, issue identification / resolution. Propose / implement improvements to processes. Develop / maintain shared testing libraries. Provide training / mentorship. Conduct code reviews, improve / maintain quality of automation code. Document automation framework, tools, and infrastructure.
Alongside a competitive salary DOE, you will receive a benefits package which includes 25 Days Holiday (increases with service), Private Medical Cover, Bupa Dental Cover, Life Insurance, Income Protection, Secondment Opportunities to Global HQ in Vancouver, Pension Scheme (increases with service up to 7% employer contribution), Bonus Scheme (up to 8% dependent on revenues and team performance), Flexible Working.

This position would be suitable for those who have held any of the following job titles, Lead SDET, Senior SDET, Senior Software Development Engineer in Test, Lead Software Development Engineer in Test, Developer in Test.
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