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Software Engineer (Test / Dev)

  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £400 - £500 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Development


Software Engineer required by our leading client in Northampton.
Development / Test Automation / OO programming / agile / TDD
Overall purpose of the role:

  • To develop and review test code, devise smart testing strategies to validate large-scale software development and deployments.
  • Pair/Partner with developers to embed quality into product development by reviewing unit and integration tests.
  • Develop and implement automation strategies for right ratio of unit, API and GUI tests
  • Creation/Automation of test data and test harnesses
  • Develop test harness, data generation tools, test mocks to support unit and API level testing



Key Accountabilities and Skills required:
This section should include:

  • Support estimation of Quality engineering tasks for the assigned project.
  • Scope quality engineering engagements, including delivery effort, delivery timescales and external dependencies for test automation
  • Detailed design for test engineering solutions and verification of this with test team stakeholders and BTS architecture and design authorities
  • Test Planning and assisting developers in designing unit & integration tests
  • Create Test ware - estimates, scenarios, cases, data & tests.
  • Review & execute unit & integration tests.
  • Execute Tests and collate evidence.
  • Deliver all planned automated testing as part of 'done', including unit tests for any framework code developed
    • Integration: Services, Components, Integrations (medium tests)
    • System: User stories, End to End (large tests)
  • Develop automation frameworks and ensure they meet current requirements and coding standards and maintain new & existing automated tests
  • Create & maintain mocks/stubs/harnesses/fakes/virtual services for all testing
  • Participate in code & design reviews and assist developers in designing testable code
  • Collaborate with Test Engineer in supporting exploratory testing
  • Defect reporting and tracking.
  • Mentor and support junior team members and/or lead a small team of associate SETs.
  • Monitor team progress and Communicate with stakeholders on test engineering progress and maturity



Skills and experience:

  • Relevant commercial work experience, including development and/or test automation experience with a degree in Computer Science or Applied Computer Science
  • Demonstrated expertise in Object Oriented Programming, and polyglot programming proficiencies in C#, Java, HTML, CSS (at least 2)
  • Strong technical background with detail driven and excellent problem solving abilities
  • Good product and testing acumen
  • Expertise in test automation (functional and unit/integration level - tools like Junit, testng, nunit, webdriver, jmeter, soapui, selenium, ranorex, seetest, fitnesse, cucumber etc.)
  • Proven track record for agile, test-driven development, behavior driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing
  • Active contributor to open source tools towards Automation / Quality Engineering
  • Good at art of questioning and critical thinking
  • Aptitude to learn tools/apps/processes/domains
  • Ability to articulate thoughts spoken/written with global teams
  • Knowledge of testing terminologies, processes and tools
  • Participate in tasks at org level like training/social activities to promote BTS/Barclays culture
  • Should have excellent conflict management skills and generate trust and respect in team



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