Automation Test Lead

Technology & Product

The Automation Test Lead role holds responsibility for leading a team of automation test engineers in the development and support of full-lifecycle test/automation solutions across multiple software systems. In addition, this role holds responsibility for building and promoting a positive working environment for the team, keeping up to date with the latest relevant technological innovations and looking to input into/improve the QA process, team and overall development process. 

What that means day to day

•       Participate in recruitment and induction activities to ensure high calibre candidates are selected for the team and subsequently supported during their onboarding period. 

•       Provide regular, honest and constructive feedback to the team through regular 121s and PDRs, ensuring absolute clarity on expectations and performance. 

•       Work closely with the People Success team to manage poor performance, absence levels and disciplinary procedures as required. 

•       Be an integral part of the test automation team, actively contributing towards development of test strategy, tools, and services. 

•       Plan, create, test and maintain Continuous Integration pipelines to manage the software development lifecycle. 

•       Design and create automated test cases to address business and technical use cases. 

•       Review and regularly contribute to the ongoing improvement of team practices and Ways of Working with an aim to making the team more effective and improving quality. 

•       Collaborate with other teams – both within the Technology department and across the business - to identify improvements to existing processes and services. 

•       Work closely with other quality teams to ensure that standards are maintained and improved 

•       Assist in the development of junior team members. 

What you'll need to be successful

·         Experience working within a team delivering test automation (3+ years). 

·         Testing dynamic applications across web, mobile and hybrid. 

·         Exposure to CI tools 

·         (Bamboo/Jenkins). 

·         Writing test cases from user stories and acceptance criteria. 

·         Solid understanding of how automation supports the various 

·         levels of test (unit, integration, system, acceptance). 

Desirable skills and experience:
·         Experience in a software development role. 

·         Penetration/Security testing. 

·         Performance testing. 

·         Non-functional testing. 

·         Exposure to the following:  

·         NodeJS/Javascript 

·         React 

·         HTML/CSS 

·         Java 

·         Ability to investigate and recommend appropriate tools. 


  • Employment Type: full_time