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Automation Test Engineer

AJ Bell - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Up to 60,000
Manchester

While initially focussed on the web applications, responsibilities vary to cover mobile and web services wherever required. You will therefore you will require an in depth understanding of test automation approaches and methodologies as well as a good understanding of web and mobile development. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Design and implement test automation frameworks and write automated tests to cover the feature requirements 

  • Design and implement API integration tests for Rest and Soap web services both internal and 3rd party providers 

  • Enhance and maintain existing test automation frameworks and suites 

  • Work alongside scrum team members to clarify requirements, ensure end to end and API automation testability, provide feedback on design for new features as well as promote best practice in developing code written with automation in mind 

  • Monitor the continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline to ensure test automation solutions are integrated throughout our delivery pipeline 

  • Effectively troubleshoot, analyse, isolate and communicate defects discovered as a result of executing automated tests and make recommendations to address the defects 

  • Assess the development process to determine high risk areas and make recommendations on how to mitigate these risks with test automation 

  • Specifying, establishing and managing test data for automation projects across various environments 

You must have:

  • JavaScript, TypeScript, node.js
  • Knowledge of web and mobile technologies
  • Experience with test frameworks and automation tools
  • Knowledge and experience in automated web, mobile application and RESTful service testing
  • A passion for test infrastructure, test architecture and CI/CD
  • Knowledge of CI automation systems to create builds preferably AWS pipelines
  • Possess an agile mind-set, fast to adapt to constant changes and comfortable with it
  • Ability to work with other developers to ensure that systems are designed for reliability and testability

Experience with any of the below tech is desirable:

  • Cucumber, Gherkin
  • Cypress, Selenium WebDriver, Protractor, WebdriverIO, Appium
  • Jasmine, Chai
  • SoapUI, Postman, Frisby.js
  • TeamCity, Jenkins
  • MongoDB, postgresql
  • CI/CD/Continuous testing
  • CDK pipelines
  • BitBucket, Git
  • BrowserStack, SauceLab
  • Pact
  • BDD, TDD, Unit Testing
  • Strong development knowledge within either a full stack or back end development experience.
  • A strong understanding of programming fundamentals such as OOP, inheritance, & composition.
  • Good understanding of SOLID principles
  • AWS experience e.g. API gateway & Lambda (Typescript / Node)
  • Experience with Micro services architecture
  • Experience working with caching strategies using Redis,
  • Database experience with mongoDB, mySQL
  • Good knowledge of the fundamentals of REST API design
  • Good problem-solving and analytical abilities
  • Familiarity with CI/CD piplelines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience with Amazon AWS & Docker would be beneficial

Core language and platform skills:

  • One of PHP / C# / Typescript
  • MySQL, MongoDB
  • Node
  • RESTful design
  • XML / SOAP
  • JSON
  • GIT
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Docker

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the UK’s largest and best-regarded investment platforms. Over 432,000 customers currently trust us with their investments, and by continuously striving to make investing easier, we aim to help even more people take control of their financial futures. From our offices in Manchester, London and Bristol, we offer an award-winning range of solutions that caters for everyone, from professional financial advisers, to DIY investors with little to no experience.

There are opportunities for growth and professional development for members wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package.

At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of teamwork, we have a great sense of pride in what we do, and this is reflected in our guiding principles.

What we offer:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Generous holiday allowance increasing up to 30 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Hybrid working policy
  • Casual dress code
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Dedicated time for proof-of-concepts and assessing new tech
  • Support to attend conferences, events, and meet-ups
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Free share scheme
  • Paid study support for qualifications
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity scheme from day one
  • Bike loan
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Discounted PMI and Dental
  • On-site gym and personal trainer led classes
  • Paid volunteering opportunities
  • Free social events and more

This role is available under our hybrid working scheme. Ideally we're looking for people who are within commuting distance of one of our offices however for certain roles we can consider UK-based candidates who are further away - ask the recruitment team for more information. Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this time.

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