Automation QA Engineer – Manchester – 35k

Our client is a digital marketing company based in the heart of Manchester with over 100 major clients currently relying on their work, sending more than 1 billion API calls a day.

Their systems are cloud-native, they make extensive use of Amazon Web Services, allowing them to build better, reliable, scalable software.
The frontend is mostly single page applications, built using AngularJS and modern build processes like Gulp and Sass. They also maintain an open source library of frontend components for their customers to use.

Backend systems are mostly Java using lightweight frameworks like JAX-RS. They combine this with a range of supporting technologies including Cassandra, Solr Cloud, Hadoop and many AWS managed services.

All of this is managed and deployed by DevOps using technologies like Cloudformation and Puppet.

* Help ensure that all releases are as bug-free as possible, whilst delivering on client expectations in a timely manner.
* Maintain and develop our automated test suite for backend and frontend application testing
* Write reusable step definitions and use those step definitions to increase coverage of application using feature files
* Finding, tracking and maintaining ownership of bugs
* Use product stories to determine test plans and execute on test plans

What we’re looking for
* Technical background with possibly a degree in a science-related field.
* Understanding of both frontend and backend web tech.
* Have an appreciation of API first, and how presentation layer is separated from functionality.
* Understanding of RESTful API services.
* Frontend testing experience with single page applications (such as AngularJS) along with more traditional server-side MVC websites
* Eye for detail, both in terms of functional and presentation
* Strong understanding of terms such as JSON, XML, Regular Expressions
* Able to extract client requirements from product stories to create test plans and perform GAP analysis
* SQL / NoSQL experience for data validation
* Jira, Redmine or other bug tracking experience
* Ideally worked in an agile environment
* Performance, load and saturation testing using tooling such as JMeter, Bees with Machine Guns, LoadRunner
* AWS or other cloud-based hosting technologies.
* Confidence to deploy code using CI to Linux servers or docker
* Able to implement and maintain existing automated tests using cucumber for ruby
* Experience with selenium within a Ruby environment, using Watir ideally with a page object interface
* Able to write reusable, well-defined step definitions in idiomatic Ruby

Automation QA Engineer – Manchester – 35k

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to or call 01625 874399 for more information.

Automation QA Engineer – Manchester – 35k

Job Reference: TN456798_1543589716

Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits

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