The Senior QA Test Analyst role will be to:
Undertake responsibilities of a QA with a focus on test automation. Involvement with all aspects of test automation
Responsible for delivery team integration testing
Maintain and enhance current automation framework and extending it where new functionality is introduced.
Write, maintain and execute both manual and automated tests.
Understand how to best design automated testing across application layers using UI, API, integration and unit tests.
Ensuring testing infrstructure requirements are known, clearly understood and progressed appropriately.
Test products with technology stack such as Ruby, Java, .NET, SQL, XML, web services and web application
Comfortable with test-driven development (TDD), behavioural-driven development (BDD), and continuous integration.
Adhere to Agile testing approach
Coordinating with other test analysts within the Agile release train
Tasks & Deliverables :
The Senior QA Test Analyst will be required to support project testing by:
Developing effective working relationships with all Test customers; project teams, other IS functions & business representatives.
Applying Test-driven development (TDD), behavioural-driven development (BDD), and continuous integration where applicable
Co-ordinating with multiple test resources/deployment manager within the Agile release train.
Automation of test cases
Delivery team integration testing.
Support E2E test team in test data preparation and execution activities
Ensuring testing infrastructure requirements are known, clearly understood, and progressed appropriately.
Supporting and developing other Test staff
Test management using open-source tools such as Selenium, JMeter and Gatlin
Skills & Knowledge :
Experience in executing automated test cases in an agile environment
In-depth experience of Test Automation tooling and processes - such as Selenium, SoapUI, Cucumber, Zephyr. JMeter
In-depth experience of TDD and BDD
Experience in Linux system administration/Management, preferably RHEL
Experience configuring and managing/System administration of Linux Servers for serving web/integration development, testing and production services
Outstanding communication skills. The ability to tailor communication both to business and technical audiences as well as to various roles and levels in the organization is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate visual and written communication as well as verbal and white-board skills
Experience with continuous integration, automated deployment, testing and the relevant tooling ie Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins.
Solid experience in API testing using SOAP UI
Strong knowledge of factors influencing performance and ability to tune systems to achieve best possible performance and capacity
Experience with Release and Configuration Management processes
Installation and management of open source monitoring tools
Experience managing and deploying on Cloud based platforms
Experience debugging a complex multi-server service
Working knowledge on SQL queries
Familiarity with network protocols - TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.
Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques
Excellent environment management, automation and Scripting skills eg Shell or PERL scripts
Experience in leading a technical team and defining/improving service processes and procedures
Strong problem-solving skills and experience debugging a complex multi-server service
Experience sharing knowledge and excellent mentoring and coaching skills
Experience with J2EE application Servers eg JBOSS, etc.; relational databases eg Oracle, etc.; Micro Services environment eg Docker, Play, etc. would be very beneficial.
Familiarity with Web Servers eg Apache, etc.; WSO2, integration Middleware, messaging, ESB, API management common web application/integration architectures (SOA)
Experience with Agile methodologies (TDD, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.) and developing product roadmaps, backlogs and measurable success criteria, and of writing user stories, ie can establish a path to delivery for breaking down stories
Experience working within an agile, multi-disciplinary team environment, and ability to deliver iterative design components (including user journeys) to development team;
Experience with the use of version control systems such as subversion or git
Working within a product-centric environment
Breadth of experience with strengths in application programming, security, operations, networking and APIs and API design.
Fundamentals of software engineering and application architecture
Experience with open source solutions and community.
Good understanding of XML
The ideal candidate will have firm foundations within the Dealership environment as a Sales Manager Are you a UK Sales Manager passionate about delivering results for yourself and your team?
Do you have the leadership to drive forward a team of BDM's?
Are you motivated to spearhead serious growth in the UK and beyond?
Our client has a holistic approach to Total Security Management and commitment to the best possible levels of service delivery and technical expertise. In the past few years they have built an enviable and loyal client portfolio in the UK and abroad. Their passion is about their people and their quality service.
They are a great Company to work for, driven, passionate but also a great bunch of people that provide a fantastic culture and work environment. They provide excellent benefits, share options and prospects and invest in their people. They are about providing stability and support for their employees.
As a member of the management team, you will be a strategic thinker and key to driving the next level of strategic growth. This important strategic hire will report directly to the Managing Director.
Key Candidate Criteria:
If you are interested in this experience and have the relevant experience and skills then please apply below or send your CV to Shannon.
IT Director with experience of managing enterprise level business applications and systems, in addition to infrastructure and services, is required by a leading international business whose UK operation is centred out of Brighton.
This role will see you reporting directly into the CTO and having overall responsibility for the Business Systems and applications in addition to the global infrastructure team. The emphasis will be on ensuring an high availability, high performing infrastructure service.
The key competencies you will need to have in order to be successful in this IT Director role include:
· Very strong technology leadership and understanding of international IT set ups, including Systems and Infrastructure
· Proven examples of making improvements and impacts on business systems and applications, such as CRM, ERP etc.
· Be an effective manager, leading a diverse team of technology professionals across the company
· Able to take ownership and execute IT strategies, having ownership of the IT roadmap and architecture
· Be highly focused on service delivery, with a proven ability to continually improve processes and procedures across the existing IT complex
· Work collaboratively with peers and stakeholders at all levels of the business, offering your guidance, experience and promoting ideas for improvement
This role oversees a complex IT set up which includes the in-house systems and infrastructure, along with integrated systems into their customer sites. This role would suit someone who has worked in a similar environment and is comfortable with both national and international travel where required.
In return you will be working with a truly fantastic, private entity who continue to expand and thrive in their market place. You will be working with a great group of individuals, taking on a position which offers some of the best work challenges in town.
This is a highly Agile environment (Development Director heads up & runs local Agile meet-ups + advises on Agile) so we are keen to see collaborative, communicative & “not afraid to give us your ideas” people who will work closely with the product team too on new feature development & story handovers.
You be involved in all aspects of the product life cycle, from requirements gathering, analysis, design, review, development and iteration/refactoring of Product enhancements, including leading small teams at times. There will be a particular focus on the Product UIs, their design and usability, development, maintenance and evolution using Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and Java Swing.
My client is looking for the next SDET to join a team of passionate cross role professionals
Your primary task will be fixing our inverted pyramid and ensuring TDD is central to the team's approach.
You will lead this within your team fully empowered to make the changes that are required.
We have automation working well in some teams and a great framework, your job is to lead by example within the remaining teams enabling automation to be brought up to par.
What you will bring
-Deep understanding of Web application architecture and crafting tests at different levels accordingly
-A proven track record of building a testable application over building complex automation solutions
-A proven track record of implementing TDD & other shift-left strategies as required.
-Relationships with business stakeholders to build the high value use cases into an effective test strategy
-Team ownership mentality around testing activities and the confidence to delegate
-Highly aware on clean code principles with a focus on readability, maintainability, and extensibility
-An enthusiasm toward self and team improvement through a fail fast mentality
-A willingness to pair program across various roles
-Testing with Jasmine and Mockito
-Understanding of Selenium
-Understanding of AWS, Jenkins and PFS
-Hands on experience with build and deploy scripts, Continuous Integration tools and Cloud environments
-Experience with cross/non-functional testing such as performance (JMeter, Gatling, etc) or security (ZAP, Burp Proxy, OWASP Dependency check, etc)
-Exposure to diagnosing code base health and applying metrics to improve coding practices
IT Director required by a leading international business whose UK operation is centred out of Manchester
This role will see you reporting directly into the CTO and having overall responsibility for the IT Infrastructure, Business Systems and services across the business set up. The emphasis will be on ensuring an high availability, high performing infrastructure service.
The key competencies you will need to have in order to be successful in this IT Director role include:
Our client deploy ITIL and have a vast, complex set up which runs across their global estate. This role would suit someone who has worked in a similar business and is comfortable with both national and international travel where required.
In return you will be working with a truly fantastic, private entity who continue to expand and thrive in their market place. You will be working with a fantastic group of individuals, taking on a fantastic position which offers great work challenges.
To apply for this IT Director position please send your CV to Paul Wilson at Arc IT Recruitment.
IT Director, Head of IT, Director of IT, Technology Director
This client is a market leading Technology company. They are currently looking for several developers to join their in-house software team based out of their new state of the art offices in Kent, you will have access to some of the best working conditions available.
This is a great opportunity for a developer looking for a step up in their career to develop their skill set further and use the latest Microsoft technologies. You will be a part of a development team of 8 where you will be involved in all aspects of software development.
If you have the majority of following skill set you will be relevant to this role:
- Front End web design(HTML/CSS, Bootstrap
- .NET Framework(C# or VB.NET)
- Web Service Consumption(SOAP,JSON, RESTful)
- Relation databases/SQL - Microsoft SQL
- Source/version control(preferably Git)
In addition, App programming for Google Android and Apples IOS would be beneficial for this requirement, however, full training is offered where required.
This client is a highly desirable company to work for in the Orpington area and offers a fantastic on-going training program for their employees.
The team itself is rapidly expanding and there will be future opportunities for progression in the business.
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 plus a world-class benefits package including; contributory pension and life insurance.
Technical Lead - Northampton - Up to £55,000 per annum - Windows, Infrastructure, DLP, ITIL, Agile, Prince2, OEM, CAX, ERP, Unified Communications, Security, Networking
Are you looking for a technically challenging leadership role? A world leader in global motorsport are currently looking for a Technical Architect to join their team on a permanent basis. This is looking for someone to start ASAP and is paying up to £55,000 per annum for the right applicant.
The role of the Technical Architect is to provide technical leadership in the support and provision of solid IT services, by doing so, improving reliability, availability, security and performance across all aspects of the IT landscape. A strong and broad ranging technical background is essential as this is also a hands-on role with the requirement to support and deliver technical solutions throughout all stages of the ITIL service lifecycle.
In addition to being the senior technical escalation point, the role also requires the ability to support, develop and lead colleagues in both task management and a technical capacity. The job holder must also be able to work with 3rd parties, suppliers & customers, as solutions will often require external input and co-ordination.
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
- A minimum of 5 years' experience in a senior operational support role (3rd line or equivalent) within a medium to large sized enterprise, including support of the following:
- Support and optimization of in-house and bespoke applications
- Enterprise infrastructure, networking, storage and compute
- Security, encryption and Data Loss Prevention
- Database infrastructure and administration
- Client and server Operating Systems
- High-level technical computing languages
- Infrastructure and application capacity, performance and availability monitoring
- Clustering and High Availability
- Email, telephony and Unified Communications
- Enterprise video content delivery
- Datacentre infrastructure
- Backups and Disaster Recovery
- Strong experience working to ITIL practices
- Proven Continual Service Improvement experience
- A good understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle
- Project lead and delivery experience working to a recognised methodology (ie PRINCE2, Agile)
- Experience of scripting, orchestration and automation techniques
- Excellent call/customer management experience
- Motorsport, OEM automotive or engineering background
- High performance Computing experience
- CAX system management experience + PLM
- ERP system management
- Testbed and simulation platforms
Your new company:
A leading business and technology services company with a global workforce. In the UK, they are ranked as a top 5 Defence software and IT services supplier providing defence advisory services, software solutions, systems integration, secure hosting services and training across the Ministry of Defence including frontline operations, security, intelligence, communications, personnel systems, logistics and infrastructure.
Your new role:
You will be supporting on-going agile development projects. The development will build upon a bespoke .NET capability built specifically for the customer, and incorporate a diverse range of new functionality. In addition, some of this role will support the previously released functionality
Your skills and experience
You will have a very good understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and be proficient in C#
Knowledge of formal testing, COTS products, Linux/Unix Shell Scripting, Oracle PL/SQL, Integration/
System testing or FAT/SAT would be desirable, however the main desire is for strong commercial experience of C# development.
As a Solution Architect, you will be working on medium to large projects and act as a leading design authority.
Main Responsibilities & Accountabilities: Capture, documentation, and verification of the existing IT solutions (applications and interfaces, and associated underlying technologies) currently used across the various individual Region or Business Units