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Software Quality Automation Engineer

Undisclosed Company
Oxfordshire, Didcot
Up to £23.00 per hour
Closing date
20 Jan 2022

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Manpower are currently seeking a Software Quality Automation Engineer to join the Product Quality team located in Oxford, UK. This site is home to a unique new Technology and Innovation Centre and is responsible for the research, design and development of next generation products

37.5 hours per week

6 month contract - possible extension to 12 months

£23 hourly rate.

£44,850 per annum.

Our Client inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications, and expertise.

Principle Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and support to a team of Software Testers such that they can execute the tests to the test plan requirements.
  • Setup the Test Automation infrastructure and automate the UI workflow tests using various tools
  • Work with development team/QA leadership and come up with appropriate test automation strategies for the various parts of our applications across multiple software platforms
  • Identify and incorporate new test tools and processes aligned with industry best practices
  • Represent Software Quality as a key member of the new product development teams
  • Provide valuable services and guidance to new product development teams to support them in achieving high quality results
  • Consolidate a variety of data sources to identify and drive improvement to enhance product quality and overall customer experience
  • Plan software tests and evaluations of new product designs in accordance with the requirements of the corporate product life cycle
  • Define and implement test methods, test procedures and test criteria. Verify that the tests meet required feature specifications
  • Facilitate root cause of systemic failures discussions, and drive development process improvements to eliminate root causes
  • Analyse Software Quality metrics and report the observations to relevant engineering teams
  • Ensure quality processes and standards are followed and enforced throughout the project life cycle
  • Solve non-routine issues, challenges and problems within field of specialisation


Technical Must

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Software Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5+ years total experience including software development and software test automation. We expect to see:
  • Firm grasp on software and coding concepts, experience with coding languages like C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Visual Basic
  • Experience in one or more test automation tools (e.g. Test Complete and Protractor)
  • Experience in creating Test Automation infrastructure (Jenkins pipelines/Virtual Machines)
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Experience in source control systems (e.g. Git)
  • Experience with modern software test automation strategies
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Understanding of project life cycle, test processes, change management tools e.g. JIRA

Technical Wants

  • 3+ years of software manual test execution experience
  • 3+ years of software test design experience
  • Software test experience in the Agile development process
  • Experience and certification for developing a cloud solution on AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Experience working remotely and/or working with teams that are distributed geographically
  • Experience working under a regulated environment is advantageous but not essential

Interpersonal skills

  • Passionate about test automation driving change and improvement to test processes
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment and independently with little direction
  • Strong leadership skills and can show initiative
  • A systematic/analytical approach to assigned tasks and problems
  • Demonstrate experience in meeting critical timelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to strict timelines
  • Ability to lead Quality projects requiring coordination with other functions
  • Ability to think conceptually about Software development and test practices to proactively identify areas of risk
  • Results oriented and willing to take accountability
  • Positive can do attitude

If you are interested in this role please apply today!

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