Posted: Posted 274 days ago

Lead Test Engineer

Salford Quays, Manchester

  • Work within a multi discipline software delivery team and act as a true technical lead.
  • Undertake activities at all stages of the SDLC including engagement with Business Stakeholders, Solution Design, Platform Owners and Business Analysis.
  • Own, shape and mould our systems, by producing high quality readable deliverables
  • Act as a mentor, coach and technical lead to the rest of the team and the department.
  • Gain knowledge of our systems and always living our department'€™s foundations and values, having Smart Systems, excellent teamwork and culture, ensuring all our work is of high quality, supporting and empowering our people and driving continuous improvement.
  • Drive forwards best practice adoption and creation in our software architecture and Testing patterns and principles
  • Be a true Testing Lead within our department, mentor, guide, coach and support everyone around you to ensure we hit our deadlines, develop our people and succeed as a team. Take ownership of issues and see them through to resolution
  • Work with management to foster a culture of knowledge sharing and the importance of documentation and workshops to create strength in depth within the team.  Lead by example to aid and mentor the team.
  • Drive forwards best practice adoption and creation in our software architecture and coding patterns and principles
  • Drive continuous improvement within the team and wider department, such as innovation initiatives, technical debt removal, automation and process improvements
  • Ensure everything produced by our team is of good quality, by performing reviews and delivering feedback in a constructive and supportive manner. This could include reviewing the work of peers as well as more junior staff leading to reducing defects and incidents
  • Evangelise quality and testing throughout the entire delivery team to drive better approaches across all disciplines.
  • Contribute to planning and sizing of project requirements in isolation or with the rest of the team
  • Support and assist the Team Lead/Delivery Lead to prepare deployment plans and highlight all known dependencies and risks, including deputising for the team leader when required.
  • Validate Test Plans and Cases for our systems as they progress through each of the further testing levels - Planning, Estimating, Executing and Automating test cases to prove the appropriate requirements within a release.
  • Oversee and validate the Regression Test Pack and automate the most valuable tests contained within.
  • Continually evaluating the test automation approach, looking for improvements and simplifications.
  • Supporting the developers by suggesting ways that the systems can be written to make them easier to test.

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