Job title: Lead QA Engineer/Consultant

Location: Remote with possible meetings in London

Role type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

MUST be capable of securing SC Clearance

Who are 2i?

We are a leading software testing and quality assurance consultancy. Since our inception in 2005, we have matured into a thought-leading business that can, and does, support organisations of any sector or size. We have over 200 colleagues across the UK, we work hybrid and have offices across Edinburgh (our Head Office), Glasgow, the Midlands and London.

We provide a combination of high-level consultancy services that identify software delivery risks for clients across different sectors and size. We implement the processes, tools and skills to deliver projects that focus on providing the client with certainty of delivery.

What will your day job look like?

As the Lead QA Engineer, you will work collaboratively to define, develop, maintain and deliver complex solutions for our clients programme of work. In addition to delivery responsibilities, the QA Engineer Lead will also act as an advocate for QA best practices and lead initiatives to improve test and QA processes; extend the use of tools/frameworks (where appropriate); and support the development of Engineering team members. 

You will be responsible for leading and coordinating the testing of software produced across a specific test phase, technical domain or product set, ensuring quality standards are met for any changes deployed. You may manage teams of resources or work alone, for example to define and develop new frameworks; or provide Consultancy for our clients automation challenges. However you will likely be required to use presentation and coaching and leadership techniques to develop others along the journey. 

Your Responsibilities

  • Responsible for initiating and ensuring the technical and delivery-facing leadership for all aspects of QA engineering at portfolio level 
  • Initiating test automation and test engineering best-practices, including aspects of ‘software development in test’
  • Support a team in reading, writing code and debugging code in complex programs and supporting the refactoring of existing test frameworks – developing other members of the team to do the same and to implement continuous improvements
  • Initiating the use and reuse of a broad range of tools, including open source and cloud based  
  • Initiating the delivery of test engineering, typically using agile and CI/CD methods including influencing how the teams develop user stories and acceptance criteria, typically deploying Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Building QAT service capability and coaching others to help improve QAT-wide practices to support the digital service standard, often working as part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on user needs and user centred design

About You

  • Client facing and strong stakeholder management and communication skills, verbally and in presentation format
  • Extensive hands on test experience within Agile projects, with a strong understanding of the Sprint, CI and release testing lifecycles
  • Extensive automation experience and the ability to specify, to develop and to implement automation frameworks and advise on industry best practice 
  • Experience of leading teams and line management and / or coaching
  • Pro-active in managing test dependencies, coordinating test coverage and execution
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Open Source tools and Cloud based services including Cucumber, Gherkin, Jasmine, Cypress, Selenuium, WebDriver, Jenkins/Drone/Gitlab and REST libraries (RESTAssured, Karate, etc) 
  • Experience of a range of programming languages, eg, JAVA, Python etc 
  • Experience of containerised techniques, using Docker, and Cloud Based Hosting, specifically AWS
  • Experience of OAT, Performance Testing and Government Accessibility standards. 
  • Demonstrable experience of working with micro service architectures and data services. 
  • Defining and advising on test scope, approach, risks and assumptions across DevOps and agile testing
  • Ability to work with all relevant parties (project, supplier technical teams, internal technical teams, service delivery, and so forth) to ensure an effective test service is maintained throughout the Agile delivery lifecycle

What if you are a partial fit?

We value team players who are keen to develop and play their part in an ambitious and growing company. We can offer meaningful learning and development opportunities to match ambition and align skills more closely with the job description.

What is it like to work for us?

We are a professional business, so we treat people as professionals and give them the autonomy to do their job. If something isn’t working tell us; we empower our people to drive change.

Our core values are: inclusivity, learning, openness and sharing and we nurture these in our day-to-day.

We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We celebrate difference and believe it is key to our success.

What we offer you

We unlock our people’s full potential. We do this by fostering trust, investing in them and providing autonomy. We offer meaningful learning and development to support this.

We reward our people. We offer a discretionary company and personal performance bonus and annual salary review aligned to the overall annual performance of the business. We have a range of benefits to reward people. We also have a range of events to celebrate success.

We prioritise health and wellbeing. We have a range of engagement events and initiatives to prioritise this. You can join our Health & Wellbeing programme where you will find advice on how to maintain a healthy mind and body.

We are passionate about giving back to the community. To give a flavour of what we do, each year our people select their ‘Charity of the Year’ that we support and fundraise for.

And much more…

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