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Functional Test Lead

Warrington / United Kingdom

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REMOTE: We are seeking a Functional Test Lead with experience working with Development and QA environments.

Blue Prism is the global leader in intelligent automation for the enterprise, transforming the way work is done. At Blue Prism, we have users in over 150 countries in more than 1,800 businesses, including Fortune 500 and public sector organizations, that are creating value with new ways of working, unlocking efficiencies, and returning millions of hours of work back into their businesses. Our Digital Workforce is smart, secure, scalable and accessible to all; freeing up humans to re-imagine work.

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Our Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years experience working with Development and QA environments
  • 1+ year experience working in a senior or QA Lead role
  • Software testing certification e.g. ISTQB or equivalent
  • Both hands on automation experience and possess strong conceptual knowledge of automation frameworks
  • Experience managing medium to large teams
  • Development and training of direct reports in the use of automation techniques and toolsets
  • Quality progress reporting and status communication
  • Strong background leading testing within an agile environment, supporting in-sprint testing
  • Ability to manage own workload and support management of team workloads
  • Experience appraising and developing team members
  • Passion and drive for test automation and associated toolsets
  • Background working with BDD methodology and Gherkin syntax
  • Experience with participation in agile planning, sprinting and reviews
  • Located within a commutable distance to Birchwood, Warrington

Good to have

  • BS/BA degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline
  • Experience managing and supporting teams comprising of members that are geographically diverse
  • Design of automation testing utilising a page object model framework with Selenium (ideally using C# within Specflow or similar toolset)
  • Exposure to solutions that are cloud native in deployment and platform architecture
  • Strong Stakeholder management skills
  • Experience with hiring and recruitment processes
  • Experience working with Kanban/scrum agile methodologies
  • Background working with virtual machines and associated configuration
  • An understanding of UI accessibility testing and requirements

Our ideal candidate

  • Your key skill will be the management or QA professionals in supporting their professional development and day to day activities
  • An ambitious team player who strives for technical excellence and drives continuous improvement throughout the team
  • Worked with multiple technologies and adaptable to implementing automation using various toolsets
  • Proven track record contributing and driving QA strategy, test planning and reporting
  • You will have experience in managing people, supporting team and individual development
  • Strong understanding of the importance of risk assessment in deriving an approach to quality assurance for new and iterative projects
  • You will have a drive to lead initiatives to enhance test practices, improving quality and efficiency
  • You will be passionate about quality and take ownership for the quality of our products in all aspects
  • You will be adaptable in various testing methodologies, & practices, and tools that complement the software quality process
  • You will have strong experience working within an agile software development environment and be able to support team members in adopting agile testing approaches
  • You will be a self-starter who finds solutions rather than problems and is easily able to adapt to new technologies
  • You will be used to working in an agile environment and adaptable to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment

Skills matrix

Use the skills matrix to measure your confidence scales against each of the topics.

Quality Reporting and Risk identification

You have experience compiling test status and progress reports, identifying quality risks and communicating these to QA Manager and wider project stakeholders

People Management and Development

You have proven experience managing medium to large teams in a testing and quality capacity. You are able to demonstrate techniques and methods by which you have developed and enhanced the skills or your team members, having identified development areas

Test and Quality Reporting

You are able to prepare clear and concise test entry, status and exit reports capturing and conveying key information to stakeholders and other readers in a digestible format.

SDLC and ISTQB Test Process knowledge

You should have direct experience working within a mature development environment, contributing to the SDLC and associated processes. You have a strong understanding of ISTQB test planning and management concepts that you are able to practically demonstrate

Automation Framework Design and Implementation

You have a proven track record participating in projects that are driven by automated testing from a quality approach perspective. You are able to understand the concepts of a POM framework and the principles of BDD in extracting and designing test scenarios

Good knowledge of Agile practices

You understand the core principles of Agile Development and Testing. You have experience and direct involvement in agile ceremonies, contributing to task estimation and planning alongside other disciplines involved within the agile team

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Additional Information

  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private medical scheme
  • Employee share scheme
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours

Blue Prism Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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