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Test Framework Lead

Warrington / United Kingdom

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Your Opportunity

REMOTE: We are seeking a Test Framework Lead with a proven track record in the design and implementation of automated test frameworks and the maintenance of existing frameworks.

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

The successful candidate will be a strong team player who enjoys technical challenges within a fast-paced environment, applies sound judgment and enjoys working both individually and as part of a team. The candidate will have a strong desire to apply test automation skills and strong exposure to both web-based, desktop and API automation toolsets.

Preferred skills

  • Ability to build out test automation frameworks using a range of tools and techniques
  • Experience building automated tests utilising a range of toolsets for both desktop and web based solutions
  • Experience designing tests using Selenium in a BDD context (using .Net is a tool such as Specflow)
  • Strong understanding of the concepts of a Page Object Model framework
  • Experience in extracting test scenarios, building these out into positive and negative test cases
  • Experience managing people and developing less experienced automation testers
  • Ability to prepare and deliver training and guidance documentation relating to the operation of test frameworks
  • Passion and drive to develop skills with test automation toolsets and processes
  • Experience managing test framework standard and governance where frameworks are consumed by multiple projects
  • Ability to understand, define and communicate requirements for automated test environments and configuration
  • Ability to review and analyse automated test results, investigate failures and report defects
  • Analyse test coverage, identify gaps with potential for automation and implement testing
  • Working in collaboration with a DevOps function
  • Located within a commutable distance to Birchwood, Warrington

Good to have

  • BS/BA degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline
  • Defect identification and reporting experience
  • Software testing certification e.g. ISTQB or equivalent
  • SQL database and query experience, use of entity framework in test data generation
  • Experience designing automated testing for APIs
  • Experience with Object Orientated Programming in test frameworks, ideally .Net (C#)
  • Strong background around agile testing concepts and approach
  • Ability to identify process enhancements and support implementation
  • Experience working with Kanban/scrum agile methodologies
  • Background working with cloud technologies and virtualisation
  • Experience working with de-centralised source control repositories

Our ideal candidate

  • An ambitious team player, who strives for technical excellence and continuous improvement
  • Experience managing people. Driven to improve and develop not only your skills but the skills of you team
  • Can prepare documentation supporting test frameworks and enabling the development of other team members to operate frameworks
  • Skilled in extraction of test scenarios and subsequent design and implementation of automated testing
  • Comfortable in governing test frameworks and supporting key decisions around enhancement and growth, taking inputs from analysts across teams
  • Flexible in designing tests utilising multiple different frameworks · Proficient in web UI test design through Selenium · Experience working with Rest# or similar technology for the automated testing of APIs.
  • Proficient in web UI test design through Selenium
  • Experience working with Rest# or similar technology for the automated testing of APIs.
  • Experience testing with cloud native solutions
  • Strong concepts of CI/CD, good understanding of pipeline development and integration of test automation
  • Has a broad range of experience testing applications of differing technologies, such as web and desktop based
  • Can identify test coverage gaps and opportunities to automate testing to fill such gaps
  • Strong initiative, highly motivated and keen to enhance skills within a rapidly growing software organisation
  • Possess the ability to accurately estimate and manage time across allocated tasks
  • Drive for continuous improvement both as part of a team and individually, looking to develop skills working with automation testing tools and processes
  • Passionate about quality and take ownership for the quality of our product in all aspects
  • Following documented best practice so that other team members can easily understand purpose, actions and expected outcomes of automated tests
  • Strong communication skills and be able to discuss test concepts of project tasks with development, product and stakeholder teams
  • A Self-starter who finds solutions rather than problems and is easily able to adapt to new technologies
  • An understanding of key concepts working in an agile environment

Your Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the automation framework team, define, create and maintain automated tests to drive the quality of the product forwards with each new release
  • Identify and assign tasks across the framework team to support the maintenance of automation estate and associated best practices
  • Define, govern and maintain automation framework and test design best practice
  • Deliver an integrated automation platform and full end to end integrated tests executing across the product estate
  • Analyse regular automation test results, identify and debug failures subsequently reporting defects or fixing tests
  • Line management, appraisal and continuous development of direct report automation analysts
  • Design of automated desktop and web based tests to support execution across a range of configurations and environments
  • Work as part of dynamic sprint teams to establish an understanding of deliverables, drive quality requirements and ensure that these are met
  • Collaboration with the team in continuously enhancing QA processes
  • Identification of defects followed by clear and concise reporting of such issues
  • Strong assessment and effort estimation skills with respect to team deliverables
  • Work closely alongside the product development team to ensure the quality of all requirements are suitably met whilst delivered on-time and to-specification
  • Analyse and identify gaps within automated test coverage and estimate effort to rectify
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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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