Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Commensurate with Experience


3 + years

Closing Date

2023-07-27 23:00:00


Senior Automation Test Engineer

  • About Kainos 

    Kainos, with our headquarters in Belfast, is a provider of IT services, consulting and software solutions. At Kainos we use technology to solve real problems for our customers, overcome big challenges for businesses, and make people’s lives easier.

    We are currently looking for experienced Automation Test Engineers in Belfast to work alongside our test engineering experts to help deliver a quality service with user needs at the core

    Throughout Kainos, and with our Test Engineers, we build strong relationships with our customers and go beyond to change the way they work today and the impact they have tomorrow.

    Our two specialist business areas, Digital Services and the Workday Practice, work globally for clients across healthcare, commercial and the public sector to make the world a little bit better, day by day.

    Our people are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and have a work ethic that our clients tell us is unique. They really like working for us: we are consistently recognised as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for! 

    About the Role 

    As a Senior Automation Test Engineer (Senior Associate) in Kainos, you’ll work within a multi-skilled agile team, developing and executing functional automated and manual tests to help the team deliver working application software that meets user needs. You’ll do this whilst learning about new technologies and approaches, with talented colleagues who will help you learn, develop and grow.

    About You 

    In order to be considered for the role of Senior Automation Test Engineer, you must have: 

    • Proven ability to learn a new business domain or architecture quickly and provide an excellent client experience.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical detail to non-technical audiences.
    • Able to create, edit and manage the execution of automated tests covering both front and back-end, created in a coding language/tool (one of the following Selenium, Cypress, REST Assured
    • Demonstrable experience of using cloud architecture & being part of an Agile (Kanban, Scrum etc) team.
    • Experience working in Continuous Integration environment and using tools such as Jenkins and/or TeamCity and Experience with version control systems such as Git/SVN.
    • Experience of the fundamental concepts of Testing and Quality Assurance and demonstrable experience of improving the testing process
    • Knowledge or experience of at least one type of Non-functional testing 


    • Experience using cloud-based testing platforms such as Browserstack or Saucelabs
    • Experience producing Assurance artefacts such as Test Plans, reports and/or Metrics.
    • Experience testing APIs, microservices, databases and using SQL

    Benefits at Kainos

    • Free Shares – This as an important principle aligning all employees with shareholders and allowing employees the potential to benefit from the Group’s success.
    • Our Contributory Pension Plan matches your contributions of up to 5% of your salary, and life assurance of 3x your salary.
    • Flexible working time policy - Choose your start and finish time as long as you work around core hours, in agreement with your manager. 
    • Progression - Great progression and promotion opportunities with reviews every 6 months -on average 18-20% of our internal workforce get promoted yearly! 
    • Annual Leave - You’re entitled to 35 days paid leave, including floating bank holidays. You can also buy and sell up to 10 days with manager approval.
    • Private Medical Insurance from Day 1 
    • Health Cash Plan - Through our Health Cash Plan Health Shield, you can claim back on a wide variety of wellbeing costs - including dental, eye care, massage and physiotherapy.
    • Time off for Volunteering
    • Lots of Social Activities - We’re a social bunch and we believe that getting together helps us all to work better as a team!
    • And much, much more

    With interesting projects, generous benefits and an excellent culture well and truly established at Kainos, it’s easy to see why Kainos has been awarded Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work For the last 7 years and are in Glassdoor’s Top 50 Places to Work For, 2022 and 2023!