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Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Commensurate with Experience


3 + years

Closing Date

2023-06-03 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 Test Engineer, you will join a team involved in supporting innovation by identifying challenges early on and helping to find solutions. Our Test Engineers work to help define the problem and understand the level of quality assurance required. From there, they work to embed testing and quality control into the delivery service throughout the development lifecycle. This ensures projects are delivered to a high-quality standard! 

    About You 

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

    • A minimum of 3 years commercial experience in an automation testing role.
    • Experience of testing in two or more specialist areas and expert in at least one area.
    • Be comfortable with leading the test activities on a project.
    • Experience in the different delivery methodologies (E.g., Agile, Waterfall, V- Model)
    • Ability to create and implement an appropriate test strategy for a project, regardless of the delivery methodology that is being used.
    • Capable of producing workable test estimates and have the ability to deliver to these estimates.
    • Experience in test design from documented requirements and the ability to identify and manage undocumented requirements.
    • Sound understanding of the use of test metrics to provide accurate, meaningful, reporting.
    • Sound understanding of techniques for ensuring test coverage and traceability.
    • Experience in assessing, prioritising, and managing incidents through to closure.
    • Sound understanding of test management and defect tracking tools and good practice in the use of these tools.
    • Demonstrate a high level of technical awareness and a sound understanding of software architectures and which solutions have been delivered.
    • Sound understanding and application of quality practices as applied to software testing.
    • Experience in test automation, using open-source tools/frameworks (E.g., Selenium-WebDriver, JUnit/TestNG).
    • Experience of non-functional testing (E.g., Performance, Security etc.).
    • Sound understanding of Exploratory Testing, with experience of implementing an Exploratory Testing approach.

    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.
    • 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!
    • Breakfast - Free cereal, fruit, tea, coffee and juice in our offices
    • 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!

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