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QA Automation Engineer

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QA Automation Engineer

Posted 17 days ago

QA Automation Engineer We’re looking for people to join the Access family, who share our passion for believing in better, and who will help us continue to grow.   Love Work. Love Life. Be You. - is central to our success and how we give our customers the freedom to do more of what's important to them.   What does Access offer you?  We offer a flexible, hybrid working environment where you can balance work and life while maintaining a strong office team-based culture. We deliver on what we say, taking the development of our people seriously. We’ll work with you to progress your success plan and provide opportunities to accelerate your career.  On top of a competitive salary, our standard 25 days holiday (which goes up the longer you’re with us), and a matched pension scheme, you’ll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We’re an organisation that likes to give back, so you’ll also have one charity day allocated to support a cause that matters to you.       About you: We have an exciting opportunity for a driven QA to join our recruitment team, to ensure we are delivering quality software that truly makes a difference to the recruitment industry, in the UK and beyond. You have the chance to form part of a team working on a new software that not only streamlines recruitment processes, but is also responsible for calculating the pay for 100’s of thousands of workers per week. You are collaborative, pragmatic, positive, competitive, assertive, commercially aware and driven to continuous learning/improvement. You demonstrate excellent communication skills and can communicate with, and advise stakeholders in various departments at various levels, making recommendations based on risk, commercial factors, Quality approach and strategic objectives. You have a “shift left” mentality and understand the importance of anticipating and identifying issues as early as possible in the SDLC. You show a great understanding of best practice, including why QA is necessary, objectives, cost of defects, principles of testing, software development models, testing levels & types. You actively promote and show ownership of Quality centered activities. You can report risks and observations and identify areas where further testing may be required. You are confident in your ability to challenge and influence where required to ensure our software’s quality is consistent. You are a technical person with knowledge of automation frameworks, performance, load, and security testing. You genuinely care about quality; you collaboratively work with your team-mates to embed quality wherever possible. Day-to-day, you will: Advise and collaborate with team stakeholders on the QA approach the wider team should take to deliver quality deliverables. Follow the agreed QA process and approach for both manual and automated testing to align with the test & business strategy. Contribute to the creation and execution of automation tests. Design, execute and record testing to a high standard, taking an approach suitable to an agile, fast-paced environment, according to the product teams’ definitions of done. Produce documentation and evidence of all testing in a way that has been agreed by the team. Actively contribute to refinement, and take responsibility for understanding scope, risk, and complexity of changes from inception through to delivery. Follow a risk-based approach, make risk-based recommendations, and identify, assess, and escalate quality risks. Contribute to developing test processes and improvements. Report to the Squad Lead on progress and areas of risk. Work in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures. Your skills and experiences might also include: Experience of working in a fast-paced, Agile environment. Experience implementing automated testing. Experience of working with SaaS or Web-based and desktop products. Experience of testing at API layer. Excellent communication skills. Experience of defining and crafting test plans and writing solid, re-usable test cases to ensure functionality is appropriately documented and to support regression efforts. Good understanding of Risk and how to identify and assess it, including Risk-based Testing Solid testing experience and good understanding of test approaches and techniques. Experience of assisting in the development of test processes and improvements. Desired but not essential: experience with UK payroll. Technology & Tools: Rational Robot automated testing tool Playwright automated testing tool. Desirable automated testing tool languages; Typescript and possibly Python Azure DevOps Continuous testing within a pipeline Test Plans API tools e.g., Swagger, Postman Good SQL skills