Test Automation Engineer

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Auckland
Specialisation: QA & Testing
Date: 2021-02-11
Salary: Intermediate level opportunity
Reference: JO-2102-13197
Contact name: Suzanne Stevenson
Contact email: suze@recruitit.co.nz

Job description

  • 5 weeks leave after 3 years service
  • Mixture of remote-based work and on client site
  • Intermediate level automation role
Recruit I.T. have partnered with a leading New Zealand owned and operated Test Automation provider who are looking to add to their growing team. This is an opportunity to really make an impact across a range of scaling start-ups to well-established enterprise organisations on their journey to automation excellence. You will be working closely with our Practice Manager across multiple clients so there is a wide range of work that never gets boring. There are also plenty of R&D opportunities to explore new and exciting developments in test automation tools and processes, to continue to improve and evolve their framework.
As a Test Automation Engineer you should be able to set up, configure and manage automation tools on machines (PC and Mac) and be competent with using IDEs such as IntelliJ, Eclipse, Pycharm, Atom or similar. Along with this, you would be working with clients proactively to provide advice to continually improve the level and quality in their automation. For those coming into the role as a Senior Test Engineer you would be expected to help to mentor junior team members. Most of their clients do not use third-party automation software so experience in such tools is nice to have but they are more focused on people with experience in coding automation tests from scratch using Selenium, Chai Mocha or Cypress. 

Further to this, they are looking for a great problem-solver that have experience across the following areas:
  • Selenium, Chai Mocha, or Cypress automation frameworks.
  • Good coding skills in at least one of the following: Java, Python, C#, JavaScript.
  • BDD (Gherkin/Cucumber/Behave/Specflow etc) test case creation.
  • An understanding of the PageObject model and step definitions.
  • Coding API automated tests.
  • A good understanding of Agile and the role automation plays in CI/CD.
  • Configuring and using CI/CD solutions (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo) and AWS EC2 is advantageous.
Depending on your level of experience, you should be able to confidently discuss the following to date:
  • How to choose an appropriate framework for an automation project.
  • What makes a solid, stable, effective and value-for-money automation suite?
  • Examples of frameworks have you designed, implemented or worked with, including a discussion of what worked well and what limitations you have countered.
  • Code snippets of work you have done.
If you are interested in being part of our clients' team please apply online with your CV and if possible include any code snippets of work you have done to date.


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