Senior Test Automation Engineer (SDET-1)

Engineering · London, London, City of
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time

Senior Test Automation Engineer (SDET-1)


Concirrus


Concirrus is at the forefront of digital transformation in the specialty and automotive insurance markets.


Our talented team worked closely with the insurance community to create Quest. Quest is our expertly designed, intuitive, cloud-based digital underwriting platform built upon cutting edge technical architecture. Quest helps the insurance market seamlessly combine complex datasets, and using AI and machine learning, the platform analyses the data to provide insights to transform the way that underwriters select and price risk.


We believe that the key to delivering state-of-the-art insurance in today’s connected world is data, and we’re continuously evaluating datasets that will add value to our clients.


Concirrus doesn’t just want to see the insurance market survive, we believe that with the right tools, the industry could thrive. Customers rely on our team to deliver:


  • Class leading datasets to enhance their understanding of real-time risk
  • Streamlined data analysis and automated processes
  • Cutting edge risk models driven by the latest developments in AI and machine learning to deliver greater efficiencies
  • Transparent insights into the behaviours that correlate to claims
  • The latest innovations in technology to help them succeed
  • All delivered through beautifully designed web applications


Our product suite does the heavy lifting so that our clients can focus their expertise on innovative risk management and pricing.


We’re data scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and insurance specialists. We’re also guitarists, rally drivers, athletes, art collectors and investors. We’re an astonishingly diverse bunch with shared values and this suits the way we work.


With backing from insurance and deep tech investors, and a passionate and driven team based in London and Delhi NCR, we’re looking for exceptional people excited by our vision to help us make it happen.


The Role


We are currently seeking a Senior Test Automation Engineer to join our rapidly expanding London based team.


Developing market leading products that solve real problems for our customers is at the heart of everything we do. Working within our Engineering team, you’ll be responsible for crafting high quality, scalable software, taking functional and non-functional requirements and ensuring the end result is exceptionally reliable software.


Effective communication of your ideas is essential as you'll be interacting with stakeholders throughout the business. You'll need to be able to articulate complex technical details clearly and concisely using non-technical terms.


This role is full of opportunity to innovate, design and create in a fast-paced environment where our focus is functional output and customer value, whilst maintaining a high level of quality within the software that we create.


We're looking for someone who believes that doing something twice is enough of a reason to script it for next time.


You will be responsible for executing test schedules as well as providing constructive feedback throughout the development lifecycle, so technical knowledge, confidence and excellent communication skills are essential.


You will have the ability to specify test strategy, analyse product changes, derive a test schedule for each release and pursue these through to product delivery.


You are an effective communicator with an inquisitive nature and logical mindset. Working with fellow developers, designers and business analysts you will help shape our product within an agile working environment.


The ability to take initiative is key; at Concirrus you will never be micro-managed as we believe that freedom breeds innovation and productivity. Asking questions is considered a strength and we hold each other accountable to the highest standards.


Major Responsibilities


  • Collaborate closely with our product delivery team, performing testing across our web application.
  • Analyse product requirements and assist in test plan creation. Develop Test cases and automation suites within Sprints using appropriate testing techniques to ensure sufficient test coverage.
  • Execute automated, manual tests and maintain test logs.
  • Take ownership and pride over the software you test, attention to detail is key, ensuring support and continuous improvements to delivered software. Report defects found during test execution through standard defect management system.
  • Bring knowledge of the latest test automation technologies, industry trends and best practices to keep Concirrus at the forefront of technological advancement.
  • Ensure test environments are fully available and stable.
  • Capture test metrics data of the project and support metrics management process.
  • Collaborate with the wider team, sharing ideas, knowledge and technical designs.
  • Escalate Quality risks and issues in appropriate forums and improve the overall system quality by identifying issues and common patterns.
  • Active involvement in the Agile process and Release process. Get involved in creating the acceptance criteria as well as highlight any dependencies for user stories.
  • Contribute towards the enhancement of test automation frameworks.


Key Attributes


Essential:

  • 2+ years of software testing experience in a professional setting.
  • Unix commands knowledge.
  • UI Automation testing (Selenium, Cypress, JUnit, etc).
  • API Automation testing (Rest Assured, Apache HTTP, etc).
  • Coding experience with Java.
  • Experience working with Agile and BDD practices.
  • Experience on RESTful API (Postman) or browser DevTools usage.
  • Experience with SQL and No-SQL databases (MySQL, Mongo DB, Cassandra or similar) and Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with JavaScript end-to-end testing tools like Cypress.


Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with Git or similar source control platforms.
  • Familiarity with diagnostic tools like Fiddler, Postman etc.
  • Understanding of non-functional testing.
  • Knowledge of cross-browser testing automation.


Benefits


As well as the opportunity to work on projects that you enjoy in an environment you’ll love, we like to look after our team members at Concirrus. Here are some of our perks…


  • Flexible, outcome driven, working environment.
  • We pay competitively with regular pay reviews.
  • Share option scheme so you get to own a piece of the pie.
  • Pension scheme with generously matched contribution.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Learning & Development fund for all employees.
  • 25 days annual leave (plus public holidays).
  • Spacious, modern offices a stone’s throw from the culinary delights of Borough Market, and with a pub almost on our doorstep.
  • Coffee and snacks are all on hand in the office to keep you fuelled.
  • Friday FED talks – like TED talks, but you get fed (on us).
  • Monthly team drinks, birthday cakes and social events.
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle2Work schemes, plus seasonal flu vaccinations.
  • Plus, we’re always on the lookout for creative ways to look after our employees and encourage them to come to us when they have an idea or need.


Interview Process


If selected, the interview process will be as follows:

  1. Online code test (120 mins)
  2. Technical interview (45 mins)
  3. Hiring manager interview (45 mins)

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time