Senior Software developer in Test
Sage Pay Europe Limited
Reading, GB
3d ago

Sage is a global company with a local heart. The market leader for cloud-based accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, and payroll software, we empower the world’s business heroes from single-

person startups to large enterprises. Our people are passionate and positive. We inspire our colleagues to serve business builders everywhere and champion their success.

As a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 colleagues across 24 countries, we do business the right way, while giving back to our local communities through the Sage Foundation. Be Sage, build on.

Job Description

The Senior SDET is an inspiring automation leader who influences and supports Sage groups to break new ground, overcome challenges, and reach new levels of automation achievement.

The Senior SDET is an expert with the automation technologies, architecture and processes and can analyse, plan, coordinate and drive multiple complex automation initiatives, projects and systems to meet automation deliverables.

This individual is expected to significantly extend the depth of technology and processes across functions.#LI-NM1

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the definition of automation architectural objectives, strategies, processes, standards and metrics and coach other disciplines so they understand how and when to add most value to a project through automation.
  • Lead in the analysis, design, development, and ongoing maintenance of complex automated tests and automation architecture for multiple products aligning with Sage current and future marketplace needs.
  • Lead automation architectural plans, scope, schedule and implementation of test and project level architecture within the automation framework.
  • This will involve communicating both internally and externally with cross functional areas impacted by automation.

  • Drive research and discovery for opportunity or improvement within automation architecture, developing and enhancing existing tools, researching and recommending tools and pushing even better practices than may be standard in the industry.
  • Design architectural concepts for the development, execution, analysis, and presentation of performance / benchmark, load, and scalability testing based on product requirements.
  • Lead tooling solutions for both test and development teams
  • Carry out such tasks as directed to meet the needs of the business Key performance indicators :
  • Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually sharp, capable, and agile.
  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal andexternal customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it forimprovements in products and services; acts with customers in mind.
  • Spends their time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in onthe critical few and puts the trivial many aside;
  • can quickly sense what will helpor hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

  • Negotiates skilfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups;can settle differences with minimum noise;
  • can be both direct and forceful aswell as diplomatic; gains trust quickly; has a good sense of timing.

  • Effectively copes with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and actwithout having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air;
  • doesn'thave to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk anduncertainty.

  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high levelof accomplishment. Picks up on technical things quickly;
  • is good at learning newindustry, company, product, or technical knowledge like Internet technology;does well in technical courses and seminars.

  • Relishes leading; takes unpopular stands if necessary; encourages direct and tough debate; is looked to for direction in a crisis;
  • faces adversity head on; energized by tough challenges.

  • Can negotiate skilfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise;
  • gains trust quickly; has a good sense of timing. Skills, know-how and experience : Must have :

  • Expert in automated testing tools, architecture / frameworks, techniques, coding languages and methodologies with the complementary ability to drive change within the organization using these solutions and some that are new to the industry whilst balancing the organisation's need for stability and change.
  • Ability to create alignment broadly across the organization and empowers others to make decisions, while building and managing broad participation in the decision process
  • Experience in working alongside Development Leads to advise on how to make our products more testable and in coordinating architectural efforts across automation projects using reliable and maintainable processes
  • Experience with providing creative solutions to group problems regarding existing architecture, projects, and methodologies Technica know how : Must Have
  • Java / C# or any other modern language
  • Selenium Webdriver / Cucumber
  • GIT / SVN
  • Understanding of test automation patterns Preferred :
  • Appium / Protractor
  • Jenkins / Teamcity / Bamboo
  • Angular and Restful Services Product United Kingdom Reading
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