Test Automation Manager
London, United Kingdom
2d ago

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities.

Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating.

We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued. (SSG)

This is an opportunity for a highly self-motivated and confident thinker, able to work as part of a team to understand potential threats, who can perform highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects.

You will also influence the development of BT technical policy.

You’ll be working within a fast paced, constantly evolving team, that own the delivery and assurance of world class secure platforms that make a real difference to our Customers.

From operating systems, build automation, deployment, monitoring, data storage, virtualisation and in-life management and audit, you’ll be delivering the platforms that many of our deliveries depend upon.

You'll have the following responsibilities

  • Provide the technical direction for the build and assurance of world class secure platforms, through the creation of high and low level designs.
  • Be hands on in the build and assurance of systems.
  • Use automation technologies as a standard part of platform build.
  • Work directly with customers to understand and capture requirements / user stories, through to integration, acceptance and customer sign, ensuring delivered solutions align to customer expectations.
  • Lead delivery teams by providing delivery management to ensure on time and high quality delivery.
  • Provide technical coaching and mentoring to more junior team members and presenting information to senior stakeholders.
  • You'll have the following skills & experience

  • Significant technical leadership and delivery experience
  • Strong configuration managed approach to code management and use within continuous integration workflows, utilising tools such as git or subversion
  • Hands on, proven and demonstrable experience of designing, building and maturing automation frameworks from scratch, including : Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) TDD / BDD and knowledge of the Unit, SAT and Integration phases of the test lifecycle.
  • Automation experience with Jenkins / robot frameworks and or scripting languages e.g. Python, Java script, PHP, Bash, PowerShell.
  • In depth knowledge of software methodologies including Waterfall / V model, agile, lean, incremental.
  • Proven hands on experience of HP ALM and or the Atlassian suite (X-Ray, JIRA, Confluence, TestRail) specifically for Release Management, Incident Management, Problem Management and Change Management.
  • Recent experience in testing large scale geographically diverse distributed networks type projects
  • Proficient in RedHat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 5 / 6 / 7.x (or equivalent) (Ideally with certification)
  • Ability to translate complex issues to the relevant senior audience, both verbally and written.
  • Security Clearance : The nature of our work means you willbe expected to obtain and maintain a DV clearance, so if you don’t currently have one, we will need to undertake pre security checks before starting the role with us.


  • On target Bonus (10%)
  • Free BT Broadband & BT Sport
  • Discounted TV & Mobile Packages
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications / qualifications
  • 3 paid for volunteering days a year
  • Optional benefits / rewards such as dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • Security isn’t always the first thing that people think of with BT, but it is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation.

    We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people - which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK.

    With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future whatever your background or experience.

    You can find out more about Security in BT

    In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age : BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries.

    With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed.

    Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.

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