Automation Test Engineer - Consultant
BT Group
Ireland, United Kingdom
14h ago

purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities.

We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

Security is the fastest-growing part of our business. In a world where the bad guys are getting smarter and cyber-attacks are on the rise, it’s more important than ever that our security teams bring their A-game.

By joining us as an Automation Testing Engineer, you’ll be able to help us change the world for the better.

You’ll be developing and supporting secure applications and systems to combat cyber-crime and threats to the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure for both BT and our customers.

What you'll be doing

Joining a team of world class engineers, you’ll be working on a huge range of Test Automation projects.

We are looking for individuals that can leverage their extensive technical experience and academic studies to meet our rigorous and challenging delivery objectives and standards.

We need you to be able to solve complex security problems and apply industry best practice in all aspects of software engineering, systems engineering or cyber-

security and have a detailed working knowledge of development methodologies, including Agile and Lean.

As a member of the Test Profession you will have numerous opportunities to grow your career. We are currently looking for technical test leads and automation experts.

As a high end technical tester or test automator / lead you will be expected to be a proficient software engineer to help mobilise and drive our test automation frameworks.

Depending on your role you will may also be responsible for managing people and developing the next generation of test automation experts.

Essential professional skills for the role commensurate with the grade applied for :

Hands on, proven and demonstrable experience of designing, building and maturing automation frameworks from scratch, including :

Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD)


Detailed knowledge of the Unit, SAT and Integration phases of the test lifecycle.

An in depth working knowledge of the full engineering life-cycle and Systems Engineering (IVV&T) practices from requirements / user story capture and decomposition through to integration and acceptance.

Hands on, proven and demonstrable experience of building test infrastructure and environments, authoring automated tests and evaluating features in order to create complex tests.

In depth knowledge of software methodologies including Waterfall / V model, agile, lean, incremental.

Hands on, proven and demonstrable experience of driving test efficiency and effectiveness through solid automation principles.

These are the essential technical skills we are looking for :

Proficient user of but not limited to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Jenkins, Selenium, Appium, Eggplant, Junit Automated testing, Eclipse (including MAVEN), LoadRunner.

Web services testingSOA

Multiple environment testing (Web, front / back end, cross browser)

Evidence of testing on multiple platforms such as Linux (CentOs, Ubuntu) and Windows and within different languages Mongo, XML, VB, Java, C#, .

Net, HTML, AngularJS, JSON, C ,SQL / MySql / NoSql, Mongo

API, Stub and Harness Testing

It is essential that the role holder has up-to date and proven hands on experience of Jenkins, Test Rail, HP ALM or the Atlassian suite (JIRA, Confluence) specifically for automated test execution and automated defect creation.

Scripting languages e.g.Python, Javascript, PHP, Bash, PowerShell

A professional certification in Agile or within the ISTQB framework would be highly desirable.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

A degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field of study

Experience working to multiple deadlines

Due to the nature of the work our team undertake, you’ll need to be security cleared to be able to join us. This means you’ll need to meet our residency criteria*

Why choose us?

Security is part of our DNA we’ve been at the forefront of cyber security development ever since our very own Tommy Flowers carried out ground-

breaking work in encryption with Alan Turing during the Second World War.

And because we’ve been doing this for such a long time, we’re a truly trusted partner, so by joining us you’ll have the opportunity to work on projects and accounts that aren’t open to others.

We’re looking for outstanding people to join our team of 3,000 experts. They shield BT and our customers - including nation states, government, armed forces, emergency services, banks and retail outlets -

to keep them safe from cyber-attacks. We work closely with global law enforcement agencies too, all in support of a safer connected world.

By helping us protect the entire country, the work you do will benefit everyone in the UK.

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. Diversity makes sense for us, our customers and our ambitions. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed.

That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

  • You must be born or naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK.
  • Candidates must normally have been a resident in the UK for the nine of out the last ten years prior to their application and this is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK.

    You’ll still be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Armed Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, studied abroad or lived overseas with your parents.


    We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed.

    That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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