Senior Software Developer in Test (6 month FPE), Defence

London | Defence

Join our defence and national security business and you’ll be helping users plan and train to meet the most complex security threats in the world. Working alongside experts in AI and Machine Learning, computational modelling and distributed systems, you’ll be putting multiplayer technology to life-saving use.

We are keen to hire a Senior SDET to join us on a 6 month fixed period to provide hands on framework building experience for our delivery teams. The person who fills this role will also be expected to provide knowledge sharing and mentoring to our growing SDET group. We envisage that you will help shape and share our processes around automation as a whole.

The testing function aims to provide easy-to-use and useful tools and frameworks for our Defence engineering division and the partners and vendors that we collaborate with. This enables them to test, release and operate their high-quality products quickly, reliably, repeatedly, safely and with confidence. Shipping the highest quality software to our customers and partners will be central to the long-term success of our simulation platforms.

Areas for Impact

  • You will be an individual contributor on a project team for a highly strategic piece of work.
  • You will guide your delivery team in choosing & implementing the right automation solutions that work for them.
  • You will design, build and delivery of a range of test tools and frameworks to ensure high-quality software delivery to our customers and partners.
  • You will help with the implementation of continuous integration and delivery for the software stacks we support.
  • You will be a natural collaborator able to share the rationale for the decisions you have made in building out your frameworks with your peers.
  • You will be the domain expert and voice of quality and rigour through testing, automation, delivery and monitoring.
  • You will have the ability and desire to help other developers improve their development, workflow and testing practices.

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

  • Habitually take a risk-based approach to testing to support the more challenging decisions around automation.
  • Accustomed to guiding your delivery team in the decomposition of requirements to make them testable.
  • Solid, demonstrable, experience of coding in at least 1 OOP language. (You will be asked to get hands on as part of the interview process to show us what you can do!)
  • Hands on experience in programming in Golang  or the desire to get hands on with Golang with support from the team around you.
  • Have contributed to the testing of models and simulations or have a very strong desire to get into this space supported by the practice around you.
  • Built test automation frameworks and toolsets from one or more of the following perspectives: UI, API, Websocket, integration, end-to-end and performance.
  • You have experience working on the development of test tools, frameworks and harnesses in a modern, cloud-based software environment.
  • You have experience releasing software in production via continuous integration and delivery systems (i.e. Jenkins, Buildkite, or other commercial solutions) and familiar with their setup and maintenance.
Current or recent UK security vetting clearance (SC) is advantageous but not mandatory. While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role.

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