Software Test Automation Engineer
|Job Title:||Software Test Automation Engineer|
|Contact Name:||Aleksandra Kontra|
|Job Published:||July 26, 2018 15:03|
This is an exciting opportunity to test and validate the next generation of grid applications within orchestrated microservice environments. Working within a team of highly experienced Java software designers and test engineers in the Edinburgh office, this role will aid in the testing and delivery of real-time analytics for the electricity grid.
*Creation, execution and maintenance of the product test solution.
*Use industry standard test tools to develop manual and automated tests in a variety of programming languages.
*Work in a multi-disciplined team to uncover and debug problems at the earliest stage of development.
*Working within the Software Solutions (SWS) organization and the Wide-Area Monitoring Product Development Team:
*Be an active participant in the definition of the product test strategy.
*Create test solutions appropriate to the product needs.
*Derive testable requirements and scenarios from customer requirements documentation and Agile user stories.
*Create and run manual tests.
*Create and maintain automated tests.
*Develop and maintain regression tests for production code.
*Implement and maintain test environments and perform compatibility testing.
*Work with our Operations Team and other engineers to replicate, identify and log defects
*Be responsible for ensuring an audit trail for all test activities.
*Be the voice of the customer during product development discussions.
*Keep up-to-date on current test technologies and processes.
*Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or equivalent
*Proven experience developing test solutions either manually or in a test automation environment.
*Experienced in writing / executing test cases against large distributed systems.
*Hands-on working knowledge of any standard Linux shell-scripting language.
*Working knowledge of any major Linux distribution.
*Working knowledge of Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016.
*Working knowledge of Ethernet protocol (IEEE 802.3), including VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q), and IP layer, including protocols (UDP/TCP), and their analysis using tools such as Wireshark.
*Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new technological challenges.
*A proactive approach to problem-solving.
*Capacity to work autonomously and to take proper initiative.
*Ability to organise and work under deadlines, while producing quality deliverables.
*Good team skills.
*Good communication skills.
*Experience of microservice environments, containerisation and the Kubernetes orchestration environment is highly desirable.
*Experience of working in a DevOps environment is also advantageous.
Nice to have:
*Familiarity with power engineering concepts / electricity transmission and distribution grids
*Familiarity with WAMS concepts and synchrophasor measurements
*Experience with virtualization platforms
*Experienced in writing / executing test cases within a microservices architecture.
*Experienced with Apache/Confluent Kafka.
*Working knowledge of any of the following protocols: IEEE C37.118, DNP3, MODBUS, IEC 60870-5-104 or IEC 61850.
*Process and methodology oriented.
*Highly collaborative and able to work across the organization to accomplish common goals.
It the above sounds like you, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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