Lead Automation Tester

Lead Automation Test Engineer

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cloudThing solves complicated problems with great digital experiences. We combine Power Platform, DevSecOps, Data Science and Software Engineering to achieve measurable business outcomes for our clients. Headquartered in Birmingham and part of the Kerv Group, the combined Kerv Group is a £35m revenue global organisation, with over 330 employees, working with over 800 sector-leading clients, with offices in London, Birmingham, and Bangalore.  

cloudThing always selects the best technology fit for a project and therefore expects and encourages all our developers and designers to embrace the latest technologies, frameworks, and cloud deployment platforms. We relish the difficult problems and integration challenges and guarantee our developers are never bored. 

We are proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work by independent assessors in both the UK and India. We can offer you an inclusive, collaborative atmosphere to develop your skills as part of a global multi-discipline development team with opportunities to be mentored by forward-thinking architects.  

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Position  Lead Automation Test Engineer with 7 to 10 years of experience 
Primary Responsibility  Ensuring quality of functionally rich applications that delight customers 
Reporting To  Head of Testing 
Qualifications  Degree in relevant subject 
Experience  7 to 10 years 
Responsibilities  Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with; 

  • Automation Framework Design and Implementation 
  • Creation of robust Automation Test Plans 
  • Analysis of functional and non-functional use cases, and identification of automation candidates 
  • Effectively leading a multi-developer team and being the point of contact for the India Automation Team. 
  • Design, develop and maintain automated scripts, across multiple projects 
  • Creation of clear, meaningful Test Result Reports 
  • Co-coordination of Test and Development team members to prioritise & resolve issues quickly and effectively 
  • Being highly delivery focused and engaging effectively with all team members to drive projects forwards 
  • Mentor and guide junior automation engineers as required 
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested 


Skills  Essential  Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills; 

  • Experience with automating the entire regression test suite 
  • Automation experience using Selenium or similar  
  • Strong knowledge of testing theory and understanding of software verification  
  • Excellent communicator, capable of engaging at all levels with customers 
  • Ability to contribute to the Automation Test Strategy, and Tooling Strategy 
  • Create and maintain coding standards for automation, pushing the framework forward and maintaining it over time 
  • Development of Automation Tests which can be maintained and extended by the manual test community. 
  • Ability to develop automated functional tests, which exercise the UI, API and DB layers. 
  • Automation of non-functional tests, including load and security testing. 
  • Test Planning and estimation 
  • Establishing a technical understanding of the system under test 
  • Collaborate with and present improvement and ideas to other members of the test team 
Desirable  Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills; 

  • Experience in training other team members 
  • Database knowledge like MS SQL 
  • Remote work environment experience 
Personality  Essential, must have one of own! Additionally; 

  • excellent spoken and written communication 
  • an obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things! 
  • ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK 
  • ability to work flexibly to deliver on time to tight timescales 

Quick Facts

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Role: Lead Automation Test Engineer
Reporting: Head of Testing
Hours: Full Time - Hours
Location: India

Quick Facts

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Role: Lead Automation Test Engineer
Reporting: Head of Testing
Hours: Permanent
Location: India

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