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Group Technology and Operations (T&O) enables and empowers the bank with an efficient, nimble and resilient infrastructure through a strategic focus on productivity, quality & control, technology, people capability and innovation. In Group T&O, we manage the majority of the Bank's operational processes and inspire to delight our business partners through our multiple banking delivery channels.
We are seeking a technically strong candidate to join the team as a SDET Lead who will work closely with other Engineers, Architects, and DevOps engineers to help us deliver quality software in a reliable and predictable manner using test automation. You will be a technical mentor for your team members and work closely with your peers, managers, product, design and operations teams to deliver solutions that meet business requirements.
Define and implement end to end test strategy and test automation for Bank's major initiatives
Provide technical leadership and guidance to both team members and project peers
Champion engineering excellence, establishing metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement
Participate in all Scrum meetings and rituals
Assist teams and stakeholders in writing appropriate test criteria for each user story during sprint planning meetings
Collaborate with developers to write automated unit tests prior to writing feature code.
Facilitate and encourage testing with end users.
Coach and mentor Consumer Banking Technology (C2E) Application teams on agile testing and test automation.
Device the test environment strategy for C2E
Manage and govern the E2E test environments
Define and manage E2E test data for various initiatives
Bachelor's degree with 5-8 years of experience in leading the testing on large complex projects/programmes
Hands-on experience with agile methodology and strong technical knowledge - able to code
Significant hands-on experience in solution design in the development of automated tests leveraging Java using BDD tools such Cucumber
Problem-solving skills and the abilities to analyse quantitatively, understand product technical requirements and effectively translate to testing deliverables.
Experience automating testing in multiple technologies -Mobile, Web, Microservices,
Experience automating through the UI, API and web services
Understanding of Web fundamentals (HTTP, REST, JSON etc.), 2 tier/3 tier architectures.
Mobile applications testing and automation (native applications, mobile browsers, remote devices)
Understanding of Microservices architecture and Stubbing (good if he/she has knowledge of spring frameworks and wire mock)
Understanding of Message Queues, Kafka - how to test
Experience in building and maintenance of Automation Frameworks (or at least understand the package structure and different aspects of it)
Excellent knowledge of Data models, database queries and knowledge of RDBMS/NoSQL platforms.
Code versioning and build/deploy tools, CI/CD e.g. git, Jenkins etc.
Knowledge of QA practices: black box, white box testing; performance testing, regression and exploratory testing.
Experience in Ansible, Containers, Kubernetes etc. is a plus.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.