Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer
Dublin Permanent Hybrid Negotiable Ref:

Job Description

My Dublin based client is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join their team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all areas of test automation, including building maintaining and documenting adopted Test Automation Frameworks;
  • Define the test strategy for new functionality focusing on achieving the optimal test approach for all functional and non-functional scope;
  • Develop, automate and maintain highly effective test cases leveraging automation to optimise test cycle times and the lead time for delivery of new functionality;
  • Ensure comprehensive and transparent test coverage for new and existing product features;
  • Implement best of breed, scalable solutions according to defined patterns and practices;
  • Responsible for application integration testing with all required systems, databases and services;
  • Works closely with the Software Engineers to understand the codebase and the unit test coverage and to ensure the testability for a given feature;
  • Responsible for working with the Product Owner to understand business requirements and carry out quality assurance checks on the developed solutions;
  • Work as part of a Scrum team using Agile practices and adhering to the values and principles;
  • Promote testing best practices within the Delivery team;
  • Researching test tools, methodologies, and trends and working on continuous process improvement initiatives within the companies Quality Practice;
  • Mentor the more junior SDETs within the team and ensure they are following testing and coding best practices;
  • Recommend, augment, and implement the usage of proven automation tools, technologies and techniques that can be leveraged across the Delivery teams in collaboration with the Quality Practice Lead;
  • Automation peer code review; and
  • Define and leverage stubbing/mocking approaches where feasible to ensure robust automation suites are in place that provide quick feedback.

Experience Required

  • Analytical and can analyse unit test coverage reports and collaborate with the Software Engineers to ensure any unit test coverage gaps are identified and addressed;
  • Excellent database testing experience in the areas of functional, load, capacity and performance;
  • Proven ability to create robust and stable automated integration/functional/regression tests with transparent reporting on the automated coverage;
  • Strong programming background with Java (8 + preferable) with experience building automation frameworks for both API and UI tier validation;
  • Demonstrate experience working in a test-driven environment with continuous integration pipelines managing the orchestration of feature and regression test packaging & execution;
  • Demonstrate hands on experience of testing code quality & metric production & the implementation of quality gates;
  • Previous experience mentoring and providing guidance and support to the junior members of the team;
  • Agile tester mindset and approach that has experience defining test approaches that maximise the Return in Investment from automation and enable Continuous Delivery;
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence the Delivery Team on Software Quality best practices and ensuring testable high-quality software;
  • Proven ability to assess inefficiencies in testing strategies and the successful execution of improvement initiatives;

Technical

  • Hands on experience of database script management using Redgate, Datical, MS SQL Server or other Relational Database;
  • Networking & Communication Protocols and DNS, TCPIP, UDP, HTTP HTTPS, SSL, FTP, SCP, SOAP & REST;
  • Languages – Java, MS SQL, Powershell & Bash;
  • Testing Frameworks/Tooling – BDD, Cucumber, TestNG, JUnit, NUnit, JQuery, Selenium, Serenity & Mockito;
  • OAuth, SAML, SMTP, MAPI;
  • Version Control Systems – Azure Devops Git;
  • Experience of writing a test framework or at a minimum maintaining one;
  • Experiencing owning and defining the test strategy for new features and breaking it down into the corresponding test types and building and executing an effective automation strategy for these;
  • Experience of using an automated maven build, to trigger tests;
  • Excellent knowledge of the maven lifecycle;
  • Good Java development Skills and experience of writing unit, integration and BDD Tests;
  • Experience of writing BDD Test suites with Gherkin, Cucumber and Junit;
  • Experience of best of breed practices in relation to test delivery;
  • Excellent java and git skills; and
  • Has written automated tests using one of the following Frameworks/Libraries: Serenity, Selenium, Cucumber, Rest Assured.

Necessary Qualifications / Skills

  • Minimum 5 years- experience in a similar role
  • 3rd level qualification (honours degree), preferably in a related discipline

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