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Consulting Technical Test Architect

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: London - Hybrid
Categories: Change Delivery

Principal QA & Testing Engineer 

Working at our iconic office in King’s Cross, London.

Your new role at NewDay

As we transform our QA team into QE function to accelerate the flow of QUALITY product to our customers at NewDay! We're looking for some strong hands on technical quality engineers to help us achieve it.

The Quality Engineering teams that we’re establishing will help us improve testing methodologies & establish test template, collaborating with products and engineering teams to complement models like feature delivery combined with Shift left and help drive the future growth of NewDay.

About NewDay

We help people move forward with credit, and help our colleagues to move their careers forward too.

We use our highly flexible, scalable, and multi-product digital credit engine to power over 120 million transactions every year. Our brands include Aqua, marbles, fluid and Bip. We partner with leading brands such as John Lewis, AO, Argos and DEKO.

Over 5 million UK customers are supported by our award-winning customer service.

At NewDay, we value all types of diversity. We’re an equal opportunity employer and believe that our differences create a vibrant, authentic working culture. We want all our colleagues to feel able to bring their whole selves to work. We don’t discriminate on the basis of age, physical or mental disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and carer status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We make sure that every job is crafted to be inclusive and that people with disabilities or caring responsibilities can take part in the application and interview process. Tell us if you need accommodations: we’ll put reasonable adjustments in place to support you.

Our dynamic NewDay culture

We’re focused on what will drive impact in helping people move forward with credit. Our distinctive culture is geared to spark innovation and team working – with lots of open doors for development. Our customers can rely on us because we aim high, support each other, do the right thing and build for the future.

We invest in our colleagues. On top of a strong market competitive salary, you get a bonus opportunity that matches the impact (delivery + values) you drive in your role. We also help you retire better with market leading pensions.

At NewDay, #yourwellbeing matters: NewWork, our flexible, hybrid working approach, helps you to manage your work/life balance - and even bolt on work time in other countries before or after your holiday. And when you’re in the office, you get free healthy breakfast, fresh juices, lunch, barista coffee etc.

Our tax efficient green car and cycle to work schemes save you money (and help the planet).

You get 26 days holiday and can buy up to 5 more after probation. Then you’ll get extra days as you build your career with us.

Ask your Talent Acquisition Partner to tell you more about any of our perks.

0-12 months you'll deliver

  • Be hands-on leader in Quality Engineering organisation having main objectives to improve testing efficiency, cost and quality.
  • Work alongside multi-functional teams to understand objectives and capture automation requirements.
  • Perform technical analysis and design software automation test architecture by evaluating and comparing various tools – Pros vs Cons
  • Provides overall leadership on test strategy, automation framework, test script design & execution, test script code reviews and drive automation standard methodologies.
  • Help establish mechanism to find root causes of issues and clearly communicate across multiple audiences. Define and publish key performance metrics for the automated testing
  • Responsible for the research and implementation of sophisticated automation features including self healing mechanisms, script-less automation.
  • Help in developing and improving the automation skills within the team thereby contributing to people's growth

Principal QA / Test Architect - Day to Day 

  • Be technical hands-on leader in Quality Engineering organisation having main objectives to improve testing efficiency, cost and quality.
  • Work alongside Product and engineering teams to understand objectives and capture automation requirements.
  • Be responsible of keeping all the stakeholders informed by defining and publish key performance metrics for the automated testing.
  • Perform technical analysis and design software automation test architecture by evaluating and comparing various tools – Pros vs Cons

Provide overall Hands on leadership towards:

  • Designing/developing the Automation Strategy and framework.
  • Leading the design, development, debugging and implementation of test automation scripts.
  • Reviewing of Test script code and implement automation best methodologies/practices.
  • Helping establish mechanism to find root causes of issues/failures, resulting in reduction of time to resolution.
  • Be responsible for the research and implementation of advanced automation features including self healing mechanisms, script-less automation.
  • Lead a team of 6-9 automation testers. Help in developing and improving the automation skills within the team thereby contributing to people's growth

What you'll bring

We need knowledge, experience + expertise in:

  • Extensive proven experience in software QA & Test program development. Extensive experience automating testing experience of software.

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    Hands on experience with a variety of test tools/frameworks including but not limited to Selenium, Appium, TestNG, JUnit, Cucumber/Gherkin. Proficient with REST/RESTFUL web-services, Git hub, TeamCity, Octopus, Jenkins, Postman.

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    Proficiency with 2 or more of following programming languages/frameworks: C, C++, C#, Java, VB, Python.

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    Good understanding of cloud resources (AWS, Azure) and DevOps concepts (containerization, pipelines)

Personal Attributes:

  • Have a passion and strong focus for delivering Quality products in automated fashion.
  • Love collaborating to deliver outcomes, putting the customer/user first.
  • Be willing to grow, learn and lead by example.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity.
  • Brings external perspectives to the team.

Where next?

In the NewDay Tech team, you’ll join an Expert or Leader career pathway. This will guide you on what your next step here could look like, with regular and open feedback to help you build capabilities to move forward.

Let’s talk about this role – contact talent@newday.co.uk

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