Automation Test Analyst

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Jul 22, 2021
Technology Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Havant or Reading

Salary: up to £54,556 depending on skills and experience + bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE is a British FTSE 35 Company and is one of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK. Our business is powered by talented, enthusiastic people in a whole range of roles - supporting, co-ordinating and driving the business to meet our responsibilities and achieve our company goals. We are looking for a Senior IT Automation Test Analyst to join our team based at our office in Reading or Havant

The role will be in SSE's Business Energy business which is responsible for supplying energy in a reliable and sustainable way to over 500,000 business customers in the UK ranging from start-ups to large national corporates. Through leveraging the strengths of the SSE Group, SSE Business Energy can support our customers to adopt a sustainable business approach through the provision of renewable energy, energy optimisation services and advice on how to use sustainability to drive business advantage.

What is the Role?

The Senior Test Analyst will provide quality assurance for IT Changes by planning, co-ordinating and executing testing in non-production environments through several structured test cycles. This work is essential to protect the integrity of the live systems and minimise the risks to the business from IT change.

- As a Senior Test Analyst, you will be expected to lead test activities on projects, taking ownership and managing through to successful completion.

- Act as a test automation subject matter expert, develop a long-term test automation strategy and build automation frameworks that deliver proven efficiencies.

- Maintain existing, and build new automated test scripts

- Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying industry best practice

- Implement Continuous Integration

- Ensure proper traceability, version control and configuration management of all test objects developed

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, you will have proven experience of:

- Implementing automated tests in an Event Driven solution

- Testing API's and Message Queues

- Working in a Test Driven Development environment

- Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD), ideally using Azure DevOps

You will also need excellent planning, communication and stakeholder engagement skills as you will engage with senior stakeholders. A strong understanding and hands-on experience using Microsoft Azure, dotnet Core, MVC WebAPI and Azure DevOps, or similar technologies, is required.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact [email protected] / 01738 275846.

If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.