Test Automation Engineer

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05 July 2020
Ordnance Survey
Location: All Locations
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Job Description

Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and a world-leading geospatial data and technology organisation. Serving government, business and citizens across Britain and the world, OS helps customers in virtually all sectors improve quality of life and were looking for people to join our journey…

As a country and globally, were all experiencing challenging times right now, but Ordnance Survey (OS) continues to support the nation with our accurate geospatial data and services. As an organisation we are embarking on an ambitious growth strategy in location data, insight and services. Innovating our products, services and technology to benefit our customers, businesses and people across Great Britain and globally. In order to do this, we want to continue adding new skills and capabilities to our business and even in these tough times, were able to use technology to recruit talent to OS.

About the role:

An opportunity to join our Test Community, to help improve the test capability in all aspects of the engineering lifecycle through. Youll work within an agile team, responsible for designing, writing and executing automated and manual test suites; to ensure adequate and effective test coverage and provide test assurance of the user stories in a test-first environment using cloud architecture. You will provide assurance at team retrospectives and planning sessions to ensure test best practice, continual improvements and appropriate standards are adhered to.

An opportunity to deliver the test activities to meet the functional and non-functional requirements and ambitions of our stakeholders, whist contributing to effective agile delivery. You will work closely with Software Engineers in conducting automation, exploratory and regression testing using test automation frameworks in a CI/CD environment.

What were looking for:

If youre interested in joining a team that lies at the heart of what OS is about, were looking for an individual that can demonstrate skills and experience in:
Software testing & industry best practice
Technical skills in test automation frameworks and languages
Allocating and prioritising own work and working across multiple delivery teams


Analytical skills, designing and implementing tests around TDD/BDD feature files for functional and non-functional test activities
Ability to define and lead on the appropriate end to end test approach
Agile methodologies and working closely with engineers, advising on process improvement
Testing on a cloud platform
Coaching and mentoring experience
Awareness of geospatial systems and technologies

The rewards:

We want you to love what you do. Thats why our benefits package rewards a job well done. Well give you:
Salary: £35,700 - £39,900 (dependent on experience)
Performance related bonus
Competitive pension
37 hour working week (with flexible working options)
25 days annual leave Plus bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas
Training and development We offer in-house training, a variety of masterclasses, bespoke training, study leave, access to learning resources and professional membership subscriptions
A wide range of additional benefits including free parking, paid volunteer day, support with health and wellbeing, sports and social activities, staff discount on over 500 national stores and more

Closing date:
Sunday 5th July2020

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.