QA Automation Engineer

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Type: permanent (Full-time)

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Lead QA Automation Engineer

About Us

Leighton: 30 years and counting. Experienced and agile. Trusted by some of the world’s biggest brands. We develop and deliver custom software. We use technology to make money, save money, create efficiencies, integrate systems, solve problems. To help our customers thrive. We have a pool of talent. To manage projects. Test to high standards. Create user experiences for every type of user. We include, include, include. Our service is personal. We know your name. We can do amazing things with tech. We’ve got the talent. We decide what’s best for our customer together.

Our Values

The Leighton culture defines how we do business and how we interact with our colleagues and customers. It makes us unique and provides us with a competitive advantage

We act with honesty and truth, always! We collaborate to bring our purpose to life in a caring and supportive way We nurture our amazing people to be the best version of themselves Passionate about what we do, proud of what we achieve Our curiosity inspires the amazing

The Role

We are looking for a highly skilled Lead QA Automation Engineer to spearhead our test automation efforts across our platform. In this role, you will take charge of all test automation activities, ensuring the quality and reliability of our web applications and REST APIs. Your responsibilities will include evaluating and enhancing our test automation processes, reviewing and optimizing the Cypress framework and test implementations, and leading code reviews to maintain high standards of quality.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

Extensive experience in QA automation, with a focus on web applications and REST APIs. Proficiency in test automation frameworks such as Cypress. Strong experience with CI/CD pipelines and integrating automation assets into the development process. Knowledge of mock services and their implementation to support automated testing. Familiarity with test automation tools and the ability to implement frameworks and test scripts from scratch. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. Strong API test experience, preferably with Postman. Proficient using Newman to support integration of postman collections with continuous integration & build systems.

Behaviours

An open and genuine communicator Able to take responsibility for your actions Always learning and wanting to improve Takes responsibility for own development Love what you do Value and support your team Embrace who you are Open minded and willing to explore new ideas

What We Offer

We value our team and to attract exceptional people, we offer an excellent package! In 2023 we were recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Tech by Great Place To Work UK, the global authority on workplace culture. As a Leighton employee you can look forward to: A competitive salary this will be dependent on experience. A contributory pension scheme 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and the opportunity to buy or sell holiday A flexible approach to working hours Continuous personal development, career path and training And more....

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