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Software Development Engineer in Test

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  • Do you thrive in an exciting, dynamic and creative start-up environment, but also enjoy the security, resources and influence of an established and successful organisation?
  • Would you excel within a world-class and passionate team that loves what they do?
  • Are you looking for an influential role that can truly make a difference?

You will form an essential part of a collaborative, iterative and agile process within a multi-disciplined team helping deliver best in class digital solutions. This role provides a unique opportunity to define, support and grow an entirely new software quality capability within our digital delivery team. We are looking for someone who is predominantly a Software Engineer but with strong Testing capabilities.

Reporting directly to the Lead DevOps engineer you will be a valued member of the digital delivery centre team, contributing to the strategic direction of the technology and solutions delivered. With the movement towards integration and automation you will focus on testability, robustness, and performance for exciting new projects.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Node JS/ Java programming experience
  • Deep knowledge of the STLC & a passion for Software Quality
  • Collaborative skills - being open to pair programming and working closely with Developers, Designers and DevOps engineers in cross functional teams.
  • Experience in defining automated test environments forming part of the continuous integration pipeline
  • Understanding of Software Quality tools/frameworks (SonarQube, Robot)
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Scripting language or coding experience (Including bash and one other language)
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to process improvement initiatives.
  • Understanding of test and behaviour driven development.
  • Experience of running software in production


  • Experience building, customising, deploying, and managing the environment/ test automation frameworks
  • Experience verifying products scalability, reliability, consistency, and performance
  • A practical understanding of Cloud Native principles and techniques such as Microservices, Containers, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Infrastructure-as-code.
  • Understanding of Configuration Management tooling (Ansible, Chef, Puppet etc)
  • Exposure to Gherkin syntax.

So why us?

This role is based in a hi-tech Digital Delivery Centre in the heart of Manchester, where you will be working alongside the best engineers in the world. We have the top two floors in the Neo Building which has undergone a £8m refurbishment, neighbours in the building amongst others including Microsoft.

  • Competitive salary - option to increase by opting for 40 hours per week rather than 37 hours
  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bonus annually dependant upon personal performance
  • Pluralsight account - unlimited online training for development and DevOps skills
  • Employee Learning Scheme - £250 per year towards any learning activity of your choice
  • Discounts for a whole range of retailers and experiences

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