Senior Test Engineer
Salary £40000 - £45000 per annum
Consultant Jonathan Basnett
Date posted 27 January 2017
SSP is a global provider of technology systems and solutions across the entire insurance industry. Based in Halifax, they provide core technology solutions, distribution and trading capability, advanced analytics and solution delivery. They are looking for talented Senior Test Engineers to join our Electronic Trading Team based from our Halifax office paying £35,000 - £45,000 dependant on experience.
They work with 8 of the top 10 UK insurers, 4 of the top 10 global insurers and over 40% of UK brokers. Their broking technology processes transactions worth over £5 billion gross written premium and our teams are responsible for developing and delivering some of the most cutting edge software in the insurance market. By helping our customers to define their requirements, SSP map the journey and build the solution.
What being a Senior Test Engineer with SSP will involve:
This position requires a self-motivated individual who can collaborate in a fast-paced environment despite incomplete specifications and minimal direct supervision. You will have the ability to manage a small test team, managing workloads, setting priorities, providing guidance, training, and advice. You may be required to undertake some management responsibilities. This will involve providing leadership, and functional guidance and direction to individuals. Your focus will be on mentoring and developing them to achieve their maximum potential. You must have strong experience of test automation using Selenium or Soap UI with C# or Java within Agile and waterfall environments.
You must have experience of working with Waterfall, V-model and Agile testing methodologies – BDD, TDD, Exploratory Testing etc. and an in depth knowledge of software testing procedures. Strong technical testing experience, with the ability to create complete test automation frameworks using open source technologies. It would be advantageous for you to have experience of using any Continuous Integration tools (e.g. Jenkins) and version control solutions (TFS preferred).
Based from our Halifax offices, there may be travel across the UK with ad hoc requirements to undertake international travel.
What experience we look for from you:
- Testing both manual and automation. For automation, experience with Selenium, SOAPUI and jMeter
- Practical experience of working in a QA/Testing environment with an aptitude for analysing customer requirements
- Proficiency in web technologies and programming languages, with particular skills in C#, .NET, Java Script, XML
- Experience in creating test automation frameworks
- Version control (e.g. TFS)
- Continuous Integration (e.g. Jenkins)
- ISEB Intermediate or ISTQB Advanced are highly desirable
- Relevant Insurance industry knowledge, Insurer/Broker/Underwriter (preferably for both Commercial and Personal Lines) or IT Financial systems experience would be an advantage
- Must be willing and able to undertake international travel if required
A career with us:
SSP believes the most valuable asset for any business is the people it employs. It is crucial therefore to employ and invest in the best. We have a strong, clear vision – to be the leading provider of insurance technology software – and our values describe what makes SSP unique, and capture the SSP spirit that runs through everything we do. The Senior Test Engineer plays a crucial role in delivering our vision and values through you, your team and the business.
We reserve the right to withdraw a vacancy prior to the closing date.
Note to Agencies: We currently have a preferred suppliers list in place and we are not looking to engage wider to this.
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