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QA Test Automation Specialist

LOCATION: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Act! has one purpose – to fuel small business growth.  We do so by delivering modern and innovative software and services, purpose-built for the unique needs of today’s small businesses. Act! is a recognized leader in the small business segment for solutions that drive customer acquisition and retention.

Act! is currently looking for a QA Test Automation Specialist to join our all-star team of dynamic, passionate, and innovative individuals. If you are interested in joining Act! Nation and Living the Exclamation please send your resume to the link provided.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Updating and maintaining CI/CD pipelines, Jenkins jobs, etc
  • Creating test automation scripts using a test automation framework
  • Assisting in the development, maintenance, and advancement of our automated test framework
  • Writing scripts for debugging
  • Logging software defects with all relevant details (debug logs, network logs, initial root cause analysis, etc) and tracking the defect to closure
  • Working with QA and Development to explain issues and suggest solutions
  • Regularly and frequently communicating the status of test automation to sprint teams and QA leadership
  • Exploring new testing tools and techniques and making recommendations to QA leadership
  • Designing, writing, and executing automated tests for both API execution and UI functionality
  • Review and perform static whitebox and blackbox analysis of automated test scripts

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience with Jenkins CI/CD tools and processes 
  • Experience with test automation/management tools
  • Experience with investigative analysis tools (Perfmon, Fiddler, HTTPWatch, YSlow, etc)
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite JIRA and/or automation of those tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency in python, C#, Powershell, and JavaScript
  • Self-starter who likes to be challenged and solve tough technical issues
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative online work environment; experience working in Scrum/Agile development environments preferred
  • Mature interpersonal skills with an ability to work independently with minimal oversight or direction 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Key Advantages and Plusses:

  • TeamCity experience
  • Information security testing experience
  • Load/capacity testing experience
  • Usability testing (manual or automated)
  • VMWare vSphere experience
  • LamdaTest Cross-Browser Testing Tool experience

Act! Benefits

In addition to a great work environment and coworkers surrounding you, Act! offers a generous benefits package. We utilize all major providers making the transition to a new company as easy as possible.
Paid holidays
Friday Afternoon Club
Fearless Challenge
Living The Exclamation Awards
Fitness Center
Eco-transportation & parking
Tasty Tuesdays
Employee Engagement & Wellness programs
Learning & Development Program

Global

Medical
Dental
Vision
401k
Short Term & Long Term Disability
Life & AD&D
Accident Coverage
Critical Illness
Legal Program

United States

Contributory Pension Scheme
25+ days Annual leave
Childcare Vouchers
Computershare Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Simply Health Cash Back Scheme

United Kingdom

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