Principal Automation Engineer
Yell National Resourcing Team - Reading

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oManage defects ensuring they are correctly recorded, reported, followed up, and retested for effective resolution.
oContribute towards the development and implementation of quality improvement plans for the NM Technical environment.
oContribute to the success of the scrum team or wider QA team even if a particular task might exceed the requirements of a strict role definition.
oTake responsibility for personal development in the role, keeping abreast with technologies, test tools, test techniques.
oMentoring and educating the wider technology team.

Experience & Personal Attributes Required:
(Please state where the attributes are * Essential / *Desirable to the role)

oEssential: Strong team player
oEssential: Strong Communication and Interpersonal skills at all levels.
oEssential: Commitment to timely achievement of business goals with high technical excellence.
oEssential: Strong background in Technical testing and QA: design, planning, creation, execution.
oEssential: Strong experience with common test automation and test management tools e.g. QTP, Selenium, Xpath, and Quality Centre.
oEssential: Experience with test automation frameworks e.g. keyword driven, data driven, hybrid.
oEssential: Knowledge of Scrum and/or agile development techniques, ideally in a test driven development environment.
oEssential: Understanding of large-scale websites architecture and infrastructure.
oEssential: Experience of working with relational databases and SQL.
oEssential: Experience with large scale search engine technologies, Marklogic strongly desired.

oGraduate Calibre with Computer Science or equivalent degree.
oSoftware testing training and certification in test automation.
oAdvanced level test automation skills for testing web components and applications in a fast paced agile development.
oSoftware development skills in Java/ Linux environment especially web services and XML processing
oStrong skills in scripting (JavaScript, VBScript, shell scripting) in a technical test environment.
oAbility to manage junior QA/test engineers in Test Automation tasks.
Experience with common operating systems, especially Linux and Windows.

oExperience working with Apache & Tomcat, xml services.