Test Automation Lead
Software Development, London
Test Automation Lead
Software Development, London

NTT DATA UK is looking for an experienced Digital Automation Test Lead with strong oversight of end-to-end test strategy and delivery. Ideally you will have extensive Telecoms/Consultancy industry experience to join our UK team, supporting our established Tier 1 Telco Media clients. At NTT DATA UK, we support our clients across a variety of technology and digital transformation projects by leveraging our unparalleled industry knowledge. Key Responsibilities

  • Defines the Agile test strategy and vision for the delivery of Digital Applications.
  • Defines, measures and reports on standards that track test quality.
  • Accountable for the automation framework and for achieving the correct test outcomes in both Web and Mobile.
  • Accountable for Governance over the Test process, ensuring the agile teams implement and follow good automation 
  • Accountable for building a collaborative testing culture focused on agile teams rapidly delivering features into production with an emphasis on quality.
  • Accountable for ensuring appropriate end to end testing has taken place
  • Will work with developers to ensure meaningful automated tests are delivered and that appropriate test techniques ( TDD) are being applied.
  • Responsible for driving a “shift-left” approach to Security, Accessibility, and Non-functional testing through collaboration with development and DevOp

About you:

Specifically, we are looking for someone with experience in design, implementation and integration of middleware API testing solutions and (ideally) mobile automation testing frameworks to join and lead a small team of engineers to architect and implement frameworks to test API services as part of a wider DevOps CI/CD solution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for Governance over the Test process, ensuring the agile teams implement and follow good automation 
  • Accountable for ensuring appropriate end to end testing has taken place
  • Will work with developers to ensure meaningful automated tests are delivered and that appropriate test techniques (ATDD/TDD) are being applied.
  • Responsible for driving a “shift-left” approach to Security, Accessibility, and Non-functional testing through collaboration with development and DevOps

What to expect:

  • You will be able to demonstrate a depth of knowledge in automation testing within an agile environment and will be able to demonstrate previous successes.
  • You will have a testing mindset and will have good understanding of development techniques and how to build maintainable code.
  • You will be familiar with working in a DevOps environment, with automation as the default solution to a problem.
  • You will have a good understanding of at least one of Security, Accessibility and Performance testing with a working knowledge of the others.
  • You will have a capacity to learn and adapt.
  • You will be comfortable having technical conversations with developers and architects.
  • You will have a solid understanding of what an efficient CI/CD pipeline looks like
  • You will demonstrate how to build a culture of collaboration ensuring the development process delivers automated acceptance tests.

What's important?:

Our team believes in hard work. We celebrate eachother's success and are always honest with eachother. When we work together we are unstoppable. We aim to build a strong professional community where each individual can mentor others and be mentored, and can grow professionally through training and support to reach their career goals. The focus on clients, teamwork and foresight are our DNA and we are looking for someone who shares and embodies these core values, leading by example.

To support your hard work and dedication, we will offer you the following:

  • 25 days of holidays, with the possibility to buy or sell 5 days within your first month
  • The opportunity, as we grow, to experiment new industries, such as Private, Public Sector, etc.
  • An online training platform with 3000+ courses, accessible from everywhere, to sharpen your skills
  • …And much more!

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Service Line Manager

Mark Watmough
Head of Application Services

Location
2 Royal Exchange

“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Simon Williams, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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