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Test Lead

  • Job reference: 24337
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Digital and Development
  • Salary: £375 - £425 per day

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A test lead with experience working with Java/Scala/Python, Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, and SQL is required to join a thriving Engineering team in Central London.

The Test Lead is responsible for delivering testing of solutions within a programme:
o Responsible for overall delivery of testing within a Programme through the Test lifecycle (Unit Test, System Test, FAT, SIT, V+P, UAT, and OAT) to time and budget
o Responsible for producing and maintaining the Programme Test Strategy and framework, ensuring adherence and managing deviation to the strategy on projects within the programme
o Responsible for resource planning across several projects within a programme, working with the test partner to ensure that resources are utilised efficiently
o To provide leadership to the test team within the programme and provide a strategic and tactical vision for the team
o To support test Process Improvement, in conjunction with the QA Lead, within the context of the Test Framework and IT Operating Model

Day to day duties
· Develop and drive a comprehensive automated testing strategy aimed at continuously improving the quality and efficiency of our data platform and data pipelines
· Work with engineering to develop and maintain development and coding processes and practices that optimize the quality of our product releases
· Ensure that critical bugs are reviewed and prioritized in advance of releases
· Develop and track key metrics for product quality and team performance and drive improvement in those metrics over time
· Raise defects in such a manner that development can quickly resolve them
· Evaluate testing gaps and prioritize
· Care about your craft, be aware of new technologies and be keen to use them when appropriate
· Feed your insights to the product team to continuously improve the platform
· Be diligent and positive about tracking (JIRA), system monitoring, security, auditing and other ways of ensuring the quality of the platform and the processes around it
Could you talk me through what area of the business this role sits in?
Digital & Technology - DPP team
Skills required
· Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) solutions and practices (experience with Jenkins is preferred)
· Code management tools such as Git and or other source control tools

Technologies used
· Hadoop and different query engines
· Kafka, Spark, SQL
· Scala, Java, Python
· Git, Jira
· Amazon Web Services

If you have the above please do send an up to date CV.

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