Test Lead

As part of our continued growth and digital transformation we are now looking for a Test Lead to join our agile team. This is a brand new key position and the successful candidate will be responsible for leading multiple testing teams to support the delivery of high quality software changes across our digital platforms.

This role could suit an experienced Senior Test Engineer looking to make the move into a lead role.

How you will make a difference

  • Leading, guiding and coaching of one or more testing teams
  • Both manual and automated test execution
  • Responsibility for integrity of testing and acceptance activities minimising defect leakage into production
  • Ensuring conformance to agreed process standards and industry specific regulations
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvements through regular retrospectives
  • Improving efficiency through optimisation of testing across levels (unit, integration, system, E2E) and teams
  • Support the Senior Test Manager in the running of and actively contribute to the Testing Community of Practice
  • Line management duties including performance reviews and regular 1-2-1’s
  • Recruitment, identification and fostering of talent within the organisation, supporting their ongoing career development

To be successful in the role you will need to demonstrate experience in the following

  • 5 plus years practical experience working in a Testing role, supporting and testing enterprise level customer and employee facing applications including some team management responsibilities
  • Experience in leading one or multiple teams comprising internal and external resources distributed across locations
  • Experience in creating test strategy and approach for small to medium size initiatives
  • Automation Testing experience
  • Experience with Agile methodology

Tools and Technologies

  • Guidewire Insurance Suite
  • ALM Octane, JIRA or equivalent tools
  • Test automation frameworks using tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, TestNG or equivalent
  • BDD and / or TDD
  • SOAP or similar web service testing applications
  • XML and/or FPML
  • Hexawise or similar test optimisation / generation tools

Please find some of the great benefits we offer here at Hastings Direct;

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Remote working options
  • Bonus earning potential
  • 25 days holiday
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Flexible benefits – buy or sell holidays, dental plan, health care cash plan
  • Discounted Hastings Direct products

Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

Job Information

Job Reference: 60005012_1613407251
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Hastings Direct
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