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Lead Software Test Engineer
Eastbourne (Flexible Working)
£45,000 - £50,000 DOE + Annual Bonus + Health Cash Plan + 25+8days Holidays + Up to 8% Employer Contribution + Generous Benefits package.
Lead Software Test Engineer needed for a highly successful division of an international manufacturer producing specialist equipment for the Semiconductor and electronics industries. They are world renowned for their products and offer a great working environment with generous benefits packages and salary.
This role will be suited to those with previous Software Testing experience and be proficient at writing test scripts, functional specifications, and compiling test plans but those with relevant experience or transferable skills are also welcomed to apply. You should hold a relevant degree or equivalent qualification ideally in software Engineering or Electronics.
You will be working within an Agile/Scrum environment and there will be regular interactions with a distributed Systems Engineering Team consisting of software, database, electronic, mechanical, electrical engineers. The engineer will serve as a gate keeper for quality and hence must have an 'eye for detail' and be capable of asserting authority to prevent sub-standard software leaving the factory. Working with stakeholders, the engineer will plan and implement improvements to support the development team and release QA processes.
The company is a global leader and part of a global group of engineering brands. There is currently large investment in the Somerset facility with planned extensions to manufacturing capacity opening further employment opportunities and securing long term jobs for all employees.
*Driving the software test strategy forward to reduce field found defects
*Designing, implementing and maintaining "Continuous Integration" environments
*Improve and maintain build and reporting automation
*Procurement, ownership and maintenance of dedicated test hardware
*Creating requirements based test plans and scripts
*Running tests, collating and presenting results
*Software related administration tasks
*Providing internal/external customer support for new and existing projects
*Executing and analysing test cases and scenarios
*Investigating, developing and integrating new tools into build/release process
*Managing code repositories, test & integration systems
*Ensuring all products developed are safe, comply with relevant industry, national/regional and international legislation and standards, and that any assigned EHS obligations are met
* Should hold a relevant degree or equivalent qualification ideally in software Engineering or Electronics.
*Experienced in scripting, task automation, code profiling and performance analysis