Cambridge / Hybrid

Software Automation Team Lead

The Opportunity

We are currently hiring for a Software Automation Team Lead for our Functional Validation team.

We want you to lead the functional side of the Validation team, assuring high quality standards across our testing frameworks, quality cycles, and working interfaces alongside other teams from Engineering and Delivery.

As a team lead you will work closely with the Head of Validation to push forward initiatives to increase the confidence of our quality for internal and external customers.

This role is based in our Cambridge office, this is a hybrid role so you will ideally be comfortable coming into the office at least once a week. If you’re interested in the role but require more flexibility, please speak to us!

Day to Day

  • Focusing on the quality of our product through validating features with end-to-end functional manual and automated tests – this involves working alongside Developers and QA Engineers to ensure full integration of each new feature
  • Working efficiently with Release Engineering and Delivery by looking after the Continuous Integration and releases
  • Having a high-level overview of new features in ARIC in order to add appropriate test coverage
  • Supporting our Delivery department – helping to investigate failures and provide new functionalities to help with the release process
  • Lead level Engineering responsibilities such as team level prioritisation and scheduling of work, line managing team members, championing processes, and taking operational responsibility
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About you

Must haves:

  • Strong practical experience with developing automation tests using Object Oriented Programming such as Java and C# – you will need to know and understand fundamental OOP principles, experience with BDD Cucumber and Selenium won’t be sufficient
  • Previous leadership/management or mentoring experience
  • Working experience with testing tools such as TestNG, Junit, Nunit
  • Modern IDEs, source control and continuous integration systems
  • Experience of designing and developing scalable distributed applications
  • Knowledge of patterns and their trade-offs in a distributed environment
  • Comfortable working with large codebases
  • External API integration
  • Code profiling and performance tuning

Great to haves:

  • Experience of relational and/or NoSQL databases for large datasets
  • Web services – HTTP API development
  • Message queueing systems – RabbitMQ / ActiveMQ / Kafka
  • Cloud platforms and automation

Equal Opportunities

Here at Featurespace we are committed to being a place of equality, inclusion and respect to provide a safe environment for you to bring your authentic self to work. We know that we gain as much strength from our differences as we do our similarities. We value diversity and are dedicated to listening and learning from each other to build and maintain a positive and productive culture. We appreciate this will be an ever-evolving focus for the business to ensure everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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Featurespace Ltd., is committed to comply with the General Data Protection Legislation and any implementing legislation (the “Data Protection Legislation”) and will process your Personal Data in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and information security legislation. Any capitalised terms used in this Privacy Notice shall be given the same definition as in the Data Protection Legislation.

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 140 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GF, United Kingdom.

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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