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Lead Test Engineer

Permanent @Garniche Jobs UK in IT
  • Cardiff, South Glamorgan View on Map
  • Post Date : July 15, 2022
  • Apply Before : August 15, 2022
  • Salary: $6,000,070,000.00 - $70,000.00
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  • Job ID 210449

Job Description

Lead QA Engineer / Senior Test Analyst / Engineer / Team Lead – Fully Remote OR Hybrid Cardiff

(This is once a week minimum in the office for a first few months then will revert to a couple of times per month once the team is settled and up and running)

Up to £70,000 + Benefits.

From day 1 you will receive:

● Competitive compensation.

● A Comprehensive Health Cash Plan.

● Private Health insurance.

● A monthly wellbeing allowance to spend on our flexible benefits platform.

● Birthday celebrations, regular lunches, events and team nights out.

● Unlimited vacation policy, flexible working opportunities.

● Potential for travel to the US.

● Fully Remote working or a flexible hybrid working arrangement, featuring a brand new, easily-accessible office.

● Free tea, freshly ground coffee, fruit, snacks and goodies in our well-stocked kitchen.

The Opportunity:

We’re helping one of our favourite clients who have identified a truly unique and impressive role in their growing team. They need a Lead QA Engineer / Test Team Lead / Lead Test Analyst, to lead a team of 3. You’ll get the opportunity to develop 2 Juniors and oversee a Senior focussing on the journey over to Cypress. This is a 50:50 role between managing, leading, motivating the team, owning the strategy piece, and hands-on testing (test cases, test plans, regression testing, acceptance criteria, following test scripts etc). You do not need Automation experience – this can be trained and developed over time with the business,

**Ideally you will have experience with a Software Product with a long term life cycle.***

This would suit either someone who is currently Leading/Managing a Team OR is a Senior looking to take that next step in their career.

Who is this Business??

Born in Silicon Valley they are now globally recognised in the Research Management sector Which is a multi billion dollar industry. They have developed a modern and mobile friendly web application. The majority of their customers are multi-billion dollar asset managers who perform in-depth research on investment opportunities to get an edge in their investments.

The Research Management market has previously been served by old-fashioned, legacy software companies. their modern, mobile-friendly, design-focused product quickly established a foothold and reputation, and now wins over most clients they are up against. The opportunity is massive!!.

They are a fast-growing pre-IPO business with solid investment, a proven product strategy and a lucrative target market. This brings a number of benefits, including a high level of autonomy, a tightly-knitted team, and a lack of bureaucracy.

Why Join the Business??

If you are looking for a company who values results over KPIs and their staff over everything else then this is the place for you. They are a forward thinking employer with some of the best benefits available in South Wales right now. Culture wise they are close-knitt and enjoy a variety of social events, However if this isn’t your cup of tea don’t let it put you off, to them work life balance is in your favour, with fully flexible working hours and Unlimited paid holiday you can get your work done and be proud of what you do without giving up your whole life.

The people you work with are all highly skilled in their fields and from a variety of backgrounds. They have a team of 40 in Cardiff. The Test team consists of 3 currently, a Senior and 2 Juniors. You will get the opportunity to come in and Lead the team, bring on the Juniors and oversee a transition over to Cypress.

They have great training budgets and a transparent progression path so if continuous development is important to you they will help you reach your goals. Their team is passionate, skilful and welcoming, and people enjoy working for them because of the trust, freedom and empowerment they are given. They strive to make everyone a key contributor in their ongoing success

Role Responsibilities

As Their Lead QA Engineer you will manage the QA team, overseeing the creation of testing strategies and the continued improvement of established testing practices. You will manage and mentor your team ensuring that they maintain the highest quality of testing while ensuring each team member continues to develop and reach their full potential.

You will help them welcome new clients to the platform, and retain existing clients, by ensuring that we continue to deliver software of the highest quality. The platform includes web, desktop and iOS apps, browser extensions and a suite of plugins for Microsoft Office.

You’ll collaborate with their software engineers to scope out new features, determining how they should function and crafting comprehensive acceptance criteria that must be adhered to. As your knowledge of the platform grows you’ll advocate for the user and their experience, identifying ways in which the product could be enhanced through insightful opinion.

By planning and executing test scripts for new and existing product features you’ll give them a high level of confidence that the product is ready to ship on a monthly schedule. You’ll also identify and evaluate new technologies to keep their testing strategy modern and effective. We’ll rely on your knowledge to help us troubleshoot technical issues and bugs to assist with their resolution.

For testing they currently use the following;

Selenium – Moving to Cypress




You will get the opportunity to oversee and manage the journey over to Cypress, however no actual commercial experience in Automation is required for this role!

Skills / Experience required


A relevant technical/computing degree or an equivalent technical background.


Experience of working on at least one consumer or enterprise software project.


Strong leadership and mentoring/coaching skills


More than five years’ experience in a senior QA engineer role OR Senior Test Analyst / Engineer OR Test Team Lead etc


Expertise in manual, automated, regression, release and performance testing planning and scripting.


Stakeholder management


Experience of working with a lean, agile approach.

Reach out ASAP for more information