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What's this role about?

As a Test Automation Lead, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the overall quality and reliability of the products we build for clients. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you'll lead the development and implementation of comprehensive test automation strategies, craft robust test automation frameworks at scale, enhance the overall user experience for our key clients, and serve as a subject matter expert on quality assurance and testing best practices. Your contributions will significantly impact our business growth and Testing capability as we expand in APAC.  * Review and analyse software requirements, specifications, and technical designs to gain a comprehensive understanding of the application under test.  * Create comprehensive and well-structured test plans, test cases, and test scripts aligned with project requirements and functional specifications.  * Define the test automation strategy and approach, including framework capabilities, tool comparison, standard metrics, success and start/stop criteria.  * Lead the development and implementation of test automation frameworks and scripts.  * Set up the test environment, test data, and the test process. * Establish CI/CD pipelines. * Execute automated and manual testing activities, encompassing functional, regression, system, and usability testing, to validate the software’s functionality, performance, and user experience. * Identify, record, and thoroughly document defects, issues, and enhancement opportunities using a designated bug-tracking system. * Collaborate closely with software developers and other team members to isolate, reproduce, and troubleshoot reported issues. * Participate in requirement and design reviews to provide early feedback on potential quality risks and contribute to the overall software development process. Ensure adherence to established quality assurance processes and standards, while suggesting improvements to enhance overall product quality. * Provide timely and accurate status updates on testing progress, test coverage, and test results to the project team and stakeholders. * Collaborate with cross-functional teams to facilitate knowledge sharing and continuous improvement of testing processes and methodologies. * Provide mentorship and professional development on testing for less experienced engineers internally and client-side. * As a subject matter expert on quality assurance, you will provide education on testing best practices to our wider Delivery Unit and key clients. * Stay updated with the latest industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in software quality assurance.  

What skills and experience do you need?

*Essential Skills:* * 5+ years of experience as a Software Tester.  * Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes. * Strong knowledge and experience in Automated testing. * Strong knowledge and experience in Web Services/API testing (REST API).  * Proficient in scripting and programming languages based on OOP.  * Solid understanding of OOP principles.  * Solid understanding and experience in Java.  * Solid understanding of a software development life cycle (SDLC) and testing methodologies (e.g., black-box testing, white-box testing, regression testing).  * Solid understanding of a product discovery phase, driving initial communication with a client and collecting and analysing information about a product.  * Experience in creating comprehensive test plans, test cases, and test scripts. * Experience in developing test automation frameworks from scratch and leading execution.  * Proficiency in executing automated and manual test cases and accurately documenting test results. * Familiarity with bug tracking systems and experience in defect identification, reporting, and tracking. * Knowledge with Azure/AWS DevOps pipelines to set up automated builds and enable CI/CD. * Language agnostic and comfortable with a variety of scripting languages and domains. *Desirable Skills:* * Good knowledge of SQL. * Good knowledge and experience in using software development patterns. * Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail. * Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams. * Self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.  * ISTQB Certification or other relevant certifications.   

What's in it for you?

While you may not possess all the skills mentioned above—nobody does—we are committed to supporting your growth through training, mentorship, and involvement in diverse projects across small and large teams. You'll collaborate with talented individuals in both business and technology, contributing to challenging and rewarding projects. At Endava, we take pride in our international environment that fosters professional and cultural exchange, nurturing ongoing individual development.   *Company Benefits* * Financial benefits include a competitive remuneration package, share success plan, bonus scheme, and equity scheme.  * Work-life balance is supported through our hybrid working model, flexible working hours, and 20 days of remote work per year.  * An inclusive parental leave policy that supports 12 weeks of primary carer’s leave and 4 weeks of secondary carer’s leave. * Recognition of length of service through an additional day of leave after years 3, 4, and 5 with a maximum of 3 extra days per year. * Learning and development opportunities to support professional growth: Endava University, Pass IT On guilds, training, coaching, conferences, certifications, global online learning platform subscriptions, access to our Endava library, and more.  * A monthly lifestyle allowance and access to well-being resources including EAP, Calm App, Sworkit App, and more. * In-person and online team-building events and activities to bring our people together. * Welcoming office spaces with access to fully stocked pantries and amenities. * Recognition awards aligned with our company values, including Zone Awards, E-Thank You, and Pin Awards.  Endava is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Endava does not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.  

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