Test Automation Manager
Yorkshire Drive HQ, Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ

Job Reference: 005056

Location: Yorkshire Drive HQ, Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ

Closing Date: 31/08/2022

Salary £: Circa £64,000 Dependent on Experience + Bonus & Benefits

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Division: Customer Services Division

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced Test Automation Manager (referred to internally as Test Automation Engagement Manager) to join our Digital Tribe, here at Yorkshire Building Society. This is a technical leadership role working within the software engineering teams that are shaping the digital future at YBS. You’ll join our Leeds based IT & Transformation function (with flexible home working).

About the role

As Test Automation Manager, you will be responsible for reviewing, shaping, and leading the test engineering strategy, introducing modern test engineering principles (TDD, automation, ‘shift-left’) and driving quality throughout the SLDC.  You will be a technical lead, championing best practice and collaborating with others through building a community of technical excellence. You’ll work across both the Digital Tribe and the Release regression and performance testing offshore team. You will -

  • Be the chapter lead for test engineering, driving adoption of modern test engineering techniques and promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing

  • Provide practical support (technical know-how, documentation, and training) to embed good practice within the squads

  • Be responsible for test infrastructure, including environments and software

  • Keep up with new process, practice, and technology advances in test engineering

  • Have line management of test engineers within Digital Tribe

  • Assure an offshore Shared Services team outside of Digital Tribe (Core Release regression & Performance)

About you

You’ll be a testing professional and may have worked as Senior SDET/ Test Architect. You’ll have experience with modern stacks and development principles – CI/CD, TDD/ BDD/ Agile In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate –

  • Technical background in any OO programming language (Java, web services desirable)

  • Good knowledge of Selenium, Cucumber, Loadrunner, Perfecto, SOAPUI, Postman

  • Experience with DevOps tooling – Jenkins, Github, Artifactory

  • Experience working within cross functional agile teams

  • Hold up-to-date testing industry knowledge and ability to bring new ways of working

  • Ability to coach/ mentor colleagues to improve test practices

  • Good understanding of non-functional testing practices such as security and performance

  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence decisions with internal and external stakeholders

About us

At YBS we dont have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts.

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mike Peel on recruitment@ybs.co.uk

Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date