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Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) (Remote)

Cardiff

  1. Full time

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Admiral Financial Services (AFSL) is the young, energetic lending arm of Admiral Group. Based on the 11th floor in Ty Admiral, we have the freedom to innovate like a small start up with the fortunate support of Admiral Group.

The journey started for us when we launched unsecured personal loans in June 2017. We went on to be the first direct to consumer car finance provider in December 2017 and since then, we have gone from strength to strength!

With ambitious plans for 2020, we’re looking for someone who is keen to learn, excited about getting stuck in and ready for a challenge. Our vision is simple, we’re creating a special lending business for our customers whilst also ensuring AFSL is a fantastic place to work.

As a business, it’s important that our staff are transparent, creative, curious and challenge with care, all whilst being actively involved in our culture.

The Role

Admiral Loans are looking for an SDET to help deliver high quality systems. The role will be to analyse, design and execute automated, performance and load testing of all new and future changes to the key systems that underpin this exciting new business including website, api’s, loans platform but also journey and product development.

SDET within Loans will be an integral part of the IT and Change function, working on delivering new products and supporting existing products, in order to grow the business into a market leader.

Responsibilities

As a SDET you will be responsible for implementing tooling that will allow automated tests to be integrated into the CI/CD pipeline. Responsibilities will also include the mentoring and coaching of test analysts to ensure that the whole team are able to leverage automated test suites

This will be a busy and high paced role to match the ambition of Admiral Loans and will require the SDET to work across multiple work streams and use a variety of testing tools and approaches. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as the SDET will need to work closely with the business, IT stakeholders and the Test Manager to help to achieve the business objectives.

Working as an SDET you will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop and maintain the Automation solutions
  • Work with the existing team to define the automation test strategy/implementation and design of the testing process.
  • Build the team to cover automation efforts and coach/mentor Test Analysts to use and implement automated testing.
  • Work closely with the development team to define strategy and best practices.
  • Define the tools and frameworks in line with the development team.
  • Integrate automated tests with the CI/CD pipeline.

Essential skills needed:

  • Strong experience in Python (developer level)
  • Strong experience in SELENIUM
  • Strong experience in integrating automated testing into the CI/CD pipeline.
  • Capable of building automation frameworks from scratch.
  • Have experience stubbing and creating automation for microservice architecture at distributed scale
  • Have a real passion for clean code, automation testing and continuous delivery
  • An enthusiastic mentor for team to adopt automation as a definition of done

Our Team:

  • We’re a relatively new team and we’re growing quickly
  • There are 22 of us in the technology team
  • We are made up of CIO, CTO, Head of IT Systems, IT Architect, Development Lead, Software Engineers (3 levels, from Junior to Senior), Test and Release Manager, Test Analysts (3 levels, from Junior to Senior), Automation Testers, DevOps Engineers, Data Warehouse Developers and Support Analysts

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas:

Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

 

 

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