Automation Engineer - Newcastle - £30,000 - £45,000

  • Location:

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Testing & QA, Automation Testing

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £450000 per annum + additional Benefits

  • Contact:

    Sophie Binder

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Automation Engineer - Newcastle - £30,000 - £45,000

The Team

The team have been functioning and striving for well over 30 years and have expanded year on year. This role and company are like no other, bringing both science and Technology together to form one of the most unique products in the UK.

Used across the world, their software complete with their integrated intelligence offering allows for one of the most intelligent pieces of technology on the market - cool to be working on something like that right?

The Role

The Test Automation Analyst will work on commercial product development projects, alongside Product Owners, Developers and Users within an agile team environment. You will ensure automated testing are established and the required supporting technology and CI/CD infrastructure.

Key aspects of this role will include executing and maintaining automated tests on a range of in-house and 3rd Party applications across different platforms including the public clouds.

If you love working collaboratively - this is the team to be in!


  • Creating, diagnosing, executing and maintaining automated scenarios for all aspects their system
  • System, integration and performance testing.
  • API Testing
  • Establishing the usage of public clouds (AWS, Azure & GCP) for automated performance testing at scaleProducing appropriate documentation of tests and resultsContributing to daily stand-up meetings and sprint planning.
  • Constantly looking for ways to expand and improve test definitions and test coverage.
  • Defining and maintaining a diverse test data repository

Qualifications, Experience and Skills


  • API testing using OpenAPI standards
  • Test automation tooling from a selection of vendors, but must include Cucumber and Selenium
  • Ruby and C#
  • Experience of ground up CI/CD implementation, ideally with TeamCity
  • Linux and Windows scripting
  • Full Project Lifecycle experience in an agile commercial development


  • Certification or equivalent experience with public cloud vendors
  • Some understanding of Geosciences or related fields
  • Experience in agile methodologies, particularly SCRUM and TDD / BDD principles.
  • Experience or interest in UI test automation tools focussing on Angular
  • Additional programming languages such as JS, C++, Python or Go
  • Deployment using Kubernetes and Docker

Personal Competencies

  • Communicates knowledge, ideas and opinions clearly across the Technology Group.
  • Embraces change positively and handles new and challenging situations well.
  • Solves problems by openly considering alternative approaches.
  • Enthusiastically and proactively proposes new ideas.
  • Always seeks to further own knowledge.
  • Seeks to build positively on previous ideas and solutions
  • Accepts responsibility willingly and is flexible to take on new tasks.
  • Works well independently within defined parameters.
  • Manages own workload through effective use of time and resources available.
  • Strives for technical excellence within the commercial considerations of the business

Automation Engineer - Newcastle - £30,000 - £45,000

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