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Senior Software Development Engineers (Test)

We have 2 x Senior roles for Software Development Engineers in Test to join a successful large organisation based in Dublin to work on a hybrid basis (when safe to do so, currently fully remote) within a fantastic multi-functional team within an agile / scrum environment.

The ideal candidates will work with an agile tester mindset and have a track record for building effective automation frameworks.

An in-depth expertise of Testing Best Practises along with a solid programming background is required with the ability to design and execute optimal test strategies for automation to work to maximum effect.

These roles will also involve mentoring and supporting the more junior software developers within the team and working closely with the QA Lead to ensure the best testing and approaches are being delivered.


  • To define the test strategies for new functionalities whilst focusing on achieving the optimal test approach for all functional and non-functional scopes

  • To be responsible for all areas of the test automation, to include the build, maintenance and documentation of adopted Test Automation Frameworks

  • To develop, automate and maintain highly effective test cases leveraging automation to optimise test cycle times and the lead time for delivery of new functionalities

  • To ensure a comprehensive and transparent test coverage for both new and existing product features

  • To implement the best of breed, scalable solutions according to defined patterns and practices

  • To be responsible for application integration testing with all required systems, databases and services

  • To work closely with the Software Engineers to understand the codebase and the unit test coverage and to ensure that the testability has a given feature

  • To be responsible for working with the Product Owner and team to understand business requirements and to carry out quality assurance checks on the developed solutions

  • To work as a Scrum team using Agile practices and keeping to the values and principles

  • To promote testing best practices within the Delivery team

  • To research best test tools, methodologies, and trends and working on continuous process improvement initiatives within the company

  • To mentor more junior members of the team and ensure they are following testing and coding best practices

  • To recommend, augment, and implement the usage of proven automation tools, technologies and techniques that can be leveraged across the Delivery teams in collaboration with the Quality Practice Lead

  • To define and leverage stubbing/mocking approaches where feasible to ensure robust automation suites are in place that provides quick feedback

  • To hold Automation peer code reviews

Qualifications / Skills and Experience:

  • 5 Years’ experience within a similar role with some leadership exp

  • A relevant degree

  • Excellent database testing experience in the areas of functional, load, capacity, and performance

  • A strong analytical mind and ability to analyse unit test coverage reports and collaborate with the Software Engineers to ensure any unit test coverage gaps are identified and addressed

  • Proven ability to create robust and stable automated integration/functional/regression tests with transparent reporting on the automated coverage

  • Strong programming background with Java (8 + preferable) with experience building automation frameworks for both API and UI tier validation

  • Demonstrate experience working in a test-driven environment with continuous integration pipelines managing the orchestration of feature and regression test packaging & execution

  • Demonstrate hands-on experience of testing code quality & metric production & the implementation of quality gates

  • Previous experience mentoring and providing guidance and support to the junior members of the team

  • Agile tester mindset and approach that has experience defining test approaches that maximise the Return in Investment from automation and enable Continuous Delivery Strong communication skills and the ability to influence the Delivery Team on Software Quality best practices and ensuring testable high-quality software

  • Proven ability to assess inefficiencies in testing strategies and the successful execution of improvement initiatives

  • Hands-on experience of database script management using Redgate, Datical, MS SQL Server or other Relational Database

  • Networking & Communication Protocols – DNS, TCPIP, UDP, HTTP HTTPS, SSL, FTP, SCP, SOAP REST

  • Languages – Java, MS SQL, Powershell & Bash

  • Testing Frameworks/Tooling – BDD, Cucumber, TestNG, JUnit, NUnit, JQuery, Selenium, Serenity & Mockito, OAuth, SAML, SMTP, MAPI

  • Version Control Systems – Azure Devops Git

  • Build Automation Tools – Jenkins

  • Build & Dependency Management Tooling – Gradle, Ant & MSBuild

  • Expertise of writing a test framework or at a minimum maintaining one

  • Experiencing owning and defining the test strategy for new features and breaking it down into the corresponding test types and building and executing an effective automation strategy for these

  • Experience of using an automated maven build, to trigger tests

  • Excellent knowledge of the maven lifecycle

  • Good Java development Skills and experience of writing unit, integration and BDD Tests

  • Experience of writing BDD Test suites with Gherkin, Cucumber and Junit

  • Experience of best of breed practices in relation to test delivery

  • Experience of working in a highly automated CI/CD environment

  • Excellent java and git skills

  • Experience of writing automated tests using one of the following Frameworks/Libraries: Serenity, Selenium, Cucumber, Rest Assured

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • German language would be a bonus!

Location: Dublin, Dublin City - Hybrid

Salary: £62,700 - £63,600 (€76,000+) /annum +  Fantastic Benefits

Full Time, Permanent

If you are looking to join a successful company and work within a fantastic team culture then apply now by sending your CV to


No sponsorships. You must be eligible to live and work in Dublin 

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