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Automation Engineer
Position: Location: Salary: Type:
Automation Engineer Netherlands Permanent

Our client is a leader in providing cutting-edge Technology to the Telecommunications industry and they are looking for a Senior Quality Automation Engineer to join their Tech team with expertise in Automation Testing, Agile (Scrum) and scripting.

As a Automation Engineer the successful candidate will be in charge of the test automation and quality of some key components:

  • Be an evangelist for all things QA Automated related by advising and recommending QA and Testing best practice at company and project level across the full Delivery Lifeycyle.
  • Support the definition of Test Automation Frameworks.
  • Work closely with Product Owner’s and developers to agree test cases and their acceptance criteria.
  • Experience of contributing to the automation strategy within the wider Test strategy, approach and execution for both manual and automated testing on development initiatives
  • Strong technical skills and  automation testing
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development environment
  • Proven track record of leading, directing and mentoring QA teams and team members
  • Track record of building comprehensive test automation frameworks from scratch
  • Experience in high level test automation design and implementation, including unit, end-to-end, regression and load testing scenarios
  • In depth coding and framework experience, with languages such as Java, .NET, Python etc.
  • A sound knowledge of market leading test automation tools, such as Cucumber, SOAtest, SoapUI, Selenium WebDriver, etc.
  • Back-end test automation experience testing APIs, Microservices and Cloud solutions
  • DevOps and Continuous Integration experience (CI/CD) using market leading tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Git etc.
  • High level knowledge of technical architecture relating to distributed and critical systems
  • Experience implementing automated testing for heritage applications


  • ISTQB (or equivalent) Certification.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing Automation Frameworks and CI Pipelines across various platforms.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in defining and leading Automation Framework definition and  implementation
  • hands-on experience in Automation script development using Tosca
  • 3+ years of experience programming in Java and C# languages
  • Experience developing test automation for web UI’s using Selenium and SpecFlow,
  • Experience developing API-level test automation for RESTful services 
  • Experience with the Agile/Scrum development lifecycle in a commercial/production environment,
  • Industry experience with defect management systems and workflows.
  • Good experience in BDD and TDD 
  • Experience of testing UI’s, Services and API’s
  • Demonstrable experience of writing SQL scripts for data extraction and validation purposes.
  • Expertise in Jira, X-Ray and Confluence 
  • Knowledge of API / web services testing tools, such as SOAPUI
  • Knowledge of Scrum, Agile is essential.
  • Hands on experience Continuous Integration tools 
  • Self-motivated and able to coach/mentor/inspire others in Automation best practice

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