Senior QA Analyst

Principal Quality Assurance Engineer

Ref: 3490| Posted: 30th Nov 2020

Principal QA Engineer – Financial Services – Horsham or Brighton – up to £70,000

Insure Recruitment are working with a leading FinTech Financial Services company who are going through a period of growth and are keen to add an experienced Quality Assurance Engineer to their engineering team.

As a Principal QA Engineer, you are vital in driving the strategy & execution ensuring that as the company evolve products, we are improving quality and delivering changes safely to customers.

You are a leader in testing best practises, driving testing standards through testing frameworks and

strategies. You are interested in new technologies but understand the journey to implement and roll out new frameworks.

Key Activities & Responsibilities:

• Help shape and guide the development of automation frameworks

• Help influence the testing strategy across multiple disciplines

• Analysing and helping to shape requirements and test scenarios in your scrum team

• Test planning, scripting (both manual and automated) and reviews

• Execution of tests to support sprint goals and deployments

• Test script reviews

• Taking ownership of test planning and execution for deployments, across scrum teams

• Act as a subject matter expert for the project area being worked on

• Driving quality within the Scrum team and the wider delivery community

Required Skills/Experience:

• Ability to translate requirements into test scenarios using BDD / Gherkin syntax

• Experienced in driving quality as part of a Scrum team and wider communities

• Proven experience in writing automation tests for web applications

• Significant automation tests experience with both CucumberJS with TypeScript / Specflow using C#

• Writing automated tests for web applications, RESTful API services (including contract testing) and

Pub/Sub in code

• Experience of introducing Automated testing tools and techniques into a CI/CD Pipeline

• Experience with good development practices (repository management tools (git), versioning, clean

code, package management)

• Test execution and reporting (manual and automated)

• Selenium experience

• Using source-control tools such as git

• Stakeholder Management

• Testing across multiple browsers/devices

• Strong written and presentational skills

Desirable Skills/Experience:

• Financial Services

• Working within the SAFe methodology


• React

• Familiar with CI / CD pipeline tooling – TeamCity and Octopus

• Understanding and usage of Kubernetes and Docker

• Usage of issue tracking systems such as JIRA

• Usage of Test Management Tools such as Xray

• Foundation ISTQB/ISEB

• Experience using Security or Performance testing tools and techniques such as OAuth Zap, Jmeter,


Personal characteristics:

• Open and honest

• Excellent analytical skills

• Strong interpersonal skills – able to work well with others

• Proactive and willing to take on additional responsibilities when there are clear resource gaps

• Outcome focused

• Highly motivated with an attention to detail

• Ability to manage tasks and workload – doing own work whilst supporting others

• Should be adaptable to shifting priorities and changing circumstances

• Should embrace mentoring, and learning from others

Please apply to the role by submitting your most up to date CV. If your application is successful, we will be in touch within 2 working days of receiving your job application to discuss the opportunity in more detail.


Due to the overwhelming application response, should you not hear from us within 5 working days then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.