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Lead QA Engineer

Date: May 16, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144026BR
Job TitleLead QA Engineer
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionSolutions & Digital
Service LineSolutions & Digital
Service Line InformationSolutions & Digital services the broader Firm through delivery of core technology and managed services capabilities, collaboration and innovation development services and building our Alliances network.

KPMG OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job DescriptionAt Solutions & Digital we help KPMG and hundreds of other organisations around the world to envision and build digital products that empower their employees and serve their customers — all with people, business and technology in mind.
We are human-centred technology advocates, analysts, designers and engineers. Whether we're creating new products or helping a business become more relevant to its customers, people in Solutions & Digital are creators at heart. We find gaps, develop hypotheses and build beautiful ecosystems, inspiring our clients to push the boundaries of what’s possible. From a junior researcher to the head of development we possess a clear vision of the future and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking solutions that solve today’s challenges for a better tomorrow.

About the Role

You will be embedded in the Product Engineering team and work in multidisciplinary product squads, to carry out comprehensive quality assurance testing for our products.
We are looking for an experienced, innovative and results-oriented Lead QA Engineer with a passion for quality assurance and who constantly strives to drive efficiency without compromising on quality.
You will be obsessed with taking an automation-first approach to the QA process and make use of the latest automation tools and frameworks to build pipelines which support continuous testing.

You are expected have experience and develop your technical skills within the following areas:
- Programming in languages such C# / Java / JavaScript
- Test automation with tools such as Selenium, Appium, Calabash, Cypress or Protractor
- Building test frameworks for functional UI and API testing
- Building test frameworks for carrying out performance testing
- Building test pipelines using continuous integration tools like Jenkins / TeamCity
- Test containerisation using technologies such as Docker
- Cross platform, cross browser testing using technologies such as BrowserStack
- Agile test management using tools such as Jira and Confluence

Role responsibilities:

- Be an advocate for agile practices and for operating mixed capability product squads, promoting a culture where the responsibility for product quality lies with the entire engineering team
- Provide input into shaping the wider Engineering team technology roadmap and ways of working, specifically around driving quality and an automation-first culture
- Effectively negotiate requirements and timescales
- Supervise build and automation processes across multiple products
- Build a QA technology roadmap for a complex project or programme
- Write complex code/scripts to test systems, implementing test harnesses and infrastructure as necessary
- Develop automation frameworks and pipelines for our products
- Manage technical/ delivery risk
- Take technical responsibility for your solutions
- Resolve conflicts between the team members
- Identify right people for tasks and provide learning opportunities
- Performance management and mentoring junior team members
- Support bids and proposals with technical input and estimation

Our Deal

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy

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KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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