Apprentice Automation Software Developer

Rakuten Marketing Europe Ltd
Frederick House, 42 Frederick Place, Brighton, BN1 4EA
£18,000.00 - £24,000.00 annually
03 Apr 2019
15 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
  • Develop and execute test plans and test cases with a strong emphasis on using code to solve technical challenges and shorten the test cycle through automation.
  • Estimate test efforts, analyse and communicate test results and participate in day to day

QA Activities.
  • Add to our company's performance and scalability testing efforts and improve the test frameworks, tools and technologies used by the organization to maintain a high quality bar.
  • Work with Development, Test and Product Management to design and implement test and validation strategies.
  • Execute and manage test cases and results; report on test and defect metrics.
  • Create, execute and troubleshoot automated test scenarios across our systems.
  • Contribute to robust, scalable, and high-quality test automation solutions for functional, regression and performance testing
  • Contribute to the building of a continuous Integration (CI) environment and ongoing process improvement activities.
  • Identify required improvements in the test and development processes; make contributions to our automation tools that address specific needs.
  • Maintain a high-quality bar in a complex and constantly evolving workspace.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The candidate would be expected to demonstrate skills/knowledge in a majority of the following areas
  • Experience with software testing and automated test techniques with a strong focus on quality throughout the entire software development cycle.
  • Proven ability to translate functional requirements and use cases into working test plans and test cases.
  • Strong customer focus, excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Passion for improving code quality through interaction with development team.
  • Demonstrated skill in using coding standards and being an active participant in code reviews.
  • Experience with excel or data analysis.
  • Basic development skills in Python or Java and JavaScript.
  • Experience with Selenium, Postman and/or Cypress.
  • Proficient working with relational databases such as Hbase, Postgres SQL.
  • Experience building highly automated environments using virtual and cloud resources is strongly desired.
  • Experience with Jira.
  • Experience working in an agile environment preferred.
  • Experience with Linux or Windows.
  • Some knowledge of continuous integration practices, preferably using CircleCI

Personal qualities

As above

Desired qualifications

  • Relevant computer science.
  • Software engineering academic achievement or experience.

Future prospects

There is a full time job after this apprenticeship for the right candidate.

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