Automation QA Lead – Remote job vacancy


Overview: Automation QA Lead – Remote job vacancy in Tyne And Wear recruiting now

Ref: 3e7c9ed2-7972-46cb-b73d-88d511e58af9
Employer: Reed
Location: Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Our client are a fast growing business offering personalisation to its users. They are going through a very exciting phase in their development and looking for an experienced automation lead to join the company. The main focus will be to identify key areas to introduce automated tests and help train the existing QA team in writing and managing the automated tests to drive the function.

The Person

  • Proven track record of working in a successful leadership role.
  • Experience in the setup and ongoing management of a test automation framework
  • Proven experience writing automated functional and regression tests using JavaScript
  • Experience of automated API testing
  • Experience of functional, regression and manual testing
  • Appropriate skills and commercial experience in a software environment
  • Experience of cross browser testing on Web and mobile devices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to colleagues
  • Strong problem solver and ability to work to deadlines
  • Good time management skills and ability to meet targets and fulfil agreements
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude


  • Help train the existing QA team in writing and managing the automated test suite
  • Attend the office at least once a month for meet ups (opportunity at attend more if needed)
  • Collaborate with QA team members to develop effective strategies and test plans
  • Report bugs and errors to development teams
  • Attend sprint planning and feature breakdown sessions
  • Setup and maintain test environments on windows and linux
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Develop Self & others – recognises the need to refresh knowledge and skills to ensure they are relevant for tomorrow s challenges


  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM environments and/or Waterfall
  • A degree in Computer Science or a relevant numerical subject
  • Experience of using Linux operating systems
  • Performance/load testing experience
  • Knowledge of AWS (EC2 and S3)


  • Flexible working – 1 day a month in the office
  • 37 days holiday
  • 5% Pension match scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Personal Development program
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Tech pack on start

Please apply direct with your CV



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