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Job Title: Senior Test Engineer – SC Cleared
Employer: yolk recruitment
Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 23643_221894267


Job Details:

Yolk Recruitment are working with one of world’s leading defence and national security organisations for the recruitment of a Senior Test Engineer to join their Cheltenham offices on a permanent basis

Senior Test Engineer – Cheltenham – Permanent – Up to 62,000 per annum (DoE) – SC Clearance Required – UK Citizenship

As a Senior Test Engineer, you play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality of the applications we create. You will be self-driven and organised and will have the chance to work on a variety of exciting projects with complex challenges within a unique space. You will be at the forefront of delivering core solutions that have real world impact. Test is changing and we understand that everyone has their strengths so whether you lean more into core Test Automation and QA (Cypress, Selenium, Robot etc.) or Test Infrastructure (Kubernetes, Docker etc.) we would like to hear from you.

For C&I jobs, use: Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer – with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

“My purpose is to lead a team of engineers, rise to the challenges presented, push the boundaries and define possible together.” – Engineering Authority.


  • Design & develop robust and scalable test frameworks using modern technologies and best practices.
  • Get involved in the entire software development lifecycle from requirements gathering to design, implementation, test and deployment.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams including product, development & UX.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers contributing to the overall team’s growth.


Our client can offer you a range of flexible, hybrid and remote working options to suit you, including optional compressed working schedule with every other Friday off. Their benefits including private health care, career development opportunities and performance bonuses. For a comprehensive list of benefits, speak to the recruitment team.

We are looking for:

  • Experience as a QA/Test Engineer with a strong focus on automated tooling (Cypress, Selenium, Robot, Cucumber, Molecule, JMeter).
  • Familiarity with CICD, containerisation, deployment technologies & cloud platforms (Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, Terraform, Ansible).
  • Excellent communication, collaboration & problem solving skills, ideally with some experience in agile ways of working.

Security clearance:

Due to the nature of our projects, you must be British for this clearance type



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