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Senior Automation Test Engineer (5 month contract)

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: London

Department: Testing

About Kin + Carta

Senior Automation Test Engineer

Project Overview

This is an exciting and ground breaking project which will benefit the lives of everyone living in the UK.

Working for the UK government, we will be developing a solution that helps all UK residents to access services across the many different facets of public services; faster, easier and with a great deal more efficiency.

It is one of our most far reaching projects to date, for those who want to see the impact of their work in the real world this will be an opportunity to realise that on the largest national scale.

The Role

Working as part of an agile development team you will be building an application to meet the project objectives, using a serverless architecture. The teams will be autonomous delivery teams using the tools, techniques, and practices best suited to delivering the project. There is an existing set of serverless functions that are written in Java, although the team is slowly moving them over to node/javascript functions. This role includes maintaining and extending the java functions, migrating this functionality where appropriate and building new functions in Node/Javascript. 

  • We’re looking for an Automation Tester to be part of a cross functional squad
  • You will be working with an agile team to ensure the quality of the product from start to finish, using a variety of tools & testing techniques but focusing on automation testing
  • Responsibilities will include working with product and delivery, and developers, x-functionally using BDD to discuss, review and contribute to spec-by-example acceptance criteria in gherkin syntax for functional requirements
  • Pairing with developers and product people through the rest of the lifecycle
  • Contributing to continuous improvement of quality, speed and productivity
  • Largely remote with the ability to get to London or Manchester if required


  • Experience in a Testing role, ideally 3+ years

  • Experience working with serverless applications using AWS

  • Strong UI automation testing experience with Appium and Java

  • JMeter for performance testing

  • Working Knowledge of REST Based API’s with JSON/XML and API Testing

  • Experience with Development life-cycle tools such as Git, Jenkins and GITHub Actions

  • Confidence to question and challenge from a Testing perspective

  • The ability to quickly become a subject matter expert

  • Knowledge of different testing techniques, test designs, and test strategies

  • Awareness of cross-platform complexities and their impact on quality

  • Experience of working in an Agile team

  • Demonstrable initiative - you like to think outside of the box

  • The ability to be adaptable and learn quickly

  • Experience with Charles, Postman or similar tools

  • Experience of using Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) collaboratively

Nice to haves

  • Strong experience using Javascript

  • Experience with Node

  • Exposure to the larger Testing community

  • Experience with Jira/Confluence

  • Experience with DevOps

  • Experience with Cloud Formation

  • An understanding of CI/CD practices

About Kin + Carta Create (Europe):

At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised. We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences your customers will love and technologies your business will thrive on. 

Our approach is simple: Accelerate idea-to-value by striking the ideal balance of human-centred design, Agile engineering and the realities of affecting change at scale. We take a hands-on approach to transforming our clients’ business.

Kin + Carta Create believes in creating a culture where diversity, regardless of its form, is just a part of who we are. We empower every individual to share what matters to them, subsequently creating a culture where every person, regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status, is treated as a valued member of Kin + Carta!

Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Continuous learning £1,000 annual learning budget
Hybrid working policy Hybrid remote working policy
Leadership icon Global leadership programmes
Flexible working icon Flexible working hours
present icon Enhanced Christmas leave
dog icon Dog friendly offices
Discounted private healthcare Subsidised private healthcare
Affordable gym membership Discounted gym membership

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.