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Automation Test Engineer

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: London

Department: Testing

About Kin + Carta

We are working with a major high street bank on their mobile consumer banking application and as such require a Senior Automation Test Engineer. We are developing full-stack features as part of cross-functional squads, as well as undertaking transformation activities to improve the speed and efficiency of innovation. 

The Role 

The role is to work in a cross-functional squad, automation testing in an Agile fashion, delivering new full-stack features to deliver product outcomes and working to the transformation remit to improve speed, efficiency and quality for the product. 

  • We’re looking for a Senior Automation Test Engineer 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 
  • Helping define and carry out testing for NFRs - Pairing with developers and product people through the rest of the lifecycle 
  • Contributing to continuous improvement of quality, speed and productivity 
  • This a mobile project for iOS and Android 
  • Largely remote with the ability to get to London or Milton Keynes if required 

Skills/Experience 

  • UI automation testing with Appium and Java 
  • JMeter for performance testing 
  • 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

  • Experience with RestAssured or similar tools 
  • A good knowledge of Mobile Device platforms 
  • An understanding of networking principles 
  • Experience with API testing 
  • An understanding of CI/CD practices 
  • Exposure to the larger Testing community 
  • Experience in finance, banking and/or fraud 
  • Experience with Jira/Confluence 
  • Experience with Jenkins or similar CI/CD tool 

About Kin + Carta

At Kin + Carta 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 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.