Software Development Engineer in Test - Automation Test Engineer (DVLA) at DVLA & DVSA

Posted 6 days ago

At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), we take testing very seriously and we automate as much as we can. Our Software Development Engineer in Test (SDETs) are building best-in-class test automation software so that we can build products quickly and safely. You will be a critical part of a squad following a behaviour-driven design approach (ATDD). You will love to code and to test in equal measure and challenge us to increase the scope of our Continuous Testing.

Job description
In this dynamic role you will be part of an engineering team responsible for continually driving all aspects of quality improvements. You will be working in one of our delivery teams or as part of the dedicated independent testing team.

Include but are not limited to:
Develop using:

  • Java, Spring Boot, Ruby on Rails, Node.js. React.js

Test using:
  • Ruby and Cucumber, Capybara, JMeter, Artillery, Jest

Deploy and run using:
  • Cloud infrastructure, such as AWS, MS Azure, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes and Serverless Technologies.

Our delivery squads follow a DevOps model and are responsible for the full life-cycle of their product. As such, there may be an opportunity going forward to participate in an out-of-hours support rota which will attract an additional allowance.
About You
The DVLA is at the cutting edge of cloud-first technologies. You will be comfortable using the Cucumber framework and able to develop expertise in the Ruby programming language to test applications and infrastructure on Platform-as-a-Service environments. You will have real experience of building test automation for both web-based user interfaces and APIs. You will proactively look to implement Continuous Testing principles to speed up the feedback cycle for all elements of quality, such as security and accessibility, using automation by default.
We are looking for SDETs who are proficient in Automation Testing, able to use modern programming language and to programmatically test any software product and develop automation for it. You will have a proven track record of improving QA efficiency through test automation and tools. You will have a high attention to detail and not be afraid to challenge when needs be. It would be great if you had experience of technical coaching and enjoy leading junior members of a team.