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Senior Automation QA Engineer – Build QA Function


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A Senior Automation Test Engineer is required for a Ruby House (Ruby ideal, not essential) that produces vital Healthcare software solutions to improve patient care in the NHS. Currently at 60% Automation and 40% Manual, you’ll be capable of producing strategy for automation scaling as their business grows int he next 12 months and beyond. As their Senior Automation Test Engineer you’ll be interested and capable of scaling up a QA Function. This will involve strategic selection of Test Automation tools for various products, alongside the CTO’s roadmap. A hands-on role to begin with, but with a true appetite for developing the team as the business rapidly scales.

The codebase is clean and development culture very automation friendly for a Senior Automation QA Engineer. Zero legacy work and a push into creating domain-driven / event-source modelling to expand their architecture, you’ll therefore be growing the QA function as they expand their environment. An excellent chance to work as a Senior Automation QA Engineer in a technical-debt free, focused Ruby-on-Rails development environment.

Location: London Bridge

Salary: £55k – £80k + benefits

As Senior Automation QA Engineer, you’ll have ideally have automated Ruby environments using Ruby / Cucumber tools, and have a good track record working closely with Ruby developers – preference is likely to be given to Ruby expertise, but Java, .Net or other Open Source programming skills are valid if your automation work is extensive and you’re pragmatic about the idea of manual testing.

You’ll be the QA authority, reporting into the CTO, to creating the test plans/scenarios up to harnesses as you automate code production.

You’ll have the opportunity, once the QA piece takes shape under your expertise, to grow a team and mentor under you with the draw of a superb solution with great traction, a clean codebase and a leading LRug Member leading the software team.


Senior Automation QA Engineer with strategic head for scaling automation

Scaled Automation exp. creating full scope and developing harnesses – Cucumber or similar.

Excited by the idea of growing a QA function in a bleeding-edge Ruby Software House

… and positive to the challenge of creating that in a start-up with early manual testing a necessary step in the journey.


Ruby coding and Cucumber automation – very highly advantageous

Ex-Developer / Developer-in-Test profile

Enterprise-level harness / test environment creation from scratch

Line management exp

This Senior Automation QA Engineer opportunity sits at the crest of a wave. The upscaling of their development environment, lack of technical debt but profitable status, hiring curve, business development as they implement to multiple new sites over the next 12 months and the appetite for a fully independent QA function makes this a very interesting career development move as a Senior Automation QA Engineer.

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