DevOps Test Automation Engineer (Management Level)

Location:City of Bristol
Job Type:Full Time

DevOps Test Automation Engineer (Management Level)
Lloyds Banking Group
Bristol - BS1 5LL

Salary & Benefits: £58,941 to £65,490 base salary, plus annual personal bonus, 13% employer pension contribution, 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays. We also offer flexible working hours, agile working practices and home working opportunities, working for Lloyds is great!

Here's a summary of our role…
Joining us as a DevOps Test Automation Engineer, you'll play a key role in driving quality software solutions into production. You would aim to deliver exciting customer driven solutions whilst reducing risk by implementing the right level of engineering artefacts through Agile testing, with an "Automation first" approach in every phase of the software delivery process that aids speed to market and better quality.

At Lloyds Banking Group our aim is to create a forward-thinking engineering culture that supports the business in delivering high quality, efficient and positive impact outcomes for customers.

The role of the Test Automation Engineer is vital in ensuring the products we deliver are fit for purpose and meet the quality and standards that our customers expect.

Where does the role sit within Lloyds Banking Group?
Lloyds Banking Group are transforming the way we do Engineering. We've created "LBG Labs" and we're building multi-functional, co-located teams giving them freedom to bring technology to the forefront of our business. This will create new, and improve existing, products and services to help us really make a difference to our customers.

This particular role sits within a Software Engineering team in our Group Transformation division, within the Finance Value Stream and will focus on work in our General Ledger's LAB.

Labs are co-located teams who work together on key projects to deliver value at pace by designing services that people find useful, easy and engaging to use. Typically, a Lab has a strong focus on complex problem solving in an agile environment where engineers are free to experiment and create innovative products which will transform the way our customers engage with us.

Want more detail?
Primarily you'll play a key role in driving quality software solutions into production using an "automation first" approach.

Other specific activities would include defining acceptance testing criteria, endorsing modern testing best practices, working with relevant people to understand the solution choices, maintaining traceability, building trust in the quality of the product, identifying defects and lastly to be a quality engineering champion within Lloyds!

What we'd love to see from you:
We like people who come from a variety of industry backgrounds and welcome having a diverse team. To be considered for the role as a minimum we would need to see the following in this rough order of priority:

* 2 years + experience within a modern quality engineering/DevOps engineering role in combination with a wider testing history and a good knowledge of the full test lifecycle, test models, testing best practices and test benchmarking.
* An 'automation first' approach to testing with a passion for driving productivity and a focus on reducing risk within teams. This includes experience of hands on coding activities, ideally within Java and C#.NET but other languages will suffice as long as you have coding experience.
* Experience working within a DevOps & Agile working environment.
* Experience of Selenium & Cucumber.
* Good people skills and the ability to work in an effective, passionate & fun multi-functional team.
* Management experience in some shape or form, either line management of teams or a focus on senior stakeholder management and influencing.

Who are the General Ledger Software Development Team?
Our team sits within the Group Transformation division, in the Finance Value Stream, specifically within the General Ledger's LAB area of the bank. You will be responsible for supporting a vast and complex Finance Ledger landscape including the new Oracle Fusion (Cloud hosted ledger) as well as the existing/legacy ledgers and sub-ledgers. In addition to this, the team also supports the Integrity application for Finance attestation, the Generic Interface Processes as well as the Data Reference Management tool.

Who are Lloyds Banking Group?
As the UK's largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and we have a clear strategy to put customers first and achieve our vision of being the best bank for our customers.

We're committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce, reflective of the customers and communities we serve - where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit.

What support will I get and how will my career grow?
As a multi-brand, multi-channel business, we have the scale and breadth to provide you with a diverse range of training and development opportunities, helping you achieve a rewarding and fulfilling career.


Our engineering community in Bristol is growing rapidly, which will naturally present lots of career opportunities.


Join us and be part of an inclusive, values-based culture focused on making a difference.

Together we make it possible.