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Senior Quality Test Engineer

IT/Technical & Product Development
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We are seeking a senior test automation engineer in our Oxford Tech Hub with experience of working in agile delivery environments, to help refactor, automate and productionise Elsevier’s article submission system. You will have a passion for making things work reliably and repeatedly with little oversight.


This position works with the team to enhance quality and process standards and to plan and execute effective and efficient test approaches to accomplish on-time and efficient delivery of high-quality software products and/or data. This position will usually have a diversified understanding of QA testing including different testing methodologies, legacy products, and innovation/acquisition products.

About the Team

Editorial Systems look after Elsevier’s manuscript submission and peer review systems which play a critical role in supporting publishing within Elsevier.  The applications are built using a combination of Java and Oracle technologies and are hosted in AWS. The team is made up of multi-disciplined squads based in Kidlington (near Oxford), engaged in optimizing and enhancing the applications and decision support tooling to meet the needs of over 1.5 million users publishing research articles within Elsevier’s 2500 science, technical and medical journals.  

About the Role

As a Senior Test Automation Engineer, you will be primarily responsible for creating and executing testing scripts to ensure new or amended services meet requirements. Working in a cross-functional agile team, including Development teams and Product Management functions, you will perform a wide range of testing and QA activities such as constructing and executing test automation scripts, managing defects found and supporting resolution, identifying test and QA process improvements and implementation of test automation to ultimately ensure we develop and release software that delights our customers.

You will act as a coach, mentor and leader in Test Automation and Quality Assurance practice to the wider team.

You will have good soft skills: a commitment to collaborative problem solving, a passion for simple design and software quality, and an ability to influence.   You will work collaboratively with other engineers on development and testing practices, lean delivery and on Open Source technology frameworks.  

Essential requirements of the role:

  • Strong Java skills and experience of Selenium
  • Strong test automation frameworks experience and knowledge
  • Experience of writing test automation using BDD frameworks
  • Refine and challenge acceptance criteria
  • Experience of the Test Automation Pyramid approach, Unit Test, Service Test and UI Tests.
  • Testing Microservices & API expertise
  • Cloud experience (AWS or similar)
  • Expertise in technology language development trends.









Desirable requirements of the role:

  • Experience of Performance Testing using LoadRunner, StormRunner Load or jMeter
  • Understanding of Usability Testing


About the company

Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Our mission is to lead the way in science, technology and health.   Elsevier is in the midst of a major transformation with technology at the forefront and the driving force.  Our innovative technology platforms and smart content solutions operate at the cutting edge of big data, semantic web and cloud technology, enabling faster more effective critical decision-making daily across the globe.




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