Job Description

Technical Test Engineer (SC Eligible) 

Location: Manchester

Salary: £25,000 – 48,000 (+ depending on experience) 

 

Please Note: Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS and SC security clearance which requires 5 years continuous UK address history at the point of application. 

 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge. 

 

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.  

 

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO 

 

As a team: 

 

Our Advanced Technology Centre is a thriving technology and innovation hub from where we deliver high quality services to a number of private and public sector clients.  

 

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways 

 

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.   

 

In our team you will learn: 

  • How to provide solutions to real world problems across a variety of industries. 
  • How to help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. 
  • How best to develop your skills and hone your talents within an innovative technology environment 

As a Technical Test Engineer, you will: 

  • Work as part of a team to design, build and execute tests to validate whether a story, feature or system meets agreed acceptance criteria based on non-functional requirements 
  • Automate non-functional tests using tools such as Microfocus Fortify and OWASP ZAP for security testing, Karate and JMeter for performance testing, Pumba for resilience testing 
  • Perform operational testing by following operational manuals and utilising tools such as Elastic APM, Splunk and general linux administration skills 
  • Analyse results from non-functional testing, identify where and how improvements could be made and work with architects and developers to design and test improvements. Manage raising and resolution of defects for the team, utilising tools such as JIRA 
  • Support the team in also validating the system being delivered meets functional requirements where required by getting involved in functional testing 


Qualifications

The following skills and experience are essential for this role:
  • Experience in designing and implementing integration, security, performance, resilience or operational testing. In particular being able to analyse the results and recommend how to make improvements/resolve defects
  • Experience using one or more of the following tools: Microfocus Fortify, OWASP ZAP, Karate, JMeter, Gatling, Chaos Monkey, Pumba, Kibana
  • Experience working with architects to design and conduct manual testing, developing a good understanding of the non-functional requirements, business needs and solution design
  • A proven track record of testing software developments in a structured environment.
  • A complete understanding of the Defect Management lifecycle and knowledge of one or more defect management tools e.g. JIRA, Bugzilla or HP ALM.
  • Satisfactory BPSS and SC security clearance – which requires 5 years continuous UK address history at the point of application

Set yourself apart:

  • Experience automating functional testing of software, writing scripts in Java, using tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, Karate, Rest-assured or Wiremock
  • Have experience in managing teams and/or working across multiple projects.
  • Understand container orchestration solutions such as Openshift
  • Have experience with technologies such as Apigee, IBM MQ/ACE/ITx, Oracle, Kafka
  • Have worked with one or more of the following:  API Test Tooling: Postman, API or JMeter, Contract/ Mock/Integration Testing, Swift Messaging Hub, Config/Integration testing, payload/contract testing
 
What’s in it for you
 
At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
 
Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.
 
About Accenture
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
 
Closing Date for Applications: 31/01/2021
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.
 
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