Lead Automation Test Engineer
Prague, Czech Republic
před 8 dny


The QA Automation team is responsible for signing off all releases to UAT (for user sign off) and ultimately Production.

We have developed (and still continue to develop) a state-of-art automation platform which allows components as well as integration testing of any and all of the components making up the Cash Equities Trading Platform.

The role is for a Lead Automation Test Engineer in the Automation team. You will be tasked with leading a team of up to 6 people and, working in an agile environment, decide and prioritize the tasks together with QA manager and stakeholders based in New York, London / Prague and Hong Kong.

  • You will be reporting to the global head of automation.In addition, you need to be technical as you will also participate in writing new test cases as well as modifying / maintaining the existing test suite related to the Cash Equities trading platform as well as the SOR / LMX Algo platform and IOIs (Indication of Interest) space;
  • this is NOT a lead role only so as a technical person, you will help training, mentoring and develop our automation offering.

    Test scripts are written using a fluent interface developed in-house which abstracts all the technologies used (so you do not need to worry whether a message or event is sent through Tibco or TCP for example) allowing the Test engineer to focus on the test themselves.

    The automation for Cash Trading applications space is probably the most active and dynamic right now as Barclays is looking to decommission his legacy platforms and migrate over to a strategic architecture. Your Role

  • Lead a team of up to 6 people to make sure Automation keeps the momentum with development teams globally.
  • Develop test strategy and help with creation and execution of automated test cases for applications within Equity trading platform.
  • Help manage test environment and test data ensuring support of test efforts and schedules.
  • Collaborate with development teams on common approach of Continuous delivery model
  • Deliver high quality work
  • Help training, mentoring and participate in interviews and hiring the best talent.
  • Essential Skills

  • Some team leading experience, responsibility for the delivery and quality of those deliveries of local and offshore team members -
  • working with stakeholders globally.

  • 7+ years solid understanding of QA methodology, processes and procedures
  • 3+ years experience of development in Java Server Side (J2SE 7 / 8)
  • Experience working on a Unix / Linux shell
  • Experience with build stack based on Maven, Continuous Delivery, Code Quality
  • Be able to interact with global teams
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with others, self starter
  • Able to take on responsibility, work independently
  • Results-oriented, self-starter with positive "can-do" attitude
  • Desirable Skills

  • Experience with Java Fluent Interface or building Java DSL
  • Experience using Unit test frameworks such as JUnit or TestNg.
  • Experience working in a large, globally distributed development team and within agile environment
  • Investment banking knowledge
  • About Us Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

    With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people.

    Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide . Risk and Control Objective All Barclays colleagues have to ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

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