Senior TestOps EngineerCheltenham, GBR

Your Opportunity to Define Possible . Our Opportunity t o Deliver the Nation's Security . Together

Salary: £47,000 - £71,000

Role clearance type : You must be able to gain and maintain the highest level of UK Government clearance

Location: Cheltenham

About Your Opportunity:

TestOps exists to ensure that the product development pipeline has all the testing frameworks and tools needed. As a TestOps Engineer, you are not just writing test code but actively owning the test platform & tooling to ensure that the path to production is as efficient as possible. This is a hybrid role, which challenges traditional test/operations thinking; it expands traditional skill sets and puts you right alongside the development team.

We are looking to recruit candidates that have either Test or Infrastructure experience but more importantly have a willingness to learn the complimentary skill set. To us, the key is an understanding and interest in the big picture; you will be a key part in both the quality of the output and the efficiency of how we get there, ultimately we want to release better products faster.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.

  • Flexible Benefits Package - choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.

  • Employee Incentive Programme - exceptional performance is recognised through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.

  • Career Development - opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.

Your Responsibilities :

  • You will work in a collaborative and multi-functional team. Some days you might be writing tests, others improving the test platform itself.

  • Deliver Test capability & automated solutions to support mission critical solutions. Anything manual or in efficient should be in the cross-hairs for redesign.

  • Translate business and technical requirements into comprehensive testable scenarios

  • Design & carry out multi-level test plans catering for test data, system efficiency & reliability amongst others.

  • Containerisation of test solutions, automatically building up & tearing down to maximise cost efficiencies and auto generation of test reports for both technical & non-technical audiences.

Your Experience :

  • A background in either Test or Infrastructure with an enthusiasm for automation & efficiency.

  • Self-motivated with an eagerness to learn and able to inspire others in best practice, focused on quality outcomes.

  • Experience of working with some of the following:

  • Test Tooling: Cypress, Selenium, Robot, Cucumber, Molecule, JMeter

  • Infrastructure Tooling: Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, Splunk

  • Other: Linux, PowerShell, Bash, SQL, VMWare, GitLab, Jenkins

  • Nice to have: Python, JavaScript, AWS, Atlassian Tools (JIRA, Confluence etc)

Your Future Team :

The teams in this space work on some of the toughest challenges that are key to our clients success, as such they carry a heavy load and require the ability to be able to dip in and share the workload. Success in this area requires flexibility in tasking, adapting to the problem at hand and picking up the skills along the way. This work is predominantly on client site and will vary between integrating with development and test teams, as well as taking on standalone tasks when needed.

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry . We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We'll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And w ithin a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes - then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who'll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I'd like to find out more - then connect direct with , where one of our recruitment business partners will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation's security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

UK Cyber & Intelligence Business :

Our UK Cyber & Intelligence business combines modern software development approaches with a rich heritage and experience in the Defence and security sectors. Our customers have complex and sensitive data and information requirements requiring a mission partner who quickly understands the context, delivering and sustaining a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace, supporting them through an ambitious digital transformation programme.

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Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.