Senior Test Engineer

Reporting to the Development Manager, we have an opportunity for a Senior Test Engineer, a coder who is primarily responsible for creating automated tests and improving code testability. You will work closely with our QA analysts and Developers, code the framework for Test Engineers in the UK, and mentor the Automation Test QAs. You will have the rewarding opportunity to grow your hands-on skills as part of the Agile team, fully involved in the full feature development life cycle.

Glasgow, UK


<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We combine the excitement and agility of a startup environment, balanced with the client-base and growth opportunities of an established, large organization.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our award-winning, flagship cloud product</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, Dayforce, is a market-leading Human Capital Management (HCM) platform that transforms the employee experience by solving complex problems. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">It provides a single solution</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to manage the entire employee lifecycle and enable real-time, smarter decision-making at every level.</span> <strong>X</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Fortune 500 clients have implemented Dayforce and successfully transformed human capital management &ndash; and their organization.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br /><br /></p>

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Overview: <p>Are you looking to work in an environment that produces agile and innovative cloud-based solutions to help customers solve workforce time and attendance, talent attraction, and talent management problems? Do you want a position that uses your skills to reinvent and challenge the industry&rsquo;s perception of Human Capital Management solutions? Are you looking for an organisation that will help to grow and develop your career? If so, at Ceridian Europe you have the opportunity to build, implement or support products that follow a responsive design and gives our clients the ability to interact with their employees anywhere and on any device.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ceridian Europe creates innovative technology that organisations around the world use to attract, develop, manage and pay their people. Our award-winning Dayforce solution helps our customers effectively manage compliance, track time and attendance, make better decisions, build great teams and drive engagement with their employees. &nbsp;</p> <p>At Ceridian Europe it&rsquo;s not just what we do, it&rsquo;s how we do it to achieve our brand promise, Makes Work Life Better. Our culture fosters the Our Way values: Customer Focus, Transparency, Diligence, Optimism and Agility. &nbsp;Our dedicated employees work hard in a fun and vibrant environment. &nbsp;</p> <p>We employ a diverse group of talented colleagues who are driven to excellence and innovation, and who are invested in their own career development. We look for colleagues who are willing to tackle the impossible and create technology solutions that help our customers engage their employees.&nbsp;</p> <p>As an employer of choice, we offer a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive, flexible range of benefits, including pension, health &amp; wellbeing options, and leisure &amp; lifestyle programs. Our employees are able to personalize their benefits, tailoring them to meet their individual needs.</p> <p><strong>The opportunity:</strong></p> <p>R&amp;D at Ceridian is a group of close-knit, cross-functional teams of Developers, QA Analysts, Product Owners, Business Analysts, and Test Engineers. Our Human Resources (HR) module team in Europe (primarily based in Glasgow but currently working remotely) plays a vital part in our expansion, building and implementing a more globalized version of our Dayforce product, starting with the UK and growing into Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and beyond. We are excited to start work on the new modernisation of Dayforce built with the latest in cloud, microservices, and Microsoft technologies, introducing automation, increased flexibility, and responsiveness, and further capitalising on AI.</p> <p><br />Reporting to the Development Manager, we have an opportunity for a Senior Test Engineer, a coder who is primarily responsible for creating automated tests and improving code testability. You will work closely with our QA analysts and Developers, code the framework for Test Engineers in the UK, and mentor the Automation Test QAs. You will have the rewarding opportunity to grow your hands-on skills as part of the Agile team, fully involved in the full feature development life cycle. From inception to development, you will verify that front end controls connect to back end infrastructure through testing. From understanding the specs and designing use-case scenarios to embedding checkpoints, you will ensure an error-free end-product that functions in a user-friendly and intuitive manner.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who you are:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>You are a Software Developer with hands-on experience in modern JavaScript frameworks, Microsoft .NET programming languages, and SQL as part of an Agile team. You thrive in a lead role where you can guide, coach, and mentor individuals, collaborating with Developers and QA to identify which areas of the application to focus automation efforts, and build the automation framework and tests using reliable, resilient code. You are passionate about solving customer problems with complex technology that is easy to use, and you want to join a global organisation that operates like a scale-up: responsively, rapidly, and with agility.</p>
Responsibilities: <p class="resetParagraphCSS"><strong>What's in it for you:</strong></p> <p class="resetParagraphCSS"><strong>Leadership.&nbsp;</strong>As part of a group building the next generation of Dayforce products, you will play a key role in our trajectory. We continuously challenge ourselves to innovate solutions to our customers' problems in ways that will delight them. You will be part of a team that loves to excite the users of their software as much as they love the creativity of coding. You will gain a level of visibility and in-depth, hands-on expertise working on new builds, implementations, enhancements, and support.&nbsp;</p> <p class="resetParagraphCSS"><strong>Teamwork.&nbsp;</strong>Our inclusive, supportive workplace culture fosters an environment of continuous learning, professional development, collaboration, and a chance to blend in-office and remote working long before and after the COVID-19 crisis. You will be part of a high performing cross-functional team of collaborators driven to delivering high-quality software. We are continually working on moving our HR solution forward and improving our customer's experience.&nbsp;</p> <p class="resetParagraphCSS"><strong>Growth.&nbsp;</strong>We are a rapidly scaling company with a focus on promoting from within. This is a global organisation with more opportunities than people where we encourage you to express and pursue areas and projects that interest and inspire you. Through our training and mentoring program, you will develop deep technical expertise and gain valuable business and industry-related experience. You will have a chance to move up or across to a different group, expanding your work and opportunity scope on any of the Dayforce teams.</p> <p><strong>As our new Test Engineer, you will:</strong></p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;<strong>Lead, create, continuously improve, collaborate, and communicate.&nbsp;</strong>You will work closely with your Scrum team, and actively contribute to the continuous improvements of applications by developing stable, maintainable, and reliable automated tests for the continuous improvement of applications. You will build the testing framework, analyse automated test results and improve test coverage to maintain product quality. You will become a product expert in all functional and technical areas, learning new methodologies and tools to improve the automated testing processes. You will participate in scrum meetings, sprints, demonstrations, and retrospectives.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>What you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>The experience.&nbsp;</strong>You have progressive experience developing SaaS cloud-based applications, ideally for enterprise clients, and building out automation testing as an integral, embedded part of the feature development cycle. You have an interest in Human Capital Management.</li> <li><strong>The technical skills.&nbsp;</strong>You have programming experience in modern JavaScript frameworks, object-oriented languages (e.g., C#, Java, C++), relational databases, writing maintainable code, and creating automated test scripts for tools such as FitNesse and Jmeter. Ideally, you have exposure to behavior-driven testing tools such as godog for Cucumber.</li> <li><strong>The Agile approach.&nbsp;</strong>You have expertise following an Agile Scrum methodology and experience across all facets of the software development life cycle.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>The interpersonal skills.&nbsp;</strong>You have experience mentoring individuals and guiding the work of a team. You can confidently build networks and nurture relationships within teams, peers, clients, and senior leadership. You have outstanding communication, collaboration, and prioritisation skills. You can pivot to respond to needs and work through ambiguity.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Our culture, our values</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />At Ceridian, our values - Customer Focus, Transparency, Diligence, Optimism, and Agility - are built on a robust framework, guided by an engaged leadership and brought to life by the innovative, enthusiastic people who make up our diverse teams. This is a place where you can commit, express your ideas through engagement surveys and forms, and gain recognition.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>We make work life better for you.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />At Ceridian, we foster a workplace where our people can thrive, grow, and reach new levels of success together. We give you the freedom and the technology to make the right scheduling choices to balance your life. In addition, we provide you with financial rewards including a stock purchase plan, talent development programs, comprehensive benefits, paid days off to volunteer, and an unlimited Time Away From Work Program.&nbsp;</p> <p>We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.</p> <p>Ceridian Europe is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. If selected for an interview, we will be happy to work with you to ensure your interview is accessible and accommodation is provided. When your interview is being scheduled, please advise the Ceridian Europe Recruiter of how we might be able to support your participation.</p> <p>Ceridian Europe is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, national origin, or religion.</p>