Lead Test Engineer

Ref: 641| Posted: 14th Jan 2022

Durham Professional Services is working with our client to recruit a Lead test Engineer Engineer on a permanent basis, for our amazing client located in Glasgow. Our client is undergoing fantastic business growth going from strength to strength.

This role reports to the Head of Reliability Engineering.

There is flexibility in the hours worked – our core hours are 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm, so if you are an early bird or a late riser, we have you covered.

Daily duties

  • Day-to-day management of our permanent and contract testers.
  • Mentor and identify training opportunities, especially around security, automated and device testing.
  • Using a risk-based approach, guide the testers to use appropriate test strategies.
  • Promote a “security and reliability first” mindset.
  • Foster a test community by continually speaking to our engineers, demoing to the department, and organising activities such as “lunch and learn” sessions.

Essential skills

  • Commercial experience at mid-senior test engineer level.
  • Have worked recently in an agile environment writing acceptance criteria for user stories.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of manual and automated testing in a modern software stack (SPAs and back-end APIs deployed via an automated gated pipeline).
  • Experience of testing logged-in user experience applications containing sensitive personal and commercial information.
  • Expertise in use of testing frameworks (e.g., cypress, selenium) and API testing tools (e.g., postman).


We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships