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QA/Test Engineer (Automation/Python)

London, England

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain. Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Our Software QA Engineers are essential to the smooth running of our Technology teams. This role will involve a wide range of tasks over performance, automation and security. Your day to day will consist of owning automation, performance and security testing frameworks, reviewing requirements to create and improve test plans, testing activities, automation scripts using open source tools, dealing with bugs in the SDLC, regression testing, innovating and investigating to influence the automation effort in line with our mission. Your professional mission - make sure scripts don't fail!

Skills and Experience for Success

To excel in this role, ideally you'll have some experience as a Test Engineer, Automation Test Engineer or QA Engineer in an agile environment (or at least exposure to!). You'll be very knowledgeable in QA methodologies, tools and processes. You'll know how to write clear concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases and have experience with cloud platforms such as Azure/AWS.

It's also important that you have experience of the full testing lifecycle from unit testing to user acceptance testing across a multiple product/service environment and can offer innovation, explore new tools and methodologies and constantly improve.

It is essential that you have a proficient working knowledge of python and hands on experience using automated testing frameworks such as Selenium

We've a tight knit team so we'd love it if you have strong communication skills, love team working and are a true problem solver. We love to develop our people formally, as well as informally, so there's lots of opportunity for coaching while in the role, and providing (and receiving!) mentoring.

Key required skills: Python, Automation, Selinum


Only relevant work experience - no particular qualifications are required

Additional Information

Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the long-term opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • generous pension scheme
  • individual learning budgets for every colleague
  • a raft of other benefits

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.


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As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare. This information may be shared with HR and those with a legitimate interest in the hiring process, such as direct line managers. If you do not disclose a conviction that is identified on a DBS check, this may result in an offer of employment being withdrawn. You can contact our Head of Talent Acquisition at [email protected] to discuss the nature and background to any conviction if you wish. Please select below: do you need to disclose a conviction?

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