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Senior Automation Software Tester

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Date: 28-Jan-2023

Location: Aberdeen, GB, AB15 8PU Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX London, GB, EC3M 4BS

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:37864
Location:Aberdeen : Kingswells Causeway, London : 71 Fenchurch Street, Southampton : Boldrewood Campus  
Position Category:Product Development
Position Type:Employee Regular

Senior Automation Software Tester


based in London or Southampton, UK

(other locations in the UK may be considered)


Are you a Software Tester with a passion for complex technical problems and interest in Maritime industry?

Then working as a Senior Automation Software Tester for Lloyd’s Register is something for you!

We will offer you a challenging job opportunity and the possibility to develop yourself and realise your ambitions.


Role Summary:

As part of our continued expansion, Lloyd’s Register is looking for an ambitious Senior Automation Software Tester to join our growing testing team, based in Southampton, London or Aberdeen.

You will possess the drive, enthusiasm and ambition to form part of a dynamic team within a fast-moving company. You need to be willing to embrace challenges and contribute to a range of projects utilising both manual & automated skills.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Execute testing of a portfolio of marine applications, including legacy desktop and modern web applications. You will work on multiple software products from within the Lloyd’s Register software suite.
  • Work closely with stakeholders (Test Manager, Product Owners, Developers, Subject Matter Expert users and Testers) to improve Quality Assurance processes throughout the Software Development Lifecycle. Collaborate with testers across LR’s CTIO QA team to establish and implement best practices.
  • Participate in Agile development activities, attending daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint review and retrospective meetings. Engage with distributed development teams, with many colleagues working in other parts of the world.
  • Use in-depth analysis of functional and non-functional specifications to determine test requirements for environment, data, resources and tools.
  • Carry out manual and automated testing of active development projects, software patches and major releases. Design and execute manual and automated test plans, analyse and report test results to stakeholders.
  • Provide the Test Manager and Scrum Master with time estimates via Planning Pokers and deliver to these agreed timescales. Present reports on projects, arrange and lead meetings and test coverage reviews.
  • Perform end-to-end workflow tests to ensure engineering calculation results match an agreed baseline, identifying regression risks and discrepancies. Log and track defects as necessary.
  • Capture evidence of exploratory testing performed by Subject Matter Experts, to build a full picture of testing efforts across marine software products.
  • Provide mentorship and assistance to colleagues on any aspect of test planning, execution and automation.


Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Physical Sciences or a relevant numerical/engineering subject.
  • Respected and proven experience of five (5) or more years software testing in a commercial environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of software testing and its role within software development.
  • Ability to deal with testing of complex workflows in desktop and/or cloud-based applications (not just standard E-commerce website testing).
  • In-depth experience with BDD automation frameworks, and / or Robot Framework utilising Appium or Selenium covering both desktop and web-based systems.
  • In-depth experience scripting in Python
  • A desire to progress and positively influence and change software development practices to improve quality.
  • Strong technical testing ability with a willingness and capability to coach and mentor junior team members on best testing practices.
  • Experience with Azure DevOps and Azure Test Plans, or other bug tracking and test case management software, would be a distinct advantage.
  • ISTQB Intermediate level or equivalent certification would be an advantage.


Preferred but not required:

  • Experience with C++ or C# would be an advantage.
  • A marine or engineering background would be an advantage, but not essential.


You are someone who:

  • Communicates in a structured way and has ability to present technical ideas in simple way
  • Has ability to communicate effectively across levels both internally and externally.
  • Has drive for results, solution focused thinking and is keen to take accountability and ownership for delivering customer needs.
  • Can self-manage and prioritize tasks towards achieving goals
  • Demonstrates initiative and proactiveness and has flexibility adjusting your approach when necessary.
  • Has good planning and process management skills (scopes the length and difficulty of tasks; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps)
  • Has perseverance in the face of obstacles

Excellent professional people skills to improve performance across the area of business.

  • Displays a team spirit, particularly in a multicultural environment and ability to work both independently and as part of a team with colleagues in person and around the world.
  • Is customer focused and driven to achieve excellent customer service.


What we offer
We offer you an exciting working environment with intellectual challenges, responsibility and high-level client interaction. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the right candidate.
You will be working in a friendly work environment which is highly productive, collaborative and innovative -- where your voice is heard.


About Lloyd's Register
The Lloyd's Register Group (LR) is an independent risk management organisation that helps to improve our clients' quality, safety, environmental and business performance throughout the world. This is mirrored in our mission statement "working together for a safer world".

LR is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation and a maritime classification society, wholly owned by the Lloyd's Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering for the benefit of the community at large.
Our expertise and activities cover Marine & offshore Classification and Marine Performance Services.


Are you interested in this job? Apply now via the ‘apply’ button and upload your C.V. and cover letter.


If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you can contact Kalliopi Christopoulou (Corporate Recruiter – South Europe /

Diversity and Inclusion at Lloyd's Register:


Together we are one Lloyd’s Register, committed to developing an inclusive and safe workplace that embraces and celebrates diversity. We strive to ensure that all applicants to LR experience equality of opportunity and fair treatment, because we believe it is the right thing to do. We hope you do too.


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