Mid Level
Automation Tes Engineer
APD Communications

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

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About us

As one of Hull’s leading tech businesses, we develop critical software and infrastructure for the emergency services and public safety control rooms. Our innovative and dynamic solutions serve, protect and connect society.  

Our technology helps to save lives daily, across the world – That’s pretty cool right?

Here in the UK, our technology is used by 69% of the Police Forces and you’ll also find APD technology at the heart of both the London Underground and Gatwick Airport.

Further afield, we have customers in Sweden’s hospital and the Swedish Police, as well as in Ireland and Iceland. We also keep Dubai Airport, the world’s busiest international passenger airport connected.

When you join APD Communications, you’ll be part of something much bigger. From our offices in Hull, we operate as a business unit within Northgate Public Services (NPS), which is a wholly owned NEC Corporation subsidiary.

Being part of the NPS Safety Division, and the NEC Corporation, means you’re joining a worldwide team of over 100,000 operating in over 70 countries. We all share a passion for developing innovative public safety solutions that create a brighter world for us as global citizens – does this sound like you?

Our culture

You will be part of a fantastic team, based in Hull who really make a positive difference to the society that we live in. Life at APD is fast paced, we don’t stand still, we embrace changes in technology and the opportunities that those changes provide.

We employ ‘Geeks with Goals’, people who love what they do with a passion, that are committed to helping us grow and who truly care that they can make a difference.

The people in our teams are our best asset, so our workplace is empowering, encouraging and everyone has a voice that is listened to. We have a flexible, trusted and collaborative environment in which our people thrive in.


Software Automation Test Engineer


About the Automation Test Engineer job

At APD we love all things tech! Our Software Testers ensure our software products are customer ready. As we are constantly striving to improve and give the best services to our customers we are looking for someone who is passionate and experienced in Automation. Working in a Quality Assurance function on a variety of business-critical projects. You will be responsible for creating and conducing automated tests to ensure the quality of our complex systems. As an Automation Tester you will create & implement automated plans to deliver elegant solutions to huge technical challenges.

You will be entrusted to make the right decisions and drive improvements to our processes.


What you will own / do and how you will grow

  • Create test automation frameworks
  • Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation
  • Accurately and comprehensively record defects discovered during execution of test cases
  • Report progress and provide any test metrics or reports required to support the Quality Assurance & Delivery manager
  • Prepare test data and test estimates


What you have already done

  • Proven experience in implementing and maintaining automation testing
  • Experience developing automated test frameworks from scratch
  • Strong knowledge of Test Automation best practice/quality governance
  • Be a proactive and organised self-starter with excellent communication



So if you are looking for a job in Automation testing and think APD is a place where you can develop your passion - apply now!

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