Posted: 25th June 2018

Test Infrastructure Engineer

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Focusrite 

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. United Kingdom

Test Infrastructure Engineer (Audio Hardware, Firmware & Software)
Salary competitive based on experience, plus excellent benefits package

We are looking for a motivated Test Infrastructure Engineer to join our highly respected Quality Assurance team. Working closely with our development and IT teams, and the rest of QA, you will take ownership of developing the tools and frameworks that facilitate continuous integration, and test automation within the build pipeline.

This is a new position, and therefore provides an opportunity for the right candidate to grow with the role, and to play a significant part in defining the future direction of this key business activity.

Initially there will be a need to perform some manual and automated tests to support on-going product development. However, successful development and adoption of our test infrastructure will significantly reduce this requirement.

Our goal is to harness the power of an automated build/test framework by combining it with sophisticated automated testing to minimise unnecessary manual testing, achieving more efficient test cycles and quicker time to market.

What you'll be doing:

  • Designing, building, and maintaining robust build and test infrastructure to facilitate creation of automated tests for embedded firmware, Windows drivers, and software applications (both standalone and web)
  • Configuring continuous integration pipelines to incorporate automated test tools, and refine our build and release processes
  • Maintaining test computers for use as clean systems (both physical and virtual)
  • Ensuring that infrastructure issues are addressed quickly, to minimise system downtime
  • Communicating test results and build status to the development and QA teams
  • Establishing best practice in this area, and sharing knowledge with the wider department to facilitate adoption of our test infrastructure
  • Working closely with other teams in the R&D, Engineering, and Operations Departments to ensure a collaborative approach to test infrastructure quality

What experience you'll need:

  • A professional background in one of the following disciplines: Test Infrastructure, Test Automation, Quality Assurance, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, or similar
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration tools (preferably Jenkins), including pipeline creation
  • Exposure to Artifact Repositories and Configuration Management tools
  • Experience with version control systems, e.g. Git, Mercurial
  • Knowledge of manual and automated software test approaches
  • Scripting ability in one or more languages, e.g. Python, PowerShell, Bash, Ruby
  • Knowledge of virtualisation, and imaging/restoring of physical machines, would be an advantage