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Company: Mastercard
Location: Rickmansworth, England, United Kingdom
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Banking, Insurance, Financial Services


Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results. 

Job Title

Manager Software Development Engineer in TestRole

Our Software Development Teams are in the process of transforming to an Agile culture which is bringing together collaborative practice within high performing Scrum Teams. We have an exciting role to join the team who will be defining and executing the test automation strategy for the products. We building a team of Software Development Test Engineers who will be working in-sprint with the Developers, Scrum Leads and Product Owners.

You are expected to work in an Agile automation environment where tests are automated first. The ley objective of this new team is to build out an inhouse Test Framework with a shift to quality and keeping aligned to the software development lifecycle. The majority of your time will be spent identifying and automating functional and end-to-end scenarios. You will ensure there is traceability from business requirements to acceptance criteria from the start of feature development and covering all major & minor verification points within your automation coverage. You will capture the required evidence to demonstrate to both internal and external customers.

You will be friendly and approachable with a love for the craft of software development. You have a desire to continually improve your own skills and the ability to transfer those skills to others and, of course, you love seeing your software in production.

At Vocalink, we deliver products, services that are market leading, and we can only do this because of our people. The SDET will be part of a team accountable for delivering our products and services successfully in order to maintain our market leading position.

This is great chance to shape the Testing Framework and build an in-house team to support Software Development.

You will cover 4 main responsibilities in this role:

Business Change

• Support the business in iterative and incremental successful delivery of products
• Meet the business/customer requirements and be in accordance with defined quality, coding standards and architectural principles.

Technical Evolution

• Ensure delivery of solutions to the highest quality
• Assessment, selection and adoption of key tools and frameworks to drive automation at all levels


• Pair programming and being part of three Amigo sessions
• Be part of a collaborative culture within the delivery team
• Work within and contribute to a high performing, rapid delivery team
• Will undertake line management responsibilities of less experienced SDETs


• You will use your Test First approach to have direct input into the product/ test development
• Automating the tests through selection of pragmatic technologies and frameworks
• Collaborate with various external teams to devise the appropriate approach
• Contribute to the design & development of the overall test automation strategy and vision, including the tools and technologies needed to support the strategy
• Adopt the best practice process for developing automated test programs
• Implementation of the test automation strategy and frameworks needed to test all the dimensions of a complex, high-throughput distributed system including functional correctness, performance, scale, and security
• Key contributor & to be part of an effective team
• Drive innovation in automation at all application tiers including UI, APIs, CLIs, and the database layer
• Keep improving in tool adoption and seek opportunities to leverage test tools for greater

You will be passionate about Agile methodologies including Kanban and Scrum and have experience integrating automation tests with continuous delivery tools.

You will also have worked with or built in modern technology including:

• Continuous integration/delivery
• Automated at acceptance test level
• Platform tests – testing a platform consisting of multiple services end to end
• Cloud based environment
• Integration of automated tests into a build pipeline
Delivery focused in required time frames
• Delivered shippable product after every sprint or cycle
Understand end to end tool chain and how that underpins speed
• Java 8+
• One or more build tools, e.g. Maven, Gradle etc.
• One or more open source JEE servers, e.g. Tomcat, Jetty etc.
• UNIX/Linux shell scripting
• Automation testing experience with the ability to create test automation frameworks using open source technologies, such as Selenium Webdriver, Cucumber/JBehave, Gherkin

• What we offer to help you find your way:

• A wealth of learning resources to help you settle in and grow – from learning about our business, to workshops on presentation and networking, online learning and coaching from managers
• A buddy assigned from day one
• A manager equipped in helping people return to work, with regular ch-in sessions
• Depending on availability and our selection criteria, the chance to apply for a permanent role

All about you:

• Have previous experience at mid-management level ideally gained in technology, financial services, and professional services organizations
• Are team players, collaborative, excellent relationship builders and influencers, great problem solvers and adaptable
• Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting.  Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

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