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Software Developer in Test



Brand:  RS
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location:  Working from home

Software Developer in Test

Home based/Remote

Employment Type: Perm

Closing Date: 27th August


Job Description –

Senior Software Engineer in Test to advocate quality across the organisation throughout our digital transformation to micro-services in the cloud – and beyond.

This isn’t a bulk standard SDET role. We are the SMEs in quality and our role encompasses the continuous improvement in our quality strategy and tooling (industry best practice techniques and designs), with supporting the engineering teams in meeting their delivery targets.

You will come from a senior SDET and/or Test Lead background, with experience of automated testing across the Test Pyramid, in an Agile delivery process. You will be passionate about maturing the quality practices across our delivery teams in a large scale global business, and upskilling others to achieve this.

Sitting in the quality engineering practice (outside the delivery teams), you will be given free rein to positively impact the Quality process within an environment that supports and rewards innovation and creativity. Working alongside the other engineering practices, we educate, enable and empower each delivery team to produce consistently high-quality products as we undergo a cloud transform.

Reporting into the Engineering Practice Lead, you will be a part of an organisation that promotes personal development, growth and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry.



  • Evangelising the importance of quality across the Agile teams in a DevOps environment (as we move towards our Continuous Deployment goal)
  • Supporting the continued improvement and adoption of the Quality Strategy across the teams (working to industry best practices – both in terms of processes and automation)
  • Implementing test automation frameworks from scratch (including PoCs with new tools and technologies)
  • Writing (and advising on) maintainable & efficient automation scripts


Skills and Experience


  • Taking a lead role for functional testing requirements – Strategic and Hands-on
  • Coaching engineers on adopting quality improvements
  • Building test automation frameworks from scratch
  • Automating tests across the test pyramid, including using TDD & BDD practices
  • Using Cloud based cross-browser/device testing solutions – with integrated automated tests
  • Excellent communication skills to a variety of stakeholders
  • Testing cloud-based (micro-service) solutions
  • Comfortable with a programming language (ideally Java and/or JS)


  • Using Consumer Driven Contract tests (e.g. PACT)
  • Using and configuring CI pipelines
  • Ability to remove perceived barriers to deliver high quality software
  • Familiarity of NFR testing within a CI pipeline
  • Familiarity of Data Management to drive secure and efficient tests
  • Familiarity of wider software engineering aspects (e.g. architecture, security, debugging, experimentation, source code management etc.)


A bit about you

Leaders in RS Group lead a culture where people are:

  • Customer and supplier obsessed
  • Highly engaged and ambitious
  • Stripping out barriers to execution
  • Creating fresh ideas and new markets
  • Delivering on promises – making it happen
  • Driven by outcome, with fully aligned objectives


About RS Group:

RS Group is a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers. Our business has operations in three geographical regions – the Americas, EMEA and APAC, supported by global organisations for supply chain, corporate functions, marketing, and product & supplier management. Our market today is large, fragmented, local in nature and digitally immature. Only a few international distributors serve it, with many regional and local providers, who largely trade offline. Currently we estimate the global market value to be c.£400bn, with our global market share <1%. We stock over 2500 supplier brands, 500K products and 63% of our sales are digital.


RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.


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