Lead Test Engineer

Role: Lead Software Engineer In Test

Hours: Full time

Salary: Excellent (dependent on experience)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Central London



  • Experience of translating user stories, requirements and specifications into test cases with developers and act as a “customer”

  • Happy to partake in the full development life cycle from identification of opportunity, through spec, QA and feedback

  • You will be involved in developing frameworks, tests and tools to automate and help accelerate all aspects of product development, pipelines, tooling and service monitoring 

  • You will be proactive and have a strong focus on quality and risk throughout the delivery cycle, identifying and implementing automation approaches as required

  • Additionally, you will be expected to have a good understanding of a variety of test approaches in a web, desktop and mobile app-based environment

  • You will be key in testing feature implementations and integration, remaining hands on and practical with the work on the team. You will share your experience of working with high-volume systems, to help provide a resilient and responsive online service for our significant player base

  • Responsibility ensuring the appropriate and efficient testing strategies are applied (Selenium Webdriver, JUnit, JMeter etc)

  • A hands-on position participating in code reviews, test execution, issue identification and test planning

  • Management responsibilities including mentoring/coaching, performance reviews and hiring/building the team



If you have most of the following, then we definitely want to hear from you:

  • Some development experience; e.g. HTML5/CSS, Javascript/Node, Python, scripting

  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills, ideally having fulfilled leadership or mentorship duties

  • Good understanding of web technologies and tools e.g. XML, HTML, CSS, JSON, REST, React, Node.js

  • RESTful API Testing and Automation

  • Experience in at least one Behaviour Driven Test Framework E.g. Cucumber

  • Experience in creating automated tests within a Continuous Integration environment e.g. Jenkins

  • Experience with distributed source control (Git)

  • Experience in developing Test Plans, Test Scripts, Defining Test Data and Reports

  • Experience of working with high-volume systems

  • Strong communication skills. You will be liaising with the product owner(s), technical leads, developers, and design teams to ensure the testing of new features runs smoothly

  • Some experience with or knowledge of non-functional testing, e.g. load, availability, failure & resilience

  • Happy to work across mobile apps, web apps and backend services


Desirable - but not essential

  • Awareness of retro games

  • Experience of test and issue management tools e.g. Jira

  • Understanding of the whole tech stack, from design to implementation to Live, plus an appreciation of how tech decisions can impact and affect other areas of the business

  • Desire to always improve and keep up to date with current technologies

  • Experience of Continuous Integration/Delivery/Deployment

  • Experience in Agile work practices

If this job sounds ideal, please send a CV and a covering letter to jobs@antstream.com, letting us why you’re the perfect person for this job.