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4 months ago
General Electric
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Architects Jobs
Role Summary:
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the strategy and execution of test automation for the validation of the next generation of grid applications within orchestrated microservice environments.

This role is to grow the existing test automation frameworks and extend them to become the cornerstone of testing within GE Grid Solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the strategy and execution of test automation for the
validation of the next generation of grid applications within orchestrated microservice environments.
This role is to grow the existing test automation frameworks and extend them to become the cornerstone of testing within GE Grid Solutions.
You will be responsible for developing the test automation strategy and leading the execution of this strategy within a team of highly experienced test engineers and Java software developers.
The GE Grid software operates in a highly real-time and mission critical setting where software security and availability is fundamental. The scope of the automation not only covers the next generation microservice architectures but also includes existing products.
Test coverage includes backend, user interface, high availability and distributed architectures.
The test automation strategy should accommodate and develop upon the current Continuous Integration platforms.
Experience of microservice environments, containerisation and Kubernetes orchestration is highly desirable. Experience of working in and knowledge of a DevOps environment would be a key differentiator.

Working within the Software Solutions (SWS) organization and the Wide-Area Monitoring Product Development Team:

• Develop test automation strategies and systems.

• Lead the execution of automated testing within a team of test engineers and developers.

• Identify problems with the automation strategies and systems and actively resolve these as part of the execution team.

• Selection and validation of appropriate test automation frameworks.

• Work with our Operations Team and other engineers to extend and develop Continuous Integration and DevOps strategy.

• Liaise with other GE Test Architects across the organisation to align strategy and share best practice.

• Designing and specifying appropriate platforms and computing resources to deliver the automated test strategy.

• Be responsible for ensuring an audit trail for all test activities.

• Keep up-to-date on test technologies and processes.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or equivalent
• Proven experience developing test solutions and strategies in a test automation environment.

• Experience of writing / executing test automation for large distributed systems within microservice architectures.

• Software development experience.

• Hands-on working knowledge of any standard Linux shell-scripting language.

• Working knowledge of any major Linux distribution.

• Working knowledge of Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016.

• Experience of leading a team to execute automation test strategies

• Experience of working with both onshore and offshore testing teams

• Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new technological challenges

• A proactive approach to problem-solving

• Capacity to work autonomously and to take proper initiative

• Ability to organise and work under deadlines, while producing quality deliverables

• Highly collaborative and able to work across a matrix organization to accomplish common goals

• Ability to drive people towards a common goal

• Good team skills

• Effective communication skills

Desired Characteristics:
• Experience with virtualization platforms
• Experienced with Kubernetes

• Experienced with Apache/Confluent Kafka

• Coding experience

• Working knowledge of Ethernet protocol (IEEE 802.3), including VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q), and IP layer, including protocols (UDP/TCP), and their analysis using tools such as Wireshark

• Familiarity with power engineering concepts / electricity transmission and distribution grids

• Familiarity with Wide Areas Monitoring Systems concepts and synchrophasor measurements

• Working knowledge of any of the following protocols: IEEE C37.118, DNP3, MODBUS, IECor IEC 61850

• Experience of leading both onshore and offshore testing teams

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About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Locations: United Kingdom; Edinburgh

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