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    Company Info

    LGIM is the investment management arm of Legal & General Group, a FTSE 100 company. We are one of Europe's largest asset managers and a major global investor, with assets under management of £983.3bn* (as at 31 December 2017). Our success has been built by focusing on clients and providing them with services and solutions that meet their needs. We offer strategies across the full spectrum of asset classes, including equities, bonds, property, alternatives and cash, as well as multi-asset strategies tailored to the needs of institutional and retail investors.

    LGIM is one of the world's leading providers of index fund management. We are at the forefront of developments in liability-driven risk management solutions for defined benefit pension schemes, a leading provider of defined contribution solutions and also offer wide range of strategies to help our clients manage their investment objectives. LGIM continues to innovate as markets evolve, building strong relationships with clients including pension scheme, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers and other professional investors.

    We understand that our scale brings responsibilities. We play an active role in the companies we invest in, from exercising shareholder voting rights to directly engaging with companies at a board level. By engaging with businesses, we aim to unlock value for investors and shape the future and sustainability of financial markets.

    In addition to having a leading position in the UK, we have selectively expanded into new markets across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. We believe that translating our capabilities to reflect the needs of our international clients will mean we are well placed to help them achieve their objectives.

    *LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2017, including derivative positions and advisory assets. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

    Department Info

    LGIM manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients. Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.

    Job Duties

    The Head of Test Engineering will be part of the Platform Engineering Team and work closely with senior business stakeholders, feature teams and the Platform/DevOps teams whilst managing a distributed test team. Due to the nature of the business the landscape is rapidly changing so adaptability, communication and influencing skills are essential.

    Principal Responsibilities
    • Define and oversee the overarching test strategy and best practices that will help drive a move to a more modern testing approach to support our continued Agile digital transformation
    • Product and roadmap ownership of a Platform aligned test automation framework; following an inner-source approach to support the creation of new features and capability
    • Mentoring and management of a team of QA and test engineers
    • Evangelising the benefits of Agile, test automation and CI/CD
    • Encouraging collaboration throughout the testing community to help drive consistency

    Skills Required

    • Experience defining QA strategy, approach and execution for both manual and automated testing on development initiatives
    • Strong technical skills, both functional and non-functional; manual and automation testing
    • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development environment
    • Proven track record of leading, directing and mentoring QA teams and team members
    • Track record of building comprehensive test automation frameworks from scratch
    • Experience in high level test automation design and implementation, including unit, end-to-end, regression and load testing scenarios
    • In depth coding and framework experience, with languages such as Java, .NET, Python etc.
    • A sound knowledge of market leading test automation tools, such as Cucumber, SOAtest, SoapUI, Selenium WebDriver, etc.
    • Back-end test automation experience testing APIs, Microservices and Cloud solutions
    • DevOps and Continuous Integration experience (CI/CD) using market leading tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Git etc.
    • High level knowledge of technical architecture relating to distributed and critical systems
    • Experience implementing automated testing for heritage applications

    Specialist knowledge/skills:
    • Experience with a range of technologies - including
      • Microservices and API
      • Modern UI stacks such as Angular, JavaFX and HTML5
      • Modern enterprise application integration middleware, such as Apache Camel
      • Relational databases in OLTP and data warehousing environments
    • In addition it would be a plus to have exposure to:
      • NoSQL databases (ideally, PostgresSQL, InterSystems Caché
      • Kubernetes and Docker based container platforms (ideally Openshift)
      • Hadoop based data platform and ecosystem (ideally Cloudera)


    Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 27 days' holiday, private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, as well as a 12% car allowance scheme, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Tester/Test Analyst
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