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.
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.
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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