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Alfresco provides open modern platform to digitize critical business processes.
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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  Company Description

We believe in helping individuals & organizations stay ahead of the curve by disrupting the old ways of making business run faster.

Our open source technology is focused on user experience & allows IT to build intelligent business solutions at breakthrough speed.

Business is no longer a series of transactions but a constant flow of information, ideas, decisions, & outcomes. That's why we've developed a software platform that connects people, content, & processes, giving organisations the power to start their journey towards Digital Transformation.

Job Description

The Alfresco engineering team builds solutions which help our customers to manage their content.

You will join a self-organised agile delivery team with a culture of excellent collaboration, team-work & cross-skilling. You will work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment where success is about the effective delivery of quality software solutions by the team as a whole.

As a Test Automation Engineer, you will design, implement & execute automated test suites within our project delivery teams for web-based applications, desktop applications & RESTful APIs.

This offers a challenging environment for a bright & enthusiastic Test Engineer who loves a technical challenge of finding clever, innovative ways of testing big, complex software systems.

Roles & Responsibilities

As a Test Engineer I, you will be required to:

  • Design & implement high quality, easily maintainable automated tests to cover product features.

  • Review, evaluate & turn Acceptance Criteria into detailed test cases.

  • Ensure issues are identified, tracked, reported & resolved in an effective manner, assisting in the investigation & resolution where needed.

  • Investigate software defects & identify their root cause.

  • Ensure testing is carried out in a timely, repeatable & effective fashion.

  • Support the team to deliver high-quality products frequently & efficiently.


Essential Skills:

  • Good coding skills (preferably Java, but other OO languages considered)

  • Hands on experience in Software Testing

  • Exposure to Software Development and/or Test Automation

  • 1-2 years of recent practical experience in software engineering in a commercial setting

  • Excellent written & spoken communication, interpersonal & problem-solving skills

  • A strong analytical mindset with the ability & desire to solve software engineering problems

  • The ability to work collaboratively & as part of a team

Desirable Skills & Experience:

The following experience & attributes are considered beneficial:

  • Knowledge in writing, maintaining & executing automation tests using frameworks such as JUnit, TestNG or similar.

  • Be meticulous & creative with an attention to detail.

  • Be committed to the team, responsible & have a positive attitude.

  • Maintain high job knowledge so as to support the test team as necessary, through self-learning, training & networking.

  • Exposure to Continuous Integration testing with Jenkins or Maven

  • Exposure to server operating systems (Linux & Windows Server)

  • Exposure to testing RESTful APIs

  • Knowledge of development methodology. (eg. Agile Scrum)

  • Knowledge of some enterprise application servers such as Tomcat, Jboss, Weblogic or Websphere

  • Exposure to some relational database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 or MySQL

Additional Information

Alfresco offers:

  • A competitive compensation package

  • Highly challenging & rewarding environment

  • Ability to impact the business.

  • As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability

Freedom to Act:

  • This role will report to the Test Manager, although it is expected that the individual will work largely independently & will need minimal supervision.


  • Some travel may be required for this role


  • Maidenhead, UK. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK - Alfresco is not sponsoring work visas at this time.

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