Software Test Automation Engineer

Ready For A Challenge?

Vivify is a thriving tech scale-up that collaborates with schools nationwide, allowing them to leverage their underutilized resources beyond school hours. This initiative empowers schools to generate essential income, which can be reinvested into enhancing their facilities, supporting educators, and enriching the student experience.

Our unwavering commitment to a social purpose underpins every aspect of our work. Our school partnerships are part of a broader movement dedicated to enhancing community well-being. By opening school facilities to the community, we aim to foster improved mental and physical health, boost self-assurance, combat loneliness, and cultivate a more positive outlook. Additionally, our efforts yield many benefits, including offering diverse activities for individuals of all ages to engage with, enhancing their skill sets and uncovering new passions. These activities also promote inclusivity within communities by bringing together people from various backgrounds. 🏫πŸ’ͺ🌟

The Software Test Automation Engineer Role

As a valued team member, you'll collaborate closely with our Technical Lead to shape the future of our product. You'll have the opportunity to contribute to an exciting roadmap, focusing on ensuring new features work as intended, improving the reliability of the changes we release and give us the confidence everything is working as it should. In addition to these dynamic responsibilities, consider the following enticing aspects of this role:

  • Build and maintain automation test suite: This is the chance to build the automation test suite from scratch, laying the foundations for an efficient framework that is scalable and reusable, making building future tests easier; Integrating the test suite into the build pipelines so they run on command; Prioritising workload to build the high priority end-to-end tests first.

  • Manual testing: Working as part of the software delivery life cycle, you will manually test new changes and bug fixes against user stories to ensure they work as intended and there are no unintended changes.

  • Be part of the solution: Beyond just raising bugs from manual testing and the automation suite, you'll work directly with developers to ensure issues are resolved swiftly and are right first time.

  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Embrace the freedom of primarily working from home, with periodic visits to our vibrant Manchester-based office (typically every six weeks). This flexible setup allows you to strike the perfect work-life balance.

Join us in this exciting venture as we evolve and innovate in a dynamic and supportive environment. πŸ‘πŸ’ΌπŸš€

Key Qualifications

  • Strong JavaScript/PHP Test Automation Expertise: Hands-on experience writing end-to-end automation test suites in Playwright/Selenium/Cypress/Laravel Dusk.

  • Familiar with our tech stack: PHP, Laravel, AWS, MySQL.

  • Building for the future: Knowledge of how to design and implement a test framework that is scaleable with reusable elements.

  • MySQL Sills: Experience querying a database to verify the data in test cases.

  • Agile: Knowledge of or experience working in an Agile environment (Scrum/Kanban).

Additional Qualities Expected

  • Working within a team: Good Interpersonal and Communication Skills in an start-up environment

  • Performance Optimisation: Understanding of performance budgets and the ability to write efficient code for optimal application speed.

  • Continuous Learning: A commitment to staying up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities to tackle complex issues effectively.

  • Code Quality: Dedication to writing clean, maintainable, and well-documented code.

  • Adaptability: Willingness to adapt to evolving project requirements and technologies.

Application Process at Vivify Venues

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  1. Submit Your CV: Send your CV to to kickstart the journey. Ensure your CV reflects your skills, experience, and enthusiasm for the role.

  2. CV Screening: Our dedicated recruitment team will carefully review your CV. You'll proceed to the next stage if your qualifications and background align with our requirements.

  3. Initial Interview: At this stage, you can meet with either our HR representative or Product Manager. This interview serves as a chance to evaluate your cultural fit within the team and assess your basic technical proficiency.

  4. Technical Test: Successful candidates will be invited to complete a technical test to gauge their technical abilities. You'll have a maximum of 2 hours to showcase your skills and problem-solving capabilities.

  5. Test Review: Our Technical Lead will meticulously review your technical test submission. You'll receive an invitation for the next phase if your performance meets our criteria.

  6. Technical Interview: In this pivotal stage, you'll participate in a comprehensive technical interview with our Technical Lead. This interview, lasting approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, will delve deep into your technical prowess, problem-solving skills, and ability to contribute to our team.

  7. Final Decision: Following the technical interview, a final decision will be made regarding your candidacy. Our team will carefully assess your qualifications, interview performance, and alignment with our company values to make an informed decision.

We appreciate your interest in joining Vivify Venues and look forward to getting to know you better throughout this process. Your dedication and skills could significantly influence our exciting journey ahead. Good luck! πŸŒŸπŸ‘©β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸš€

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