Senior Test Engineer at Kainos

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?


  • A minimum of 3 years commercial experience in a testing role.
  • Experience of testing in two or more specialist areas and expert in at least one area.
  • Sound understanding of different delivery methodologies (E.g., Agile, Waterfall, V- Model)
  • Comfortable with testing in an agile environment.
  • Ability to create and implement an appropriate test strategy for a project, regardless of the delivery methodology that is being used.
  • Capable of producing workable test estimates and have the ability to deliver to these estimates.
  • Experience in test design from documented requirements and the ability to identify and manage undocumented requirements.
  • Sound understanding of the use of test metrics to provide accurate, meaningful, reporting.
  • Sound understanding of techniques for ensuring test coverage and traceability.
  • Experience in assessing, prioritising, and managing incidents through to closure.
  • Sound understanding of test management and defect tracking tools and good practice in the use of these tools.
  • Demonstrate a high level of technical awareness and a sound understanding of software architectures.
  • Demonstrable awareness of business environments into which solutions have been delivered.
  • Sound understanding and application of quality practices as applied to software testing.
  • Can recognize and flag issues outside area of own expertise or responsibility to team leader or manager, as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate with various stakeholders (both technical and non-technical).
  • Ability to work well within a team setting, but also capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of supervising test staff during project phases as required.
  • Capable of working directly with customer to gain acceptance of the software.
  • Ability to mentor less experienced team members and lead by example in both technical and non-technical aspects of the job.
  • Complies with all confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or agreements and ensures security of information at all times.


  • Comfortable with leading the test activities on a project.
  • Experience in test automation, using open-source tools/frameworks (E.g., Selenium-WebDriver, JUnit/TestNG).
  • Experience of non-functional testing (E.g., Performance, Security etc.).
  • Sound understanding of Exploratory Testing, with experience of implementing an Exploratory Testing approach.


  • Affable, credible and can communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Good team player capable of delivering results in less than perfect circumstances.
  • Quality focused.
  • Highly flexible (including willingness to work away from home base).
  • Enthusiastic in the pursuit of duties.
  • Proactive and responsible in areas of expertise.
  • Proactive with respect to personal development.
  • A positive "can do" attitude towards the technical challenges facing Kainos and clients.

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

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