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Cloud Test Engineer

Date: 23-Aug-2021

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Location - Remote working


Cloud in the company:


QinetiQ have built a cloud-native AWS landing zone, providing staff and customers with access to standardised services, security controls, and patterns for adoptions. We’re also looking to expand to Azure and other cloud platforms.


There is a huge drive in the company to adopt cloud technology - alongside others that compliment it, such as Infrastructure as Code, CI/CD of infrastructure and cloud configurations, containerisation, and DevOps generally. We evangelise these technologies internally and to our customers.


About the role:


The role would be to act as a Test Engineer for QinetiQ project work and QinetiQ’s core cloud platform. Some of the things you would be doing include:

  • Implementing DevOps processes / tooling
  • Implementing automated testing of cloud native infrastructure and systems.
  • Delivering technical best practice with the cloud team
  • Testing and examining code written by others and analysing results
  • Ensuring that systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats
  • Identifying technical problems and instigating fixes
  • Working with other engineers to ensure that system development follows established processes and works as intended
  • Assisting on the design of cloud infrastructure, responses to bids
  • Working other cloud engineers in QinetiQ to provide consistent and novel ways of working, design patterns, and cross-team working


The Fit:


The successful candidate will be:


  • Experienced in software testing and testing methodologies
  • Have experience working with AWS in a professional environment
  • A cloud related certification (we’re after AWS Solutions Architect Associate or higher)
  • In-depth knowledge of automated test tools and appropriateness of use
  • Knowledge of multiple modern programming languages (Python, Java, Go, etc)
  • Infrastructure as code experience, using tools such as Terraform or CloudFormation


Desirable Qualifications and Experiences:


To gain an advantage, you should look to meet a number of the below:


  • Experience in creating infrastructure using DevOps processes / tooling (CI/CD, pipelines etc)
  • Specialised AWS certifications
  • Experience of containerisation and microservices
  • Experience leading Agile environments and implementing processes in associated tooling
  • Experience of software, systems or data design
  • Experience of other cloud platforms (Azure, GCP)


Above all, a desire to learn new skills and motivation to be at the forefront of cloud related technology is paramount.


Why work for us?


QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake  this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role