Test Automation engineer

Job Req ID:  713
Posting Date:  16-Sep-2022
Function:  Cyber Security

Tewksbury Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive

Test Automation Engineer



Security isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses.   We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued. (SSG)


About this role:

From operating systems, build automation, deployment, monitoring, data storage, virtualisation and in-life management and audit, you’ll be delivering the platforms that many of our deliveries depend upon. You’ll be deeply involved in the full engineering and test life-cycle, including working directly with stakeholders to understand and capture requirements/user stories, through to integration, acceptance and customer sign off aligned to expectations.

It’s a fast paced, constantly evolving team, that own the delivery and assurance of world class secure platforms that make a real difference to our Customers.


You’ll have the following responsibilities:

  • Be hands on in assurance of world class secure platforms, through the creation of high and low level test designs.
  • Use a multitude of automation techniques and technologies to improve the way in which we perform our deliveries.
  • Provide ongoing support for existing systems and maintaining compatibility against external developments.
  • Support delivery teams by providing assurance to ensure on time and high quality delivery.
  • Gathering information and presenting to stakeholders.
  • Provide technical coaching and mentoring to more junior team members.  


You’ll have the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of manual and/or automated test execution and associated test activities such as Defect Management, Test Case creation, execution and recording etc.
  • Experience with a dedicated Test Management tool such as HP ALM, TestRail, X-Ray etc.  Knowledge of and experience with a variety of automation frameworks e.g. Robot Framework and use of CI/CD tools such as Jenkins.
  • Experience with different scripting languages, such as Powershell, Bash, Python or Java.  
  • Knowledge of software methodologies such as Waterfall/V model, agile, lean, incremental.
  • Understanding of Databases and SQL e.g. MySql, Mongo, Postgres.
  • Broad understanding of networking fundamentals with particular focus on TCP/UDP and key application layer protocols such as TLS, HTTP and DNS.
  • Some knowledge of big data technologies and associated tool sets e.g. Elastic search, SIEM etc
  • Either qualified to degree level with some experience as a Technical Engineering professional, or significant experience of technical delivery.



Security Clearance: The nature of our work means you will be expected to obtain and maintain a  DV clearance, so if you don’t currently have one, we will need to undertake pre security checks before starting the role with us.  


 What’s in it for you?

  • Career progression in BT Security and across BT with our internal development program
  • Competitive salary
  • Location: Cheltenham     
  • Working requirements: On Site full time                
  • Weekly Hours: 5
  • Position Type: Full Time  
  • Contract: Permanent



  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this role you may be required to undergo DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/united-kingdom-security-vetting-clearance-levels/national-security-vetting-clearance-levels). An allowance of £5k per annum may be payable monthly while you hold this DV and continue to work in a role that requires that level of security clearance. The terms of this allowance will be made available if you are successful in being recruited into this role.


      About BT


Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We are protecting our networks from more than 6,500 cyber attacks each day, investing over £40m in research each year - and in employing nearly 3,000 people, we’re also the largest private cyber employer in the UK.  With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture your potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience.


In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors