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Digital Automation Lead

Vacancy Details

Location: Dublin
Region: Republic of Ireland
Job Type: Specialist
Category: In the Office
Closing Date: 03/21/2019
Date Posted: 03/07/2019
Reference: 4003


Aer Lingus Recruitment
Digital Automation Lead
Digital & Mobile

Are you interested in growing your career with Ireland’s only 4 star airline? Based in Dublin Airport and reporting to the Digital QA Manager, you will have responsibility for leading an automation team(s) to deliver an automation harness to allow for increased velocity of delivery of Aer Lingus’ various software applications into production

Aer Lingus transacts over a billion euro over multiple online channels;, Mobile app Kiosk’s and B2B channel. As we continue on a Digital transformation, increasing our delivery capacity and delivering new digital opportunities to increased revenue to the organisation, we require an Automation Lead to own and lead the test automation efforts for the Digital Platform.

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, we offer you the opportunity to grow your career with one of Ireland’s most iconic brands. Take a look below!

Your role:
Prepare a test plan/strategy for the delivery of an application into production, which includes
Test Estimation Process
Test Preparation
Test Execution
End to end integration Plan
Prepare Reusable test scripts, which improve the robustness, re-usability, and maintainability of their test scripts.
Participate in triage and stand-up’s of bugs with stakeholders from the Development, BA and PM teams
Co-ordinate with the automation team to identify key areas of automation and include this effort in any test plans.
Take on leadership responsibilities and influence the direction of the test effort, and its schedule and prioritization.
Work with management, developers, and quality assurance personnel, to meet these goals.
Provide a practical approach to complex product testing,
Be a creative and proactive thinker and you will make use of current technologies to provide solutions to test problems
Will review product requirements, functional and design specifications to determine and prepare test cases.
Work closely with other Digital QA team members to automate the execution and verification of reports created by the various channels.
Work closely with various Dev team members to understand testing objectives and ensure that problems are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.
Produce test reports to make project progress transparent
Providing test schedules, plans, and estimates
Completing test impact analysis, determining if existing scripts can be modified or new scripts are required
Providing test data requirements to the functional team
Creation and maintenance of scripted components, tests, and test data
Providing test status and defect reports
Understanding and ability to execute the automation suites

Your qualifications & key criteria:
Degree level qualification
Experience of high volume, mission-critical digital systems essential
Experience in test automation and continuous integration strategies
Knowledge of the Atlassian suite of tools particularly JIRA
Knowledge of Websphere, Java, Groovy, Apache CXF, Jersey, Jenkins, GIT, SoapUI, Bit Bucket and Gradle
Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills; sound organizational, negotiating and decision-making skills
Ability to use their own initiative, Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong desire to achieve a quality platform for our customers
Excellent experience in QA
Excellent Communication skills
Ability to drive new technologies, tools, and processes
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Eligible to live and work in the EU
Hold a current unrestricted worldwide passport
Provide 3 verifiable references
Able to pass a strict airport security vetting procedure which includes a 5 year back ground check* or be in possession of a current airside pass for the airport this position is based in
Possess and be able to demonstrate the key competencies and skills outlined below

*If you are a non Irish Citizen, you will need to be in possession of a current police disclosure certificate from your home country. If you have lived outside the Republic of Ireland for more than 6 months you will also be required to hold a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries

What we offer:
Competitive salary
Generous paid annual leave
Annual performance related bonus
Heavily discounted staff travel privileges with Aer Lingus and some select partner airlines
Prime location in Dublin Airport
Annual salary reviews
Employer pension contribution to a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Life assurance cover
Income protection cover
Paid sick leave
Paid maternity leave
Paid paternity leave
Employee assistance program
Cycle-to-Work scheme and Tax Saver Scheme
Subsidised staff canteen
Subsidised dry cleaners and various airport discounts
Opportunity to work in a team environment and to grow your career in Ireland’s only 4 star airline
Annual Make a Difference Day and team social events

Closing Date: Thursday 21st March 2019


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you eligible to live and work in EU without restriction?
  • Will you be 18 years of age on 1st September 2018?
  • Are you fluent in English, both spoken and written?
  • Can you provide a verifiable 5 year background/employment history?
  • Can you provide 2 verifiable references?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence in Ireland?
  • Is there anything that would prevent you passing our security clearance process?
  • Are you prepared to complete a medical questionnaire & medical examination?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence (ref Criminal Justice Act 2016)

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