Software Automation Test Lead



Software Test Automation Lead

Can you bring your Technical skills to our R & D team? Join our team based in the UK and enjoy a collaborative culture that empowers you to build a career you can be proud of.


What would you do as our Software Test Automation Lead

As our Software Test Automation Lead you will lead the transition to embed and deliver test automation across multiple teams within our R&D division. A key focus of the role will be in defining test automation strategies and plans, outlining your vision for transformation, leading on test architecture, framework definition, standards and practices. As part of this role, you will be able to showcase your experience in leading a growing team of automation engineers to support the delivery of your vision.

You would also:

  • Develop and deliver test automation strategy and plans, working as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Design and look after the implementation of test frameworks with BDD and the selection and implementation of the right tools.
  • Work with DevOps to implement test automation within CI/CD.
  • Be responsible for the line management of a growing team of test automation engineers, providing mentoring, development plans, goal setting and performance reviews.
  • Provide training and guidance for the wider team on test automation strategy and how to move to a shift-left culture.


The skills and experience you need

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience with defining automation strategies and delivering plans.
  • Has proven experience with C# .NET and object-oriented software engineering and design.
  • Expert knowledge of modern automation test frameworks and tools (for example, SpecFlow, Gherkin, Playwright, RestSharp, etc).
  • Experience across component, API, front-end, mobile, integration and contract testing.
  • Has experience of non-functional test aspects including performance and load testing, as well as proven experience with BDD and driving Acceptance Criteria with 3-amigos.
  • Is a certified ISTQB Certified Agile Tester with bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field, or equivalent education and relevant work experience.


What we offer

We’re passionate about providing amazing opportunities and benefits, so you can

continue and progress a lifelong career with us – here’s what we have to offer:


  • 25 paid holidays a year plus bank holiday's increasing to 28 following 5 years of service 
  • Ex-gratia day for Christmas Eve.
  • Pension; 5% employee & 5% employer. Auto-enrolment after 3 months.
  • Life assurance 3 x basic salary after qualifying time with Company.
  • Income Protection.
  • Private Medical Healthcare; covers employee with the option to pay extra to cover spouse / partner & children.
  • Bi-annual discretionary company performance bonus.
  • Access to Employee Care scheme.
  • Access to an online benefits portal.
  • ASSA ABLOY Family Brand Discount (Yale).



We review applications regularly, so don’t wait

We are building diverse, inclusive teams, and encourage applications from everyone who can see themselves working with us

To make sure your personal data is safe, we don’t look at any applications sent by email or post. If you have any questions about the role or the process, email Nadia Aslam,

Talent Acquisition Business Partner, at

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Please note that this a remote UK based role with occasional travel to the Olney office 


Who you would be working with

Traka are a global leader in innovative technology for intelligent key and equipment management solutions. We operate in a wide variety of market sectors globally, providing customers with solutions that support security, productivity, risk management, safety, compliance and maintenance. Traka are part of the Assa Abloy group, which operates in more than 70 countries providing access solutions that helping people feel safe, secure and experience a more open world.  



We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 61,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Olney, ENG, GB, MK46 5EA

Quality Management
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Mid-senior level