Software Test Automation Lead - Traka



 Software Automation Test Lead

‘Be part of an innovative forward-thinking company’

Who We Are:

Originally, the manufacturer of one of the world's first electronic key management systems in 1994 - we are now the global leader in innovative technology for sophisticated, intelligent key management systems and locker solutions. We operate in a wide variety of channel markets such as Government, MOD, Prisons, Fleet, Distribution Centres, and Data Centres etc.

When you drop your keys off at a car dealership, your child takes their laptop from their locker at school or ends up feeling ill and going to A&E, you will find our solutions in use.  Our products can be bought off the shelf all the way up to solutions for blue-chip and every day recognisable companies.

Traka became part of ASSA ABLOY in April 2012, who are a more than 8 billion Euro organisation and the global leader in access solutions. Every day we help people feel safe, secure and experience a more open world. ASSA ABLOY products can be seen and used everywhere you go in your daily life from brands such as Yale, Chubb and HID.

With its continued rapid growth, in January 2019 Traka became part of the Global Solutions division of ASSA ABLOY which allows Traka to grow further globally, and leverage group developments, including Cloud technologies.

We are always looking for diverse, talented, energetic people with integrity and the desire to succeed. We are an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and benefits in a team environment where you can freely speak across teams and departments to seek help and guidance. Working for Traka means that you will be part of an agile environment, with innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives.


Your Opportunity:

As a member of the QA Software Testing team, you will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation, and delivery of Traka’s automated testing programme.

You will be required to interact between departments and third parties, leveraging your existing skill set to ensure the framework, infrastructure and test scope are fit for purpose; increasing software quality and delivery timescales.


Principal accountabilities:

  • Your principal role is to implement, deliver and maintain a suitable automated software testing strategy, working closely with the Software QA and Development teams in order to improve the product quality and test coverage of Traka Web, Traka Touch and Integration Tests and to reduce the amount of manual testing. 
  • The strategy will comprise of developing and maintaining new frameworks and maintenance of the existing framework, tools, training and processes within Traka Technology.
  • Determine & prioritise implementation roadmaps of automated software test coverage including core and extended software functionalities, identifying the key areas to focus on initially across the varying technologies.
  • Maintain the repositories and matrices of features and functions
  • Supporting existing QA team members within the automation capability.
  • Analyse user stories and define automated test scripts to ensure sufficient test coverage or both core and extended functionality.
  • Executing automation tests and validating test results.
  • Identify training needs for yourself and the automation team and other QAs and work closely with the QA Co-ordinator and QA Manager to arrange the training programme you have identified.
  • Identify, analyse, and document any defects discovered during testing.
  • Duties may also include developing software test tools, testing simulations.
  • Liaise and inform relevant departments and stakeholders of progress as required
  • Manage all processes associated with effective automated software testing, ensuring that they are continuously monitored and that changes to improve quality and efficiency are identified and implemented.
  • Ensure to keep visibility and communication active with your team leaders and management with regard to the automation strategy progress.
  • Develop KPIs and Reporting Metrics to show the overall automated test coverage and metrics to show the outcome over time such as showing the number of issues found per release.


Who You Are:

  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, and methodical individual with an attention to detail and an appetite for testing and evaluating our new and existing products and solutions.
  • A keen and solid interest in automated software solutions with a passion to learn and develop.
  • Strong communication skills with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • The role requires the candidate to be self-motivated, proactive, willing to learn and trustworthy.
  • Ability to solve technical problems on own initiative once trained, tempered with a willingness to seek expert assistance when required.
  • Have the ability to work on an individual basis and as part of a team, ensuring work remains aligned with the project.
  • Be able to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to react quickly and appropriately to changing priorities and unexpected demands.
  • Ability to review the work of others and provide constructive feedback.


Essential skills:

  • Proven experience of Selenium Web Driver + Selenium 4 test automation
  • Strong exposure of implementing frameworks and working in Java based code within Selenium
  • Used to working in an environment where you can test against code using various source control solutions (Git etc.)
  • Experience of writing Java code.
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of test automation principles.
  • Demonstratable practical experience in product/software testing and quality assurance engineering.
  • Good knowledge of the software development and software testing lifecycles.
  • Experience with testing cross browser, cross device and desktop-based applications locally and via integration to external tools.
  • Working in an Agile software development environment (Scrum).
  • Administrative experience with Windows based Operating Systems (client and server).
  • Proven experience using SQL Server and writing advanced SQL queries.
  • Experience with the Zephyr test case management system.
  • Experience with the Jira issue management system.
  • Installing and configuring virtual environments.


Desirable skills:

  • Experience with API testing tools such as Postman, SoapUI (ReadyAPI) or similar software.
  • Experience of determining software behaviours.
  • ISEB, ISTQB, or other relevant qualifications/experience.
  • Experience of testing physical products and their interaction with software applications.
  • Experience of distributed software architectures.



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Free day holiday for Christmas Eve
  • Access to online benefits portal
  • ASSA ABLOY Family Brand discount (Yale)
  • 2 x Annual salary life cover
  • Company Pension scheme - 5% standard
  • Bi-annual company performance discretionary bonus
  • Individual Pluralsight Training subscription
  • Core hours with flexible start & finish times
  • Occasional working from home opportunities
  • Free fruit delivered weekly to the office
  • Company high performance laptop
  • Smart/Casual dress code
  • Access to Employee Care scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • ‘Refer A friend’ scheme
  • Company provided tea and coffee
  • Access to our Employee Care scheme (Canada Life)



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 51,000 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
Mid-senior level