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QA Automation Test Engineer

Nomad Digital

Nomad Digital

Quality Assurance
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024


Nomad Digital are currently recruiting for an Automation Test Engineer to join part of our QA team who are focused on providing solutions for Wi-Fi on high-speed trains, and working on all aspects of verification and validation of Nomad Digital products.

This role will primarily involve working with one of our existing Reporting Test Engineers and developing a maintainable test automation framework to reduce manual test effort on existing and new reporting applications/GUI’s.

About Nomad Digital

Nomad Digital is the world's leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry. Founded in 2002, and headquartered in the UK, currently serving more than 80+ global customers - in more than 40 countries - Nomad designs, builds, deploys and manages passenger Wi-Fi and on-board passenger infotainment systems. Nomad also provides remote online condition-based monitoring and maintenance solutions for optimising fleet management, operational performance and improving fuel economy.

When you join Nomad Digital, you will join a forward thinking, fast-growing, fun environment with access to some of the very latest technology in its field. You will work with experts who innovate collaboratively, creating an environment of team work and trustworthiness.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role requires a versatile, multi skilled test analyst, with several years of test automation experience. Key elements of the role are as follows; however, this is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities:
  • Analyse software/system/application requirements and ensure clarity of understanding.
  • Familiarization of the software/system/application under test and any related software/hardware.
  • Create or assist in creating test plans.
  • Design manual and automation test cases based on requirements, scope and other documentation.
  • Obtain or create test data required for testing.
  • Work with other team members to set up required Hardware test beds, environments and networks.
  • Work with team members to select suitable automation test applications and develop framework.
  • Work with team members to maintain Automation Regression framework.
  • Test software releases by executing assigned tests.
  • Record test results and capture appropriate evidence.
  • Report bugs to the development team, via the defect management tool, providing sufficient information about the bug for the development team to replicate and fix the issue.
  • Report progress to the QA manager/Test Lead and other stakeholders when required.
  • Reply to returned bug reports in a timely manner.
  • Re-test resolved bugs, record results and capture appropriate evidence.
  • Update test cases based on discovered bugs.
  • Provide inputs to the team to improve the testing approach/strategy.
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant technology, popular testing tools & techniques and the business domain.
  • Investigate, analyse and replicate Customer Incidents within test environments.
  • Provide feedback and support for customer fix/improvement plans.
  • Review user guide, release notes and other product related documents.
  • Provide support to project level engineers when required

Qualification & Experience Requirements:

    • Degree, or equivalent experience, in a technical discipline
    • Minimum of 2-3 years Automation test experience and exposure to a range of automation test methodologies and applications
    • 2-3 year’s experience of Report based GUI testing
    • Linux literacy desirable but not essential
    • Basic Networking Experience
    • Familiarity with various system hardware architectures desirable (e.g. x86/64, RISC..etc)

    Key Behaviours:

    • Strong analytical skills
    • Technical aptitude
    • Procedurally driven
    • Attention to detail
    • Able to deal with technical ambiguity and obfuscation


    • Health Care Cash Plan.
    • Life Cover & Critical Illness Cover.
    • Contributory Pension Scheme via Aviva.
    • 25 Days of Annual Leave with enhanced leave based on tenure.
    • Option to purchase an additional 5 days of leave per year
    • Employee Referral Scheme / Employee Recognition Scheme.
    • Company Sick Plan.
    • Hybrid Working Model - The role will consist of a mix of working from home and being in our Newcastle Head Office at least 1-2 days per week.

    Our Commitment:

    Nomad Digital is committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer, as well as providing equal opportunities in employment and freedom from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, race, ethnic or national origin, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, religion or beliefs.

    We encourage and welcome all job applicants, especially those from diverse backgrounds and ensure everyone is treated equally and without discrimination.

    Where possible we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements or appropriate reasonable adjustments on request. To discuss further, please email HR@nomadrail.com.