Automation Test Lead - Azure (Reading, Security Cleared, immediately available)

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May 2021
9 months initially
New Signature
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~ Full SC Clearance required - or must be confident in the ability to re-issue Security Clearance or achieve the clearance successfully for the first time

~ Immediately Available

~ Need to be based within close proximity to Reading

Join a team of passionate thought leaders in a dynamic and collaborative environment! Cognizant's Microsoft Business Group - the MBG and previously known by New Signature - are hiring again and we're looking for our next Automation Test Lead to join us - to work exclusively on one of the most interesting and ground-breaking programmes the UK will have to offer in 2021 and beyond.

The position will lead a test team - compromising of automation testers and a performance tester. Moreover, the Test Lead will interface with technical teams and business-facing colleagues - bridging the team with wider audiences. This is a true DevOps environment, and the test team will have development skills rather than more of a manual testing background, using C# development skills. The entirety of the work is based around Microsoft Azure, and therefore a range of Azure suite competencies are required for this.

What type of experience does the Test Lead need to be successful in this role?

  • Demonstrable team lead track record
  • Azure DevOps tools (including test automation) - essential
  • Specflow (2+ years) - essential
  • Experience of testing Azure solutions - essential
  • C# programming language expert (3+ years) to build testing frameworks
  • Able to communicate effectively with a broad audience, technical and non-technical

Why should you work at the MBG?

The MBG (previously New Signature) is a cloud-first, full-service Microsoft partner committed to delivering innovative technology solutions that solve human challenges. The MBG team delivers full life cycle solutions-from project inception and planning, through deployment to ongoing support and maintenance.

  • Multi Award Winning Business
  • Official and Award-Winning Microsoft Partner
  • Award Winning Databricks Partner
  • Official GitHub Partner
  • Cloud Native Organisation
  • Growing International and Diverse teams
  • Hugely collaborative environment, where ideas and knowledge sharing is actively encouraged
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Income Protection Cover
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced employee contributions
  • Flexible Working and Working from Home
  • Enhanced annual leave allowance
  • We are committed to diversity, inclusion and belonging and welcome applicants from all backgrounds

Does the Test Lead role require travel?

The role is currently 100% working from home due to COVID-19. However, some travel to client site for approximately 3 days a week will resume later this year. The position will work on client site out of Reading - and is easily accessed by car or train.


Our employees are driven by our values and know that they make a positive difference every time that they help a customer to solve their challenges. Our focus on delivering great customer experiences empowers our people to build rewarding relationships that contribute to our positive work environment.


We use our hearts and minds to collaborate for success. We harness technology to drive business, but we never let that replace our human connections. We use our hearts and minds to collaborate for success and instil confidence in our customers through relationships forged from trust.


We are giving and respectful. With our efforts to always be generous, we elevate our service level with empathetic and considerate communications and actions. We always find a way to support our customers and colleagues by giving of our time and talent and equally respecting the time and talent of others.


We tell it as it is, with positive intent. Being authentic helps to nurture our strong and trusted relationships. We are honest, transparent, and reliable. When you partner with New Signature, you are partnering with a group of purposeful, outcome-driven and results-oriented professionals.


We push the boundaries at the intersection of people, process and technology. For us, there are no limit to our dreams. We continually innovate and push boundaries at the intersection of people, process, and technology to bring our customers and colleagues the best solutions first.


As a Global Cloud Transformation Consultancy business, the MBG understands diversity and inclusion in the workplace brings benefits to our customers, our business and most importantly, our people. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

The MBG prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including all aspects of the recruiting and employment life cycle at the MBG.


The MBG requires candidates to prove eligibility to work in the UK. Offered candidates may be asked to complete a background check as permitted by applicable employment regulations. Depending on the requirements of the job, these record checks may include any or all of the following education verification, employment verification, drug screening, and criminal record check.

At the MBG, we are focused on consistently delivering great customer experiences.