Test Automation Engineer

Company Details

We make it fly


The space and defence industry is facing unprecedented opportunities and challenges in a world that is becoming more complex and less predictable. For instance, deploying payloads into space is becoming much cheaper, which opens up space to new commercial users and entrepreneurial business models. Unmanned aerial vehicles (“drones”) provide deep insight into the well-being of our fragile planet, and allow delivery of payloads into areas that are too dirty, dull or dangerous for human pilots. Drones also hold promise for moving people around congested cities. Meanwhile, the ramifications of conflicts around the world stretch all the way to the core of affluent Western democracies, both offline and online. Threats to critical infrastructure, payment systems and mainstream media for instance illustrate the asymmetric nature of many conflicts, requiring better security and protection in cyberspace. Meanwhile, governments are striving to improve the total cost of ownership of their existing military assets, such as military aircraft. They are also increasingly buying new assets as a service, in the process forcing a business model transformation upon their suppliers. The Digital Platform which is being created now at Airbus Defence & Space is a crucial foundation for these transformations, as it enables promising internal and external use cases that improve operational performance, open up new markets, and ultimately contribute to making the world a safer place.

Your Role

As one of our Test Automation Engineers, you are playing a key role in the smooth end-to-end automation of our digital platform services. You have a keen eye on every manual step that can be removed; as an example by creating automated test suites for services to verify their readiness for release. You work on continuously increasing the overall level of automation of the digital platform, allowing the DevOps cycle to keep its momentum and evangelise automation across all key technology pillars of our platform (Cloud, IoT, Big Data, API) including Infrastructure as a Code approaches and a strict zero touch deployment philosophy. To fulfill your mission, you will act as an integral part of a Scrum team to enhance the platform and/or build platform services jointly with developers and architects of various disciplines.

Your Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Develop automatic end-to-end test suites / ecosystems for all digital platform services (IaaS,PaaS, ) to proof the readiness for release.
  • Identify and remove manual testing effort in all areas of the digital platform.
  • Ensure all digital platform services follow an infrastructure-as-a-code philosophy for consistent distributed deployment.
  • Ensure “zero touch” catalogue deployments are achievable for both standalone and connected digital platforms in an international environment.
  • Ensure existing services on all levels (platform, infrastructure, services) are continuously optimised and further automated.


  • 3-5+ years of experience in development, coding or operational engineering roles, optimally used to work in a DevOps environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of setting up CI / CD pipelines and including test automation paths
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever changing startup environment
  • Proficiency in the following technologies/coding languages:
  • Automation and performance tools such as Selenium, Jmeter, SoapUI
  • API Automation Tests (REST APIs)
  • DevOps Tools (Jenkins, GitLab,Ansible)
  • Cloud Platforms
  • Scripting languages eg. Bash, Powershell, Ruby, Python
  • Linux OS – Cent,Redhat
  • Object oriented language eg Java
  • Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) design and implementation

Additionally good to have skill sets in the following areas below:

  • Morpheus (Cloud Management Portal)
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes and Docker
  • Knowledge of Test Management
  • Basic Experience with Monitoring tools(Prometheus,Grafana) and logging tools(Elastic stack)

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