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Lead Developer in Test (Javascript, NodeJS, BDD, Cucumber)

Testing & Quality Assurance

Greater London Permanent £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits+package

Lead Developer in Test (JavaScript, NodeJS, BDD, Cucumber)

Service Provider – London

Competitive Salaries +Bonus+Benefits+Package

Salt are proud to present their partnership with well know service provider and unique vehicle based in London. My client is urgently seeking a creative, innovative and ambitious Lead Developer in Test (JavaScript, NodeJS, BDD, Cucumber) to join their very modern offices which accommodates a very fast paced, driven and successful team.

This outstanding opportunity for a Lead Developer in Test (JavaScript, NodeJS, BDD, Cucumber) provides a perfect platform to showcase the seniority levels needed by this particular candidate along with sheer technical ability combined to drive the business forward and introducing JavaScript (NodeJS) as a main tool within the team, appearing as the go to person with regards to JavaScript (NodeJS), to help architect and implement universal test automation framework based on BDD Principles.

The successful Lead Developer in Test (JavaScript, NodeJS, BDD, Cucumber) candidate will need to come with new ideas, a good attention to detail and not be afraid to impart changes on the business for the greater good. In addition, there must be an element of management as well as mentoring but the role is very much completely hands on.
The ideal candidate should also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Mentor existing team of highly skilled Ruby and Java Developers in Test in JavaScript (Node.js)
  • Implement BDD best practice based on Cucumber.js
  • Architect flexible test automation framework capable of being used across all teams and projects
  • Support exiting test automation solutions and their migration to JavaScript
  • Ensure quality is maintained and adhered to
  • Implement all aspects of quality assurance including establishing metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met.
  • Act as key point of contact for all JavaScript automation aspects
  • Develop and execute test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manual and automated).
  • Being aware of the bigger picture, specifically an understanding of the impact that the team’s code will have on the live systems under various conditions.

Skills & Experience

  • Expert JavaScript knowledge in context of general-purpose test automation.
  • Passionate about reducing defects and shipping high quality products.
  • Ability to build strong and consistent test suite using our BDD tools.
  • Ability to read, understand and review test code.
  • Experience working with an Agile process e.g. Scrum or Kanban.
  • Understanding of E-Commerce sites and high-volume transactional websites.
  • Hands-on experience with Cucumber.js.
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git.
  • Experience with Selenium framework.
  • Experience with team mentoring and leading by example
  • Experience with balancing business benefit vs tech benefit
  • Awareness of continuous integration tools such as Jenkins and Docker.


  • Experience with Java, Ruby and Perl programming languages.
  • Experience of working with micro services and SOA.
  • Understanding of cloud based infrastructure (AWS).
  • Awareness of build- and virtualisation-tools such as Chef, Vagrant.

Within this fantastic opportunity as a Lead Developer in Test (JavaScript, NodeJS, BDD, Cucumber) you will be required to work in a world class team, bringing innovation, enthusiasm and solid support. With your capable Development/QA/Testing skills and with efficient communication you are expected to deliver high level data and analysis for the benefit of the business to improve process.

In addition to having an outstanding opportunity, first class training awaits the successful candidate in order for them to have the very best opportunity to progress and grow in a very exciting industry.

Please contact Charlie Emery to discuss further on (0)207 928 2525 or cemery@welovesalt.com

Job Reference: JO-1703-120510

Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits+package

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