Cloud Infrastructure Test Engineer - AWS - Glasgow

Cloud Infrastructure Test Engineer - AWS - Glasgow
  • Competitive
  • Contract
  • Glasgow, Scotland, UK Glasgow Glasgow GBR eh2 4qz
Job Ref: 50209642
Sector: Testing & QA
Date Added: 14 September 2020

Cloud Infrastructure Test Engineer - Glasgow (initially remote) 6 Month Contract

Our Public Sector client is offering an exciting opportunity for a Cloud Infrastructure Test Engineer to join their Glasgow based team on a 6 month initial contract.

The successful candidate will have strong & expert hands on manual and automated test design & development skills to meet the requirements of this position. We are looking for someone with previous experience of testing the Development of a Cloud Infrastructure solution as it was being built rather than testing the applications and services hosted on an infrastructure that is already built.

Similarly the candidates would have skills in developing new automation test framework for the purpose of proving the infrastructure including but not limited to; IaC (codifying), VPC, ALB/NLB, Security Groups, WAF/Proxies, EC2, S3, IAM, deployment via Terraform, etc.

  • Previous infrastructure testing experience in a Cloud hosting solution with AWS or similar:
    • ability to operate as a tester in a common AWS architecture
    • extrapolate test requirements from a given infrastructure to test AWS services in a shared component architecture
    • expertise in designing, developing and execution of manual infrastructure tests.
  • Experience of developing automated test framework for infrastructure testing;
    • using Ruby based Chef InSpec (or similar) and Python based BDD framework (Behave or similar)
    • to enrich the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) develop by DevOps
    • to design & develop continuous integration & deployment pipelines for testing
    • to ensure security policies are applied and run on a regular basis
    • to run as an assurance test pack
  • Expertise in Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT);
    • Planning, scheduling, designing, developing and execution of OAT tests
    • Ability to coordinate OAT activities with various project and programme stakeholders
  • Hands on experience in;
    • Linux / Unix
  • Demonstrate an understanding of test methodologies and a DevOps approach to delivery
  • Consistent and principled approach to testing
  • Knowledge of CI/CD technologies including testing Terraform deployments or similar


This hands-on Infrastructure Test Engineer role will focus on the testing of the AWS hosted infrastructure. Within the DevOps pool, led by the Infrastructure Test Manager and part of a small group of Infrastructure Test Engineers. Main tasks as follows:

  • Developing the automated test scripts to supplement the existing test framework following a risk-based infrastructure testing approach aligned to the Infrastructure Test Strategy.
  • Delivering the OAT responsibilities for various project scopes and taking the ownership in this area
  • Adopting a standardised approach to test preparation and execution of all infrastructure testing across the programme.
  • Developing continuous integration test pipeline for regression test purpose

Should this position be of interest please submit your CV and I will be in contact by telephone as required.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age

14/10/2020 12:49:53
Contact Consultant:
Billy Henchy

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