Lead Test Engineer - Level 4

  • Reading, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as a Lead Test Engineer, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

What’s it all about?

As the world’s largest retail electronic payments network Visa customers trust us with ensuring that they can pay with security and confidence everywhere they want to be.

Network Processing looks after the systems that form the core of Visa, allowing consumers and merchants to connect with financial institutions and provide a seamless payment experience, the core mission of the OVN (Open VisaNet) team within the Network Processing group is to create the next generation of these core systems using the latest technologies to ensure we are able to maintain this trust going forward and ensure that Visa is ready for the challenges of the future.

We offer you the opportunity to be at the centre of innovation in the payments industry by joining us in the Network Processing team in Reading, where we are driving forward the implementation of the future of Visa.

What we expect of you, day to day.

As a lead test engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivery, quality and performance in a small agile team where everyone is expected to work on all stages of the software development lifecycle, whilst working with other agile teams to develop and coach best test practice within the team and across the programme.

The successful candidate would be capable of assessing product risks and defining a test approach that mitigates the major risks in an efficient way taking into consideration requirements for test coverage, environments and data. They will work with the lead software developer to plan for testing as part of the development process and will guide the team in implementing the test approach (covering functional and non-functional testing, operational acceptance and performance testing at unit, component, system and integration levels).

In addition to preparing and executing tests themselves, they will support the team in the creation of well-designed tests, necessary test coverage, coaching the team to develop their test capability. Where appropriate, they will work with the team to automate tests as part of a continuous integration process.

This role provides an ideal opportunity for a candidate who can utilise their existing test automation experience or who wishes to develop the necessary skillset to become a test automation specialist using the world-class training assets available in Visa University.


What we’re after…

  • Excellent communication skills, with examples of influencing, listening actively and negotiating within a team environment to effectively champion the test discipline within the team
  • Prior experience in the design and execution of functional and non-functional testing in software development
  • Positive attitude, friendly to others, encouraging of co-operation, honesty and respectfulness in the workplace, with an ability to empathise with colleagues and establish relationships
  • Experience of leading others through the testing of a product or solution (Payments or financial industry experience a plus, but not required)
  • Experience of at least one programming language (training with the use of specific languages and tools for the programme is available)

Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

Additional Information

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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