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Senior Agile Test Engineer

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Senior Agile Test Engineer
Power Tower, Dublin 4







The Technology department within Paddy Power solves challenges that are truly unique in complexity and scale. The Group has retail, B2B, B2C and e-commerce dimensions. It has a global network of retail outlets, high volume real-time trading applications and mission critical websites. It sells live price feeds into some of the largest gaming operators in the world.



The technology function, which comprises a wide range of skill sets, will double in size in the coming year.

This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding Senior Tester to join a highly capable applications development team, working in a largely Greenfield environment.




  • As a Senior Agile Test Engineer you have worked in software testing for a minimum of 6 years with at least 3 years in an Agile environment.
  • You have extensive experience of collaborating with your clients and development team to ensure that software is delivered to the desired level of quality within specified timelines.
  • You have experience of working with complex systems comprising of multiple data sources and collaborating applications.
  • You are passionate about testing and demonstrate this through stepping outside your day-to-day activities to explore new and novel ways to refine your craft.
  • You understand the importance of prevention and strive to identify possible new approaches towards minimising defects
  • You are a strong advocate on Agile development practices. Have been an agile tester for a minimum of 3 years in teams using SCRUM and/or Kanban. Fully understand the role of an agile tester within a development team in all its testing areas, Automated, Exploratory, Performance, Usability.
  • You are familiar with XP practices. Have a solid understanding of release planning, iteration planning, estimation, prioritisation etc. While working within the team you continually reflect on how you deliver software.
  • You are focused on creating the capability that can deliver the best software possible.
  • You enjoy working as part of a development team.



Skills & Experience Required

  • 6+ years in software testing or development of which 3 utilising Agile methodologies and following XP engineering practices.
  • 1+ years experience of developing automated acceptance tests using frameworks such as Jbehave, Cucumber, Selenium, FIT, Fitnesse etc.
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration
  • Some experience of working with Java or other OO programming language
  • 1+ years experience of using performance testing tools such as JMeter, LoadRunner etc.
  • Understanding of TDD/BDD/ATDD
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in software, a numerate discipline or other relevant subject



We offer a highly attractive benefits package, commensurate with a leading Plc, including; salary, bonus, pension, healthcare and life cover.



The Group focuses heavily on employee communication, development and retention. Our people are pivotal to everything we do and we are fortunate to have such a range of talented people that epitomise our devotion to customer service, our dedication to product excellence and our brand values of ‘fun, fair and friendly'.




Paddy Power is a global Plc, headquartered in Ireland, with 3,600 employees worldwide. The amount staked by customers in 2011 was almost €5 billion. It is one of the fastest growing, innovative and dynamic businesses in the betting and gaming sector. It has seen record operating profit in 2011, following year on year growth of around 30% for each of the past ten years. It is an ambitious, cash rich company that recognises technology as critical to further accelerating its growth.



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