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Athena Academy - Java Automation Developer

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Up to £24000 per annum + OTE £29,000 plus benefits per year
  • Job Type:Full Time

Posted over 1 year ago

  • Sector: Graduate
  • Function: Software Testing
  • Contact: Alastair Marshall
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: +44(0)207 048 4022
  • Start Date: 17/04/2023
  • Expiry Date: 03 April 2023
  • Job Ref: 010223-Athena_1677893004

Who are we?

Our aim is simple; make tech more diverse and inclusive. For almost a decade Sparta Global has been designing careers, coaching future leaders, and helping to build a more diverse landscape within the UK tech industry. We work with more than 100 public and private sector organisations, partnering to power both short and long-term business goals and technical projects through our Spartan Consultants. Our work has won us more than 10 awards across the ED&I and training arenas, with Sparta Global officially a Top 20 Employer for Social Mobility.

Why should you consider a career in Tech?

Technology infiltrates all sectors: medicine, education, finance, sustainable energy, and communication. With it, we can improve our everyday lives, connect with each other, and have a positive impact on the world. A career in tech gives you the chance to inspire and guide the way the world functions and lives. It is the driving force behind many of today's innovations.

Whether you have a computer science background or not, there is an opportunity for you in this industry. From software development to data analysis, to project management and business analysis, a tech career is a fascinating one that offers endless progression, benefits, and flexibility.

What's the job?

An automated tester (using Java) is responsible for writing and maintaining automated tests for a software application. This can include unit tests, integration tests, and end-to-end tests.

  • In this role, you may also be responsible for designing and implementing test plans, debugging and troubleshooting failed tests, and analysing and reporting on test results.
  • You will work closely with the development team to ensure that the application is of high quality and is thoroughly tested before it is released.
  • You will also be participating in peer code reviews, analysing and reporting on testing, and staying up to date with best practises and the latest tools and technologies.

We're not expecting you to be an expert right away - that's where our award-winning Academy comes in. We're experts in building skills and confidence in a fun and supportive environment that will not only challenge you, but help you develop into a confident and capable consultant.

What we're looking for?

To be successful in this role, you should have skills in either C#, Java, Python or similar. You will be passionate about technology and eager to learn and grow your skills.

Professionalism - How you present yourself to the wider business is important to you, and to be seen as a credible and reliable individual that can handle responsibility.

Organisation and time management - Nothing gets past you; you know what you're doing when it's right, and why. You meet your deadlines, plan ahead and can even get infront of tasks!

Problem solvers - No challenge is too big, and you get a thrill from solving them creatively.

Communication and collaboration - You can always find the right words to say and are able to work with others effectively in cross functional teams.

Curious and passionate - You're naturally curious about why things are the way they are and like to stay on top of new technologies and programming languages.

Why should you apply?

We value respect and kindness and look for individuals with a growth mind-set and a passion for learning. We see ourselves as a people-powered business with vision and purpose and take every opportunity to recognise and reward the hard work of our Spartans. This includes putting them forward for individual industry awards, including Rising Star of the Year, Rising Digital Hero, and specific awards around their specialisms. We promote continuous learning and development with increasing earning potential for everyone who joins us.

In addition, we will provide you with free, bespoke training once your role commences which you can complete remotely, this will prepare you to start working on clients site enabling you to deliver in the role with confidence. All training is unique and aligns to the position you've applied for, and you will also start earning straight away from the first day you train. From there, as you progress through your employment, your salary will increase reflecting the level you are working at. Our training is free and as a Sparta Global employee, you are paid a salary throughout.

We offer;

  • 21 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday!
  • Bonuses and structured pay rises
  • % Pension Contribution
  • Employee assistance program
  • Vitality health insurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Yearly budget for personal development
  • Access to alumni and community networks
  • An opportunity to work as a brand ambassador

How do we support your tech journey?

We will make sure you are ready and confident for the workplace. As part of Sparta's all-female Academy, we will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the technical tools and skills you'll need to succeed in your future career in an all-female training environment. You'll learn alongside like-minded individuals and develop your business acumen, collaborative skills, and personal development.

What do I need to apply?

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and levels of experience. To be eligible to apply, all you need is to...

  • Be able to relocate as necessary throughout the UK for client projects
  • Hold the full rights to work in the UK without sponsorship

Please note, unfortunately we cannot accept applications from candidates who require visa sponsorship or are on a Visa that will require sponsorship after it expires. We also can only accept applications from candidates currently living and residing in the UK. Once you have applied, you will be contacted by a dedicated Talent Coordinator to provide careers advice, application support.