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Athena - Java Automation Developer

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Up to £24000 per annum + OTE £29K + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Full Time

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Graduate
  • Function: Software Testing
  • Contact: Talent Team
  • Contact Email: talent@spartaglobal.com
  • Contact Phone: +44(0)207 048 4022
  • Start Date: Multiple start dates available
  • Expiry Date: 10 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 100524-AthenaJM_1717982975

About Sparta Global

Embark on a transformative career journey with Sparta Global, where diversity, innovation, and passion for technology converge. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, offering not just jobs, but dynamic careers in the tech industry. You'll work alongside enthusiastic professionals, receiving top-tier training and mentorship to hone your skills for success in both public and private sectors. Our commitment to designing impactful careers and coaching future leaders is evident in our over 10 prestigious awards in Learning & Development and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. As a Top 20 Employer for Social Mobility and a proud B-Corp certified organisation, we're not just advancing careers; we're fostering a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive tech landscape. Join us in shaping the future of technology - where your growth is our mission, and your success, our pride. Apply now to be part of our award-winning team at Sparta Global.

About 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 all-female Athena 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 before being placed with a client in London.

What we're looking for.

To be successful for this role you will demonstrate a level of ability in C#, Java or similar. You will be passionate about technology and eager to learn programme development to an advanced level.

We're seeking candidates who can exemplify our values:

Empathy and Diversity: Integrity, respect, and a commitment to inclusivity.

Drive: A goal-oriented mindset with pride in exceeding targets.

Collaboration: A team-focused approach, fostering positive relationships.

Innovation: Curiosity, creativity, and openness to diverse ideas.

Flexibility: Adaptability and composure in the face of change.

As a national organisation with clients across the UK, we require all candidates to have the flexibility and willingness to relocate post training for deployment to client site. Remote working cannot be guaranteed. You must have eligibility to work in the UK for the duration of your contract with Sparta Global (British or Irish Citizenship, EU Settled Status, or Permanent Visa Holder). We do not offer visa sponsorships or accept Graduate or PSW Visas due to time limitations.

Why you should apply:

Our environment is designed to nurture your talents and skills, your hard work and progress are not just appreciated - they're tangibly rewarded. We conduct performance-based reviews every six months, offering you the chance to increase your earning potential twice a year. This regular appraisal system is our way of ensuring that your efforts and achievements are consistently recognised and rewarded.

We also provide:

  • 20 days annual leave + bank holidays.
  • An extra day off for your birthday.
  • Pension.
  • Eye care.
  • Death in service cover.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Season ticket loan.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Yearly budget for personal development.
  • Access to alumni and community networks.
  • Opportunities to be brand ambassadors.

Being employed by Sparta Global is an investment in your future that pays dividends along the way. We give you breadth of experience and skills, along with increasing opportunities to develop further and earn more. No two career paths look the same at Sparta.

Our Recruitment Process:

Begin your journey via our supportive recruitment process. Apply online and our team will promptly review your application, contacting successful candidates within 48 hours to initiate the next steps. If you pass our initial screening, candidates will proceed to online assessments which vary depending on the opportunity you are applying for. The final stage is a competency interview, here you'll have the opportunity to impress us with your ability to communicate effectively and exhibit behavioural competencies through relevant examples. We're looking for candidates who can demonstrate a collaborative spirit and a growth mindset.

Your dedicated Talent Team member will be with you every step of the way to support and answer any questions you have. You can also visit our YouTube channel to gain valuable insights and expert advice on virtual interviews, strategies to manage nerves, and tips on nonverbal communication.

We look forward to receiving your application - good luck!