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BT Test Automation Engineer in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Security isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.

About this role

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued. (SSG)

From operating systems, build automation, deployment, monitoring, data storage, virtualisation and in-life management and audit, you’ll be delivering the platforms that many of our deliveries depend upon. You’ll be deeply involved in the full engineering and test life-cycle, including working directly with stakeholders to understand and capture requirements/user stories, through to integration, acceptance and customer sign off aligned to expectations.

It’s a fast paced, constantly evolving team, that own the delivery and assurance of world class secure platforms that make a real difference to our Customers.

You'll have the following responsibilities

  • Be hands on in assurance of world class secure platforms, through the creation of high and low level test designs.

  • Use a multitude of automation techniques and technologies to improve the way in which we perform our deliveries.

  • Provide ongoing support for existing systems and maintaining compatibility against external developments.

  • Support delivery teams by providing assurance to ensure on time and high quality delivery

  • Gathering information and presenting to stakeholders.

  • Provide technical coaching and mentoring to more junior team members.

You'll have the following skills & experience

  • Knowledge and experience of manual and/or automated test execution and associated test activities such as Defect Management, Test Case creation, execution and recording etc.

  • Experience with a dedicated Test Management tool such as HP ALM, TestRail, X-Ray etc. Knowledge of and experience with a variety of automation frameworks e.g. Robot Framework and use of CI/CD tools such as Jenkins.

  • Experience with different scripting languages, such as Powershell, Bash, Python or Java.

  • Knowledge of software methodologies such as Waterfall/V model, agile, lean, incremental.

  • Understanding of Databases and SQL e.g. MySql, Mongo, Postgres.

  • Broad understanding of networking fundamentals with particular focus on TCP/UDP and key application layer protocols such as TLS, HTTP and DNS.

  • Some knowledge of big data technologies and associated tool sets e.g. Elastic search, SIEM etc

  • Either qualified to degree level with some experience as a Technical Engineering professional, or significant experience of technical delivery.

*Security Clearance: * The nature of our work means you will be expected to obtain and maintain a DV clearance, so if you don’t currently have one, we will need to undertake pre security checks before starting the role with us.


  • On target Bonus (10%)

  • Free BT Broadband & BT Sport

  • Discounted TV & Mobile Packages

  • Share options and 10% pension contribution

  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications

  • 3 paid for volunteering days a year

  • Optional benefits/rewards such as dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.

  • Well-being support for you and your family

Security isn’t always the first thing that people think of with BT, but it is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people - which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience. You can find out more about Security in BT here (https://www.bt.com/careers/careers-at-bt/security)

In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.

How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!

Job: Cyber security

Title: Test Automation Engineer

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-Gloucestershire-Cheltenham

Requisition ID: 156182

Other Locations: UK %26 Ireland-United Kingdom-London-London, UK %26 Ireland-United Kingdom-Suffolk-Ipswich