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Senior Automation Engineer

  • Sky
  • Osterley, Isleworth TW7, UK
  • 22/05/2024
Full time Broadcast Engineering Engineering

Job Description

We believe in better. And we make it happen.

Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.

What you'll do

  • Test out products and provide reports about any issues or improvements that the product may require.​
  • Understand the architecture of the product being tested​.
  • Lead the development of well-tested and maintainable python scripts and libraries to test sky products​.
  • Participate in peer-reviews of solution designs and related code.​
  • Collaborate with other test leads, software developers, business analysts and software architects to plan, design and automate tests.​
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of test requirements, development of sprint tasks, estimates and work plans.​
  • Contribute to planning, design, and implementation of test automation frameworks using best-practice techniques and principles​.
  • Switch focus to different projects within the team at short notice​.
  • Stay up to date with the technical aspects of the project infrastructure (e.g. browsers, databases, languages, etc)​.
  • Validate, analyze and log issues, and provide appropriate feedback​.
  • Provide technical support to other teams.

What you’ll bring

  • Strong Python skills and very good understanding of OOPs concepts​.
  • Excellent SQL skills​.
  • Good networking knowledge (network OSI model)​.
  • Experience of continuous integration/deployment ​.
  • Proficient in using defect tracking tools such as Jira, QC etc​.
  • Experience in leading, coaching, mentoring and up-skilling less experienced automation engineers and testers in the team​.
  • Problem solver – Analytical approach, with the ability to make the complex simple.​
  • Attention to detail – Being detail oriented is required as you will test Products to find ways to improve them and isolate problems​.
  • Communication – Strong verbal & written communication skills to effectively collaborate with the engineering team and create testing plans and written reports showing errors .

The rewards

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

How you’ll work – hybrid working

The world has changed. And so have we. We’ve adopted hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home.

You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There are also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed, and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

We'd love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.