Non Functional Engineering Lead / NFT Test Lead

August 29, 2019

Job Description

As an NFT Test Lead you will be responsible for:

  • Proving of non-functional requirements for performance, resilience, monitoring & operability
  • Proving of service changes in respect of Infrastructure (including Cloud), Software & Networks
  • Supporting Change Management in the Pre-Production Environment including scheduling and clash management of competing change
  • Technical Risk Assessment of Infrastructure/Solution Architecture Documents
  • Test Scoping
  • Test Estimations based on Scope & Risk
  • Budget Planning based on tracking actual with estimated spend
  • Test Planning,
  • Test Specification
  • Automated Test Script Development
  • Test Execution & Results Analysis
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Estimation & Budget Planning
  • People Management


loadrunner Testing


  • Understanding of Distributed Platform Technologies for Data Centres & Cloud Computing
  • Understanding of Fault Tolerant System behaviours for local and distributed Clusters
  • Able to assess the technical risks inherent in a software and infrastructure platforms in respect of performance and resilience
  • Interpretation of System Resource Monitoring outputs to determine pinch points in CPU, Memory, Disk i/o and Network circuits Risk Analysis and articulation of the NFT Approach for a Project Testing Requirement
  • Problem Identification by analysis of Application & Database logs in order to target Support team’s effort in the right areas
  • Technical Development of automation scripts based on appropriate HTTPS, SQL or Web Protocols to emulate volumes of traffic on the System Under Test
  • Tracking Execution and keeping Project Stakeholders informed about Testing progress and escalating issues where necessary
  • Documentation of NFT Test Approach and Test Results in a way that can be understood by both Business & Technical Stakeholders
  • Creating Knowledge Artefact’s for the wider team to use
  • Training & Coaching of new team members
  • Functional Testing experience / background
  • Load Runner Scripting and C Programming
  • Apache JMeter Scripting
  • Workload Automation (Batch Scheduling)
  • Virtual Table Server technology to support high volume test data generation
  • Use of Excel Macros to Mock up Data Files
  • Database SQL (Intermediate)
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Edinburgh Location
Permanent Job type
Highly competitive, also comes with a 25% bonus + other amazing benefits Salary
Senior Job level
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