Waters Corporation

  • Test Automation Engineer (Informatics)

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Software Engineering
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Overview

    In Waters, the Informatics group produce software that is used by people worldwide for specialist measurement and scientific analysis. We are currently seeking a Test Automation Engineer to work in one of our development teams. You will work in a collaborative, agile environment, and contribute to a team empowered to innovate and continually improve. We believe strongly in the value of personal development, and provide support and regular time for our people to pursue this.


    This is a great opportunity for someone with a real passion for automated software testing as part of agile software development. In this role, you will be working collaboratively with developers and testers to help ensure delivery of high quality products through the application of effective testing and automation techniques.



    • Testing software deliverables through a combination of both manual and automated testing techniques.
    • Developing and maintaining the test automation code base.
    • Using Python and Selenium to update existing tests in the automation test suite.
    • Add new tests and expand the automation test suite.
    • Creating and writing scenarios for security testing, performance testing and non-functional testing.
    • Collaborating closely with other agile team members, including Product Owners and Business Analysts to ensure the delivery of valuable working software increments.
    • Contributing to continuous improvement activities in test approach and implementation areas, particularly in areas of test automation and automation frameworks.
    • Playing an active role in our agile software development approach, attending team ceremonies, contributing inputs and opinion to planning activities, reviews and retrospectives.
    • Taking part in our global cross-Informatics testing and automation community
    • Defining a plan for your personal development in your own area of specialism, and pursuing this with the support of your manager to undertake the training and learning to progress.



    What will make you a successful Test Automation Engineer at Waters:

    • Shown experience of identifying and implementing testing for commercial software product development in a TDD/BDD environment.
    • Strong experience with web APIs and web applications.
    • Experience with Python, C#, Java or Javascript language advantageous.
    • Use of Selenium to build test automation via code.
    • Experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).
    • Knowledge of agile testing concepts and practices ideally combined with practical experience of their implementation.
    • Capability and experience working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal.

    In addition to salary, we work flexibly and provide 25 days holidays, excellent family friendly benefits such as attractive employer pension contribution, life assurance, income protection and private medical. With Waters, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow, develop and contribute.




    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.

    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.




    Waters Wilmslow:

    People create the Waters difference. By engaging with our talented and diverse workforce we continuously evolve, develop and enhance our products. Being the world’s leading speciality measurement company, we believe in delivering innovative technology and system solutions to our valued customers to enable their success.  At Wilmslow, our focus is on the development and delivery of mass spectrometry systems and software in a collaborative and dynamic team environment. 


    Our mass spectrometers deliver benefit to customers in many industries and make a meaningful impact to our lives through examples such as

    • Neo-natal screening to keep babies healthy
    • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in our global food and water supply
    • Developing new medicinal therapies to advance human health
    • Ensuring participants in the world’s sporting events compete fairly


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