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Test Lead – Software

Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 depending on experience + bonus & pension

Location: Flexible with agile remote home working linked to our Leeds or Manchester offices 

Hours per Week 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent  

“It’s up to us.  One generation to lay down the fundamentals for the future.  This is the digital revolution – you are the digital revolution.  You’ve got to make this happen. Pass on this legacy so when your grandchildren look back at you, you did the right thing, got us off carbon, and showed the proper respect to the generations not yet here.”

Jeremy Rifkin

Do you want to play a part in making a difference to a multi-billion pound industry that impacts lives across the country and is helping with the global climate emergency?

Test Lead – Software

We are currently looking for a software testing specialist to establish our quality assurance function.

We have sophisticated software build and deployment pipelines and are looking to further improve them, building increased confidence and quality into our release processes. We aspire for all of our teams to operate continuous integration and a continuous delivery model enabling rapidly and safe deployment, but we’re a way off that currently. Our systems are mainly web based using the following technologies: Java, Haskell, .Net, Angular, Vue, REST APIs. We use AWS and our architecture is event driven and distributed. We have a service-based approach employing APIs, orchestration and container based deployment. In addition, we have some desktop-based components that employ sophisticated compute-intensive planning algorithms.

Our mission is to revolutionise transport in the UK and beyond. We have an amazing suite of products that are making a huge difference to the performance of the railway and you would be instrumental in helping us delivering that vision.

What we need from you

We’re looking for thought leadership and knowledge of best practice in testing – both automated and manual. Our ideal candidate would have experience/knowledge of:

  • continuous delivery
  • manual and automated: unit, functional, system, integration, consumer driven contract, performance, load/stress, security, user acceptance, usability and penetration testing.
  • A wide range of testing frameworks and tools.
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Analysis of testing approaches and infrastructure to recommend improvement.

You will be an excellent communicator, comfortable guiding and training others. A key responsibility will be to raise the standards of testing across the whole team.  You will have a keen interest in modern software engineering practices and a desire to learn about, and contribute to, advances in the industry.  You will be responsible for overseeing production of test scripts and validating the approaches taken with different customers.  You will know how to get the best out of automated testing ensuring rapid feedback to developers. You will be able to guide developers in how to make their systems and software more testable.


A high-level of attainment at GSCE and A-level (or equivalent) in a number of subjects, plus degree-level or higher education in a relevant area would help demonstrate your appropriateness for the job.

What we’re offering

  • Flexible home working arrangements (ideally but not necessarily close to our Leeds or Manchester offices) with occasional travel to other sites as necessary
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Permanent contract
  • Company annual bonus
  • 25 days of annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays, plus additional days as your time in the company progresses
  • 5% company pension contributions after 1 year’s service (with no minimum employee contribution); 3% in the first year
  • Bonus/share option scheme
  • Private medical health care
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle to work scheme

“Who are Tracsis?”

Tracsis (www.tracsis.com) is a leading provider of software and services for the planning and management of mass transport systems. We’re a rapidly growing and ambitious business helping to transform the rail industry both in the UK and around the globe.

We develop and supply a range of software products which are used extensively within the rail and other public transport sectors, covering all aspects of operations planning and management including timetabling, resource and rolling stock planning and optimisation, real time performance and control, service recovery, incident management and delay attribution, retail services and delay repay. We also offer a consultancy service made up of highly experienced industry specialists, advising on all elements of rail operational planning and modelling including performance improvement, franchise and concession support, data capture and evaluation, as well as innovative bespoke software development capabilities.

Tracsis is big enough to make things happen but small enough to care about our colleagues.  We pride ourselves on working with a blue-chip client- base including the majority of the UK transport operators such as Arriva, First, Stagecoach, Go-Ahead, National Express and Virgin. Our success is down to the way we work, the opportunities we seek and our amazing colleagues who make everything happen. Our mission is to revolutionise transport in the UK and beyond. We have an amazing suite of products that are making a huge difference to the performance of the railway, and you could be instrumental in helping us to deliver that vision.

At Tracsis we focus on recruiting excellent people with a passion to make a difference. If you don’t see quite the right role advertised, don’t be put off, we may be able to shape a role around you if you have the mindset we’re looking for.

“You don’t hire for skills; you hire for attitude. You can teach skills” Simon Sinek”


All applicants must be eligible to live and work within the UK, (ideally but not necessarily close to our Leeds or Manchester offices) with occasional travel to other sites as necessary

To apply:

If working for Tracsis sounds like the great career move you want, we look forward to receiving your C.V. and having an initial conversation. Please submit a copy of your CV to recruitment@tracsis.com We welcome C.V’s from all members of the community. Tracsis are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community.

DBS Checks

Offers of employment are subject to pre-recruitment checks, including a Basic DBS check, the cost of which will be covered by Tracsis. The check will be carried out by our HR team, using a registered checking service that is GDPR compliant. More information about the details disclosed in a Basic DBS can be found on the Gov.uk website. Details of the checking process will be shared during the offer stage. We carry out these checks due to the sensitive nature of our client’s information that you may have access to. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position at Tracsis, if an unspent conviction/s or caution/s is disclosed, a decision will be made by the HR Manager as to whether the offer of employment should be withdrawn.

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CV’s received from agencies at this time, unfortunately will not be considered.

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