Senior Test Analyst/SDET

Senior Test Analyst/SDET - Bath


POSITION:

We are seeking an energetic, innovative and visionary Senior Dev in Test.

We are a friendly and helpful bunch and your team would sit in the middle of our new open-plan office, where we can get ready access to our stakeholders - Sales, Professional Services and Customer Service.

Responsible for designing, communicating and implementing test approaches in product development.

The ideal candidate will work closely with all members of the product development team.

The Senior Developer in Test will coordinate testing activities for a product and ensure the spread of good practice and knowledge.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Head of Development, the Senior Developer in Test will be based in Bath and responsible for:



  • Driving the test strategy by working hand-in-hand with the development and product management teams

  • Lead the test approach, test planning, writing and implementation of automated tests, and test suites, to acceptance criteria for both functional and non-functional product assurance

  • Participate early in the development cycle, influencing architecture and design to drive quality and adherence to the specification

  • Mentor the team to create a high performance automated test function.

    Where appropriate line manage 1-2 testers/engineers

  • Troubleshooting - finding critical bugs and verifying reported issues and working to resolution with the team.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential:



  • Demonstrable experience of rolling out automated testing frameworks e.g.

    using Selenium/WebDriver within an Agile delivery environment

  • Demonstrable evidence of working in a multi-tenant environment with multiple clients

  • Experience in testing web software, and good knowledge of open source development stacks

  • Web Service and RESTful API automated testing experience and a good understanding of how web apps consume RESTful services

  • Extensive experience of appropriate automated testing tools (Selenium etc)

  • Extensive knowledge of Agile development practices including TDD and BDD

  • Experience with major browsers and browser tools, e.g.

    firebug

  • Ability to pair with developers with a range of ability and knowledge

  • Ability to pair with stakeholders, to perform business analysis and produce relevant acceptance criteria

  • Understanding of structured and unstructured databases

  • Good understanding of version control systems.

    Experience in using git

  • Use of debugging tools, ability to analyse stack traces, code, log-files and other artefacts

  • Good understanding of CI and experience of using a CI system, ideally Jenkins

  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures

  • Ability to programmatically interact with data formats that may include XML and JSON.




Desirable:

  • Exposure to AWS

  • Experience with Docker

  • Experience of Project / Programme Management.



Your Personal Characteristics will include:



  • Excellent listening and presentation skills

  • Persistent and resilient under pressure, with a good sense of humour

  • Experience in customer installed software

  • Thrive in a results driven background and be comfortable with financial and performance measurement

  • Have proven experience as a Senior Dev in Test, QA Engineer, Automation Engineer or similar within a software business

  • Understand the need to balance commercial success with customer satisfaction and employee engagement

  • Have exceptional communication skills delivering clearly and confidently, both in person and in writing

  • Be energetic, motivated, and enthusiastic with a “can do” attitude

  • Have excellent attention to detail

  • Work with honesty and integrity

  • Have the energy, drive and perseverance to complete all goals and targets.


If this sounds like the role for you, please apply ASAP!


Senior Test Analyst/SDET - Bath




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