QA Engineer

Posted on Nov 25, 2022 by Eclipse I.T. Recruitment

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35k - £45k Annual

Our clients are looking for a software professional to support their software developers, testing function and their customers.

This is a key role requiring an individual:

  • Who is organised, enthusiastic, commercially-minded and passionate about empowering people to succeed
  • Who has a passion for software and technology,
  • Who has a good understanding of software development and deployment, the commercial importance of requirements before coding, the impact of software on business efficiency and the importance to customers of right first time product delivery,

Purpose of the role:

  • To provide technical QA management within Company's Software Development Team. Ensure the Quality,
  • Robustness, Performance and User Experience of web-based software with low defects and to agreed
  • timescales. Continuously adapt and improve the Quality Assurance process/techniques. Implement and maintain an Automated Testing framework. Ensure quick and effective User Acceptance Testing.

Key duties:

Staff Management

  1. Provide day to day management of staff within the Software QA team.

Software verification: Under the direction and support of (a) Chief Technology Officer you will:

  1. Follow Company's' software development processes to meet best practice and business needs,
  2. Line Management of QA Engineers within Company's Development Team
  3. Prepare detailed test specifications based on user-stories and requirements, to ensure the logical completeness of software
  4. Write detailed bug reports and feedback to Company's Developers to help the identification and repair of software issues
  5. Ensure software is presentable, user friendly and functional against agreed business requirements
  6. Perform both black-box and white-box testing, to ensure quality for both end-user experience and low-level robustness.
  7. Implement an Automated Testing Process, using industry leading practices. Ensure testing can be fast, accurate and repeatable
  8. Write and maintain Automated Testing Scripts
  9. Work with Company's CTO on high-level Development Life Cycle improvements, regularly adapting and improving where required.
  10. Support Company's' colleagues who are migrating data between software system,
  11. Support Company's professional service and implementation teams with installations and configuration.

The above are the main responsibilities of the role; it is likely that other work will be required in supporting the

organisation's activities and that the role will develop over time to suit the changing needs of the business. A flexible approach by the role holder to developing and contributing to the growth of the business will be a prime requirement for success in this role.

Experience (Essential)

  • 2 years' experience in software testing/quality assurance
  • Competence with IT to use the essentials of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, e-mail, web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Brave, Safari). Training will be given in use of in-house systems
  • Great eye for detail
  • Ability to identify bottlenecks/inefficiencies and streamline these areas
  • Excellence in communicating in the English language both orally and in writing
  • At least 2 years' experience operating in a business environment
  • Sufficient experience of working in a team environment including at least some with line management responsibilities
  • Customer care skills, patience and efficiency in dealing with business contacts, customers and colleagues, by telephone and in person, in a warm and friendly manner, particularly with international contacts whose first language may not be English.

(Beneficial but not essential)

  • Experience working in an agile and fast-paced environment
  • Achieved a recognised RQF level 3 or equivalent customer care competency qualification
  • A full UK driving licence.

Reference: 1804047837

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