Quality Assurance Engineer - Norwich

Location
Norwich, Norfolk
Salary
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Posted
01 Mar 2018
Closes
29 Mar 2018
Ref
1487892
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Position: Quality Assurance Engineer
Location: Norwich
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Job type: Permanent

To work as party of an integral party of a small, agile product team. You will be involved in product releases from planning and design through to release and will work with Product Managers, Software Engineers and business stakeholders to create and extend the innovative products that customers know us for.

You will be provided with the required tools for you to learn, including MSDN licenses, Pluralsight access and time off to attend events to support your growth.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
Work with QA Engineers and Software Engineers within an agile environment
Undertake all roles required as a part of an agile development team including test design, test execution and test result interpretation in line with business needs and priorities
Concentrate on business requirements, ensuring that examples of desired behaviours and misbehaviours are captured early and hidden assumptions are discovered
Performing exploratory testing
Creating test scenarios and executing manual test runs
Documenting and reporting defects and analysing their root cause
Reporting upon completion of testing and authorising releases
Using concepts such as risk-based testing to ensure you focus on the right tasks
Take a proactive, constructive and positive approach towards challenges when they arise
Look out for new testing techniques and use them when they fit

Success Criteria:
Apply agile values, principles and practices within estimates
Using business analyses techniques to collaboratively deliver high-value products – e.g. Example Mapping, Flow Diagram, “7 Product Dimensions” approach to discover all product aspects that encompass functional and non-functional dimensions of any product
Continually be looking to improve your expertise, domain knowledge and skills
Share knowledge with the team and provide mentorship to increase efficiency and improve standards within the team
Show a commitment to ongoing professional development through self-learning, professional training, attending conferences etc.

Person Specification:
Track record in agile testing using the appropriate tools
Must have worked closely with a software development team, not a separate testing team
Understanding of testing principles and practices
Excellent collaboration and communication skills
Experience with application, database and cloud technologies and how they support specific business functions and provide commercial benefits
Understanding of CI/CD pipelines and why they are important
Ability to estimate effort for the completion of User Stories


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Non-negotiable skills:
Ideally looking for candidates from the tech sector, specifically Unified Communications.
Utmost importance is a QA who has worked closely with Software Engineers, not someone who has been isolated within a testing team.

KEY SKILLS:
Agile testing, working closely with a software development team, experience with application, database, cloud technologies

If you have further inquiries about this role, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at: 02033-71-7671