Principal Test Engineer

Callcredit Information Group
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Who are we?
• Callcredit is the expert in consumer information management and Direct Marketing – both in the UK and internationally
• We bring together cutting-edge technologies and industry expertise to give some of the world’s leading brands better insight into their customers
• Our solutions are trusted by some of the world’s most recognised consumer brands
• Callcredit helps businesses make smarter decisions

Why work for Callcredit?

• Callcredit is growing quickly and we want you to grow with us
• You will be part of a world-class client focussed team working with some of the most recognised global brands
• Our culture is fast-paced, dynamic and innovative
• We’ve got a reputation for delivering market-changing solutions that help businesses make smarter decisions and that protect consumers

What is the role?
• The focus of this role will be a hands on tester testing enterprise systems and be the Test Lead role within a project team working 3rd party suppliers and the User Acceptance community for projects.
• This is a role which will suit somebody who has a methodical and thorough approach, with good attention to detail and who thrives on challenges.
• The candidate will have worked with or be familiar with ERP and/or CRM solutions, finance sponsored projects, a client/customer lifecycle and will understand the data-related issues and objectives of a commercially-focused team.
• A good understanding of data flow through enterprise systems as well as general enterprise data management.
• Ensure the technical integrity and quality of solutions.
• The role will be responsible for ensuring the testing performed by internal and external test teams is of the highest quality. You will play a key role in the design, development and implementation of each project cycle, responsible for leading User Acceptance Testers, which you will need to lead, mentor and develop at every stage of a project.
• Technical lead in respect of projects and required testing. Work with project team and stakeholders to define test scenarios and acceptance criteria for the evolving solution
• Help organise, specify and carry out testing throughout the both exploratory, scripted and automated using a variety of tools and techniques, and covering both functional and non-functional requirements
• Provide rapid feedback and information to the project team and business roles to allow appropriate corrections and decisions to be made. For example through defect raising, re-testing, verbal feedback and test, code and requirement reviews
• Assist in the extensive, yet appropriate, automation of tests to deliver maximum repeatability and efficiency
• Acts as the conduit for Callcredit and 3rd party quality assurance.

What skills do you need?

• Experience of test automation techniques
• Commercial experience of testing software or database solutions within an agile development lifecycle
• Effective test design, test planning and scheduling
• Experience with different types of functional requirements, ideally user stories but also more traditional styles
• Risk based testing approaches
• Demonstrable understanding of different approaches to test management and execution, but specifically agile#
• Experience of being a technical lead on projects
• Experience of managing teams
• Desirable:
• Experience of BDD/ATDD techniques
• Technical skills related to test automation
• API/Web service testing experience
• Experience of performance/load/security/usability testing
• Use of test management tools (e.g. HP Quality Center, Microsoft TFS 2010)
• Use of automated test tools (e.g. HP QTP, Selenium, SoapUI)
• Use of agile acceptance test tools (e.g. SpecFlow, Fitnesse, Cucumber)
• Background in either business analysis or programming

Some other reasons to work for us…
• Callcredit offers a great benefits package that includes:
• A stunning city-centre location
• An on-site restaurant
• 26 days holidays – buy and sell up to 5 annually
• Company bonus scheme
• Company paid healthcare scheme
• Support for local charitable causes through volunteer days
• Great pension arrangements
• Discounted travel cards
• Annual travel insurance
• Bike-2-work schemes
• Employee recruitment referral scheme
• Life Assurance
• Plus much more!

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