Test Analyst/ Software Test Engineer

The SmartList
11 Nov 2017
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
E2E Solution Test Lead Full Time, Permanent Salary: Circa 46,500 DOE ( possibly more for right candidate )Location: Cambridge An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Test Lead to jointhe BTS Value Testing Services Team. The successful candidate willresponsible for testing the end to end business capability of technologysolutions. Who we are: Cambridge Assessment operates and manages the University's three examboards and carries out leading-edge research in education. BTS is theorganisations' IT department and we partner with the business to defineand develop strategic business applications. It is important that the work we do achieves the objectives of thebusiness, and our teams always strive to deliver the best outcomepossible. We use commercial software packages and also writeapplications in-house and design solutions for our customers. We areenquiring, driven and always ready for a challenge. This is not just an IT department within a business, BTS is an integraland pivotal part of the business upon which every capability of thebusiness, and therefore our customers, rely upon. What you will be doing You will collaborate across business divisions to build and maintain aclear understanding of business processes and capabilities within agiven focus area, that will provide a persistent frame of reference fordetermining test coverage You will capture that knowledge into a repository to provide apersistent source of information, that you will maintain and evolve overtime, to enable you to clearly articulate the significance of eachprocess and the impact of failure to the business Through collaboration within BTS, and externally as required, you willcapture a view of the technology that supports those business processesand capabilities so that you can clearly articulate the risk profile ofthe landscape and the likelihood of failure You will identify test environment requirements to conduct end to endtesting, and support Test Delivery Managers to get this requested fromenvironment team By co-ordinating with other end to end solution test leads, you willdefine test data requirements, and ensure that pre-requisite data issourced and/or created and managed in the an efficient way to supportyour testing goals You will lead a BTS E2E Test Team in the delivery of E2E testing forspecific projects, including evaluation, estimation, test preparationand test execution Through co-ordination of business SMEs and UAT specialists, you willprepare and execute the E2E testing of any given project to enable theiracceptance of the solution (consider as UAT co-ordination) You will provide expert advice to Senior Management on the alignmentof IT solutions to the business processes/ capabilities, support TestDelivery Managers in planning and budgeting for the testing of thosesolutions You will align with other End to End Test Leads to ensure consistencyand cohesiveness across all business process/capability groupings Along with other E2E Test Leads, you will build and nurture a team ofTest Analysts (onshore and offshore) to be able to consistently,efficiently and effectively prepare and execute E2E Testing, as the ITlandscape evolves What we are looking for: The candidate will have extensive experience of software testing,giving them the confidence to effectively and consistently answer thefollowing questions : what needs testing and why? Who needs to test andwhy? When does testing need to happen and why? How to test and why? Youwill consider yourself an excellent tester. You will have experience of test automation and know itsappropriateness and limitations You will also have working knowledge of Test Management tools (e.g. HPALM, qTest) and Application Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. JIRA) Working knowledge of Collaboration tools including SharePoint, Lync,Yammer, Webex, etc. will be of valuable to us We are looking for someone who has previous experience of leadingsmall test teams (2 - 4 resources) Someone that has knowledge of Context Driven Testing will be wellpositioned to contribute positively to achieving the department visionfor E2E Testing Having a good understanding of business processes relating to theEducation domain, and Assessment in particular, is desirable This is a new role that demands the breaking of well-formed patterns ofbehaviour and you will need the ability to establish the relationshipsacross the organisation that will lead to those patterns being broken.The ability to test will always be constrained, to some extent, by alack of knowledge, resource, environments, data, etc. You will have acharacter that welcomes the challenge of continuously plotting/revisinga course to deliver the best possible testing despite those constraints,and be able pro-actively manage the consequences. This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewardedwith a competitive salary and benefits. Benefits Generous contributory pension 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers Cycle scheme Subsidised canteens Support for professional qualifications Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, andwe offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, whichsuit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of anyflexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we cansupport you.The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 November 2017 andinterviews will be held during week commencing 27 November 2017. - provided by Dice JIRA, SHAREPOINT, SOFTWARE TESTING