Contract Test Engineer

Artis Recruitment
Bristol (City Centre)
26 Mar 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Test Engineer
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Contract Test Engineer required by market leading software house. If you love to learn, share information with your team and are truly passionate about testing…this is the role for you.


* Be an advocate for agile and context driven testing approaches both internally and externally
* Encourage a collaborative, test-first team environment and support team collaboration and ownership of quality
* For projects, write a clear and concise test strategy covering both functional and non-functional requirements (e.g. security/vulnerability assessment, load/performance and usability), applying manual and automated methods as appropriate
* Testing requirements to ensure they are well defined and result in teams agreeing in the understanding of requirements
* Plan, execute and report exploratory testing sessions for risks and features
* Assist in the strategy and maintenance of automated test frameworks (Java/JavaScript), whilst following applicable software engineering practices; such as configuration and change management
* Work with the team to identify potential security risks and scheduled security testing when required
* Share knowledge, expertise and best practice with other members of the team, including the application and selection of appropriate tools
* Continuous improvement of the test engineering processes and practices

Essential Skills & Experience:

* Test design skills supported by strong lateral and critical thinking skills
* Ability to document testing at all levels to meet contractual needs, whilst maintaining operational pragmatism for their own work
* Experience of using active listening skills and questioning test requirements and designs to improve team understanding of tasks
* Appreciation of agile principles and experience of working as a tester in Kanban, SCRUM or similar contexts
* Understanding of security risks when developing products and the ability to identify risks for potential testing
* Experience of testing in a Linux (CentOS / RedHat) environment, ideally virtualized/cloud-based (e.g. Amazon EC2)
* Ability to work remotely; must be a self-starter

Desirable Skills & Experience:

* Passionate about self-improvement, active blogger on software testing and/ or involvement in the testing community
* Experience testing video conferencing or similar collaboration tools
* Exposure to development techniques such as TDD, code reviews and pairing
* Able to identify and potentially create bespoke tooling for exploratory testing activities
* Exposure to infrastructure automation tools such as Docker and Vagrant

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