Test Engineer

Recruiter
Principality Building Society
Location
Cardiff, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
24 Jul 2019
Ref
1204866655
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Test Engineer
The job:

This is a specialist role in the Quality Assurance Test Team responsible for providing regression test coverage as well as non-functional test coverage to the delivery teams using technical knowledge and automation tools.

Responsibilities include the development and maintenance of automated functional and non-functional tests and the efficient increase of regression test coverage to improve software quality. The role holder will play a vital part in supporting the delivery of projects and programmes and should be motivated by a passion for software quality and technical process improvement.

What you will do:
  • Design, implement and maintain automated test scripts to support the testing process
  • Enhance test coverage using test automation on an ongoing basis
  • Build and improve non-functional testing capability
  • Define and prepare test scope (including test data, infrastructure and environmental requirements)
  • Ensure test approach meets business/project needs during all phases of testing and ensure potential risks are communicated and managed.
  • Compile test plans, progress reports and issue documentation to key stakeholders
  • Provide detailed progress and defect reporting during test execution
  • Provide walkthroughs and demonstrations to various stakeholders with an interest in QA
  • Test completion analysis and lessons learnt recommendations
  • Ensure QA processes are aligned with the Test Strategy

What we are looking for:

The Test Engineer will require demonstrable experience in building, extending and maintaining automated test suits/ frameworks (ideally C# / Selenium WebDriver). Experience of common tools to automate QA activity including performance, compatibility, API, BDD, Mobile App testing all beneficial.

Additionally, you should possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills to liaise with various stakeholders of the agile delivery teams (e.g. Business Representatives, Test Analysts, Software Developers, Architects and Technical Support) for contributing to test coverage reviews and identifying and mitigating risk through regression and non-functional test case design and execution.

Who are we?

It's official! We're a Great Place to Work! We are delighted to announce that in our first year of participating, we have been named one of the best workplaces in the UK in the large category on the Best Workplaces™ list for 2018.

With 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the borders, Principality is the 6th largest Building Society in the UK. As a mutual society, we're owned by and run for the benefit of our 500,000 members.

It's an exciting time to join us as we're currently on a Group wide transformational journey that will see our brand, technology, colleague and customer offerings updated and enhanced to really put Principality on the map and make us a brand and employer of choice within Wales and beyond. This is supported by our recent sponsorship of the iconic Principality Stadium which has put us on a global stage.

Steve Hughes, CEO, said: "Principality is a unique organisation. We are big enough to have large ambition, but small enough to value, respect and engage everyone as individuals. Our colleagues live and work in the communities they serve and have developed a strong connection with them. We strive to be an inclusive business with colleagues who are passionate about doing the right thing for Members.

As a business, Principality is keen to recruit talented individuals who are interested in joining a company in which they can really make a difference. Although the Society has been established for nearly 160 years, we pride ourselves on a progressive culture, which encourages its employees to thrive.

Our culture is renowned for being friendly, open and inclusive where we actively encourage everyone to bring themselves to work. Our people are our most important asset and make us stand out in the finance sector. They're the driving force behind our success and we're committed to creating and maintaining a great place to work

What can we offer you?

As well as a great working environment with a strong family feel and plenty of opportunities for development and growth, you can expect a generous package that includes pension, bonus and incentive schemes, free life assurance cover, critical illness protection, private healthcare and the option to buy extra holiday each year. You can also be a part of our Sports & Social club which gives our colleagues access to discounted theatre, sporting and family events and to top it all off, we always have tickets up for grabs for the latest events at Principality Stadium.

As Principality colleagues, we want you to walk a mile in our customer's shoes. This is why we provide all staff with £100 to open a savings account at your local branch to really feel a part of our core business. £100 also grants you voting rights at the Principality Annual General Meeting.

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