Lead QA / Tester - Social Enterprise Digital Platform - Microsoft Azure Cloud Applications
London, Kings Cross
Excellent Market Salary + Extensive Company Benefits
Permanent: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Are you an experienced Lead QA / Tester that wants to make a difference to the lives of others?
Who we are:
We are one of London’s leading housing social enterprise, managing over 60,000 properties across the capital and building thousands more. We have a rich and innovative history with the same social purpose today as when we were formed in 1963 – to provide good quality homes for those who could not otherwise afford them.
The Lead QA / Tester Role:
As a proven and experienced Lead QA/Tester, you will be pivotal in developing and maintaining our flagship digital platform; transforming our ways of working and customer experience.
Reporting to the Development Manager, working in an agile way, you will lead a small team of QA/Testers to assure the quality of the code we promote into our live environment. You will be responsible for defining our quality management system including the strategies, plans and policies, required creating that each developed piece of software is fully functional, fit for purpose and in-keeping with the high standards of the business and bespoke systems.
You will have a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills in order to feed back to the team to reach a resolution in a timely manner. The end result being our in-house and customer facing systems work correctly in line with business needs through use of manual, automated, UAT and regression testing. You will consult with developers, testing team and project management, thorough examinations of documentation and specifications, and meticulous examination of the developed software.
As a technical lead, you will use your technical & digital experience along with your ability to build relationships to drive real change and innovation.
Lead QA / Tester Essential Attributes:
Knowledge & Experience:
+ Proven experience of leading a team of QA/Testers & mentoring Junior/Mid-level developers
+ Experience of working on full life cycle implementations across multiple projects
+ Strong Agile delivery experience (ideally Scrum or Kanban)
+ A desire to deliver software of the highest quality
+ Logical and methodical thinking and application of test cases and scenarios.
+ Experience and knowledge of writing and working with automated test tools (C# Postman, Jenkins, BDD - SpecFlow, Selenium etc.) + Experience in testing React/Redux and .NET
+ Experience of testing Microsoft Azure cloud applications
+ An understanding of data migration, transformation and scripting
+ A proven track record of functional testing at various levels such as: Integration Testing, Smoke Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Interface Testing / Usability Testing, System Testing, API Testing, and Regression Testing
+ Expertise in manual, automated and regression testing implementation and usage
+ Proven experience in using SQL to interrogate data within a database
+ Experience with API testing and specifically using Postman and SoapUI
+ Passion for discovering and solving in all areas of technology
+ Testing tools (Postman, Jenkins, BDD - SpecFlow, Selenium etc.) + JS frameworks such as React, Redux, Bootstrap, and JQuery; and an understanding of HTML and CSS + C#, .NET, Web API/RESTful API, and JSON + Azure for DevOps (VSTS)
+ SQL 2012, 2104, NoSQL (CosmosDB ) and Oracle
+ Distributed source control i.e. GIT
+ Microsoft Azure SQL Database
+ Atlassian suite of applications i.e. Confluence, Jira, Lucid Charts.
+ Data migration, transformation and scripting
+ Excellent organisational and analytical abilities
+ Outstanding problem solver
+ Good written and verbal communication skill
Our core benefits (qualifying period may apply)
+ Excellent annual leave allowance and flexible working opportunities
+ Pension scheme
+ Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
+ Employee assistance
+ Learning and development
+ Simply Health cash plan
+ Staff discounts
+ Interest free season ticket loan
+ Cycle to work scheme
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the hiring manager
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.