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Technical QA Tester

Thought Machine
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Technology & New Media
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DescriptionThought Machine is solving one of the biggest problems in banking. Since launching in 2014, our mission has been to liberate banks from outdated, legacy technology which stifles their ability to innovate. Thought Machine's core product Vault is a cloud native, core banking engine built to run any type of bank - from established Tier 1 banks all the way to new challenger banks.

To move closer to achieving our mission, we are looking for highly talented individuals to join the fast growing team. With a founding team drawn from Google, we have a deep culture of engineering excellence and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine was ranked as the most desirable London fintech to work at by Sifted when comparing employee reviews on Glassdoor and named in Fintech 50 (2020). We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we take cultural fit as important as technical fit when we make new hires. At Thought Machine, we strive hard to create a fast-paced, supportive and fun working environment to enable the team to produce the best technical work in the industry.

As a Technical QA Tester, you will work as part of engineering teams to ensure Vault is delivered to a high standard for our customers. You will ensure that our client application and API work correctly and seamlessly.

  • Reviewing and analysing system requirements whilst working closely with tech leads
  • Aligning with a domain team and understand the architecture of the product
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to develop effective test strategies which are scalable for a large number of users of Vault
  • Creating documenting and executing test scenarios and analyse results
  • Reporting defects and ensure they are triaged and resolved according to stated SLAs
  • Troubleshooting issues during development and highlight risk areas for testing
  • Conducting pre and post-release testing
  • Liaising with release management in a timely manner
  • Working closely with the Head of Quality to improve quality related processes within the engineering teams and help implement the Quality Roadmap at Thought Machine
  • Working closely with the team to bake quality in the process
  • Experience in automated API testing
  • Experience of Exploratory testing
  • Experience using Python
  • Extensive experience in QA methodology
  • Familiarity with agile frameworks and regression testing
  • Ability to document and troubleshoot errors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding of test automation and ability to work independently on this
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Experience using GO
  • Experience with non-functional testing
  • Ability to present to teams
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension plan (match up to 7%)
  • Life Insurance- 3 times annual salary
  • Excellent Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Private health insurance with Bupa for you and your family
  • Health cash plan (including dental & optical)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to exceptional learning materials and courses
  • Onsite gym, membership subsidised by Thought Machine
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge range of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, smoothies, juice, tea, coffee, soft and alcoholic drinks on tap
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress
  • Weekly food pop up
  • Monthly social with arcade games
Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who take a journey unique to them. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.

No agencies please.
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