Software Test Engineer

Recruiter
Polytec Personnel Ltd
Location
Cambourne
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
08 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The client is seeking to recruit a Software Test Engineer to join our engineering team. You must be capable of contributing to the development of automated tests, tools and harnesses to verify the reliability and performance demanded by the industry. Principal responsibilities:Contribute to the development and improvement of automated tests, tools and harnesses.Ensure the quality of new features and the early detection of regressions in existing features.Investigate, troubleshoot, and confirm software defects.Conduct Test Escape Analyses as and when required.Actively participate in planning sessions, providing task definitions, work breakdowns and effort estimations.Translate user-based stories and acceptance criteria into test automation-ready test cases, working with Product Owners to improve acceptance criteria.Feedback improvement suggestions on the SDKs' Documentation.Essential skills, experience and disposition:A degree in computer science or equivalent formal training.2+ years' experience validating and verifying software, preferably on various platforms (Windows, Linux, MacOS)Familiarity with one or more programming and scripting languages.Experience performing exploratory testing or other manual black-box testing techniques.Understanding of Agile concepts and development such as Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDDExcellent communication, problem-solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills.Experience of working in a fast-paced, schedule-driven, collaborative environment developing and fostering partnerships with cross-functional teams.'Self-starter' with strong self-initiative and drive, whilst being an excellent team player with the ability to work independently as a QA representative within a larger development team.Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new technical areas, with a 'can do%3B will-do' attitude.Desirable skills:Knowledge of the structure of Graphical Formats TIFF/BMP.Knowledge of the structure of Page Description Languages, especially PDF.Experience of Jira.Digital screening knowledge.Digital Print knowledge.Experience using software packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, and other productivity and graphics applications for the creation of test files. The company are offering a salary circa ?30/40K and the benefits include:-9% non-contributory pensionEmployee SIP schemeProfit share schemePrivate medical insurance Permanent Health insuranceLife Assurance scheme (4 x base salary)23 days holiday, rising to 25 after 2 years' service and 27 after 5 years. Ability to buy up to an extra 5 days if required.One paid day off per calendar year to work for a charity - intention is to give something back to the community.Free parkingFree breakfast and fruit

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