MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
§ The major part of your role is ensuring deliverables are released at the required level of quality the team is equally responsible for on-time, right first-time delivery.
§ You will pro-actively participate in the full development lifecycle, from estimation to support.
§ Like all members of the team, you are responsible for the overall quality of the deliverables. It will be your responsibility to champion your expertise (testing) within the team and encourage others to actively develop their skills in this area. We expect everyone to be constantly learning from, and teaching each other.
§ As part of developing your knowledge and expertise you will be expected to become a valued and contributing member of a cross team functional group focussed on sharing best practice and improving project delivery across the business.
§ You will have a great understanding of how the products perform in production. You may be required to monitor and report on the production usage and help identify areas of weakness/risk which should be managed to increase uptime/performance.
§ Using your core expertise (in this case as a Test Engineer) and constructive teamwork, your will ensure that your skills and expertise are effectively used to enable and support project delivery.
§ If required, you may be asked to join the 3rd line support function. In which case you will participate in the support rota which may include out of hours support (on call, paid).
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
– Having been working in development teams for some time you will have honed your expertise in testing. You will be an advocate for ensuring quality through the correct testing approach.
– Your work with software delivery teams has given you a strong understanding of the full stack and you will have planned and implemented tests at all levels of the stack e.g:
o Client side (Browsers)
o API’s (3rd Party and internal)
o Back-end processes (services, queues)
o Databases (Test data, SQL queries)
– You will have worked in cross functional teams and will be able to demonstrate your ability and experience in:
o Working within a fast-paced project led or agency environment
o Understand requirements and user stories and, with this understanding, created effective acceptance criteria.
o Automated testing and test frameworks
o Test tools appropriate for each layer of the stack
o Generating functional, system and regression test cases and procedures.
o Undertaking test execution against the aforementioned areas.
o Identifying quality risks early in the development lifecycle and suggesting mitigations for these risks.
o Creating, managing and using test data
§ As a core member of the delivery team you will demonstrate the necessary organisational and planning skills to manage your own work; you will be able to demonstrate that you have operated with a level of autonomy in previous roles
§ You see process as a positive, there to help you know how to get your work done. You will use the Zonal development processes and in doing so identify areas of improvement which can be implemented in the team or escalated as part of continuous improvement.
§ Problems are an enjoyable challenge for you to solve. You undertake problem solving in a logical way and wherever possible look to data for guidance. You are able to provide evidence or where you have solved problems both individually and as part of the wider team.
§ You will be able to demonstrate how you have implemented tools or technologies to deliver step changes in the pace and/or quality of product delivery. For someone with expertise in test this might include:
o BDD or TDD
o Creation and maintaining automation frameworks
§ ISEB/ISTQB Foundation