Quality Analyst

  • Location: Stafford
  • Pay: Competitive salary with excellent benefits
  • Apply By: Wed, 28 Feb 2018

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB You will be part of one of Zonal’s Marketing Technology teams working on market leading technology solutions for the UK’s biggest hospitality companies. The solutions we provide enable our customers businesses to succeed in an increasingly competitive market. Your team could be working on anything from mobile and web applications for customer ordering to the next generation of payment technologies. Our solutions revolve around two key themes; ensuring the consumer has the best possible experience and enabling our customers to deliver operational efficiency. Your team will be cross functional, likely comprising of developers, test engineers and designers. We’re looking for dynamic individuals who share our passion for driving innovation and using technology to build better businesses. We’re going on an exciting journey, and we need more like-minded travellers to help us get there! The role will be part of our Agency team and will be responsible for testing and releasing software products ranging from Web Solutions, Mobile Applications, Database Systems and Automation as well as participating in the development process to help ensure code is well written and testable.

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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



Essential



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
(3
rd 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




Relevant Qualifications

§ ISEB/ISTQB Foundation


Contact Us

If you wish to apply for the role, please e-mail your CV to jobs@zonal.co.uk stating your current salary and a brief summary outlining your suitability for the role or apply now by hitting the button below.

If you require any further information please contact our Human Resources department via jobs@zonal.co.uk

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