Senior Test Engineer - (Messaging Apps)

Derbyshire | Permanent

Salary: Upto £35,000

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They are a lead mobile messaging application development company based in Derby, look for a talented and experienced test engineer. 

Following the successful launch of a number of revolutionary products and technologies last year and a significant round of investment and funding this established software business feels like a start-up with new found ideas, energy, products and technology. Incredible time to join a team of technical talent with world leading capabilities. With big growth plans for 2019 they are looking to hire key individuals who want to be part of something that is likely to grow very quickly indeed. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with external customers and internal senior stakeholders. Testing will include products at an R&D stage but also customised products at the latter stages of release. Work is varied, products are innovative and involve the use of AI and Machine Learning, with multiple data integration points to serve up data from third party applications through an data automated process, triggered through pre built bots embedded in the product! 

Key Responsibilities:
Helping to set the overall testing strategy
Defining and executing detailed test plans and scripts
Working towards departmental and project deadlines
Participating in test reviews
Reviewing documentation and helping to define key acceptance criteria
Helping to provide test estimates and plans
Participating in project meetings both internally and with clients

Key skills:
· Experience of working with industry standard testing solutions
· In-depth knowledge of testing methodologies, test practices, and terminology
· Working knowledge of cloud hosting technology and principles
· Broad experience of testing within agile based software development projects
· Demonstrable experience of mentoring and coaching teams
· Knowledge of mobile application development projects would be highly desirable
· Performance, scalability and security testing
· Industry standard testing qualification such as ISTQB Foundation and above

Technologies you will be working with:
* Android, iOS, and Windows, MacOS & Web apps
* HTTP
* HTML/CSS/JavaScript
* Cordova
* Amazon Web Services / Azure (where we test, and where customers host apps)
* Bash, batch and PowerShell scripts
* Databases and backend integration

Key Characteristics:
Demonstrate a natural curiosity
Have a detailed understanding of the software development process
Excellent attention to detail
High level of written and presentation skills
The ability to work in a team and as an individual
The ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and drive teams
Enjoy a challenge

Salary and Benefits:
· Competitive salary
· 25 days paid holiday (includes 3 company nominated days) with the option to buy/sell additional days
· Private medical cover
· Contributory pension
· Company life assurance cover
· Flexible working
· Subsidised gym membership
· Costco card

Time to test yourself in one of the most exciting testing roles we had in a long time! 

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