Senior Tester

Permanent

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Our clients Test Engineering team are looking to expand their team with an experienced, technically minded individual who wants to enhance their career in testing.
As a leading mobile messaging application development company based in Derby they have a vacancy for a talented and experienced test engineer. That will be working on a range of (primarily messaging) products the successful candidate will be responsible for helping to define the overall test strategy as well as working closely with our product, development and delivery teams to ensure that quality products and solutions are delivered to our clients.

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