Senior QA Engineer

  • Sheffield
  • £Competitive + free broadband, phone & TV package, bonus
  • 37.5
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About Plusnet

Plusnet is a Yorkshire based ISP with a unique brand identity. It’s a fast paced environment yet our offices have a distinctly friendly and informal feel to them - we know that you can do great business without the suits. We believe in making a difference, team work and putting the customer first in everything that we do. It’s an approach that’s allowed us to keep delivering award winning products and services for nearly 20 years!

Whatever your career ambitions, Plusnet is committed to giving you the skills and support that you need in order to achieve your goals; whether it’s training and development or just a breather over a game of table tennis or pool!

Of course there’s lots of other reasons to work at Plusnet; we’ll support you through a wide range of “Plusnetter” perks including free staff broadband & phone packages, pension, bonus & shares scheme and numerous discounts on items such as cinema tickets, mobile tariffs, city parking, gym memberships and much more!

So, if you’re looking to think creatively, challenge yourself and make the decisions that matter - we’d love to hear from you!

About the job

We are a domain within Plusnet Technology’s Engineering department that looks after changes required for workplace and portal. Whether it is about making updates to our fancy website or supporting complex product change back end changes, we do it all. It is a dynamic multi skill team and has a wide range of challenging learning opportunities around all areas. 

Our engineers develop skills across a number of technologies as part of a self-organising agile software team which is focussed on delivering rapid business value to our product owners, both within the multi-disciplinary delivery unit as well as collaborating across the wider department with other domain specialist teams. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with key stakeholders across the business such as the Head of Business, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Domain Experts and Customer Operations teams.  ​

 

As a Senior QA Engineer you will...

  • Take lead on all testing activities and support of software applications as required by business projects
  • Take lead on investigating and resolving critical problems
  • Develop high quality testing solutions in multi-tiered architectures
  • Produce, execute and report on testing for software solutions
  • Lead on sprint planning, including sizing, prioritisation and capacity plans
  • Follow and pro-actively inspect Plusnet processes and standards
  • Continuously improve quality of your team’s products
  • Inspect and review your own work and that of team members in a mentoring role
  • Proactively share the things you learn within your team
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in Software Testing
  • Apply industry standard best practices to drive continuous improvement
  • Be proactive with reporting of any possible issues or delays
  • You might be asked to support out of hours rollout and on-call activities
  • Ensure existing QA documentation is kept up to date, and to create documentation when new systems, processes and features are introduced

To be able to succeed in this role, you must have the following skills and experience…

Essential

  • Be a technically competent software test engineer
  • Experience of Test Driven Development, Waterfall and Agile testing processes
  • Proven experience in high-quality testing activities of software solutions
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies
  • Linux (You need to be comfortable with Command Line prompts)
  • LAMP technology stack
  • Inquisitive mind and a desire to prevent defects reaching production
  • You should possess excellent communication skills and have confidence to interact with colleagues at all levels and across departments
  • ISTQB Certification

Desirable

  • Automated testing experience: regression; website; backend
  • Experience in the telecommunications industry
  • GIT version control
  • Jira/Confluence
  • Jenkins
  • Continuous Integration

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