Student Software / QA Engineer (3 month placement)

  • Sheffield
  • £17,000 (pro rata)
  • 37.5hrs/week
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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 21 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

Plusnet is offering 6 students the opportunity to undertake paid work experience this summer. You will work with our teams in Sheffield to deliver real business benefit on a live project. You will receive valuable commercial experience as well as expanding your own knowledge of software engineering practices. The team will consist of 4 software engineers and 2 QA engineers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Gain real world experience in Software Engineering
  • Gain a broader understanding of industry software
  • Gain further insight into new technologies, processes & techniques
  • Further your learning in a real team providing real business value
  • Work for a company that has strong links with BT
  • Further your future employment opportunities
  • Gain plenty of examples to give in future interviews

As a Student Software / QA Engineer (3 month placement) you will...

  • Be responsible for user experience design and Front-End build
  • Contribute towards the creative design process and guiding others on UX best practice
  • Create HTML/CSS/Javascript code for integration into website applications
  • Conduct Cross-Browser and Usability testing to create accessible and compliant web pages
  • Conduct code reviews of colleagues work to maintain high quality output
  • Attend project and team meetings with business stakeholders
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to junior designers/developers
  • Help with the creation of User Stories in requirements capturing

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

Essential Criteria for Student Software Engineer

  • Some practical experience of coding in Java
  • Some knowledge of Object Oriented Programming concepts (OOP)
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Basic knowledge of REST
  • Basic knowledge of Unix or Linux

Desirable Skills for Student Software Engineer

  • Relational Database skills
  • Exposure to MVC framework (ideally ‘Spring’)
  • Some exposure to SCM tools (GIT/SVN/CVS etc)

Essential Criteria for Student QA Engineer

  • Ability to design test plans based on project requirements and to perform and document those tests with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Anticipate defects and investigate possible causes of discovered defects.
  • Basic knowledge of Unix or Linux

Desirable Skills for Student QA Engineer

  • Basic knowledge of coding in Java for automated testing
  • Relational Database skills

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