Quality Assurance/Software Tester Engineer (an Arch apprenticeship)

Recruiter
Verint Systems UK Ltd
Location
241, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0RH
Salary
£26,000.00 annually
Posted
16 Jul 2019
Closes
06 Oct 2019
Ref
VAC001557934
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
October
Duration
Permanent
Nature of task
Functional and systems testing, champions quality, manages lab environments, and executes/writes automation flows
Job Metrics (How will the role be measured)
  • Adherence to project plans and test plan execution
  • Working quickly and under pressure to deliver high quality fixes to the customers
  • Ability to setup and configure Windows OS servers independently
  • Work independently with a remote peer group
  • Manage lab, VMware, and trading resources for the local office
  • Contributes to daily stand-ups, sprint planning meetings and retrospectives
  • Manages and contributes to automation pipelines to be executed on daily basis and when needed
Key Performance Areas and Key Tasks
Champion of Quality
  • Execute verification and validation procedures based on the test plan and test cases, and document test results in repository
  • Contribute to usability, integration, documentation or functional testing
  • Record and verify defects using defect tracking tool with the ability to prioritize the severity

Lab Management
  • Following industry standards for server deployment, VM management, inventory control
  • Support and/or install software applications /operating systems, as well as manage multiple testing environments

Team collaboration with clear communication
  • Provide effective communication with geographically distributed team members
  • Escalate urgent issues to quality assurance management
  • Produces weekly status reports to give clear visibility to QA Team Lead to projects and tasks assigned

Process Adherence
  • Prepare and maintain QA artefacts based on project schedules, including, but not limited to test plans, test cases, scripts, and metrics/reports
  • Contribute to or lead test plan and test case reviews
  • Produce and use metrics to continuously approve the process of building software and the associated artefacts

Automation
  • Executing existing automation workflows, and implement new flows for other areas


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Quality assurance engineer with high technical aptitude
  • Understands basic networking with working knowledge of LAN/WAN technology
  • Experience using database technologies e.g. Microsoft SQL, ODBC etc.
  • Experience using VMware or other virtualization technology

Have some knowledge/experience in the following areas:
  • Testing experience with applications using SQL Is preferred (Should be able to perform basic queries)
  • Testing experience with call centre or back office applications is desired
  • Testing using switch, CTI, telephony, trading switch technologies is desired
  • Quality Assurance Engineer with experience working cross-functionally using an agile methodology, such as SCRUM
  • Experience using defect tracking tool and quality/test management tool
  • Ability to create and maintain quality assurance artefacts. Artefacts include, but are not limited to, test cases, test plans, testing strategies, and certification reports
  • Must have troubleshooting skills, and be able to perform root cause analysis
  • Should be proficient in installing and maintaining test environments, including installations of operating systems
  • Experience with estimating test cycles, producing regular status reports, and prioritizing tasks
  • Executing automation experience is a plus
  • Telephony knowledge and experience is a plus


Personal qualities

  • Effective communicator with good written and verbal skills
  • Willing to travel to partner or customer sites
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire and drive to succeed
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and time management skills
  • High integrity
  • Transparent
  • Humility
  • Adaptability
  • Team working
  • Innovation
  • Passion

Ability to:
  • Work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Work in a global environment and interface with remote groups
  • Take ownership and manage lab resources, including telephony and VMware resources
  • Contribute to a cross-functional team in daily stand-ups, sprint planning meetings and retrospectives
  • Setup, configureand manage multiple testing environments


Desired qualifications

  • (Desirable) 2+ year's testing experience using software development life cycle with major focus on functional testing, usability testing and integration testing


Future prospects

96% of Arch Apprentices move straight into the destination of their choice when they finish their apprenticeship with many seeing their salary go up immediately post-apprenticeship!

Things to consider

Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself:
  • Do I live close enough to Weybridgethat I could commute there and back every day?
  • Do I meet the qualifications required for this role?
  • Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months?
  • Do I want to work in the Software Testerindustry and have I researched into it?

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