Software Tester Apprentice

Recruiter
CABOT COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Location
Link House Unit A, Britton Gardens, Bristol, BS15 1TF
Salary
£12,000.00 annually
Posted
02 Sep 2020
Closes
01 Nov 2020
Ref
VAC001648434
Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
November
Duration
Permanent
Working in small agile team to undertake rapid high-quality manual and automated testing of all aspects of our software for Digital television both Emulated and on the TV itself. Presently we are Testing our Software to allow HD+ services on the TV in Europe and New features for Freeview, BBC, iPlayer, ITV Hub etc in the UK.

Technical competencies you will be working with:
  • Windows, Linux, Virtualization and Cloud Technology
  • Digital TV (DVB-T/S/C/T2/S2)
  • Digital visual entertainment technologies (HbbTV, VoD, DRM, OIPF)
  • Knowledge of OnDemand and Catch up TV services (iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5)
  • TCP/IP based systems (IP streaming, DLNA, MPEG-DASH, HLS etc.)
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript or other web technologies
  • Technical specifications (e.g. ETSI, ISO and DVB)
  • Agile software development (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Linux, build systems and scripting (Make, bash, Python, Perl etc.)
  • Defect tracking tools. E.g. Jira, Bugzilla, Mantis, Test Track Pro
  • Test case management tools. E.g. Testlink, Test Track Pro
  • Develop and Validate Advanced Tests using Scripting Languages
  • Automated build and testing systems in Jenkins, Docker, Terraform and Kubernetes as well as support and Develop and Test using unique Test systems using Python, AI , Selenium.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You should be very interested in things and to want to become knowledge about those things
  • Good written skills
  • Be able to follow complex written instructions to a high standard
  • Strong team player - collaborative, open
  • Someone who Identifies opportunities for improvement and make suggestions for change
  • Ability to work under pressure and have tenacity to work through issues and overcome problems both as an individual and part of a team


Personal qualities

  • Passionate about what you do
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn


Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English and maths)


Future prospects

  • The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position

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