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Advertiser: ITHR

Job Title: UI And Apps Test Engineer
Rate:£50,364 to £57,079 Per Year
Description: Job purpose

* As a part of the UI & Apps team, supporting the company’s Scrum teams, you will be fully responsible for software testing, defect management and requirements management. Should lead and self-manage Test design, planning, scripting and execution for a variety of key customer-facing and internal applications like CPE embedded user interfaces, mobile applications and websites.
* You should be able to work successfully in a fast-paced environment including multiple platforms and architectures, diverse technologies and lab environments. You will work closely with developers, project managers, network engineers and other stakeholders throughout the SDLC, executing test iterations, tracking / reporting results, troubleshooting and coordinating defect resolution. You should have a strong understanding of SDLC processes and the QA lifecycle and methodology., product, design and operations teams in order to develop and deploy applications.

Key Accountabilities

* As a scrum team member actively participate in the grooming of requirements, impacting effort, defining acceptance criteria and developing test scripts.
* Work together with the product owner to make sure requirements are not open for interpretation (review and rewrite requirements where necessary)
* Breaking down business requirements to technical requirements and define testable acceptance criteria (requires full understanding of technical solution)
* Interact with product management, project management and development teams to develop a strong understanding of the project and testing objectives
* Needs to proactively approach product owners to both groom requirements and come to full and complete understanding of the product
* Needs to proactively approach project managers to agree on release dates and be able to argue why dates/product is at risk
* Design and create test conditions and scripts to address business and technical use cases
* Responsible to risk assess each delivery
* Based on product risk decide on formal test techniques to be used
* Fully responsible for writing test cases and test scripts
* Organising review sessions with peer Test engineer and Development lead
* Use existing tools and techniques to execute test cases and build/script new tools for performing testing/validation function
* Fully master Equivalence Partitioning (EP)
* Fully master Boundary Value Analysis (BVA)
* Fully master Decision table testing (C/E)
* Fully master Process Cycle Testing (PCT)
* Fully master State Transition Testing (STT)
* Fully master Syntax Testing
* Develop and lead the automation strategy/effort and generate scripts to perform automated testing cycles
* Expected to be a tool expert for at least one of the industry standards like SELENIUM, SOAPUI, JMETER, CUCUMBER, SPECFLOW, ..
* Full understanding of setting up test frameworks
* Execute and deep dive analysis of automation test results.
* Be able to deduct meaning on automated test result. Not a simple fire and report activity
* Be able to produce reports for senior management with clear breakdown in KPI
* Lead troubleshooting and triaging of issues with different teams to drive towards root cause identification and resolution
* Need to take ownership for reproducing production defects in Test Lab
* Be able to find root cause and handover detailed report to development team
* Setup and lead CCB meetings to discuss and prioritise defects
* Document, track and escalate issues as appropriate, using JIRA and CONFLUENCE or similar tools/means
* Writing detailed and complete defect reports
* Communicate risks and make sure ticket is correctly prioritised
* Include root cause investigation results to argue case
* Support deployment of applications and perform “validation testing” during the off-hours maintenance windows
* Together with product owner define acceptance criteria (based on the business requirements)
* Execute tests and feedback results to stakeholders
* Responsible for designing own test labs
* Responsible for test preparation like configuring embedded hardware, installing the right components
* Production environment (all countries) for supporting debug activities

Education & Qualifications:

* MSc degree level in a relevant area (network-, communications- or consumer electronics engineering, …)
* Fluent spoken and written English

Knowledge & Experience:

* 5 years’ relevant work experience in software testing.
* Expert knowledge of functional and non-functional test techniques like those described above
* Expert knowledge of automated testing tools like those described above
* Expert knowledge of Agile development
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Skills & Abilities:

* An interest in television, companion applications and social media.
* Automated testing techniques and tools - JavaScript unit testing, QUnit, headless testing (PhantomJS), etc
* Agile and lean methods. Scrum, Kanban, etc.
* Experience with processing and presenting big data sets like TV-guide and Video on demand catalogues
* At ease and effective in operating in an international working environment

ITHR Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. ITHR Group is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
Skills Required: UI And Apps Test Engineer
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Contact: IT Human Resources Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 0207 747 1018 Contact Fax:
Reference: FRCO Added: 29-11-2017
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