Senior Test Engineer
Salary: £40K - £60K per annum
Test Engineers of multiple levels (Senior and Lead) required for a company in Edinburgh.
This company is well-known for their quality level of work, creating bespoke solutions from enterprise level platforms to mobile applications for some global clients. Every day is (genuinely!) different, with an incredible variety of projects, technologies and tools to get stuck into.
You'll be based within a supportive, collaborative environment that will allow you to develop and grow, whilst at the same time giving you free reign (within reason!) to develop the testing as you see fit.
The technical teams tend to be set-up with around 5/6 Developers, a Product Owner, UX Developer and a Test Engineer. As the sole (or more senior) Test Engineer within a team, you'll be expected to really get into the product, explore and understand the needs, before deciding how to test, what the testing strategy will be, and then implementing the testing.
Day to day the testing will be a mixture of manual and automation testing, requiring someone with experience setting up automation test frameworks. Because of the variety of work, the team are pretty tech agnostic, but the following skills/experience would be useful:
** Agile environment
** Manual testing
** Automation testing and creating automation test scripts from scratch
** Experience as a solo Tester would be a bonus
** Making key decisions around testing, including the test strategy
** Client-facing experience would be a bonus
** Strong communication skills
The company are looking for both a Senior and a Test Lead Engineer. They operate with quite a flat hierarchy and so these positions aren't as managerial as they would be traditionally, particularly for the Lead role. For this organisation, these titles are more about experience and level of expertise, and are still very hands-on. However, if you have mentoring experience and you are keen to continue this, they would love to facilitate this as well.
A massive part of company culture is the opportunity to continuously develop and learn, whether that is attending events, conferences, completing certifications, learning a new programming language or just playing around with tech in general. To sum up, if you have a passion to learn or get involved with something particular they will try as much as they can to enable that.
The salary on offer is between £45,000 - £60,000 depending on your level of experience and whether it's a Senior or Lead Test Engineer position. On top of this, the company offer a wide range of benefits including a pension scheme of up to 10%, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), gym discount, childcare vouchers, private medical cover and more. They are also focused on creating a strong work-life balance, so overtime is actively discouraged.
If you are interested in a role that allows for constant learning, and autonomy to implement testing as you feel is best, please do apply and or get in touch with Erin Donnelly at Cathcart Associates.
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