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Senior Software Test Engineer

  • Job reference DST/TP/4/11001
  • Job type Full Time
  • Sector Testing
  • Location London
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We are looking for an experienced senior software test engineer to join our innovative and growing team at DST Innovate. The main purpose of the role is to ensure the software produced by the product development team is fully tested. You will be involved in all areas of testing from planning, requirements and analysis through to manual and automated test execution, defect management and reporting. Our objective is to produce high quality software and applications using Agile methods and continuous delivery practices.

Main Responsibilities

As a Senior Test Engineer you will work within the Agile framework as part of or alongside a scrum team focused on short development sprints and also with the DevOps team on more longer term technical tests. You will be responsible for ensuring the successful testing of front end web applications; cloud based micro services, integration with third party vendor systems and our backend fund management legacy systems. You will be responsible for:

  • Creation and maintenance of front and back end test automation
  • Planning and maintaining testing environments
  • Manage release of code and changes into the test environments.
  • Test estimations for Sprints and Releases
  • Estimation and planning of the test preparation and test support for all backlog items.
  • Directing and supporting all aspects of preparing and executing functional test scripts during the sprint
  • Analysis and setup up of all supporting test data
  • Accurate recording and reporting of test progress
  • Accurate and comprehensive creation, escalation and management of defects
  • Creation and maintenance of regression test packs
  • Active participation in the Scrum, Sprint Planning, Refining, Sprints, Reviews and Retrospectives
  • Daily update and maintenance of test scripts and defects

Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience of test script preparation, execution and management using a test management tool such as ALM or JIRA
  • Proven experience of defect, bug, issue creation and management using a test management tool such as ALM, JIRA
  • Good knowledge of Agile testing methods and processes using tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, Git
  • Must be motivated and interested in learning current & new testing methodologies, techniques and approaches
  • ISEB or ISTQB accredited to at least Foundation level
  • Working knowledge of structured test methods and processes
  • Working knowledge of Fund Investment and Management, Security Trading Lifecycle, Financial Services business processes
  • Basic scripting of automated tests using a coding languages like, Selenium, Java, Python, Ruby, C-Sharp, JavaScript, .Net, etc.

Nice to have

  • Experience using SQL to interrogate databases for test data preparation and checking test execution results
  • Automated testing of Responsive or Adaptive Web Designs
  • Experience of testing integrated systems comprised of Browser/Web Portal (HTML/XML/JavaScript), Cloud Services (Java, SQL), Third Party and Legacy systems
  • Non-functional testing, performance, security, disaster recovery, usability
  • Experience of testing Continuous Delivery programmes

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