Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
||Care Quality Commission
||London, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Preston, Leeds or Newcastle
||Salary of up to £64,733 plus an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates. (Additional London weighting of £4,729 for those based in our London office)
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.
We have already transformed our organisation, putting the public and best practice at the heart of everything we do. The work continues as CQC is undergoing a significant digital transformation. The Digital directorate, headed by Pete Sinden, Chief Digital Officer, will be overseeing delivery of our information management and technology strategy, setting out to overhaul our systems over the next few years. We are looking to strengthen our Digital function to deliver on our business priorities. Our core methodology and delivery approach will shift from a waterfall to an agile method.
About the Role
As an experienced Senior QA Engineer, you will collaborate with DevOps and Software Engineers to write automation tests across different levels and review release scripts across environments, write and execute functional and non-functional tests at each level, debug and refactor the test code and measure and report on test activity, managing defects and author software defined tests.
You will also be responsible for educating and supporting the rest of the delivery teams with testing as well as internal and external stakeholders, working with delivery teams to define ‘quality’ while using software development skills applied within a testing context.
You should be educated to degree-level with professional qualification OR/AND equivalent experience, especially in providing estimates to the required level of accuracy for backlog items and visibility to end to end quality of the developed system. Previous experience creating and maintaining automated and manual acceptance tests for each developed user story is also necessary.
To be successful in this role, you should have a good knowledge of Web technologies such as HTML, XML, SSL, Drupal, LAMP stack, etc. as well as experience working within a DevOps culture, with continual integration, continual testing and continual deployment of code. Experience working as part of multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary Agile teams delivering Web applications would be advantageous
Furthermore, you should possess a knowledge and experience of a broad range of testing, including but not limited to, BDD, TDD, System Testing, Regression Testing and Integration Testing and non-functional testing e.g. Load and Stress Testing and a range of tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, Gerkin, JMeter, Postman, SOAPUI, Protractor, Git.
Benefits package includes: holiday allowance of 27 days + bank holidays, NHS Pension Scheme, NHS fleet solutions car lease scheme, Cycle to work scheme, family friendly policies and Childcare voucher scheme/tax free childcare.
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Closing date for applications: Monday 22 October 2018 at 11:45pm.