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Location: Cambridge, hybrid with a minimum of 2 days per week in the office
Contract: 12-month Fixed Term Contract
We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a UAT Technician, where you will join a team of dedicated professional testers dedicated to QA and getting it right for the Customer.
We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.
About the role
Reporting to the UAT Manager, you will be part of a team responsible for carrying out the UAT (User Acceptance Testing) for applications developed across many of the organisation's initiatives, which include computer-based testing, e-learning and web-based stakeholder support systems.
This will involve the detailed preparation and execution of test cases for the various applications across different environments, the logging of defects and reporting to project stakeholders on testing progress.
As a User Acceptance Testing Technician, you will also be required to liaise with project managers and developers to ensure that defects are categorised, prioritised and resolved within agreed timescales.
You will be required to demonstrate a high level of general IT expertise within an MS Windows environment, including knowledge of database and website technologies.
Thorough knowledge of structured test methods and processes is essential, and you will have had exposure to formal methodologies such as V-Model, Agile, Waterfall. Experience in using HP Quality Centre, BugZilla, JIRA or similar test management software would also be beneficial.
You will ideally have a formal software testing or equivalent computing-related qualification. Previous experience of working in an IT support or software testing environment would be a distinct advantage.
You must be confident, enthusiastic and able to work in a high-pressure environment as part of a close-knit team. Excellent attention to detail is essential, as is a customer focussed mentality.
If you would like to know more about this opportunity and what will make you successful, please see the full job description attached to the bottom of this vacancy on our careers site.
Rewards and benefits
We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including:
28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance
Discretionary annual bonus
Group personal pension scheme
Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary
Green travel schemes
We are a hybrid working organisation, and we offer a range of flexible working options from day one. We expect most hybrid-working colleagues to spend 40-60% of their time at their dedicated office or location. We will also consider other work arrangements if you wish to work more flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability.
Ready to pursue your potential? Apply now.
We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being 10th December 2023 and interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 18th December 2023.
Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry.
Why join us
Joining us is your opportunity to pursue potential. You'll belong to a collaborative team that's exploring new and better ways to serve students, teachers and researchers across the globe - for the benefit of individuals, society and the world. Sharing our mission will inspire your own growth, development and progress, in an environment which embraces difference, change and aspiration.
Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where everyone has a voice, and where we learn continuously to improve together. Ensuring that everyone feels they belong is essential to who we are, and to the contribution we make to society and our planet.
We believe better outcomes come through diversity of thought, background and approach. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, actively seeking to employ people from a wide range of different communities.