Lead Software Tester

Nigel Frank International
21 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Job Description Lead Software TesterThis client is based in Birmingham City Centre you will be reporting to the Chief Architect, the QA & Test Team Lead will be primarily responsible for the design, maintenance and execution of the testing strategy for a new era in on-demand mobile and web applications.you support the QA and testing needs of a new development practice using the latest testing techniques, tools and cloud technologies.This is a "best of both worlds" opportunity - a tech start-up software business, highly focused on creating market leading on-demand platforms, owned and funded by a large profitable UK group.Faber is a ground-breaking new technology business created to develop innovative on-demand mobile-first, cloud-first platforms. Founded by experienced technology leaders, this is an exciting opportunity to lead a highly technical and highly skilled development team, using the latest development techniques, tools and cloud technologies, continually pushing the boundaries, to drive innovationKey responsibilities include*Working with the Chief Architect to help define and continuously review and improve the QA/Test strategies, testing frameworks and QA environments required to meet the business needs.*Reporting to the Chief Architect taking responsibility for the output and deliverables of the QA/Test team.*To ensure test plans are developed and executed in accordance to best practice and company standards.*Development of automated and manual test plans to ensure a high test coverage and meet the requirements of functional, regression and volume and performance SLAs.*To raise defect tickets and support development teams through to their satisfactory resolution.*To produce release notes and technical usage documentation where required.*To support and mentor junior members of the team to ensure they deliver effectively.*To attend relevant IT seminars and conferences so as to keep up-to-date with the emerging technologies and best practicesAttributes of successful candidates*5 years commercial QA/Testing experience in a software development environment.*Recent relevant experience working in a team lead capacity.*Experience working to an Agile methodology.*Demonstrable experience writing/enhancing automated tests for mobile and web application suites.*Detailed Knowledge & Experience authoring test plans and acceptance criteria.*Experience working within an Application Life-cycle Management tool-set such as Jira.*Demonstrable experience using automation frameworks such as Cucumber, Selenium, Concordion, Grinder, HttpUnit, etc???.*Thorough knowledge of XML, JSON and Web services (SOAP, REST).*Extensive experience working with relational and NoSQL databases such as Oracle and MongoDB.Benefits -Competitive salary -Incentives -Bonus opportunities