QA Engineer
Crewe, GB
2d ago

A Bit About Us

We may have started small, but we’ve always had very big ideas. We launched in 2001 and we just haven’t stopped; a years’ worth of achievements always seems more like three at AO.

Our customers are now our biggest advocates, and we’ve made millions of them happy. We’ve even launched in new territories throughout Europe.

Sometimes we But, we’re determined to be the best electrical retailer in Europe, and for that, you need to be driven. We need to be bold enough to try new things, and smart enough to see them through.

We need to care about people, and we always like to have a little fun as we do it.

More About the Role

Do you believe that a bug prevented is better than a bug caught? Do you think that tests should reflect the behaviour of the system, and that quality isn’t the responsibility of just one person?

Above all else, do you care that the customer gets what they need?

We’re on the hunt for a QA Engineer to join one of our agile development teams, responsible for many of the systems crucial for the success of AO.

You will be involved in collaboratively driving the features to be built, defining the scope of testing, and advocating good testing practices.

We work in an engaging agile environment which allows us to make smart decisions, build understanding and ultimately deliver the right software to our customers.

As an IT team we take self-learning seriously and encourage sharing knowledge with others to help other team members grow.

Our IT department hosts internal events such as Show &

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

  • As a QA Engineer, you will take responsibility for ensuring that software fulfills the business requirements
  • Build test automation solutions from scratch using automation tools such as Selenium or Cypress
  • Help coach and mentor the team and share your learnings
  • Testing and automating against the API layer
  • Be part of diverse, cross functional teams focused on full life-cycle development
  • Any form of logistics background would be hugely beneficial
  • Living the problem with end users to fully understand what is required
  • Working very closely with developers to realise an objective in the most efficient manner
  • Have the autonomy to utilise the right tools and techniques for your needs
  • Championing the benefits of automation and successfully implementing solutions
  • Sharing knowledge and leadership on best and new practices and make testing about building in quality at every stage of the process
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that software fulfils the customer requirements
  • Writing SQL commands in order to mimic real world scenario's (CRUD)
  • Use your great communication skills to ask questions and challenge assumptions
  • Commit to continually learn, mentor, and grow
  • Travelling to Bolton and other locations as required by the business
  • Any knowledge of either IBMi and Java
  • A Few Things About You

    It’s not about the job you need now, it’s about who you want to be and where you want each and every person to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

    We’re growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost

    Why Choose AO?

    We’re in the business of better tomorrows, for both our customers and our people. A better tomorrow means finding a place that’ll reward your curiosity.

    A place that encourages you to ask why’. Somewhere that feeds your imagination and gives you the support to bring those ideas to life.

    If you’re the kind of person who wants to learn and help others achieve, who always sees the glass half-full with an appetite for what’s next, you’ll fit right in with us.

    In return, you’ll be an integral part of an award-winning team who are forward-thinking and innovative. You can also take up to 5 days out of the business a year to use for development in your role and we’ll cover the cost.

    We’re about looking at the bigger picture - the better tomorrow. And no matter what that looks like to you, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to make it happen.

    Great People Deserve Great Things

    Every member of the AO family also gets to enjoy the following benefits :

  • 25 days holiday - plus Bank Holidays for the perfect work / life balance
  • 5 days to use for your personal development and we will cover the cost
  • New Year bonus for 100% attendance - (subject to start date)
  • Free breakfasts, snacks & drinks all day, every day, plus heavily subsidised lunches
  • A hugely discounted gym membership at Bolton Arena
  • Childcare vouchers to take care of the little people
  • An enhanced Maternity and Paternity package for those with a new arrival (subject to length of service)
  • A cycle to work scheme to encourage wellbeing
  • Staff discount on products
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • A world-class management training program
  • Our Engage Me programme - we’ll stump up 50% of the cost of any activity you fancy doing with your work friends. So far we’ve done everything from snowboarding to scuba diving.
  • Huge companywide social events every year because we like to play hard as well as work hard
  • Make a Difference days - 2 extra days paid leave to spend helping out a charity or worthy cause of your choice
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