What’s the role about
As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, ecommerce is a key part of our business - we run two of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales.
Our engineering practice includes 30+ teams, working on everything from cloud platforms to mobile apps, from ecommerce functionality to machine learning.
This is an opportunity to work as a Quality Engineer on a cross-functional agile product team. Product teams build and support new features that create business value.
Within your product team you’ll typically be working collaboratively on customer-facing features with highly skilled Software Engineers as well as Analysts, Web Designers and User Experience specialists.
As a Senior Engineer you will have responsibility for the quality approach and provide technical assurance on complex IT projects.
You will also use your knowledge of quality engineering to support the shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced software engineers.
You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills.
Learning new skills is extremely important to us. Engineers are expected to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques regardless of their experience or job grade.
In return for this commitment you will be given the resources and support you need to help you with your learning journey.
What you’ll be doing :
Ideal candidates will have excellent Quality Engineering skills with a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software.
Successful candidates will have a passion for helping teams continuously improve their quality engineering approaches and working towards whole team approaches to continuous testing.
What you’ll have :
Knowledge of architectural patterns used to build modern web and mobile applications.
Practical experience of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery.
Coaching teams in use of continuous testing and shift left / shift right approaches.
Thinking critically about engineering approaches, using questioning techniques to lead team discussions about quality risks and appropriate responses.
Leading elaboration activities (such as three amigos sessions) to ensure specificity, consistency and testability.
Reading and writing coded solutions for a variety of engineering needs :
pairing with developers to understand and jointly enhance unit, functional and other coded tests
developing testing utilities
developing and maintaining code in pipelines
creating and maintaining coded checks such as API or GUI checks.
Working Knowledge of modern testing tools and frameworks for testing front end, API and / or mobile apps.
Senior practitioner experience in one or more testing specialisms (e.g. native app testing, performance testing, security testing, React front-end testing, API testing).
Analysing performance risks (speed, volume, load, etc) and advising on how these risks should be mitigated.
Understanding operational requirements (such as resilience and observability) and how solutions are implemented and tested.
What else could you bring :
Experience of cloud infrastructure such as GCP and AWS.
Experience of testing tools such as Cypress, Codecept, Jest, Sitespeed, Gatling, Karate, Pact, XCTest and XCUITest) and ability to advise on the pros and cons of specific tools for varying scenarios.
Understanding of security threats and experience of automated security testing