QA Engineer
Sage
Newcastle
3d ago

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Job DescriptionTest Engineer builds on the skills required in the previous levels of Associate Test Engineer role by not only delivering thorough and efficient testing but in leadership activities such as influencing, mentoring.

  • A Test Engineer is expected to be an expert in their domain, reviews the work of others and conducts proof of concept projects on new testing approaches and tooling.
  • In short, test Engineers will help to input change and the direction of testing in their function; bringing team members (not just testers) along with them.

    LI-JWKey Responsibilities.Key accountabilities and decision ownership :

  • Demonstrate an in-depth level of understanding of the system under test to enable risk assessment / mitigation and detailed estimation, creation and execution of test artefacts
  • Plan and execute specific testing approaches within defined stage of development e.g. rapid, risk based, exploratory, regression, security, usability etc.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement in product, system knowledge and monitor technology trends to further increase the effectiveness of the testing function and evolve Sage's testing standards and practices
  • Review and maintain existing automation suites to ensure they are optimised, maintainable and as efficient as possible
  • Demonstrate leadership skills including, producing effective test metrics, coaching, mentoring, influencing testing strategy, leading a team or POC project for short periods of time and providing recommendations
  • Take responsibility for the full end to end testing phase, working with your own team and coordinating cross divisional test activities where necessary
  • Demonstrate knowledge sharing activities across teams, disciplines, functions and locations
  • Carry out such tasks as directed to meet the needs of the business Skills, know-how and experience :
  • Must have :

  • An instinctive attention to detail in all aspects of working and an ability to review the work of others and provide rich data feedback
  • Able to multi-task effectively, prioritise and plan own time to ensure deadlines are met
  • Good problem solving approach; always able to provide logical solutions and options
  • Clear verbal and written communication style to enable conversations with all levels of stakeholder including direct customers and to ensure accurate issue recording
  • Must be able to assess tasks for the best testing approach and apply these throughout the different phases of a project.
  • A keen consistent interest and understanding of testing standards and trends outside Sage and the ability to engage, influence and derive action from this
  • Experience of using different automation tools used across testing within Sage
  • Preferred :

  • Good domain, component or product knowledge
  • Proven experience in testing including experience in designing and implementing test artefacts and experience of relevant automation tools
  • Technical / professional qualifications :

  • ISTQB Foundation or equivalent
  • Key performance indicators :

  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind
  • Spends their time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside;
  • can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

  • Can negotiate skilfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise;
  • can be both direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly; has a good sense of timing.

  • Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; doesn't have to finish things before moving on;
  • can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Picks up on technical things quickly;
  • is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge like Internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars.

    Key stakeholders :

  • Test and Development Teams
  • Test and Development Team Leads
  • Development Managers and Test Managers
  • Customers or Customer representatives e.g. customer services
  • Product Owners
  • The Test Community
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