QA Engineer
Manchester, GB
2d ago

QA Engineer

Location : Manchester

Closing Date : Tuesday 01 June 2021

Role : QA Engineer

Location : Manchester

Contract : Permanent

Hours : 37.5 hrs per week

At Gamma, we are excited about the possibilities for innovation that are made possible by software development. How it can enable our customers to communicate and collaborate in new and powerful ways.

Software Development is therefore at the heart of Gamma strategy, with several new key initiatives recently identified. As a QA Engineer, you will be part of a new cross functional squad responsible for one of these initiatives.

As part of the squad, with end to end responsibility for the delivery of the product, you will have specific responsibility for developing and implementing QA tools and practices that can be consumed by other members of the team and integrated into a CI / CD pipeline.

Key capabilities / experiences of the role :

  • Proven background of applying QA best practices.
  • A proven track record of formulating a QA strategy.
  • Automated and manual testing of complex software products.
  • Implementing QA within the context of a CI / CD pipeline.
  • Implementation of QA in a DevOps environment and applying QA in production environments.
  • Performance testing and HA testing.
  • Experience of User Interface testing and Software Quality Assurance.
  • Experience of automation in multiple languages along with Test Driven Development and associated toolsets
  • Proven Agile product development.
  • You will have knowledge of 3rd party solutions using common web technologies and interfaces.
  • Background within technology stacks using Java, relational database, RESTful APIs.
  • Experience of Javascript technologies, such as Node.js and Express, and noSQL databases, also desirable.
  • Other relevant capabilities / experiences include :

  • Experience of testing for UX focused applications.
  • Understanding of DevOps principles.
  • Personal Characteristics and Experience :

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong customer focus and awareness, committed to quality.
  • Good oral, written and presentation skills, with ability to organize and present technical material in an easily understood manner
  • Able to work with efficiency whilst maintaining accuracy when against tight deadlines.
  • Ability to break down complexity and make things simple.
  • Self-Starter with an ability to work on own initiative
  • Determination to reach an end goal and work through challenges
  • Dynamic and achievement orientated
  • Flexibility of approach
  • Team player collaborative
  • Open & approachable
  • Professional & proactive
  • BSc / BEng or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related discipline
  • Additional information

    Please note that this job description is not an exhaustive representation of the role and its duties. The job holder will be expected to undertake other duties as reasonably requested by their line manager.

    This role will also involve an element of travel to attend customer, supplier and internal meetings.

    About Gamma

    Gamma is a leading supplier of voice, data and mobile products and services in the UK.

    People are the lifeblood of our success. The people working for us are unusually passionate and enthusiastic about what they do.

    That is because the ethos within our company is an open, friendly, honest, non-political environment, whilst always being responsive, flexible, committed, and hardworking.

    We know giving you the right tools and training is essential. Full training will be given on our products as well as ongoing coaching and support.

    There are many good reasons to join Gamma. You will find we work in a relaxed environment with an emphasis on delivering the highest quality in everything we do.

    We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

    Please note we only use recruitment agencies registered on our preferred suppliers list and as such, any speculative CV’s received will not be considered.

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