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Senior Agile QA

Salary:
42,799 P.A. ?
Location: Heaton Chapel
Company: CDL
Hours: Full time
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Are you passionate about quality and testing software with an Agile mindset? Do you care about ‘building the right thing’ and ‘building the thing right? Does being part of an innovative culture inspire you? Then we want you!


We’re looking for a Senior Agile Test QA to join our ranks. With a strong collaborative focus and a drive for continuous improvement, you’ll play a key part in supporting the implementation of strategic initiatives which enable better practices for our Delivery Teams to develop features that delight our customers.


You’ll be an experienced Agile advocate, with a strong testing background and a desire to iterate, innovate, and instigate quality-driven approaches and processes. You’ll have a breadth of knowledge in all basic testing techniques, with depth and specialism in one or more advanced areas too! You’ll ideally have some automation skills to flex, and love to advocate for new ways to do things. You’ll be an inspiring teacher, coaching and mentoring others to improve their skills and acting as a role model to develop the stars of tomorrow.


This is the perfect opportunity to be a part of meaningful change to our flagship and newer products and help drive a culture of excellence in everything we do.


The role:

This is a position of influence, with a strong focus on supporting delivery of key initiatives and improvements to drive a Quality culture in Testing roles and beyond. You will be comfortable working as a self-starting individual, but have a predominantly collaborative approach to implement and influence positive change in people and processes.


With proven expertise and experience in Agile, Quality, and Testing, you will cultivate and strive for a continuous improvement culture and demonstrate a true left-shifted, whole team approach to Quality. As a champion of the Testing Vision, you will provide everyday role modelling for other individuals; motivating, mentoring and helping others to develop their skills and to aspire to better themselves.


You will embody CDL’s values and be an ambassador for the company both internally and externally, with an active presence in the Testing community which in turn enables you to feed industry advances into our everyday working.


You will not be happy with the status quo and will strive passionately to challenge, advance, and refine our collective successes and our people. You will actively advocate for quality being everyone’s responsibility, and embed better practices, with a strong ‘Test Pyramid’ automation focus. Your consideration of quality extends beyond functional behaviour, encompassing non-functional capability such as performance and security.


You will be technically competent; able to direct and contribute from a demonstrable position of knowledge. Your pastoral responsibilities will include cultivating an enjoyable, enthusiastic working environment, with a degree of ‘just enough’ coaching to facilitate independent, positive and proactive staff.


What we do:

CDL is one of the UK’s leading software development houses, employing over 600 people at its campus in Stockport. It has a consistent track record in the high-volume retail insurance sector. CDL has spearheaded developments in the aggregator, web and telematics space, including connected home, enrichment and self-service solutions. As a result, the company’s robust and innovative technologies have enabled its customers to thrive in the highly competitive UK insurance marketplace.

We've built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We pride ourselves on being part of a collaborative, inspiring working environment, with our employees at the heart of our company.

Requirements

  • An excellent and comprehensive understanding of the principles of Agile testing
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum environment
  • A cradle-to-grave approach to ‘baking quality in’ to Software Delivery
  • Experience of TDD and BDD techniques
  • Well versed in a variety of testing techniques and approaches
  • Solution-orientated
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills, with a track record of developing and inspiring others to achieve
  • A proactive, positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Proven track record of problem-solving and delivering improvements, seeing them through to completion
  • Experience of using automation tools such as Selenium and Soap UI
  • Leadership capability desirable
  • Experience of Performance and Security Testing desirable
  • Insurance experience desirable


**CDL are currently working on a fully remote basis until we believe it is safe to return to our campus in Stockport. When we return, we plan to adopt a hybrid working model of a minimum of two days per fortnight in the office**

Benefits

  • Access to the Agile Testing Academy, a revolutionary in-house training programme with a unique 'learn through play' style
https://www.softwaretestingnews.co.uk/cant-test-wo... Top employer for 5th year running Flexible hours Flexible working - home working options Excellent training and development platform Opportunities for career progression Health and Wellbeing programme Mental Health First Aiders Virtual activities, lunch and learns, coffee mornings and meetups. 25 days holiday to start Life and health assurance Pension scheme Community projects Dress down policy

Campus Benefits:

  • On-site free parking
  • Open plan modern offices
  • Shuttle bus to and from the station
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Games room and chill out zone
  • Social activities, regular social events through our social group Xtra, including a summer bbq, competitions, bowling, go-karting, football games, Winter party and much more!
  • Car wash, barber, yoga classes, boot camp and massage services all on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shower and dry rooms
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