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Senior QA Engineer

Full Time
Leeds

Contact: James Cawkwell
Email: hello@solutionpath.co.uk

Our award-winning student engagement platform was co-designed in sector with one of the leading UK universities in social mobility, and whose mission to provide an equality of opportunity for all is central to everything they do, values that our entire community share and that have underpinned everything about Solutionpath from the construct of our organisation to the design of our products 

If you want to join a diverse and closely knit team who are loved by our customers and partners alike then please get in touch as we would love to hear more about you…Our StREAM product is unique in the market with exceptional customer advocacy and supported by a wealth of customer outcomes, empirical evidence, and research. 

StREAM [our product] uses unique algorithms to produce a simple engagement score that creates a better understanding of student engagement to support meaningful, transparent, and measured interventions for students and their teaching institutions, and that enables students to self-reflect and take control of their own learning journey. 

If you want to be part of something incredible, and make a difference to future generations of learners, read on. 

About you 

You will share our vision to develop products that help every student realise their full potential, and you will help us realise this vision by consistently delighting our client users. 

We want to hear from you if: 

  • you are a Senior QA Engineer who leads a software QA team and designs QA testing procedures for your organisation, ideally in an Education sector or similar setting. 
  • you have experience setting the QA standards for your organisation, governing the QA process and documentation. 
  • you have excellent knowledge of software QA methodologytools, and processes.  
  • you take ownership of testing strategy for products, security, and load testing. 

About the opportunity 

The Senior QA Engineer is responsible for supporting the business in quality assuring software delivered within the Solutionpath environment. The role requires an active part in problem-solving, attention to detail, bug identifying and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, without sacrificing quality. This position is a Senior role and requires the successful candidate to lead, and Implement where necessary, appropriate processes and standards. The nature of this position requires contact with external companies and internal employees at all levels, as well as contact with other 3rd parties. The role may also include occasional national travel upon a return to ‘normal’. 

About the Job 

  • Setting QA standards & processes.  
  • Selecting & Implementing appropriate testing tools – manual and automated.  
  • Leading the QA team in designing QA test procedures.  
  • Owning quality assurance documentation.  
  • Owning testing strategy for products/security/load testing.   
  • Working closely with the software development team to determine quality assurance.  
  • Overseeing the QA process.  
  • Ensuring the successful deployment of products into the market.  
  • Responding to requests from the design teams and management.  
  • Work with the team to Increase knowledge and skills relevant for the quality assurance function.  
  • Work with the team to build/maintain CI Pipeline. 

About your skills and experience 

Essential 

  • At least 5+ years’ experience in software quality assurance.  
  • Experienced in Agile principles, processes, and ceremonies.   
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes.  
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting.  
  • Experience working with performance and security testing.  
  • Planning and estimation.  
  • Attention to detail.  
  • Problem management.  
  • Analytical skills.  
  • Communication skills.  
  • Able to learn new products and technologies.  

Desirable 

  • Experience testing software in the education sector. 
  • Software testing certification. 

We Value 

Service Excellence. Support the mission. Learn from experience and share it. Innovate with and on behalf of clients. Act with purpose. Bring enthusiasm to all you do. Imagine what could be. 

Problem Solving. Make the difference. Take the Initiative. Embrace the challenge. Solve the Problems. Deliver the results. Celebrate success and have fun along the way.  

Teamwork. Collaborate and challenge one another to get the best out of us. Trust and be trustworthy. Leverage strengths and value differences. Build relationships.  

Our Benefits 

  • Competitive salary. 
  • Company Pension Scheme. 
  • 25 Days Holiday as well as Public Holidays. 
  • Opportunity to work flexibly and remotely. 
  • Company supported training allowance & time off to study.  
  • Personal development opportunities. 
  • Regular social activities and wellbeing initiatives. 
  • Be part of a Knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced and fun team. 
  • The opportunity to be part of the next success story. 

 

As a Senior QA Engineer  working with Solutionpath you will be offered a competitive salary (dependent on experience). 

This role is being offered on a full-time basis of 37.5 hours per week, 9.00-5.30, Monday-Friday. We are working remotely at present, however office and WFH routines are flexible. 

Please note that we are unable to offer Skilled Worker Visa Sponsorship for this role. Therefore, you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered. 

To apply please follow this link to Indeed.