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Software Test Engineer

United Kingdom | Abingdon

We are looking to recruit a talented Software Test Engineer who can help to ensure that the software we create and deliver to our clients is of the highest quality and meets their needs.

The Role

You will be involved in all aspects of testing throughout the project lifecycle, from initial development testing through to final acceptance by the client. You will also act as a mentor and advisor to other less experienced members of the testing team.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Project Managers and Technical Leads to produce test plans.
  • Reviewing applications against requirements during development to confirm that all requirements have been met.
  • Collaborating with developers to ensure that test scripts are adequate and appropriate.
  • Advising developers on automated test scripts and helping generate them.
  • Performing system and regression testing of applications before they are released to clients.
  • Working with clients as they test and accept Tessella applications, advising and assisting as necessary.
  • Advising other less experienced testers on good practice and reviewing their work.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with many of Tessella’s projects. You will further your own skills and experience by gaining exposure to the wide variety of clients we work with and the broad range of sectors we operate in. There may be opportunities to travel around our UK and European offices to support project teams directly.

As well as a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer an industry-leading training package. All staff are given an annual training allowance of 150 hours, which can be used to learn new technologies, develop soft skills or earn recognised professional qualifications.

About You

If you are interested in joining Tessella as a Software Test Engineer, you should have:

  • BSc (min. 2.1) in a technical subject, e.g. computer science, science, maths, engineering.
  • Experience in project-based software testing.
  • Good interpersonal skills in order to tactfully handle interactions with developers about bugs in their code.
  • Ability to work independently on several projects at once.
  • Experience of mentoring less experienced testers and reviewing their work.
  • Experience of preparing test plans is desirable.
  • Test automation experience would also be an advantage.
  • Experience in non-functional testing, performance/load testing, or security testing would also be an advantage.

About Tessella

Tessella is the Analytics World Class Center of the Altran Group, a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting. We are leaders in the field of data science and analytics and we have developed a reputation for helping clients solve their most complex technical challenges by unlocking the power of their data, enabling them to make better-informed business decisions.

Our work is at the cutting-edge of high-tech R&D and our projects are varied and rewarding. For example, in pharmaceutical companies we solve computational problems for chemists at the early stages of drug discovery and development, allowing them to get a head start when they begin their experiments in the lab, ultimately getting drugs to market faster. We help consumer goods companies model and simulate new product ideas and perform data analysis to improve their processes. We also support oil and gas engineers with the computational challenges of exploration and production, from reservoir modelling to writing control systems. In space and defence, we have written algorithms and solved complex mathematical problems to control satellites and radar systems.

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