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Test Engineer, UKIT

Posted: 24 Nov 2020 Closes: 24 Dec 2020
National, National UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_46101BR

Job description

Test Engineers are a mainstay of product teams and are expected to have prior experience using modern, agile software development practices. They will take responsibility for designing, maintaining and executing both manual and automated test scripts, working from defined acceptance criteria as well as their own experiences of user behaviours. Although testing practices are a focal point of the role, test engineers will be expected to have 'T-shaped' skills, being able to turn their hands to the practicalities of development, support and deployment.

A test engineer will always look for ways to improve the efficiency of testing, through methods such as automation and risk based testing approaches and strive to use modern testing techniques.
A Test Engineer works within product teams to:
  • Champion quality engineering practices within the team throughout the design, development, delivery and support of products
  • Collaborate with testers, developers and other members of the team to ensure all aspects of testing (functional and non functional) are carried out as required. For example:
    • API Testing
    • Performance Testing
    • Security Testing
  • Introduce techniques to ensure that high quality code can be delivered quickly and efficiently through automation and modern software engineering practices and tools, such as:
    • Effective branching strategies
    • Efficient, lean test automation frameworks
    • Utilising automated code scanning tools
    • Providing quick effective quality feedback
  • Ensure support items are rapidly triaged and managed
  • Encourage everyone (Developers, Agile Delivery Managers, Product Managers) to think about how quality is defined and measured
  • Work with DevOps engineers to embed practices in the team which enable consistent, predictable, fully tested deployments
  • Directly lead and mentor junior testers and developers on all of the above

A Test Engineer needs specific technical skills.

  • Able to analyse solutions end to end and
  • developing process efficiency and the common ways in which processes are optimised. Supports specific activities to improve development processes. Able to spot or identify obvious deficiencies.
  • Understands key principles of modern standards approach, how they apply to the work they are undertaking, and will apply under guidance.
  • Collaborates with others when necessary to review specifications and uses these agreed specifications to design, code, test and document programs or scripts of medium to high complexity, using the right standards and tools.
  • Identifies, locates and competently fixes faults
  • Translates logical designs into physical designs. Produces detailed designs, and documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including prototyping tools where appropriate. Designs systems characterised by managed levels of risk, manageable business and technical complexity and meaningful impact. Works with well-understood technology and identifies appropriate patterns.
  • Able to build and test simple interfaces between systems, or can work on more complex integration as part of a wider team.

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