Software Tester/Co-ordinator for exciting high growth business

Newton Abbot
Competitive salary plus fab perks!
15 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Software Testing Co-ordinator Why you will love working for us? - Excellent opportunity to join an exciting high growth business. - Relaxed and team spirited working environment - Childcare voucher scheme - Subsidised use of hydrotherapy pool - Competitive annual salary dependent on qualifications and experience - Discretionary annual bonus - Discretionary annual pay review - On-site parking - Modern office space set within spectacular Devon countryside Job Purpose This role will report directly to the IT & Systems Manager. The key purpose of this role is to ensure the quality of the solutions delivered by our software development partners, as part of the development and support of new and existing applications. You will ensure these solutions are robustly tested, working closely with colleagues and communicating feedback to our partners. The role will vary depending on project requirements. You may join a project at the initial implementation stages to help identify business requirements, prepare the specification or assess potential risks; or you may be brought on to a project midway through, when testing becomes a key requirement. The requirements of the job will be many and varied commensurate with the needs of a dynamic, high growth business. Working within the IT Team, responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: - Carry out robust testing and quality assurance on software delivered by our partners to ensure it meets project specifications - Put in place standard procedures and processes for all software testing - Assist the IT Manager in Identifying business requirements that may be met by the development of new software systems - Work with the IT Manager and team managers to produce specifications for new developments - Work with our software development partners to ensure projects are understood and resources planned appropriately - Document, track and monitor developments as they progress flagging up concerns to the IT Manager as appropriate - Follow all company policies and procedures to ensure the security and integrity of company databases and software applications - Remain informed on software updates, upgrades and additional services - Contributing to team and process development To be considered for this role, you will have: - Previous experience in a software testing/analyst role in a commercial organisation - Knowledge of full software development life cycle and methodology (e.g. Agile) - Experience of using software development tools (e.g. Jira) - Able to prioritise and work on multiple projects - Good verbal and written communication skills - Good problem solving/troubleshooting skills - Good knowledge of data protection and information security principles in a sensitive business environment - Willingness to travel to partners' offices to facilitate close working with their development teams - Ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience Desirable skills: - ISEB Software Testing accredited - Experience of writing and executing test scripts - Knowledge of SQL - Educated to degree level Salary depending on qualifications and experience. Holiday entitlement of 20 days per annum plus bank holidays. This is a temporary Full Time position (Fixed Term contract: 12 months). Employment will be subject to a satisfactory outcome of a check by the DBS. Our Location: Newton Abbot, South Devon. To apply for this position: Please contact our Recruitment Partner; Emmerson-Ross Recruitment, Torquay Contact: Graeme Ross Interviews will take place immediately. Software Tester, Software Developer