JOB TITLE: Lead QA Engineer

Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : London
Job Reference : 12907 Job Category : IT
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 15/02/2017
Salary & Benefits : £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Experience Required : See Job Description
Education Required : See Job Description

Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Lead QA Engineer - London. Package: £40,000 - 50,000 depending on experience & Pension, Health/ Dentist, Gym & Personal Training, Commuting costs to work covered. We're looking for a Lead Quality Assurance Engineer to work with a team of developers within this market leading cloud services business in Central London.

Job Description

Lead QA Engineer - Software Development
£40,000 - £50,000 plus great benefits including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and a day off for your birthday, pension, commuting costs, BUPA health, cycle to work scheme, gym, personal training, free lunch every Friday and more

Are you interested in working for one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK? Do you have experience in QA and looking for a lead role? If so we have the perfect opportunity for you.

The Role
Working as a Lead QA Engineer for a forward thinking and dynamic software company in the City, you will be responsible for shaping the QA functions in the business as well as problem solving solutions and managing the QA processes for the team across a number of projects and applications. You will be working with a team of developers as well as working with the HOD to help to develop and manage the automated testing processes alongside performing manual testing when needed. The company are established yet growing with swanky offices in the City including a pool table, bar and plans to open more offices worldwide.

You`ll play a key role in deciding when a software release is ready to go into production and will oversee all of the testing (Automated and Manual) for the whole stack from backend through to UI layer and will work with the technical leads to ensure comprehensive coverage across the entire codebase.

You`ll have a good all round exposure to a range of development languages such as JavaScript & Java and related technologies within an Agile environment and will be able to point to a track record of automated and manual testing within this environment. You will be familiar with project tracking software such as Jira, and will have the communication skills to allow you to converse at all levels across the business.

Key Responsibilities:

This is a varied Lead QA Engineer role, to give a flavor though of what your day and week might look like:

* Day to day story ownership of the automated testing framework.
* Liaise with stakeholders to make sure test cases have valid and testable requirements.
* Working with the developers to find the best way to test each deliverable.
* Follow agile methodologies in use by the team.
* Help with the documentation of systems.
* Working with the other members of the team to ensure key outputs are delivered to set deadlines.

Your experience?

*Previous experience in a lead/senior QA Engineer role
* Demonstrable experience of working within an agile software development environment as a QA engineer.
* Good knowledge of Java, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
* Experienced within Agile/TDD environments.
* Automation testing and setup experience.
* Good knowledge and exposure to most of the following technologies:

- Angular JS, Backbone, ReactJS, Spring, SOAP Web Services, SOAP API, Symfony, Bootstrap, Cucumber, LESS, SASS, JUnit and Selenium.

Desirable would be anything from:
- Apache, Jenkins / Hudson, Tomcat and Hibernate

Work Environment

The role is based in prestigious offices in Central London. The role is part of a forward-thinking, award winning, market leading dynamic technology company, and it is expected that this Lead QA Engineer will have a great deal of scope in shaping the technical offerings going forward.

Company are one of the Fast Track 100 technology companies in the UK and have recently expanded on an international basis.

The environment is challenging and stimulating, and very open to new ideas.

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.

Job Keywords

Lead, Processes, Solutions, Testing, QA, Automated, Manual, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in IT recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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