Due to some exciting growth opportunities ahead of us, we are currently looking to expand our software delivery teams and accelerate our product development.
We are therefore seeking a hands-on Software Test Team Leader to help further develop our approach to testing and providing management and coaching for our testers, while conducting software testing for up to 60-70% of the time.
You'll also work collaboratively with colleagues to develop proposals to improve our approach to software testing. Once approved, you’ll be responsible for implementing the changes effectively. Any testing approach that you design will need to fit well with our agile development environment and involve lightweight and flexible processes. You’ll also need to work well to a budget, determining the best approach for each project given the testing resource and time available.
It’s essential that you have significant experience testing modern websites, and ideally you will have previous experience of using Selenium IDE or Webdrive. Experience working with complex data driven software would be very useful, as would a knowledge of SQL – and any experience working with the Microsoft technology stack, using Microsoft Visual Studio and/or writing C# code would all be desirable.
We’re looking for someone who’s used to being involved in the full software development lifecycle and working effectively as part of an integrated team of business analysts, developers, testers, the deployment team and customer support. You’ll need to be able to understand business requirements and create test plans from them. You’ll also need to be able to analyse test failures intelligently – so you can liaise with the right people to help resolve them.
You’ll need to have led projects and/or co-ordinated work before, but we can offer development support to help you become an effective line manager and team leader – so this is an ideal job for someone taking their first steps into management.
The salary for this role is £35-45k, dependent upon the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role. You’ll also benefit from all the great things about working for Defaqto.
Please be aware that we cannot offer sponsorship - you must already have the right to work in the UK to apply for a vacancy at Defaqto.