Senior Software Test Engineer

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    Information Technology

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    £54000.00 - £65000 per annum + pension + benefits

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    Prince Aidoo

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    11 months ago

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Software Test Engineer

We are working with a Global Technology Service provider in search of a Senior Software Tester in strong experience in payroll processes. You will be leading testing on development of their Global Payroll Systems. Your role is to ensure it works exactly as the requirement specifications adhering to best practice. You will be working closely with the development and programme manager to understand what the product is meant to do and carry out tasks such as functional testing, customer scenario testing, stress testing, performance testing and scalability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

*Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
*Establish Test Execution Status Reports and Test Summary Reports
*Responsible for the development of test related documentation standards and systems
*Ensure adherence to and/or enforcement of test policies and procedures within the team.
*Assisting with the leadership of a team to successfully deliver testing related outcomes on time and with the highest quality possible
*Meet with system users to understand the scope of projects
*Work with software developers and project support teams
*Write bug reports
*Design tests to mitigate risk and automate testing
*Present findings to software development and business user teams
*Responsible for ensuring test related tasks are performed on time, in line with agreed schedules, and ensuring the highest quality possible
*Ensuring your manager and other stakeholders are updated with testing activities and escalating issues as appropriate

Responsible for:

*Preparation of test scripts for user acceptance testing (UAT) ensuring the definition of the required result is clearly specified and agreed with appropriate stakeholders
*data conversion testing
*Preparation of test data, including undertaking data loads as required, for parallel testing and other test cycles as required
*The test lead will track all anomalies and errors in the test log illustrating how these issues were fixed later during the parallel tests or in production.

This role will work closely with the Payroll Services team to ensure any configuration changes have the intended result in the systems.

*Create and maintain planning, tracking, reporting, quality management, and communication documentation.
*Leads and participates in testing activities on multiple projects, researching and troubleshooting issues identified in testing and communicating resolutions and workaround to team members.
*Shares knowledge and skills to achieve goals and facilitate issue resolution.
*Maintains the test schedule and deliverables status, updating the Programme Manager with status, issues and risks. Maintain time and cost estimates in the test plan to complete these tasks.
*Supporting and where necessary coordinating, user training and training materials.
*Help on documenting policies and procedures to be used as best practice methodologies.
*Review test results, manage anomalies/defects as described in the test plan and provide accurate testing status for go/no go decisions.
*Liaise with the project team to ensure appropriate training of testers prior to the testing sessions including mentoring.

Technical requirements and Professional Qualifications:

*Detailed understanding of Software Implementation or development life cycle (essential)
*Experienced in understand file structures including CSV, flat and XML files (essential)
*Previous experience writing requirement specifications (essential)
*Experience of import/export of data into systems to carry out such work (essential)
*Must be capable of working with remotely located colleagues and clients using tools such as WebEx and Teams (essential)
*Comprehensive understanding and experience of payroll (essential)
*Extensive knowledge of software testing practices and planning (essential
*Proven people and issue management, team leadership and organisation (essential)
*Knowledge of the set-up, implementation, operation and support of software systems either on premise or cloud systems (essential)
*MS Office including comprehensive Excel experience (essential)


The ideal candidate will be:

*Proficient in supporting business process improvement activities
*Able to demonstrate a minimum of 5 years leading and carrying out testing in an IT environment, including planning, writing and executing tests and scenarios utilising various types of specifications
*Experienced in testing concepts, principles and methodologies
*Experienced in leading/mentoring people
*Able to provide tactful, insightful feedback to maintain a good working relationship with other members of the design team
*Very knowledgeable on the software development process
*A great problem solver with the ability to work in a team and individually
*Able to plan, set priorities and manage several complex activities simultaneously while working under pressure to meet tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
*Able to work in a fast paced environment with little supervision, owning tasks and following them through to completion.
*Keen to take on new responsibilities and technologies.
*Strong on written and verbal communication skills to effectively address all levels within the organisation and managing 3rd party relationships about technical matters in business English and of producing and presenting structured reports on findings, conclusions and recommendations.
*In touch with the current technologies and have a sound knowledge of the same.
*Capable of expressing recommendations under scrutiny and explaining them if challenged.
*Good at administrative and process skills, with a proven ability to co-ordinate and manage multiple tasks methodically and systematically