Test Engineers are responsible for conducting exploratory testing to ensure the software created by the delivery team meets the needs of the business. You will work with the delivery team and support functions of the business. The purpose of a test engineer is to verify that delivered software either behaves as expected or to highlight areas where behaviour is not as expected.
Essential skills and experience: Worked as a Product Owner, Business Analyst and/or Product Manager with a development team using Agile development approaches. Worked closely with a wider Product Management team to align squad deliverables with a wider Product Strategy. Experience taking an idea from concept through to delivery and continual improvement. Comfortable with holding accountability for Product delivery from the squad and reporting progress to stakeholders. Experienced in running Agile ceremonies (planning, reviews, standups), showcasing Products to internal stakeholders and improving the ways of working of teams. Excellent communication and influencing skills. You’ll be the voice of the customer, championing the highest value features for the product. Desirable: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), or the ability to demonstrate similar knowledge.
Some of the duties involved: Produce clean, efficient code based on requirements. Produce maintainable code. Focus on testability of delivered solutions. Integrate software components and third-party programs. Verify and deploy programs and systems. Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software. Recommend and execute technical improvements. Create technical documentation for reference and reporting.
Essential skills and experience: Strong programming skills (object-oriented and/ or functional) - particularly in Python. Strong analytical skills. SQL and persistence technologies. Solid hands-on experience with ETL tooling. Ability to demonstrate a growth mindset and a willingness to learn. Excellent teamwork skills across various specialisms. Curiosity to explore different technologies.
Your experience might include building a successful product; this means you have a thorough understanding of positioning, pricing, optimisation, and enabling Product & Engineering teams to use efficient agile approaches. You will have a strong understanding of how technology teams work and you are able to engage well with engineers, although you may not necessarily have been an engineer yourself. You’ve been an integral part of the growth journey; this means that you’ve built out a product organisation and are confident in speaking to your leadership and management experience and strategic capabilities in how you’ve built and scaled teams. You’re well versed in implementing a robust product or technology strategy and you can demonstrate an understanding of the power of culture in helping employees make great decisions without onerous processes.