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A quick overview

Our Senior QA works closely within a product development team to ensure that products are tested thoroughly; test cases, test results and defects are clearly documented and any risks or issues are reported to the project team. The successful candidate will become a lead figure within the QA capability, working within our QA team in order to maintain and implement both automated and manual test cases.

Concentra Analytics was formed in 2008 to bring data science to management practice in a sustainable way. Concentra Analytics builds Software as a Service ("SaaS") data solutions that enable businesses to capture, manage and use data to analyse and transform their operations. A two-time winner at the Corporate Vision Technology Innovator Awards, in 2016 it was named the 'Most Innovative Business Analytics Company' and its flagship product, OrgVue, was awarded 'Best Strategic HR Product' as well as voted a ‘Gartner Cool Vendor in Human Capital Management’. Alongside OrgVue, Concentra’s other products include SupplyVue for holistic supply chain optimisation and DataPlus, an enterprise data warehouse automation platform. Concentra’s analytics and domain experts also leverage best-in-class technologies to build data-driven solutions in functional operational reporting and customer analytics.

What you’ll be doing

Automation

• Implement automated tests using a variety of technologies

• Implement load and performance tests for our cloud-based products

• Work closely with PMO and our Head of QA to create and automate new test plans for new features

• Work along our DevOps team in order to maintain our CI/CD pipelines

Leadership

• Become a central figure in leading and mentoring other QAs

• Own the testing architecture, driving design and achieving challenging objectives

• Potentially plan QA interaction with projects, and become part of the Quality Governance Board.

Personal Growth

• Prospect of becoming a Team Leader position for one of our automated technology stacks

• Manage up to 4 other QAs distributed across multiple projects

What technologies you must know

• JavaScript-based test frameworks

• Cucumber

• Cloud-based Load Testing (e.g. Artillery, Vegeta)

• Docker, Kubernetes and AWS-based deployments

• Scala and Mocha unit and integration tests

Bonus Technologies

• VSTS

• Azure Services

• Azure Database stack (SSIS, Data Factory, SQL Database/Data Warehouse)

What we look for

Knowledge

• Detailed knowledge of modern testing life-cycles and approaches, especially TDD

• Detailed knowledge on BDD-testing, particularly manual tests to Cucumber conversion

• Comprehensive knowledge of the life cycle for a defect or change request

• Knowledge of AWS stack deployment processes, and their interaction with various testing tools

• Knowledge of data warehousing approaches (especially Kimble methodology) desirable is a bonus

• Knowledge of the Microsoft stack/suites for database development and web applications development is a bonus

Experience

• Minimum of 5 years solid QA testing experience

• Automated development tests. JavaScript-based frameworks are desirable

• Preparing and designing test plans and creating specifications from scratch

• Identifying and writing clear and concise defect descriptions

• Testing resource-intensive web applications

• Developing API tests and converting them into Load Tests

• Testing serverless architecture SaaS applications and products

• Data warehouse testing is a desirable

• Testing Azure applications is desirable

Skills

• TypeScript/JavaScript test development

• API Testing (Postman, etc)

• Load Testing tools (JMeter, etc)

Bonus Skills

• T-SQL

• SSIS

• .NET / C#

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