Senior Test Engineer

The job in a nutshell

Everything we do is about making our services better, easier and faster so that the people who use GoCompare can save time on saving money.

Our engineering teams are already embracing our tech values of simplicity, intelligence and beauty, and put them at the heart of our digital evolution.

Their commitment to our renewed way of thinking is inspiring to see. We’re focused on new collaborations and career pathways, hacks and innovation, automation, TDD, CI and CD, and that’s just for starters.

Are you someone passionate about developing automated test driven approaches that make a difference to how we build products for our consumers? Are you looking to work with exciting technology in a market leading ecommerce business? 

If so, GoCompare Group are looking for a talented Senior Test Engineer to support GoCompare teams.

You will support the successful delivery of company products by providing software engineering execution and contributing to improvements in the overall delivery process.

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • Experience of test analysis and automation in challenging commercial / enterprise environments.
  • Experience of using ALM tools such as TFS, JIRA etc.
  • Good knowledge of software development life cycle practices e.g. Agile, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and DEVOPS.
  • Working knowledge of test methodologies and processes.
  • Demonstrable experience acting as part of a coherent and effective cross-technology team.
  • Hands-on test engineer experience, capable in at least two modern testing practices such as Automation, NFT or risk-based approaches.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Supports the delivery of products to ensure quality in line with defined process and policy (e.g. test analysis and sizing, test strategy and test execution).
  • Produces clear and concise documentation to support software applications.
  • Prepares, plans and delivers software demonstrations including supporting documentation to assist in the progress and handover of project and BAU work.
  • Works with other areas of Tech to continuously improve processes through automation and general improvements.
  • Implements test solutions in key business domains and uses data to drive decision-making.
  • Explores new opportunities opened up by new technology on innovations.
  • Participates in local tech and open source communities and facilitates technical discussions across teams and departments.
  • Proactively contributes into, develops and maintains test process and policy.
  • Coaches and develops junior members of the team to create a high performance team.

Who you’ll be working with

  • Liaises with software engineers to design, build and test effective applications and ensuring a high level of quality in development output.
  • Works with wider Tech teams to ensure everyone works towards one vision.
  • Works with Product Managers to help shape backlogs and deliver timely roadmap features.

About us

We’re on a mission to help people everywhere save time and money – whether that’s on essential outgoings or on the things that they enjoy.

If someone is looking for an insurance policy for the first time, wants to beat their renewal quote, is searching for the right financial product, or is after a great utility deal, our comparison website – GoCompare – is there to help. We work with trusted insurance providers, financial services organisations and partners to provide a real breadth of coverage across the market.

Through MyVoucherCodes we bring savings from thousands of fashion, retail, restaurant, entertainment, travel and tech brands to millions of people.

Energylinx, our Ofgem-accredited energy comparison and switching service, brings great energy deals from more suppliers than any other UK switching site to UK households and businesses.

And weflip, an automatic switching service that helps people save time and money by flipping them onto better energy tariffs, uses technology to bring a new, hands-off approach to staying on great deals, forever.

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.

Benefits

GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
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Salary:

Up to £50,000 plus annual bonus and benefits

Location:

Newport

Job Reference:

gocompare/TP/41/190

Closing date:

22nd April 2019

Contract details:

Permanent

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week

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