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Software Tester - Cambridge - SW

Schneider Electric

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management. We hire individuals driven by a desire to impact the world. With a mission to make the most of our clients' energy, we can help solve the global energy dilemma by helping companies and individuals make more efficient use of the energy they already use. We are passionate about delivering real and innovative solutions in energy management and energy efficiency, making energy safe, reliable efficient, productive and green.

As part of the Schneider Electric organisation, Spiral has a strong development focus, with over two thirds of our staff in software development roles. We provide industry-leading technology for the process industries, focusing in particular on the oil and petrochemicals sector. We are committed to maintaining and building our technology lead making significant investments into research and development each year. Our tools are the established industry leader in crude oil selection and refinery modelling, allowing our clients to make optimal use of available feedstock while maximising safety and minimising environmental impact. They play a business critical role for over 70 companies, including all the oil majors. Full support for thin client and Cloud-based implementations allows client companies to minimise implementation costs while maintaining high performance with granular control over access to data and services.

About Us
Spiral is growing and we’re looking for exceptional people to join our company. This is an unusual opportunity to join a set of extremely bright individuals with a broad range of academic and business backgrounds. You will be able to gain responsibility quickly, and the flexibility to steer your career towards the areas of your greatest capability and interest.
As a company, we have a strong development focus, with over two-thirds of our staff in software development roles. We provide industry-leading technology for the process industries, focusing in particular on the oil and petrochemicals sector. Investing over 50% of our revenue back into research and development each year, we are committed to maintaining and building our technology lead.
They play a business critical role for over 100 companies, including all the oil majors.
Be part of the team who design and development industry-leading tools that have revolutionized an entire sector.

About the role
Spiral Suite incorporates computationally-demanding mathematical models provided through modern, easy-to-use interfaces to help our customers make better supply chain decisions. The emphasis is on developing robust, highly optimised and scalable solutions offering flexibility across desktop, web, mobile and programmatic interfaces.

From testing early designs and validating end user workflows, through to performing functional and non-functional testing on finalised features and releases, QA Engineers play a key role in the end-to-end development and deployment process.

As a QA Engineer, you will work as part of an Agile team, with responsibilities including:
Developing and maintaining automated test suites
Developing and maintaining in-depth manual test scripts
Performing manual functional, system, regression and exploratory testing
Performing non-functional testing, focusing on areas such as performance and usability
Providing structured and qualitative feedback to developers, product owners and other stakeholders
Contributing to ongoing improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of testing and QA practices.
Qualifications

Essential
Strong engineering, scientific or mathematical background with excellent problem-solving, analytical and numerical skills
Experience of QA for Windows desktop and/or web-based software
Proven interest in software quality and user experience
Proven ability to quickly understand detailed technical requirements
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Desirable
Experience of testing in large, complex software projects (commercial or academic)
Experience of collaborating with business and domain experts
Experience with writing automated tests (e.g., Coded UI, Selenium WebDriver)
Experience of creating and maintaining detailed functional and non-functional test plans
Working knowledge of C#, VB.NET or other modern programming languages
Experience of Microsoft Visual Studio
Experience of TFS, JIRA or other work item tracking systems
Experience of setting up, using and tearing down virtual machines and servers
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or other relational databases
Experience of working as part of an Agile team

Salary and Benefits
This role enjoys a salary of up to £40,000 depending on background and past experience.


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