Senior QA Tester / Team Leader

Testing & QA

Ref: 627Tuesday 1 September 2020

This software house situated in Derby has a remote workforce and are big remote working champions. They are a multi-award-winning organisation with strong culture, purpose, and capabilities. They work with global brands and have built a cross-platform application that is driving change, improving the environment, and saving their customer bucket loads of cash!  The product is disruptive, getting international recognition and as a result, the organisation is growing rapidly. As part of their plans, they are now concentrating their laser focus on Quality Assurance and looking for a Senior Tester who can help the leadership build a QA/Test function. This role is designed to scale with the growth of the business, as such, we're looking for someone who is a hands-on tester / QA Analyst today who can build and lead a team tomorrow, well 2021 / 2022 anyway!  So if you're you looking for a role with career development opportunities this could be for you.


In addition, like many organisations, my client is looking to implement automation where possible. This will be across all product testing areas.  You will, therefore, be expected to bring knowledge and ideas to the table...and ideally some automation experience. Of course, we're not looking for all the answers from day one, but you will be expected to do the research, find solutions, technologies, and tools that will make a difference.  Perhaps you're already working in an automated / semi-automated QA environment and you know what works and what doesn't? 


This organisation is big in to empowerment, they're not going to micro-manage you, rather set the roadmap and plan, agree a set of outcomes and objectives, and then work with you to achieve them. Reporting in the CTO and Development Manager, this really is a dream role for a Senior Tester looking to step into leadership whilst remaining hands-on!  In terms of technologies, these guys are working in a pure Microsoft environment, the product is cloud-based. It's Agile, DevOps, and moves a rapid pace. One of their key selling points is how quickly they can deliver their platform for you'll thrive in a fast-moving, team-focused and empowered environment. 


We'd love to hear from you if you are already leading or mentoring a Testing QA team, and have been involved in automation,  but please bear in mind that this role will take some time to really get cooking. There is much to implement and build and with just one other tester in the team at present you'll be hands-on for a while before you can execute the new QA roadmap, which of course you'll be responsible for developing. 

Want to find out more before applying, send Simon Bucknell a connection request on Linkedin, let's exchange some messages and have a chat further.  So in summary - Remote or East Mids based, ideally suited for a Senior QA with some team leading or mentoring experience alongside some knowledge of automation!!!!!

If you apply online I will ensure that you will receive regular status updates on your application. Finally the salary is up to 40k, there may be some flex but we expect to find a suitable candidate at this kind of level.