QA Engineer ______

The QA Engineer will contribute to test automation solutions on agile projects, including providing assistance to the QA Test Lead in the design and maintenance of test automation frameworks and integration into build pipelines.  Automated tests will be built on .Net Core using the C# language with a Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) approach and supplemented with exploratory testing where applicable.

The role will entail working closely with agile team members from other disciplines to deliver high-quality applications to the client to support high-quality, maintainable, and robust automated test solutions. The role holder will have the opportunity and be encouraged to contribute to the ongoing drive to improve the overall test process both in terms of the test approach and code implementation.

The ability to comprehend and gain knowledge of the technical environment and the functional characteristics of Calastone’s products alongside a demonstrated knowledge of appropriate QA test approaches will be the key to success in this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the building and maintenance of automation test frameworks built on .Net Core with C# BDD.
  • Contribute to the creation of automated test solutions for functional and regression testing of Calastone’s suite of software products.
  • Contribute towards the integration of automated test solutions into the engineering build pipeline (Continuous Integration), including triggering of test suites via our CI tool.
  • Conduct appropriate exploratory testing to facilitate Calastone’s agile approach and in accordance with QA industry best practices.
  • Liaise with DevOps, Engineering, Operations and Client Delivery to apprehend technical change, their priorities and testing requirements.
  • Knowledge sharing and support of test automation across the QA Team.
  • Gain an understanding of Calastone’s products and associated functionality.
  • Adhere to both industry standard and Calastone’s own test automation processes and best practices.
  • Work closely with development engineers to identify, log and eradicate any bugs/unexpected behaviours.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven experience in contributing to test automation solutions, utilising BDD tools and techniques (Specflow, Cucumber, Gherkin).
  • Proven experience in object-oriented programming using C# (strongly preferred) or Java.
  • Experience in automating the testing of both REST API and/or UI-based applications.
  • Experience writing SQL relational database queries.
  • Experience working with cloud-based technologies such as Azure.
  • Experience in non-functional testing such as performance, load or stress testing would be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of QA automation methodologies, tools and agile processes.
  • Able to describe testing techniques such as Equivalence Partitioning and Boundary Value Analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft products, Visual Studio, Azure, Word, Excel, and Windows PC environment.
  • Confident and articulate communicator at both business and technical levels.
  • ISTQB Software Testing certifications.
  • Knowledge of the European Mutual Funds Market would be an advantage.

Person Specification

  • Passionate about quality and improving the test process.
  • Passionate about coding and adhering to best practises.
  • Ability to stay calm and focused under pressure.
  • Team player in multi-disciplined environment.
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial approach.
  • Passionate about quality and ‘getting it right’ with attention to detail.
  • Highest levels of professionalism, honesty and integrity.
  • Willing to pursue a problem through to root cause identification.
  • Clear and precise when communicating with others both written and oral.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • A delivery-focused approach to work and the ability to work without micromanagement.
  • Needs to be able to hold their corner and to be able to deal with a spirited work environment.
  • Willingness to adapt and innovate in a fast moving and agile working environment.