QA Engineer

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £competitive
# of openings: 1


Quality Assurance Engineer – Global Services Team / Plusnet

About Plusnet

Here at Plusnet, we’re not only very proud of our award winning products and services but also our high level of customer support. We recognise that our people are critical to the success of our business so that’s why if you work with us we’ll give you a competitive salary, special Plusnet Perks such as discounted gym membership, and a generous bonus structure.

So if you want to be part of a fast growing business that puts its people at the heart of what it does, please apply today.

About Global Services Team

Plusnet have a long relationship with BT Global Services working with them to deliver their BT One Enterprise connect and BT Enterprise broadband products. The Global Services Domain Team is responsible for developing and expanding the customer facing website and back end systems while maintaining live code to ensure we keep on top of the key problem areas in the business. We’re proud to be a team with an external customer-facing role in Engineering and we value how we work closely with our end customer to deliver the best possible product. This is a great opportunity to work on a range of software areas from front-end web design to back end big data processing through the entire software delivery lifecycle.

Our engineers develop skills across a number of technologies as part of a self-organising agile software team, which is focussed on delivering rapid business value to our product owners, both within the multi-disciplinary delivery unit as well as collaborating across the wider department with other domain specialist teams. This is a unique opportunity for a quality assurance engineer who is passionate about software quality helping to set the direction for how we continuously integrate, deploy, verify and improve the software quality of a range of products.

As a Quality Assurance Engineer you will:

  • Contribute to planning, including sizing, prioritisation and capacity plans.
  • Follow and pro-actively inspect processes and standards and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Continuously improve quality of products.
  • Inspect and review your own work and that of team members to ensure it meets quality benchmarks.
  • Share knowledge through documentation and presentations.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest developments in the field.
  • Ensure all work complies with legal, regulatory and policy constraints.
  • Be proactive with reporting of any possible issues or delays.
  • Conduct comprehensive and accurate testing of all projects, problems and other development deliverables.
  • Continually maintain, improve and manage problem resolution and Quality Assurance processes.
  • Maintain and improve Quality Assurance documentation.
  • Participate and facilitate User Acceptance Testing when required.
  • Be asked to support out of hours rollout activities when needed.



Essential Skills:

  • Real passion for breaking web applications, software and services.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Previous experience with crafting and developing automated tests for web applications and services.
  • User Acceptance and System Integration testing experience.
  • Awareness of the Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP (LAMP) development stack.
  • Awareness of web standards such as HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.
  • Awareness of JAVA and JBoss technologies.
  • Comfortable in version control systems such as Git.


Desirable Skills:

  • ISTQB/ISEB certified.
  • Proven experience of building and driving Continuous Integration and Delivery Tools.
  • Proven experience of Test Driven Development and Agile Development processes.
  • Proven experience with unit, integration, and functional testing.

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