Location
Leominster
Department
IT

About The Role

We have an exciting new opportunity within our IT department for a Senior QA Analyst. The role will be responsible for the QA of the website and Services ensuring a consistently high level of code quality. Working within the delivery team you will be responsible for improving QA, working alongside BA's, technical leads and testers to create and review tests and acceptance criteria.

Your day-to-day duties and responsibilities will include: 


  • Ensuring the technical direction of the QA team in liaison with the Lead QA ensuring that the team are aware of the importance of principles of good software design and development

  • Improving share and retain critical in-depth knowledge of the systems developed and maintained by MandM, such as the Website and all supporting services

  • Ensuring that QA standards and principles are followed by performing peer reviews of the tests and acceptance criteria

  • Developing and mentoring the QA community including one to one mentoring where necessary

  • Ensuring the features developed by the team are produced to the highest possible quality in the fastest possible time and no less, so that we are able to continue to do so in the future

  • Improving the quality of the code by ensuring we have 100% test coverage and no code hot spots

  • Ensuring that the Agile Software Development Life Cycle is followed

  • Improving the QA of our systems and identifying any functional, technical or performance problems providing suggestions for improvements. 


Hours of work: 

9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday. Flexitime and partial remote working will be available, to be discussed further at interview stage. 

 

About You

To be considered you will need:  

Essential

 
  • Demonstrable expertise in devising then executing Agile QA processes, tools and techniques

  • Expertise in the use of automated test tools including load, stress and performance testing plus script automation

  • Experience of testing in a cloud infrastructure preferably using Google Cloud Services

  • Experience of retail, preferably eCommerce and/or multi-channel and an understanding of the technologies and associated issues in this environment.

  • Highly numerate and literate, with the ability to produce top quality written specifications and strategy and implementation communication 

  • Able to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure 

  • Proactive and highly organised, with strong time management and planning skills 

  • A track record of over-seeing successful software deployments

  • Demonstrates comfort with ambiguity and an entrepreneurial style, not afraid to challenge to ensure quality delivery

  • Flexible in approach and neither dogmatic nor bureaucratic when deploying QA  disciplines into an inexperienced business

  • Robust & resilient, a completer/finisher with an attention to detail. Analytical in approach, tenacious and driven by results.

  • Experience in all of the following technologies:- Gherkin / Specflow, Postman, Jira Agile, HTML, SQL Queries.

 Desirable

  • Advanced level (knowledge and experience) of programming languages and methodologies 

  • Experience of managing, directing and motivating staff to deliver projects with stretching scope and objectives 

  • Advanced level of understanding of HTML5 and CSS3 as well as previous iterations of these languages

  • Experience of working within different development methodologies incl. Agile, waterfall etc. and the role that testing plays in each of them.

About Us

Our IT department consists of over 80 professional staff where you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside a number of different IT areas including Support, Business Analysts, Developers and Testers. The IT department underpins all of our business users and customers by providing leading edge solutions using the latest technologies including developing in Google Cloud.
 
MandM Direct is one of Europe's leading off-price retailers, with over 3.8 million customers shopping with us every year. In today’s hypercompetitive environment, building a brand that our customers can trust is more important than ever. Our long term success is due to our fast-paced, innovative and adaptable environment which continues to keep up with the market’s demands.

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