Location
Leominster
Department
IT

About The Role

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a permanent QA Analyst to ensure the delivery of quality of application projects and changes, executing appropriate QA processes on all code, databases & infrastructure prior to deployment including authorising changes for release.

  • Testing and improving our code by ensuring we have sufficient test coverage and no code hot spots
  • Ensuring that QA standards and principles are followed by performing peer reviews of the tests and acceptance criteria
  • Ensuring that the Agile Software Development Life Cycle is followed
  • Improving the QA of the website and our internal systems and identify any functional, technical or performance problems
  • Providing suggestions for process improvements
  • Improving, sharing and retaining critical in-depth knowledge of the systems developed and maintained by MandM Direct, such as the Website and all supporting services
  • Ensuring progress is measured and reported in a timely fashion.

 

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

Essential Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Demonstrable expertise (3 years +) in devising then executing QA processes, tools and techniques.
  • 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.
  • Experience of working within different development methodologies incl. Agile, Waterfall etc. and the role that testing plays in each of them.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge Required:

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

Experience in any of the following technologies:

  • Gherkin / Specflow
  • Jira Agile
  • HTML
  • SQL Queries.

 

About Us

Our IT department consists of over 70 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 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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