Automation Tester

Education start-up

Our client is the UK’s leading online platform for one-to-one learning, who are on a mission to empower every pupil with the expertise they need to reach their potential.

Through their highly-engaged tutor community and smart, interactive Online Lesson Space, they envision a future where every student can access high quality one-to-one support.

 

With the growing demand for personalised education, tutoring has become a £2bn market in the UK alone. Against this backdrop, this company has become one of the fastest-growing and best-funded EdTech businesses in Europe and we’re on our way to revolutionising the tutoring landscape. To date, we’ve worked with over 10,000 families, 150+ schools and raised over £5m from a mix of respected institutional and angel investors.

 

About The Role

 

They’re an exciting, fast growing business with a friendly team of over 30 based in Old Street and are looking for a talented individual to join their team as the first in house QA to help them improve their quality practices within the business.

 

This role represents a real opportunity for someone to take the next step in their career, taking responsibility for building an automation framework from the ground up, instilling new processes and practices and leaving their own stamp on the UK’s leading online EdTech.

 

We are looking for a senior level QA with strong automation and good agile experience in a fast-paced environment, who could take ownership of the testing within the agile team. This role is not just about testing but driving appropriate quality into everything they do.

 

Responsibilities

  • Implement and own QA at MyTutor
  • Evaluate product code according to specifications
  • Write and automate test cases for existing features and flows
  • Execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyze results
  • Keep manual and automated test cases up to date with new features
  • Report bugs and errors to development teams
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle

 

What they’re looking for

 

First and foremost, you will be an experienced QA Engineer fully conversant with both automated and manual testing including the use of Selenium as a tool for creating test frameworks backed by a practical understanding of the testing pyramid and its successful use in a web-based, high-release environment.

 

As a key QA resource for a growing website, you’ll need to be comfortable working with Java-based test automation in Selenium and have an interest in furthering your ability to write and manage test frameworks using a range of emerging tools.

 

They are working towards stronger Agile practices to improve overall software quality and need you to contribute to this. You will have previously worked in a successful Agile development team and helped define user stories and acceptance criteria.

 

You will need to show a pragmatic, business-driven approach to quality. Where manual testing is more effective or less costly than automation, or where frameworks can be reused rather than written from scratch, they will expect you to take a route that’s right for the business overall. They are looking for someone with a passion for software quality.

 

  • Experience working as part of the QA within a high-paced, high-change environment.
  • Familiar with what constitutes an effective user story.
  • Comfortable working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Have a truly agile approach to testing with a solid understanding of all testing principles.
  • Have to maintain good relationships with key stakeholders, who embrace challenges to their requirements and develop an understanding of the technology these relate to.
  • Contribute constructively in improving software QA practices
  • Have a good automation experience with Selenium/ Webdriver and experience of building frameworks from scratch using page object model, java and api testing framework such as REST Assured
  • Have a practical understanding of the testing pyramid and its use in the web-based environment.

 

Benefits

 

  • Competitive salary, commission and option package
  • Work with smart and motivated people from Goldman Sachs, Barclays, BCG, JustEat, Adzuna, The Hut Group and General Assembly
  • Helping to improve the educational outcomes of thousands of young people
  • Opportunity to work autonomously and make use of your creative flair
  • Tuesday Breakfasts, Team lunches, Friday drinks and regular team events & outings
  • 24 days holiday (plus public holidays)

 

 

What they’re Building

 

This company have handpicked the best tutors from across the UK and built the world’s most advanced online learning space to empower schools, universities and parents to give every student access to the one-to-one support they deserve. By harness a tutor’s recent experience, subject passion, and up-to-date academic knowledge to inspire secondary school pupils and help them achieve better results.

 

Their use of data, including a matching algorithm driven by machine learning, helps them to optimise matches based on personality, aspirations and areas of expertise. Their fast-growing relationships with secondary schools across the UK are enabling them to build a trusted brand that parents can depend on.