Software Test & Release Engineer

Job Title: Software Test & Release Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH19370_1562853025
Contact Name: Darren Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 11, 2019 14:50

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Software Test & Release Manager to join our market leading client based in Bracknell on a permanent contract. You will be working as part of the development and test team and you'll be responsible for the testing of secure desktop & mobile applications for internal and external clients, creation of test suites, test processes, test cases and test data. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a proven track record in a tester/QA role within a development, web and mobile environments

Key responsibilities and main purpose of the role:

  • Testing of secure desktop & mobile applications for internal and external clients.
  • Assess software quality with a mix of manual & automated testing. You will be responsible for finding and reporting bugs and glitches in a timely manner.
  • Creation of test suites, test processes, test cases and test data.
  • Release of software builds to Live and Testing environments.
  • Supporting Jira.

Development and Delivery:

  • Test in different environments including web and mobile
  • Identify system deficiencies and implement effective solutions.
  • Carry out testing as per the defined procedures.
  • Manage the CI system (Jenkins).
  • Ensure that all test related work is carried out as per the defined standards and procedures.
  • Document tests clearly, submit observations to the development team and help troubleshoot issues.

Key Aspects of the Role:

  • A proven track record in a Tester/QA role
  • Ability to interpret requirements into tests cases.
  • Continually improve skills, utilising provided training materials, and seek to expand business knowledge.
  • Develop, test and implement test code to best practice guidelines.
  • Work to plans / deadlines provided, escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and reports.
  • Participating in and improving the Release Management process and configuring Jira.
  • Ensure that communication to the business is professional, clear and appropriate.
  • Work closely with other systems teams to ensure successful technical solution delivery.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the capability to analyse existing systems for enhancement
  • Insight into cyber security and safeguarding the company's and client's data
  • Working in an Agile, waterfall and hybrid approaches to projects

Technical Skills

  • Carry out performance testing, functional testing and scalability testing.
  • Write and execute test scripts.
  • Run manual and automated tests.
  • Experience of supporting Jira
  • Test in different environments including web and mobile.
  • Write bug reports & Review documentation.
  • Experience of releasing software builds (e.g. TeamCity, Jenkins, AWS)
  • SQL (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS

Beneficial skills and experience

  • Experience of test management tools (e.g. TestRail)
  • Experience with source control (e.g. Bitbucket)
  • Experience with automated testing (e.g. Selenium, Appium)