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Systems Tester

IT

Systems Tester

The Works is a unique place to… well… work. We are a proactive and hardworking bunch. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, fast-moving and full of energy. Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. If you are the kind of person who is as crafty, caring and can-do as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.

The bit "About the Role"

To ensure the quality of software and technology deployments are fit for purpose, secure and performant. Shaping the approach to testing, planning and delivering the testing using manual and automated techniques.

Some of the key points of the role of Systems Tester at The Works

  • Working with the Systems Test Lead & Development Team to identify and construct appropriate test plans and integration tests within a structured test tool.
  • Responsible for ensuring test plans encompass all appropriate aspects of testing for the risks associated with each project.
  • Responsible for the approach on functional, non-functional, Unit, Systems, Integration, UAT, performance, Post Deployment and live testing stages using manual and automated techniques.
  • Provide support to development during project life cycle
  • Provide support to business during user acceptance testing
  • Responsible for planning and conducting testing directly and engaging others into the testing resource pool.
  • Responsible for producing test documentation, including test and bug reports
  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of the Test capabilities
  • Escalate Key decisions to your Line Manager/Executive Director/Sponsors as they arise
  • Understanding use cases, breaking down scenarios and covering the business rules to then be represented in test cases

About You

To be successful within this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following attributes;

  • Excellent team player, flexible, responsive, takes ownership and can work on the detail in a real time environment that requires out of hours work as necessary.
  • Have strong problem solving skills and resilience to issues and influences outside of his/her control.
  • Experience in automation testing of .NET applications
  • Experience in test tools such as Selenium and Microsoft coded UI
  • Practical experience working in an established Test Automation framework

What we will give to you…!

  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

Finally, the bit "About The Works"

We are people who do!

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that’s fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It’s somewhere that’s designed for people who love getting busy, whether that’s helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

It’s a place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work…People who do!

We are the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over  500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. You will find our stores in a huge and diverse range of locations; on high streets, in shopping centres, on retail parks, and as concessions (usually in garden centres). We are also one of the few value retailers with a full featured online store that helps our customers to shop how they want, when they want, 7 days a week.

Oh....and we are super proud  to be a Sunday Times 2020 Top 25 “Best Big Companies” to work for. 

It all means that we have built the kind of working environment that is the perfect place for people who love our products to build a career. It is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.

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