Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Founded in 1996, the Texthelp Group is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood.  It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and the workplace sectors for the last three decades.  

With over 50 million users worldwide, we believe in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. We’re focused on helping all people learn, understand and communicate through the use of digital learning and accessibility tools. It’s our goal to positively advance the literacy and understanding of one billion people around the world by 2030. We employ over 360 staff across locations in Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, USA and Australia.

We can only achieve our goal and continue to grow by having great, engaged, talented, developed, accountable people, working in the right culture using agile methods. We pride ourselves on our core values that are a fundamental part of our culture.  Texthelpers are courageous, impactful and creative. We are linked by community - it’s at the heart of everything we do.

About the role

Working as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer, you will work closely with the software quality and development team to ensure quality standards are upheld for all Texthelp products. You will be an important member of Texthelp’s software quality assurance team working on educational and access to work literacy and Math products. 

You will utilise both manual and automated testing techniques to ensure high quality product releases are achieved. You will be comfortable working as a part of an Agile sprint team.

Main Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be responsible for testing a range of software products developed by Texthelp, including web applications, web services, desktop and mobile applications. 

  • The candidate will be responsible for maintaining and running a suite of automated tests and for carrying out manual exploratory testing.

  • They will take part in daily project sprint meetings, giving feedback on the progress of testing and reporting any issues or impediments to the rest of the project team.  

  • They will be responsible for logging bugs and testing progress in an Agile project management system. 

  • They will be responsible for maintaining project test documentation including manual test plans, release check lists and test procedure BCP’s (Business Continuity Plans)

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Software engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience working as part of an Agile sprint team. 

  • Minimum of two years work experience in a software testing role 

  • Experience using test automation tools (preferably Selenium WebDriver)

  • Experience writing and maintaining test plans both manual and automated.

  • Experience testing and debugging Web Applications.

  • Basic Knowledge of Javascript

  • Basic Knowledge of Rest API testing

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of IOS and Android operating systems

  • Knowledge of Browser Extensions and Add-ons 

  • Experience testing mobile applications. 

  • Experience using Microsoft DevOPs. 

If you think you have what we are looking for please complete an application on our website by the closing date of 5:00PM Wednesday 5th April 2023.

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