Senior Software Quality Engineer

  • Job Reference: R0060214
  • Date Posted: 26 June 2024
  • Employer: Centrica
  • Location: Windsor, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus, pension and benefits
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Centrica are going through a fascinating period of change. We're evolving to become a truly purpose-led organisation " Energising a greener, fairer future". We truly believe that we have a huge role to play in helping the nation to cut carbon emissions and prepare for a net zero future, and it's a role we are immensely proud of.

An opportunity to play your part

We are seeking talented Senior Software Quality Engineers to join our Digital QA team. You will be responsible for designing, and maintaining test plans, test cases, and test automation frameworks. Supporting a team of software quality engineers and collaborating with developers, product managers, and customers to deliver high-quality software solutions.

Location: You can work in Windsor/home; we have people working all over the UK but also a range of office locations.

We have tailored our well-being & benefits package around our employees as follows:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential

  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap

  • Pension scheme

  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan

  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance

On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Develop and maintain test plans, test cases, test scripts, and test data for various software products and features.

  • Perform manual and automated testing using various tools and frameworks

  • Identify, analyse, and report software defects and issues

  • Support a team of software quality engineers

  • Provide technical guidance and feedback to developers and product managers

  • Review and improve quality processes and methodologies

  • Communicate test results and status to stakeholders

  • Translate principles from the Quality Engineering Manager and implement them into their area

  • Seek feedback from the teams and act on it

  • Lead show and tells /demos

Technical Skills required

  • 4+ years of experience in software quality engineering or testing

  • 2+ years of experience in leading or managing a team of software quality engineers or testers

  • Experience writing tests in JavaScript (required)

  • Experience with various testing tools and frameworks such as Cypress, etc.

  • Experience with various testing types such as functional, performance, accessibility, visual, etc.

  • Experience with agile development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.

  • Attention to detail and quality-oriented mindset

  • Experience writing and running API Testing

  • Experience of using Continuous Integration tools such as Azure DevOps

  • Test Automation experience - CI/CD frameworks

Key Competencies/Core Capabilities required to perform the role

  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements

  • Customer Focused

  • Adaptability in a high pressure environment

  • Great Stakeholder management

  • Proactive

Our commitment to diversity

We are proud to be recognised as a disability-confident employer. Our customers come from a variety of different backgrounds, and so do we. We hire great people from all walks of life, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue championing inclusivity while investing in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world for everyone. We are incredibly proud to have been recognised by The Times for being one of the Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our people are the beating heart of our business. We are incredibly proud of our commitment to being Flex First. From childcare to furry friends, we listened to our people and understood that they work best when they are comfortable and have a flexible working model that suits their individual needs. We embrace the opportunity to give our colleagues a choice to work from anywhere whilst still ensuring they can connect and engage with their teams through office days, employee networks and virtual events.