Senior QA Engineer (Data)

We’re The Very Group, home to Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com and a team of 4,000 super-talented people.

We’re the UK’s largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider, and we’ve been helping customers say yes when it matters most for over 100 years. In that time, we’ve consistently reinvented our business to adapt to economic conditions and industry changes – going from bricks, to clicks, to mobile.

But despite our passion for reinvention, we’ve never wavered from our purpose; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It means giving our customers the brands they love, an outstanding shopping experience and flexible ways to spread the cost.

We’ve continued to deliver for our customers throughout the Covid-19 outbreak – and we’ve done it by transforming the way we work. The role itself will be a mix of on-site vs remote, we’ve adapted well to remote ways of working and will continue to embrace those practices moving forward.

We’re fired up for the future and the next stage in our development. We’ll give customers access to more great brands for themselves and their families, a seamless shopping experience and even more control of their finances through innovation in flexible ways to pay.

Ready to reinvent?

About the role

These roles sit within our DNA (Data, iNsight, Action) Tribe, so are a little bit different to other QA roles out there. You’ll work with the squad to ensure that the infrastructure, software and data stores created and modified are to the quality standards our customers, colleagues and shareholders expect.

You’ll be exploring, developing and executing exploratory and automated tests to assess quality and risk.

You will be collaborating and engaging in conversations at every stage of the software development process to drive defect prevention, whilst working with all squad members to ensure quality throughout the product lifecycle using modern software development and monitoring techniques.

To be a QA Engineer here, we need someone who can own the test approach for each story delivered. You’ll be used to having discussions and more often than not take ownership around Unit, Functional, performance, and security.

Our approach is ‘automation first’ to all stories, using discussion, debate and risk to find the right balance between automated and exploratory testing. We’ll expect you to be well versed in Automation.

We’ll need your help and support across each person in the squad to to help them think quality and test at the right time!

From a future proof point of view, you’ll work with the QA Lead to be aware of software industry developments and continually review testing processes and strategies to ensure that the squad remain current.

Requirements

We know a person is much more than just a technical skill set. We are fairly open on background. Obviously though, there are a few things that we’d need you to have experience in, in order to be successful in the role. These include:

  • Strong Knowledge of modern software testing methodologies, tools and processes
  • Being able to influence teams in their approach to QA
  • Experience of BDD

With the role sitting within Data, experience with some of the below would be hugely advantageous (don’t worry, we don’t expect you to have experience of all of these):

  • Python
  • Linux
  • AWS / Azure

Benefits

  • £1,000 flexible benefits allowance
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays + option to buy or sell 5
  • Private pension matched at 6%
  • Bonus potential (performance and business related)
  • A flexible working culture
  • Mental health trained first aiders across the business
  • Onsite gym with over 25 classes
  • 25% discount on our Very.co.uk clothing and footwear, 15% off home and electricals
  • Health and wellbeing agenda
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