QA Analyst - UNIX, Automation, REST API's

Spencer Rose
London (South)
From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + exceptional package!
12 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
QA Analyst - UNIX, Automation, REST API's - London to £45k My client, a leader in their field have a requirement for a skilled QA Analyst with broad experience who understand UNIX/Linux and OS tools and who can use a breadth of technologies and processes to help promote quality awareness within the organisation by setting a good example of thoroughness, attention to detail, and flagging all quality deficiencies along with their associated risks. This would suit an individual who gained similar experience in a start-up or fintech environment but this is not mandatory. Skills and Experience Required: ? Be involved throughout the definition process to ensure teams are considering the quality requirements for their deliverables. ? Produce effective documentation to communicate anything from an idea to a strategy ? Defining and implementing testing processes and procedures ? Manage stakeholders ? Understand strategies including: ? Behavioural Driven Development and Test Driven Development ? Systems testing (service integration, infrastructure) ? Manual testing ? Platform testing ? Application monitoring ? Experience of working in a Unix environment and knowledgeable with basic Unix system administration ? Experience with REST API testing and automation ? Good understanding of infrastructure testing ? Some exposure to security testing ? Understanding of agile development and its core principles. ? Communicate well, written and spoken. Desirable skills: ? Exposure to automated testing tools and test frameworks such as Serenity, Lettuce and authoring tests using Python or Java ? Experience working with repository / versioning tools (e.g. git, slash) & configuration and integration tools (e.g. Puppet, Jenkins) ? Experienced with shell scripting (bash or otherwise) ? Experience working with monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios, Splunk or Zabbix) ? Experience working with virtually hosted products & associated tools (e.g. putty / terminal) ? Exposure of working with public cloud services (e.g. AWS) ? Experience with or understanding of Cloud Computing e.g. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS etc. ? Exposure to CDNs, WAF. ? Experience in security testing Role Overview and Responsibilities: ? Work with different teams internally to ensure the quality of the products/services built by the team in an Agile environment, providing consistent and clear feedback to the team and liaising with stakeholders Undertake quality assurance activities to ensure we’re building things in the right way and that quality is at the forefront of the teams thinking and approach ? Ensure the approach is geared towards automation maximising the time for exploratory testing ? Continuously improve and automate the monitoring and deployment of services ? Ensuring changes and new products are being delivered with end users in mind and not just focused on feature delivery ? Collaboration with end users to understand the user experience and use that to shape our products ? Implementing practices which widen the scope for fast successful delivery ? Ensuring operational requirements are considered and met for our products ? Managing cross­-program issues and dependencies with regard to ? Tasks and features with inter­-program dependencies ? Reporting ? Active involvement in the high level planning of initiatives ? Preparing and presenting product demos at the fortnightly program showcases QA Analyst - UNIX, Automation, REST API - London to £45k This job was originally posted as