Deloitte, Consultant or Senior Consultant, Software Testing, Belfast

17 Feb 2018
22 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity In a rapidly changing world where information has a significant value, supply chains are interconnected and there is uncertainty when doing business on a global basis, dependability of IT systems has become a board level issue. Our team has grown very rapidly in recent years, and continues to do so. We have a large Testing team with over 100 test professionals in the UK. The team combines deep industry knowledge with business advisory experience and technical skills to provide our clients with a wide range of services including testing for Desktop, Web, Mobile; enterprise transformation programmes; and multi-channel/digital programmes. Our Test consultancy team provides strategic advice to our clients where their new and existing technology implementations are at risk. We help to provide assurance that their applications and system architecture meet the set requirements, including in many cases developing and running the testing strategy, testing projects and individual components (e.g. functional testing, integration testing, load & stress testing, security testing and UAT). Our proposition differs from our competitors as we are not purely delivery focussed, we pride ourselves on providing a more consultative and strategic approach to testing. Role description As part of this role you will be responsible for devising test strategies, advising and managing test automation, reviewing test practices and advising on improvements to the test process. You will get the chance to work with top tier clients across a range of sectors, providing high quality test advisory services. This an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly growing team that has a unique position in the test consulting market. Location You will be based in our Belfast office, with travel to client sites across the UK also being required depending on client and project requirements HoursThis is a permanent full-time opportunit ResponsibilitiesConsultants will have responsibility for: Defining test plans for test delivery in large and complex delivery projects and client environments; Providing advice on testing tools and leveraging them effectively to deliver a successful outcome Reviewing test practices and coaching the team on improvement opportunities; Managing test delivery, ensuring the testing meets quality, time and cost objectives; Assess project suitability for automation including completion of feasibility studies Undertake automated scripting activities using the appropriate tool and framework including creation and execution of scripts, preparation of reports with analysis of tests. Enhancing our current test processes and practices Revealing and tracking defects plus aiding teams to ensure resolution of recorded issues Requirements To qualify for the role you must have: A good awareness of the role that testing tools play in the software development lifecycle, the types of tools and where it is appropriate and useful to apply them Demonstrable experience writing and executing automation test scripts using open source and/or commercial test automation tools Selenium, Visual Studio Test Professional, Cucumber, UFT (formerly QTP) Ability to design and implement test automation frameworks Experience in administering testing using a Test Management tool (e.g. HP QualityCenter, IBM Rational Quality Manager, QAComplete, Borland Silk Central, Zephyr, TestRail, Testuff, FitNesse) Client facing experience Excellent interpersonal skills Proven technical ability - combined with strong business acumen Demonstrable rapid career progression to date Additional desirable experience includes: Highly desirable for individuals to possessrelevant industry consulting experience in Financial Services, Public Sector or Private Sector or have worked within an organisation in one, or more, of those industries in an advisory capacity Knowledge of a programming language (Java, JavaScript, C#, C++, .Net, etc.) Deep understanding of web, database and testing technologies and frameworks (Oracle, SQLServer, HTML, CSS, XML, jQuery) Knowledge of varying test methodologies and processes and a demonstrable track record of implementing them. Proven experience in functional, regression, performance, load, and cross-browser testing in modern web applications. A methodical yet creative approach to testing tasks: Systematic coverage of software Acute attention to detail Novel thinking which helps reveal more obscure errors and failures in IT systems Comfortable with prioritising workload according to change and client and business needs Effective communicator: Articulate scenarios which cause software defects both verbally and written Explain test process ideas Challenge business processes for improvement You are here: Consulting Three core competency areas make up our Consulting service line: Technology Strategy & Operations Human Capital We exist to solve complex problemsOur consultants are renowned for their straightforward approach to solving some of the worlds largest and most complex business challenges. With a team of over 3,000, each of us is energised by the challenge a seemingly inscrutable problem presents. Our distinctiveness lies in our refusal to accept a problem at face value - we draw on the depth of our shared insight to ask the right questions, and its these questions that uncover answers - answers with impact.We are committed to collaborationOur role is to unlock potential for growth and innovation. We believe this requires real collaboration with our own networks and with our clients. Its why we commit to truly getting under the skin of our clients needs, developing a full appreciation for their environment, goals and ambitions. Were also unafraid to challenge. In so doing, we build long-term and trusted affinities. We create long-term, sustainable impactWe often work hand-in-hand with our clients to help find the right solution and to help apply that solution. Our aim is to leave behind ambassadors who are equipped to continue the transformation we began. For us, its about embedding sustainable change, allowing the impact of our insight to be felt for a long time to come. We offer a number of different career pathwaysWe offer three different career pathways at Deloitte, meaning that there are three different routes by which people can progress in Consulting. We provide variety regarding the career options available to you, assisting you to take career steps that fit your skills, talents and aspirations, and providing an environment where those choices can be discussed in meaningful and constructive career conversations.The Consulting Career Paths are:Consulting pathway pathway based around developing a broad consulting skillset alongside building expertise in a specific domainConsulting Solutions pathway pathway where there is greater focus on building skills and deep expertise in a specific domain. Practitioners have a narrow focus, determined by their SME and type of contribution madeConsulting Services pathway pathway for people whose career is built around the delivery of managed services to clients (either internal or external)About Deloitte Our Purpose & StrategyTo make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent. How will this role make an impact that matters with Deloitte?This opportunity will be integral to the Deloitte Testing team in Belfast. You will take a lead role to help build out and develop our testing team, and to play a central role in the delivery of secure scalable services.What do we do?Deloitte offers Global integrated professional services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.What do we value? At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have received a Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016 as a Top Employer for Working Families. - provided by Dice .NET, AGILE, C#, C++, CUCUMBER, FITNESSE, HTML, JAVASCRIPT, JQUERY, MOBILE, ORACLE, SELENIUM, SOFTWARE TESTING, VISUAL STUDIO, XML