Senior Software Tester

  • Job Ref: 2847
  • Location: Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Type: Permanent


As a Senior Software Tester you will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing test strategies, test plans and test cases that validate software conformance to defined acceptance criteria, design documentation and application standards.

Functional test execution, both manual and automated, is required and knowledge and experience in non-functional testing areas such as performance and load testing is also highly desirable.

Working closely with Business Analysts and Development Teams across a range of projects, you will ensure that quality assurance and control processes are adhered to, whilst actively contributing to the ongoing development and improvement in these areas.

Self- motivation, pro activity and strong verbal and written communication skills are key to the role, and an innovative approach to test design, implementation and QA process development is actively encouraged.

As a Senior Software Tester you will also provide mentoring and advice to other off-shore test team members, acting as the initial ‘go-to’ for all project specific QA related matters.

You will

Document and implement test strategies, plans, processes and standards;
Create test scripts and performing tests, both manual and automated, functional and non-functional;
Contribute to the definition and maintenance of the test automation framework and ensuring that appropriate testing tools are selected and applied for optimum value;
Work in a collaborative manner with Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers and Testers to deliver quality testing outputs;
Actively engage with Business Analysts and Developers to ensure the soundness of proposed solution;
Review and revising acceptance criteria for accuracy, clarity and completeness;
Provide testing support and coaching for junior members of the testing team;
Peer review of test cases created by the testing team;
Provide task estimates for the creation and execution of manual and automated tests, and reporting to the Project Manager any variance that may jeopardize the project;
Create and maintain relevant test documentation, including test scripts, activity schedules, narrative and written status updates and summary reports.

If you have

5 years’ experience in software testing with 2 years as a Lead/Senior Test Analyst/Tester;
Experienced in writing and implementing test strategies, test plans and contributing to QA process improvement initiatives;
Hands?on functional testing experience including system testing and regression testing, both manual and automated;
Experience of working in an agile testing environment, is familiar with SCRUM and with testing within a SCRUM team;
Experience in logging and tracking defects through to closure, using issue tracking tools such as JIRA;
Experience in automated testing and automation testing tools, plus an interest in working with Open Source testing tools . Selenium WebDriver;
Experience in working with performance testing tools . JMeter;
Ablility to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills, with proven ability to investigate complex issues and make informed decisions when written guidelines are not available;
Ability to estimate time to complete tasks based on stories / requirements and to construct Sprint test plans based on initial estimates;Versatility to adapt test plans/tasks if project circumstances change;
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

and maybe even

Formal testing qualifications (. ISEB; ISTQB Foundation or above);
Customer/Client facing experience;
Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming & Java Programming Language;
Knowledge of Behavior Driven Development testing and tools.

we would like to have a chat.

Vincent Blake, Director - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

Vincent is co-founder and Director of e-Frontiers. Vincent has over 15 years commercial software engineering experience in the Dublin market. The majority of his experience has been using Java technologies, C++ and SQL. He has worked for financial institutions, AIB and Aviva and also founded a technology start in 2000. Vincent founded e-Frontiers due to the poor experience he had with traditional recruitment companies. The Recruitment team uses Vincent IT knowledge to save clients time in the recruitment process, and offer a better service to candidates.