Croud

QA Analyst (BB-C76EF)

Found in: Talent UK

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ROLE OVERVIEWCroud is a digital agency unlike any other, as well as a core team of highly talented individuals across a huge range of disciplines, Croud operate a global network for freelance professionals (Croudies), this network provides unparalleled reach, scale and capacity to deliver work of the highest quality to our clients. Croud also invest heavily in Technology and Tools to support the work of the teams. The QA Analyst plays a crucial role in helping drive the engineering effort forward, and in shaping Croud’s multi-stream product strategy. The successful candidate would report to the Director of Engineering, and would work closely with the Croud Engineering and Product teams.The right hire will share Croud’s values:Passion: loving what you do and being driven to excel with each new project Imagination: meeting challenges creatively and ready to try new ideas Integrity: accountable and always excellent to one anotherCroud are looking for a talented QA Analyst to join our DevOps team. We are looking for a passionate, experienced QA Analyst to drive our QA strategy forwards and ensure quality is at the heart of all we deliver. If you enjoy the technical detail of software delivery and are looking to move into a more architectural role, shaping the face of QA within a fast-paced organisation and small but dynamic engineering team, then this is the role for you. Ultimately you will be the foremost authority, responsible for the overall quality of deliverables across all of our products. RESPONSIBILITIESDevelop and implement the Croud QA strategy alongside the Product and Development ManagerContribute to development processes, helping Croud consider test-first strategiesReview QA processes and results; implement measures to highlight and achieve continuous improvementImplement regression testing framework and release processes to ensure consistency of code delivery Consider and implement appropriate automated and replayable testing tools to assist with efficient delivery of productTrain and mentor Croud staff in QA practices, ensuring developers and other staff are effective in their Quality Assurance goalsKey stakeholders:Line Manager: Director of EngineeringKey stakeholders: Director of Product, Chief Technology Officer, Head of ProductOther stakeholders: Engineering Team, Product TeamPERSON SPECIFICATIONThe most relevant skills, experience and responsibilities include:Degree level education or relevant equivalent experienceTechnical understanding of Web Development architecturesExperience delivering QA excellence in a fast paced environmentExperience training and mentoring non-QA individuals, for instance around user testing techniquesExcellent organisational skills; this person will need to be able to juggle strategic and tactical tasks on a daily basisExcellent communication and influencing skills; this person will initially be the sole QA expert, expected to influence the behaviour and working practices of the teamMethodical problem solving skills and experienceAble to work independently and take ownership in ensuring high-quality deliverablesA meticulous eye for detail and focus on manual test executionKnowledge of automation practices and use of popular toolsExposure to Performance/Security TestingInteractive Agency experience is a plusCOMPANY BENEFITSOn completion of the three month probation period every employee is eligible for the benefits listed on our careers site which include:25 days holiday a yearAnnual performance bonusSale commissionRecruitment referrals bonusGym membership contributionsRide to Work schemeRail cardSeason Ticket loanFree fruit, breakfast cereals and tea & coffeeFree home office chairEnhanced maternity and paternity packageLife and income protectionMedical Cash PlanShare option schemeAgile working policyStandard hours are from 9.00am to 5.30pm, there’s flexibility if agreed in advance with your line managers (it may also be necessary on occasions to work outside of these hours).Croud is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. All candidates will be assessed based on merit, qualifications and their ability to perform the requirements of the role.

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