Nature and aim of the position
The holder of this position is responsible for the creation, maintenance and execution of quality ensuring and promoting measures like reviews and tests.
He/she will be part of a team and contribute his/her efforts towards the goals set forth for the team in alignment with the guidelines and quality and test strategy set forth by the QA organization. He/she will continuously focus on the quality of the products the team produces as well as the overall functioning of the systems and processes of GB.
He or she will carry out the duties and take over the responsibilities laid out below for the products and components assigned to him or her.
Main duties and responsibilities
o Review incoming test basis artefacts (eg. user stories, specs, etc.) for readiness, verifiability and other quality criteria, including DoR
o Create, maintain and execute manual tests based on test basis artefacts based on the general test strategy. These tests concern functional as well as non-functional (quality) criteria of the systems under test
o Create, maintain and execute automated tests based on test basis artefacts based on the general test strategy and the test automation strategy. These tests concern functional as well as non-functional (quality) criteria of the systems under test.
o Create and maintain test data
o Become and stay an expert in the setup, configuration and usage of the systems to be tested.
o Perform deployments for testing purposes
o Understand the business processes and business needs supported by the System under test in a way to perform reasonable exploratory testing.
o Provide reasonable quality information and test reporting on the system under test
o Coordinate with the team, the QA organisation, the Product Owner and other stakeholders
o Appropriate reporting
o For senior role: perform test planning and test management tasks
o For senior role: take an active role in improvement endeavours
o For senior role: mentor and coach colleagues
o For senior role: advise and coach POs and other stakeholders on quality related topics.
o Solid understanding of review and testing processes
o Test automation know how is an asset
o Excellent communication and team skills, ability to present ideas clearly and concisely
o Excellent problem solving skills
o Excellent command of English
Preferable skills and competencies
o Scripting and or programming knowledge
o Knowledge of testing frameworks is an asset
o Analytical and pragmatic at the same time in defining good and efficient processes and solutions
o Good listener to capture needs but with a solid own opinion to filter individual wishes from general needs
o Knowledge of Windows/.net and or Java Technology stack
o IT Admin knowledge
o Non Functional Testing knowledge
o Independent and self-motivated personality
o Enjoys working in a multi-cultural environment
o Flexible and ingenuous
o Willingness to travel (max 25%)
Education and qualifications
o University graduate or equivalent experience
o Technical education
o For professional level: ISTQB advanced level certifications and/or comparable prove of craftsmanship (eg. conference talks, artefacts from earlier projects, open source project involvement, …)
For senior level: ISTQB advanced levels, additional proof of continued education and experience (eg. conference talks, artefacts from earlier projects, open source project involvement, …), additional know how in other, quality related areas (eg. requirements engineering, experience as PO, communication or moderator training, …)
professional level: 2 - 5 years of experience in testing or development