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Test & QA Engineers - Financial Services
We’ve been reinventing shopping experiences for over a century. Technology has played a huge part in that, helping us transition from catalogues’ to pureplay online retail, but we’re not the finished article.
As the UK's largest integrated retail and financial services provider, we have a pretty unique position across three huge industries (retail, technology and credit) and our ambition is bold, to build the number one shopping destination for shoppers who value credit anywhere online. But we believe with our passion and track record for reinvention, we can improve how the world pays and shops for the things they love. Think you can help us? Read on...
We’re always looking for talented people to join us on this journey, to work within a team of 70+ great Testers. Our Test & QA community have a passion for tech, our customers and ensuring our solutions are the best they can be.
What do we value?
We have an ambition to build a truly world class QA capability at The Very Group. Capabilities that can add value to every step of the software journey, putting our customers at the heart of everything they do.
Opportunities in our Test & QA community :
As a quality engineer in the Financial Services Test Team you’re the quality advocate and testing SME within that delivery team. Your mind-set will lead to you driving quality throughout, enabling others to test, and ensuring the right outcomes.
At the outset of a change you’ll use your knowledge of the product and your experience of testing Financial Service solutions and systems to drive the conversation on quality with the whole team.
You’ll ensure that all aspects of quality have been considered, both functional and non-functional, to ensure we have well-defined success criteria to delight our customers.
You’ll use your automation-first mind-set to ensure we’re checking our product in an efficient and effective way.
You’ll use the learnings gained from exploratory testing to inform the team on how we can make the product even better.
You’ll use your experience to highlight areas of risk and collaborate with the team to understand how these can be dealt with.
You’ll invest time in yourself and your team to build a set of skills that will enhance our delivery capability and ensure we excel in delighting our customer. We want you to be a master of your craft!
You’ll share your learnings, reaching out to the wider QA community to understand, and contribute to the evolution of QA, we want you to share your passion for testing and tech.
What do we look for?
We value people who can demonstrate a passion, and curiosity around technology aligned to a good understanding of modern software testing methods, tools and processes, particularly with reference in Financial Services solutions.
We look for people who have great interpersonal skills, adaptability, bravery, love working collaboratively, take ownership of the conversation on quality, are fearless in their approach to work, and continuously seek feedback to learn from.
Our teams in FS work in a mixture of delivery methodologies. In this role experience of, and adaptability to, different ways of working is essential.
We see Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment as critical to support our strategic ambition of being able to deliver quickly and efficiently for our customers. We need people who have the ability and skills to adapt to this way of working.
We value quality engineers who are comfortable testing at database level and at a service layer, using appropriate tools to achieve this. We look for people who have excellent exploratory test ability, who can identify the edge cases.
We value who people who can pair with engineers to ensure the joint skills of the engineer and quality engineer are maximised for the output of quality code
We like to use Test-Driven approaches to software engineering to ensure our QA is efficient and effective. In our automation space we use a variety of tools and frameworks to help us ensure our software works, performs, and is secure and stable. An example of the skills we are looking for within the FS test team, they are Python, SQL, SOAPUI, and Postman. The important thing is using tools and frameworks to add value to the quality process. Most importantly we see automation as the opportunity for our Quality Engineers to spend additional time focused on exploring the product, seeking rich information to feedback with.
Self-development is really important for us. We see both learning together as a team through the process of delivery and individual learning to build specific skills to be able to contribute more to the team, as really important. We will give you the time and tools to do this.
- Generous and competitive starting salary
- Regular salary reviews and career progression
- a Flexible benefits allowance (can take a part as salary uplift)
- Matched pension at 6%
- 1x Life Assurance / Private Medical
- Brand discount up to 25%
- Cycle to work scheme
- 30 days holiday + bank holidays
- Free on-site parking *subject to post code
- Free on-site gym
- Discounted coffee houses and food outlets
- Flexible working
How to apply.
If you're interested to find out more please contact Steven Williams in the talent acquisition team at The Very Group or apply online.
If you are an internal candidate looking to refer someone in please follow the referrals process and guidelines
Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.
We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.