Blackdot Solutions provide intelligence and investigative software. Our platform, Videris®, is regarded as a global leader. As a business, we are entering an intense period of growth and expansion and are looking for a number of high-calibre individuals to join our forward-thinking development team.
We are focussed on delivering our platform into an expanding list of the largest commercial and public sector organisations across the globe. Over recent years, Videris® has been used by recognisable organisations to tackle some of the most complex investigative and intelligence problems that our society faces.
A role at Blackdot Solutions will see you develop cutting edge technology to collect, analyse and visualise data acquired from both internet and internal data sources. It is essential that our product remains at the forefront of the market and so we constantly revisit our tech stack to ensure we are taking advantage of the latest technology and best practices.
In addition to delivering test automation for new features, we have a large and forward thinking automation roadmap which we need to balance and deliver against.
We are very proud of the advances that the development and test teams have delivered to the product in the last few months. We back our development team and have been rewarded with excellent results in terms of the standards of design and execution and in terms of delivery to timescales to meet the product roadmap.
You will be joining a team that saw massive growth in numbers over 2017 and that is set to continue in 2018. Throughout this growth our people have grown too and we have promoted our people to fill new positions.
Blackdot Solutions recognise the benefits of creativity and so we offer a monthly ‘dev day’, where you as an individual are encouraged to learn new skills and spike new ideas that may benefit the product and teams in the future.
We are looking for test engineers with a strong technical background, ideally with a degree in Computer Science (or equivalent), who have a passion for testing. We need creatively minded problem solvers who are great communicators. You will have excellent attention to detail, be able to asses and critique technical solutions and question assumptions. You will be methodical in your assessment of risk to the quality of the platform and able to specify tests that mitigate that risk.
We are seeking an individual who can join one of our SCRUM teams.
You will have a minimum of two years commercial experience specifying and coding automated tests.
You will join our agile house to contribute towards successfully delivering user stories within our two week sprint cycle. This will involve specifying and coding automated tests as a member a scrum team, and indeed may also include writing new or extending existing frameworks to contribute towards the delivery of these tests. This role includes the appropriate amount of manual testing required to complete a user story, bug etc within a sprint. You will be required to help with manual regression testing in our release cycle, though we have a strong ethos for automation and this will role will involve extending our automation coverage.
We are an agile team and so you will be involved in many conversations and meetings as appropriate in order to contribute towards the team delivering the sprint goal. Consequently, it is critical you are a strong communicator and most definitely a team player. We hope that you will become a key and valued member of the team as the company continues to grow.
Our product has established a prestigious position in the global marketplace. It is essential that you understand the importance of quality and process and will actively look for opportunities to help improve our systems and methodologies in everything you do.
Technical skills (minimum)
- Excellent knowledge of C#
- Selenium Web Driver experience
- Knowledge of Continuous Integration (such as Jenkins)
- Experience with performance testing frameworks and tools
- Strong understanding of QA methodologies and software development lifecycle
- Knowledge and experience of version control systems (such as GIT)
- Agile experience (particularly SCRUM)
- Atlassian products experience (Jira, Confluence etc)
- Experience with testing WPF
- Telephone interview
- Technical test (in own time)
- Face to face interview
- Final interview (if required)
- Security check
£35,000 to £45,000 pa depending on skills and experience