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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer - Fixed Term - Newcastle

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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer - Fixed Term

Location: Newcastle / Hybrid (3 days a week from home)

Team: Product Development

The Role:

Rightmove Landlord & Tenant Services is an innovative, technology-driven business providing services to the property industry from a bespoke web-based platform. Part of the Rightmove Group, we employ around 100 staff including a technology team who deliver industry-leading features and products to letting agents, landlords and tenants nationwide.

As a team we believe:

Being a QA engineer is more than just testing, we are champions of quality and we are passionate about embedding it throughout the lifecycle to prevent defects rather than find them, and to build systems we are proud of rather than break them.

We believe in testing continuously rather than at the end and that quality is the responsibility of the whole team. We are subject matter experts guiding our teams to think critically about all aspects of delivery not just functional but for example in areas like security, performance, accessibility and usability.

As a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, you are responsible for:

  • Advocating for implementation of best practices across all disciplines and promoting a quality mindset within the team
  • Creating a safe environment within the team where everyone shares the responsibility for quality
  • Driving the refinement sessions by covering appropriate details like acceptance tests, implementation details, risks, release & monitoring details etc in the tickets
  • Helping the team understand and estimate any test efforts, test dependencies during planning and refinement sessions
  • Reviewing requirements to understand gaps, the potential user impact, risk and dependencies on other internal/external services in Rightmove
  • Reviewing the designs and helping the team deliver features that are accessible and inclusive to everyone
  • Pairing with engineers during development and code review to ensure appropriate test coverage at different levels and to avoid any duplication of efforts
  • Ensuring our automation test framework and coverage is targeted, relevant, efficient and resilient
  • Working with the team to determine the root cause of issues, for example, using logs, elastic search and database
  • Owning and effectively managing QA ceremonies within the team such as bug backlog and triage process
  • Communicating and collaborating with wider Rightmove team's and stakeholders on various topics
  • Improving QA processes and practices across Rightmove by working closely with members of the QA community
  • Actively contributing to our QA community by sharing your experience and learning from others

Skills we are looking for:

  • Quality Assurance in software, testing large-scale web-based applications.
  • Experience working in an agile environment with continuous release mechanisms.
  • Experience working within a complex microservice architecture
  • Exposure to running and debugging automated test suites within frameworks using Nightwatch or Cypress
  • Experienced in using API testing tools such as Postman, RESTassured
  • Understanding of web accessibility principles
  • Experience with Elastic Search, Kafka, Oracle DB and similar data stores.
  • Ability to lead and influence within your domain of expertise
  • Ability to support and coach colleagues

About Rightmove

Our vision is to give everyone the belief they can make their move. We aim to make moving simpler, by giving everyone the best place to turn to and return to for access to the tools, expertise, trust and belief to make it happen.

We're home to the UK's largest choice of properties, and are the go-to destination for millions of people planning their next move, reading the latest industry news, or just browsing what's on the market.

Despite this growth, we've remained a friendly, supportive place to work, with employee #1 still working here! We've done this by placing the Rightmove Hows at the heart of everything we do. These are the essential values that reflect our culture, and include:

  • Be approachable and appreciate what others do
  • Make complex things as simple as possible
  • Build great teams, because Rightmove is people
  • Drive improvement, we can always be better
  • Share early, honestly and often

We believe in careers that open doors, and help our team develop by providing an open and inclusive work environment, offering ongoing training opportunities, and supporting charity fundraising events. And with 88% of Rightmovers saying we're a great place to work, we're clearly doing something right!

If all this has caught your eye, you may well be a Rightmover in the making...

What we offer

People are the foundation of Rightmove - We'll help you build a career on it.

  • Cash plan for dental, optical and physio treatments
  • Private Medical Insurance, Pension and Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan
  • 27 days holiday plus two (paid) volunteering days a year to give back, and holiday buy schemes
  • Hybrid working pattern with 2 days in the office
  • Contributory stakeholder pension
  • Life assurance at 4x your basic salary to a spouse, family member or other nominated person in your life
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Paid leave for maternity, paternity, adoption & fertility
  • Travel Loans, Bike to Work scheme, Rental Deposit Loan
  • Charitable contributions through Payroll Giving and donation matching
  • Access deals and discounts on things like travel, electronics, fashion, gym memberships, cinema discounts and more

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Rightmove will never discriminate on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation.

At Rightmove, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to better innovation, productivity, and overall success. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of their background or identity, to develop and promote a diverse culture that reflects the communities we serve.

Ultimately, we care much more about the person you are, and how you think and approach things, than a list of qualifications and buzzwords on a CV. Even if you can't say 'yes' to all the above, but are smart, self-motivated and passionate about this role, then get in touch.

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer - Fixed Term - Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Published on 25/01/2024

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