Software Tester

£25,000 - £30,000

Who we are

Imosphere provides pioneering technology solutions to the health and social care sector. We build software that powers research and improves lives. Our software is used across multiple territories and domains - from Scotland to California, from mental health to cancer research.

As an SME of approximately 40 people headquartered in Nottingham, our flexible working policy enables people to work from anywhere that enables them to get the job done. We have core hours of 10:00-15:00 Monday-Friday to enable us to find time to collaborate, but are flexible outside of these hours as long as we are meeting the needs of our customers and our team.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Software Tester to join our award-winning, well-established software company, based in Nottingham city centre. We want someone who isn’t intimidated by data-driven, sophisticated software, but instead relishes the challenge. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about testing, who values communication and collaborative approaches to finding the right solution, and is willing and excited to learn new skills and share their knowledge with others.

This isn’t a business-as-usual position - we want someone who will develop and innovate with their team and help us in our vision to make health and care profoundly better by bringing people’s information to life.

This position is available as either Nottingham office-based, remote (UK) or a hybrid model where you can choose the right amount of time in the office for you. We support flexible working in many forms - we have a flexible day (core hours only 10:00-15:00), we support condensed hours, 9 day fortnights and part-time (where appropriate).

Working mainly in the HaRA (Health and Research Analytics) business unit, you will report to the Software Test Lead and work closely with other members of the test team, the development team and other members of the company to ensure we deliver quality, robust software solutions.

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Plan and produce test criteria, conditions and scripts for testing in accordance with the software testing strategy.
  • Carry out risk based functional, regression, system, and integration testing as required to deliver safe and high-quality software releases.
  • Develop and maintain automated e2e tests.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure that all aspects of the project are delivered as planned.
  • Identify potential technical risks and communicate them to the appropriate person.
  • Utilise industry standard tools such as source control and automated testing where appropriate.
  • Ensure both internal and external communication is at a professional level.

Knowledge

  • Expand your product knowledge and adhere to current test processes and best practice.
  • Continually develop personal knowledge of software testing skills and industry by making best use of the training resources available, including the internet, books and the organisation’s training budget.
  • Freely share knowledge, insight, best practice and ideas.

Security Standards and Data Protection

  • Maintain awareness of latest data protection and security threats and to mitigate against these risks with known industry standards.
  • Follow internal information security procedures and identify potential omissions through the appropriate channels.
  • Raise information security event reports following the company’s event reporting process.

Key Skills, Experience and Behaviours

Essential

  • A software tester with a good level (knowledge and experience) of testing processes and methodologies used in the company’s products and beyond.
  • Bright, highly self-motivated and driven with a passion for software testing and quality.
  • Experience of testing data, not just applications.
  • Skilled in using SQL to query databases.
  • Highly numerate and literate, with the ability to produce quality written documentation.
  • Strong time management and planning skills with ability to work within a project management framework.
  • Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Reliable, flexible and cooperative.
  • Diplomatic and tactful.
  • Personable and approachable, with an enthusiastic and motivational nature and an overall passion for excellence.

Desirable

  • Experience of automated testing.
  • Azure DevOps (previously known as TFS), CI/CD pipelines, source control.
  • Knowledge of Azure and cloud based solutions.

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What's in it for you?

Working with us, you can expect

  • Flexible working location At home.. A coffee shop.. A cabin in the woods.. Our offices based in Nottingham's city centre. Work wherever suits you best.
  • Flexible working Set your own schedule either side of our core hours (10am to 3pm). Want to work condensed hours, a 9 day fortnight - all possible.
  • Equipment and software The right tools for the job. We'll provide everything that you need to do your job.
  • Training budget A professional development budget that's owned by you for use on courses, conferences, books or magazines. It's yours to further your development.
  • Annual leave 33 days leave including Christmas 'shut down' and bank holidays. With additional buy/sell holiday scheme.
  • Social events Company run social events including summer social and festive fun days.
  • Maternity/paternity We offer a matched statutory maternity/paternity payment.
  • Pension scheme A competitive pension scheme matching contributions up to 6%.
  • Private healthcare Get cashback on dental and optical treatments, and more.
  • Volunteer day A paid annual volunteer day, helping you to support your community.
  • Savings and freebies Get discounts at lots of retailers with our Perkbox membership.