Lead Software Developer in Test
Job Type: Full time
Our goal at CityFibre is to unlock the digital potential of Britain by creating a broadband network that works seamlessly for everyone, every day. Powerful, gigabit-speed connections that enable people across entire communities to enjoy life in full flow. To do this, we make sure that our people’s voices are heard, their ideas are welcomed, and everyone is given the opportunity to make a real impact.
We encourage change, have a challenger mindset, foster innovation and nurture a welcoming, inclusive and supportive community. In this environment we allow you to bring your best-self to work every day, helping you to achieve your goals, grow your career and reach your full potential.
We’re a Times Top 50 Employer for Women; are endorsed by WORK180; have pledged our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant; and are a Disability Confident Employer. Working together with our Employee Networks, we’re committed to changing the industry for everyone.
What you can expect from us
Everyone at CityFibre has an important part to play, and we reflect that in our benefits. With a competitive salary depending on experience, when you join us, you’ll also enjoy 25 days’ holiday, a day off on your birthday, a day off to support a charity or organisation of your choice, a performance-related bonus scheme, and private healthcare.
We believe we deliver our best when we work together. It’s the way we do things, trusting and giving our people the autonomy to manage their own day-to-day, promoting wellbeing, whilst still prioritising time together with our colleagues to connect, collaborate and share our ideas.
How you’ll change it up
As a Lead Development Tester, you’ll help us to maintain QA practises which will drive the quality of inhouse developed applications, along with commercial package configurations. You’ll use your technical knowledge and experience to produce clear, consistent, function test suites and scripts, ensuring that quality is validated for every change to code. A part of your focus in this role will also be to mentor other members of the team on technical issues and solutions, so we can deliver highly scalable and robust systems. Day to day, this is what you can expect to be doing:
- Writing test scripts / feature files using BDD formats
- Defect creation and management through the Kanban lifecycle
- Supporting in squad meetings for refinements, retrospectives and demos
- Supporting the Product Owner and Business Analyst to understand requirements
- Working alongside other QA’s to support with technical leadership and guidance
What you’ll bring to the role
You’ll already have some leadership experience in a technical environment, as well as full knowledge and experience with automation testing. You’ll also bring the following:
- PHP and Python
- Linux / Unix
- Experience testing APIs
- SQL and database architecture (including querying and creating test data)
- Testing experience for multi-tier application architecture, regression, GUI, system, black box, performance and end-to-end testing
- Excellent knowledge of source control systems such as Git
We’re looking for people who don’t settle for ‘good enough’ and push things forward. If you’ve just found yourself thinking, ‘I’d love to do this’, we want to hear from you. Let’s change it up.
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Our people have a wide range of experiences and perspectives – and it’s this diversity of thought that makes us who we are.
CityFibre is working hard to change up the telecoms industry. This means we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to people from all backgrounds and commitments, including your carer and family status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, gender and gender identity. We’re also offering training programmes and placement opportunities to support the skilled, career changers, service-leavers, and returning workers to become part of our teams.
If there’s any additional support or adjustment you require in the application process to help you achieve your best, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to support you in changing up your career.