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Experienced Software Test Engineer (25149)

up to £40k DoE + excellent benefits

Use your judgement to decide the best approach for testing intricate AI software

This test role is ideal for someone who likes a challenge, enjoys solving intricate puzzles and is committed to continually improving their skills.

Our client is a well-respected company in Cambridge at the forefront of AI data mining technology. They seek curious minds, flexible personalities and people with a practical approach to software testing to join their energetic team. The culture is friendly and challenging as the company is growing quickly. They also actively support their team to attend workshops and conferences.

Their test engineers are a core part of their business, not only testing software but assisting with new cloud deployments, and supporting application specialists on consulting projects. Test engineers are encouraged to use their experience and judgement to assess the appropriate approach for the situation, and could utilise exploratory testing, checklists, test scripts, tools or automated testing.

Minimum experience and skills necessary for this role:

  • A good degree in a technical subject from a well-respected university plus at least three years’ commercial experience in software testing
  • A background in software performance testing, test automation, and exploratory testing
  • Knowledge of web services and applications such as REST, HTTP and Fiddler
  • Programming experience in at least 3 of the following languages: Perl, Python, Java, C++, JavaScript
  • Great communication skills, in both written and spoken English

If you also have a background in natural language processing, foreign languages, security or life sciences, that would be an added bonus.

Full permission to live and work in the UK without time limit, restriction or sponsorship will also be required.

Keywords: Automated test, performance testing, exploratory testing, Python, C++, Java, web services, REST, Perl, JavaScript, software test

Interested? Send your CV to ECM Selection; whilst we can only put forward the top few candidates, we do read every CV and try to respond to everyone. Or recommend a friend for £250, details at http://ecmselection.co.uk/tell-a-friend.

Please note: even if you don't have exactly the background indicated, do contact us now if this type of job is of interest - we may well have similar opportunities that you would be suited to. And of course, we always get your permission before submitting your CV to a company.