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Tester/QA Engineer

Netherlands, Utrecht
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1st May 2016

Tester/QA engineer (Netherlands, Utrecht)



Desired General/Process Skills:

  • Deep interest in testing/software QA and the importance of ensuring maximum quality software deliveries in mission critical, high-availability enterprise products.
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of Software Quality Assurance, including the Testing Lifecycle and the challenges of testing complex, highly performing and high quality software systems.
  • Full understanding of the software development life-cycle (Waterfalland/or Agile)
  • 2+ year experience as a Tester/QA Engineer, preferably testing large distributed systems, in multiple testing domains, including Functional, Integration, Migration, Performance Testing, Rollout preparation, Automated Testing.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills — able to interface with multiple groups across the company, sometimes in multiple international locations.
  • Excellent level of English (mandatory), both spoken and written; at ease working collaboratively with Developers, Business Analysts, PMs and other stakeholders.
  • Able to analyze requirement documents, understand software architectures and write in-depth test plans and test cases, as well as defect reports.
  • Proactive, actively chasing inputs, with drive to facilitate and help unblock test activities.
  • Strong ability to execute and follow-through on testing tasks, as well as organizing your own test activities. Focused on meeting goals, without compromising quality.
  • Able to provide advice to other non-QA team members, ensuring that standards are followed consistently throughout the software development life-cycle; Able to challenge the «status quo» and make suggestions when such collaborates towards quality and process improvement.

Desired Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor or MSc degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience in Unix environments, with some Shell programming skills (Bash, Perl, Batch scripting, SOAP, etc.)
  • Experience with Oracle PL/SQL and related tools like SQLDeveloper or TOAD.
  • Knowledge of Java, C or other structured languages.
  • Knowledge of test automation tools/frameworks (Selenium IDE, Selenium WebDriver or equivalent) Experience using requirement management, defect management and test management tools (HPQuality Center, TestLink, Jira or equivalent.

Highly Appreciated:

  • QA experience in the financial services industry (ideally payment systems).
  • Experience being part of large distributed teams and interacting with stakeholders in multiple time zones and locations.
  • Relevant certification (s) like ISTQB Foundations/Advanced or TMAP.
  • Knowledge of TMMi.
  • Familiarity with industry leading QA products like SoapUI, JMeter and others.

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