Salary: from £36000 per annum when working full time (max 35 hours per week)
Location: Bristol preferred but also open to candidates from the Manchester, London or Oxfordshire areas.
We believe in ‘Technology for Good’ – in improving lives through education and research. Our passionate team of people want to make a social impact and challenge conventional thinking as they work on cutting-edge, emerging technologies and solutions – the kind you won’t find anywhere else.
A place of openness and inclusivity, here we don’t just execute – we have the creative freedom and support to ideate, build and see our impact on an entire collective. No pigeonholes or boxes, we believe great ideas come from everywhere and we’re all driven to live up to our leading reputation.
Not only do we have the opportunity to work at the highest level, but on meaningful projects too. That’s why we look for brave risk-takers – those who are always thinking one step ahead to power our organisation forward, and realise our digital vision.
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. But we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. If you are excited about working for us and can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!
We’re ideally looking for someone with:
• The capabilities to help lead the creation, implementation and evolution of an automated testing strategy, along with manual exploratory testing, to support and enhance our Agile software development process.
• The skills and experience to create, deploy and manage automated API and UI test suites.
• The ability to thrive within a highly collaborative Agile product development environment.
• The ability to mentor and coach more junior testers.
• Some fluency in a programming language such as Java is preferred.
About the role
Jisc OpenAthens has the vision to become the world’s most user-friendly information access management experience, helping academics, students, scientists and library patrons gain access to the knowledge they need to achieve great things.
As a Test engineer for one of the OpenAthens development scrum teams, you will use your technical skills, knowledge and experience, along with your soft skills, working with your scrum team colleagues and stakeholders, to create new, or continually improve existing OpenAthens products. You will be involved in software development end-to-end, which may include backlog refinement, sprint planning, analysis, design and testing, and any accompanying continuous improvement process.
For more information, please see the attached job description.
Why work at Jisc
We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.
We are always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.
Our benefits are great too, We offer:
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)
• Simply health – a health cash plan
• You have the option to join the generous USS pension scheme
• We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
• We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave
Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, our main officers are Bristol, London, Harwell and Manchester so you may need to travel on occasion.
Other stuff you need to know
At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.
If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.
Just so you know, we review CV’s as we receive them, and interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, we don’t use closing dates. We advertised this role on 22/2/21.
We are fortunate to have technology that allows us to work from home. In line with government guidance, we have temporarily closed our offices so this role will be home based.