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QA Test Engineer AO

£30,000-45,000 Permanent



A Bit About Us

At AO, we’re in the business of better tomorrows for our customers, and we do whatever it takes to make sure they’re the happiest they can be. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but putting smiles on our customers’ faces is at the heart of everything we do. We’re big believers in making sure every job is done properly, which is why we do everything the AO way. Our award-winning teams work their magic behind the scenes to make sure every customer’s experience is totally effortless. We do our bit for the environment too, with our very own recycling plant to make sure we’re as green as we look. We’re always looking for ways to make our customers as happy as can be, wherever possible.

More About the Role

Do you believe that a bug prevented is better than a bug caught? Do you think that tests should reflect the behaviour of the system, and that test specifications can be valuable to your colleagues outside of IT? Above all else, do you care that the customer gets what they need? We’re on the hunt for a Test Engineer to join our Logistics team who take responsibility for the tracking live deliveries, including both web and native mobile applications. You will be involved in designing the features and work, define the scope of testing, and all the while advocating good testing practices. We work in a collaborative agile environment which allows us to make smart decisions, build understanding and ultimately deliver the right software to our customers. As an IT team we take self-learning seriously and encourage sharing knowledge with others to help other team members grow. Our IT department hosts internal events such as Show and Tells and we attend external user groups in order to foster an idea generation culture.

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that software fulfils the business requirements
  • Learn, design and build test automation solutions from scratch with support
  • Be part of a diverse, cross functional team focused on full life-cycle development
  • Sharing knowledge on and leading best and new practices and make testing about building in quality at every stage of the process
  • To be involved in the first stage process of building/designing any new functionality and improvements
  • Learn and write SQL commands in order to mimic real world scenarios
  • Use communication skills to ask questions and challenge assumptions both with other IT teams and key stakeholders
  • Testing GEAC and Java Web Applications and the interaction between the two
  • Commit to continually learn, mentor, and grow
  • Be part of a strong QA community
  • A Few Things About You

    We believe that in order for you to do your best, we need to support your other commitments. This means working in a way that offers you flexibility, whilst getting the job done. Feel free to have a chat with us about our flexible ways of working. At AO we believe diversity will help us find a better way. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our customers by celebrating, valuing and respecting every individual. We achieve this by nurturing a culture of inclusion where every voice matters. We welcome applications from everyone and we can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs.

    Why Choose AO?

    We’re in the business of better tomorrows, for both our customers and our people. A better tomorrow means finding a place that’ll reward your curiosity. A place that encourages you to ask ‘why’. Somewhere that feeds your imagination and gives you the support to bring those ideas to life. If you’re the kind of person who wants to learn and help others achieve, who always sees the glass half-full with an appetite for what’s next, you’ll fit right in with us. In return, you’ll be an integral part of an award-winning team who are forward-thinking and innovative. You can also take up to 5 days out of the business a year to use for development in your role and we’ll cover the cost. We’re about looking at the bigger picture - the better tomorrow. And no matter what that looks like to you, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to make it happen.

    Great People Deserve Great Things

    As an AO’er you can take full advantage of the benefits and perks we have to offer
  • Feel free to have a chat with us about our flexible ways of working.
  • You can take up to 5 days out of the business a year to use for development in your role and we’ll cover the cost.
  • We have our own library, if you've seen something which interests you, we can order in a copy. Just add it to the library when you've done.
  • 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)
  • At least 5% contribution pension scheme
  • Dedicated wellness initiatives that support a healthy work / life balance, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.
  • To see all of our benefits and perks visit our AO Benefits page.