Lead Software Tester

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Summary of the role

We are experts in career technology. We have been providing job board and recruitment technology to our clients since 2000, working with the world’s leading media brands and organisations in 10 languages and 14 countries. 

Madgex has offices based across the globe and has been named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and Great Places to Work. 

We are looking for a Lead Software Tester to join our Job Board team and to help us drive our technology into its next generation. We’re about to launch a technical refresh where we’re introducing Full Stack Javascript development into our technology with a modular API driven backend approach and are looking for a motivated lead software tester to help drive our test function and ensure our technology refresh remains robust. 

We’re expanding our test team this year and the person successful in this role will be someone who can hire, mentor and coach a team to ensure testing is represented in all aspects of our development lifecycle.  Providing technical mentorship to the team, setting the strategy and ensuring all our test team are receiving the support they need to improve in their role will be a key element of this job.  You’ll also remain hand on, getting involved in different streams to help resolve issues and remove blockers. 

Our focus is on automation, we currently use technologies such as Selenium Web Driver to provide a regression suite for the web front end, and SOAPUI to test our API’s.  Our team are currently experimenting with puppeteer and we’re open to new and fresh ideas on what technologies we should be using. 

How you will make an impact:

  • Working with our test team to ensure our product releases are as good as they can be.  Help the team to determine the risk of each release as we progress more towards continuous integration.

  • Play an important part in our scrum process, helping to define tests around the acceptance criteria, highlight issues before development. Experience working in different Agile setups is essential.

  • Help build out our automated tests suite using tools such as Selenium or Puppeteer (though we’re open to any new technology that helps us solve problems).

  • Working with the CTO to define our test strategy and ensure it remains relevant as we shift our technical approach.

  • Be passionate about testing and evangelize across the wider business, to ensure test is part of the whole product delivery process.

  • Support our teams, through training/​workshops/​mentoring, to educate the business on quality and testing.

  • Helping the business to define success criteria and understand the balance between time and risk.

We are looking for people who have:

  • Experience in mentoring testers, motivating and engaging them.

  • Experience in line management of people.

  • Experience in writing automation tests, ideally in the technologies we use, though showing a passion for automation and adaptability is as important.

  • A demonstrable passion for testing.  You will need to be an evangelist in the company, so someone who shows their passion, is widely read or strives to grow their knowledge from external sources.

  • Excellent communication skills and good attention to detail.

About Wiley

We are in one of the most dynamic periods in our history as technology, globalism and economic diversity create far-reaching changes in the world. As a learning business, Wiley makes meaningful contributions to research discovery and lifelong learning by helping organizations achieve their goals and people achieve success from education through their career. We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and Canada.

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