Test Engineer - Kineo


Closing date: 27/01/2019

Kineo is a market-leader in the elearning industry. We’re growing fast and are busy expanding our global presence. Our motto? ‘Stirring things up’ – we love doing what we do! Kineo has been providing learning solutions for over ten years and part of City & Guilds for almost five. We help the world's leading businesses and organisations improve performance through learning and technology, providing a wide range of world-class elearning, consultancy, development and support services. We partner with clients all over the world, with offices in the UK, APAC, South Africa and the US.

Job Description:

As part of our Testing Team at Kineo, you will work with colleagues in Client Services to ensure that successful execution of testing is carried out for client facing bugs and change requests. You will maintain and monitor ongoing regression test packs for clients, including being part of the test automation strategy for such regression.

We're especially looking for a Tester with an engineering way of thinking, with either basic automation knowledge or an enthusiasm for automation.

The Tester will undertake a range of tasks associated with the ongoing support of existing client systems and their change requests and bug fixes. So you'll typically be involved in:

  • The testing, reporting and verification of issues identified throughout products and services created and supported by Kineo
  • Servicing a queue of client facing change request and bug fix testing and verification
  • Working closely with Client Services Engineers and Account Managers
  • Creating and executing test scripts in a Gherkin format
  • Handling day-to-day Client Services queries, requests and estimations of work
  • Ensuring knowledge of Kineo products and their features is maintained and that you raise awareness of training needs that would otherwise affect the quality level of services delivered
  • Ad-hoc testing projects or tasks relating to Moodle / Totara development as agreed
  • Working with a Behat PHP test automation framework using existing pre-written contexts, and work on creating new ones into a library
  • Usage of Behat PHP test framework to automate user steps from test cases
  • Supporting the Head of Testing & QA on leading continuous improvement and other initiatives in line with Learning Platform objectives.

About You

  • A really good understanding of data led software testing
  • The ability to model test data and design testing scenarios
  • Experience of working as a software tester within a technical environment
  • Experience of test case creation and execution, a good understanding of bug tracking systems
  • Experience or a real interest in test automation preferably Gherkin/Cucumber, Behat/Selenium – and would like a chance to take this further
  • Unix/Linux usage at a command line
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • A knowledge of server technologies
  • May have previously used Moodle/Totara or any other LMS.

Our Story And Mission
The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same today as it has always been, to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.

Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, Digitalme, The Oxford Group and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, technical training and skills credentialing. Everything we do – from the way we work, our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more.

We welcome a discussion about how you might work flexibly for us, perhaps in terms of work pattern or location.

Key Area: Testing and QA 19-4099.01Testing and QA
Salary: From £25,400
Attendance: Full-Time

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