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Technical Test Analyst

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a leading European software testing team and award winning development team, working for one of the most prestigious and historic organisations in the world.

We require a Technical Test Analyst (often referred to in the industry as a Software Development Engineer in Test), to work on critical improvements to our core systems. Without core systems, much of the work of the University would not be possible, so the successful candidate will be playing a significant role in the University's mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking someone who has excellent automation testing knowledge and extensive hands-on experience in creating new automated test suites, executing the tests across multiple browsers and platforms, and designing the tests so that little manual intervention or maintenance is required. The role holder will be solely responsible for the testing of a programme of improvement initiatives, working closely with the developers and programme/project stakeholders.

In addition to the technical aspects of the role, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following; experience of testing in Agile, understanding stakeholder requirements, testing prioritisation, and a positive approach to dealing with change. Focus on the end user experience and a passion for quality are critical to the role.

Cambridge is world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat. We look forward to hearing from you.

While the full salary range has been listed, expectations are that the successful candidate will be offered between £30,395 and £35,211 depending on knowledge, skills and experience.

The role is permanent (subject to funding, two years funding is currently secured).

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mark Galvin,

Please quote reference VC17923 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Further information

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