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Role: Software Test Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Remote Working

Schedule: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (flexible schedules available)

We are currently looking for an experienced Software Test Engineer to work on software development projects as part of a development team. We are a leading UK Microsoft Partner Consultancy.

Ballard Chalmers specialises in software design, development, and ongoing support for enterprise systems on the Microsoft platform for deployment on the Microsoft Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems. Our areas of expertise are Microsoft .NET & Azure, SQL Server, and BizTalk Server. With over 30 years of industry experience and as a Microsoft Partner with 5 Solution Partner Designations, we have a well-earned reputation for delivering our expert services.

Ballard Chalmers is part of the Transparity Group, a Microsoft Gold Partner and Azure Expert Managed Service Provider.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced C# Software Test Engineer, who can design and develop manual and automated tests for enterprise-level Web and Desktop applications.

You will be very experienced in automated testing tools and C# coding in Specflow and Selenium in particular. You will also be able to define test scenarios written in Gherkin syntax based on the Technical Specifications and User Stories used to define the software that is being tested.

You will be able to work confidently with developers, stakeholders and technical leads to ensure quality deliverables with pragmatic decisions. Experience and desire to drive and grow testing mentality across all areas is essential.

Essential Skills

  • Writing C# automation code within Specflow and Selenium
  • Automated and manual testing of medium and enterprise-level business web applications within an agile environment
  • Setting up, maintaining, and performing test automation frameworks
  • Able to write test scripts in Gherkin syntax based on Design specifications and Stories
  • Able to troubleshoot and investigate issues to identify whether related to environmental, configuration or coding issues

Desirable Skills

  • Able to prioritise testing workload and balance between manual smoke testing and creating and updating automation tests
  • Experience in Continuous Integration and Continuous deployment, particularly with respect to Azure DevOps and deployment pipelines. You would need to be hands-on in this area, updating tests and performing deployments to test environments.
  • Experience in volume testing
  • Defining the test strategy, plan for a portfolio of applications, test automation strategies

Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in automated testing of medium and enterprise-level business Web applications in an agile environment
  • 3+ years of experience in writing C# automation code within Specflow and Selenium
  • 3+ years of experience in writing test scripts based on Technical Specifications and Stories

Benefits of working at Ballard Chalmers

At Ballard Chalmers, you work with experienced professionals at the top of their game. As Microsoft specialists, we are very tech-specific, meaning you can use your deep Microsoft technical expertise to solve a variety of interesting and challenging technical/business requirements. We do not micro-manage and pride ourselves in hiring the best, and then letting you do what you do best.

Being a small company, you will be able to spend your time developing and not in administrative tasks. Additionally, you will be able to work directly with our very experienced CTO, Geoff Ballard.

We have developers celebrating 10 and 15 year anniversaries with us this year — nothing can demonstrate better our commitment to creating a company where you will enjoy working.

Strictly no agencies, please.

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