Junior Software Quality Engineer

Posted by reed.co.uk.

Job Title: Junior Software Quality Engineer
Reporting to: Lead Software Quality Engineer
Location: Macklin Street, WC2B 5LX, London
Eligibility: You must already be eligible to work in the UK


We're looking for a talented, enthusiastic and motivated Junior Software Quality Engineer (Junior-SQE) to join a SCRUM team. You will work day-to-day to test software using modern Quality Engineering practices alongside developers, product owners and scrum masters. Successful candidates will have a passion for software engineering, digital products and want to be part of a team that builds services and tests products which our customers love.


  • Identifying risk areas
  • Creating functional and non-functional testable scenarios from business requirements
  • Maintaining build validation, regression & automation tests
  • Contributing to test plans for new projects
  • Conducting web service & UI testing
  • Writing & optimizing automation scripts in BDD for: single page applications written with React JS and Restful web services written in .Net Core & Serverless in a Service Based Architecture
  • Management of defects ensuring they are raised correctly, assigned, prioritised, root-caused and root-resolved
  • Building tests to run in a continuous integration environment
  • Running tests to ensure our software is secure
  • Running tests to ensure our software is performant
  • Running manual testing processes (Exploratory, Scripted & UAT)

Skills and Experience

  • A degree in computer science or similar computing field (MSc a bonus)
  • The ability to write code in both JavaScript & C#
  • As a guide: approximately 1+ years experience in software testing
  • Outstanding written and verbal people skills when working with technical and non-technical peers and senior management
  • Autonomous and self-starting. Able to provide own direction with little guidance
  • Takes pride in their work and leads by example
  • Knowledge of Quality Engineering/Assurance and applying this to websites, mobile applications and/or web services
  • Experience of using Git to version control code
  • Experience of continuous integration, delivery & testing
  • Experience of using database technologies for querying data
  • Knowledge of basic cloud computing architectures
  • Nice to have: Experience of using non-functional test tools & techniques
  • Nice to have: Experience of running performance testing and/or security tests


  • Fantastic development opportunities with a structured career path and tailored talent plans
  • The flexibility to take up to 30 days Annual Leave excluding Bank Holidays
  • Love Mondays campaign – pizza Mondays, massages, yoga etc.
  • Ongoing social events throughout the year
  • 10% Personal development time
  • Other benefits and options available: childcare vouchers, pension scheme, personal accident cover, personal development allowance, free eye tests, discounts to retailers

This role is right for you if you come to work everyday and think about how you can be better tomorrow in a rewarding, challenging and fun environment!

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  • #1 Recruitment Agency Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2018
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  • The JobCrowd Top Companies For Graduates To Work For 2018/19


All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. REED is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a MINDFUL EMPLOYER and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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