Senior QA / Test Engineer

Parallax is a digital transformation company. We build advanced products and applications using the latest technology to improve businesses all over the world.


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Role: Senior Quality Assurance Test Engineer
Location: Leeds – Flexible Hybrid Working (UK applicants only)
Salary: £38k – £50k
Hours: Full-time

About us

Parallax is a digital transformation company with innovation at its core. We solve complex problems and build leading digital products for local and national SMEs, international clients and blue-chip corporations.

We take ideas and transform them into opportunities, using cutting-edge user experience design, technical innovation and our passion for digital excellence. We don’t shy away from projects that seem too out of reach, unachievable or even impossible. We welcome the challenge and deliver the success.

We’re always challenging the norm and understand the risks of the latest and greatest and know how to deliver large digital projects at the forefront of technical possibility with a balanced approach to risk mitigation. Our clients trust us to deliver a transformative user experience married with technical excellence across a broad range of projects and industry sectors.

Our team features some of the most talented minds in the industry. We work hard to stay on top of the newest innovations and always strive to be the very best at what we do.

We’re looking for an experienced quality assurance test engineer to join the Parallax team. This is a key role for our company at a very exciting time. We’re on a growth journey and have ambitious goals.

About You

We’re looking for someone who has their finger on the pulse when it comes to delivering quality products at scale across a broad range of technical projects.

You’ll be a talented and highly skilled individual who’s knowledgable across the whole quality landscape with the ability to review and analyse specifications, execute test scripts, review results & report and document technical issues.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to translate your work to multiple key stakeholders, both internal and external.

About the role

Working closely with the delivery team, you’ll be responsible for managing the quality of Parallax’s output across a broad range of projects including websites, web applications, mobile applications, microsites and campaign websites. This role is key to ensuring we are providing the very best service and value to our clients, whilst also operating efficiently.

The role will involve defining and executing automated functional testing, cross-browser and device compatibility testing, load testing, on-site SEO analysis, and performance & accessibility checks.

Whilst it is not vital that you know how to code, it would certainly be of benefit, as you may be required to read, understand and occasionally write code to suggest improvements. We predominantly code in PHP & JavaScript so any knowledge of those languages would be a bonus, but not essential.

Key skills

You must have:

  • Proven experience as a Quality Assurance Tester or similar role
  • Experience with Automated Testing
  • Familiarity with Agile frameworks and regression testing
  • Appreciation of the importance of accessibility & performance on the web
  • Experience in project management and QA methodology
  • Ability to document and troubleshoot errors
  • Working knowledge of test management software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong organisational skills

Some desirable skills you might have

  • Continuous Integration tools and techniques
  • Experience working with Front-end tools & techniques
  • Experience integrating with server-side code, such as PHP, to produce dynamic pages (we’re predominantly Laravel-based)
  • Experience with SQL

Why Parallax

We’ve created a warm, welcoming & caring environment where everyone is challenged yet supported in their roles. We don’t pretend to know everything and are always open to good ideas – you really can make a difference here.

Benefits:

  • Hybrid Flexible Remote Working – Not a morning person? Not a problem. Work also needs to work for you, which is why we offer flexible start times and the opportunity to work remotely
  • Top-tier healthcare – There’s nothing more important. We offer free top tier Bupa Healthcare to everyone who works with us because health is something that shouldn’t be compromised.
  • Mental wellbeing – We don’t just offer mental health care, we encourage it & ensure our staff are well supported. We make sure a number of our staff are mental health first aid trained – we always put health first, it’s a Parallax priority.
  • Top-notch technology – We all love a Nokia 3310, but there’s a time and a place. To create great things, you’ve got to be backed by great technology. In the office or remote, we’ll make sure you’re equipped to create!
  • Equality, diversity & inclusivity committee – We actively encourage our employees to help us shape the way we work and grow.
  • Social butterflies – What can we say… we’re a social bunch. Team lunches, beers on a Friday, team events and the odd office Mario Kart battle, we’re always up for a social! We have a social committee who are always looking for new ideas and fun things we can do as a team
  • Opportunity to grow – A personalised progression route is clear from day dot. We host bi-weekly 1:1s, paid training days and quarterly hack days so, the sky’s the limit.
  • Company Bonus Scheme – Your contributions won’t go unnoticed and everyone shares in the profits pot equally, with no one missing out when we hit the company targets
  • 2 streaming services on us – whether you’re a Netflix binge-watcher or Spotify music maestro, we’ll cover the cost of these each month
  • Matched pension – you pay into it, and we match your contribution on top of your normal salary
  • Great working conditions with a relaxed and fun atmosphere
  • Forward-thinking company with a positive attitude and outlook
  • The chance to have a tangible effect on how the company progresses and grows
  • Running, bouldering, 5-a-side, bake-off, lino printing – It all goes on here!
  • Xbox One, WiiU, Switch