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Test Analyst (Senior)

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Quality Assurance
Date:  19-Jul-2021

Discovery – Systems of Engagement: Digital Channels

Test Analyst (Senior)

 

About Discovery

 

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

 

About Digital Channels

 

Working in a high performance organization that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, we challenge ourselves to find solutions that make a difference in the world. Our environment is always buzzing with energy and smart, motivated people working on finding the best way to move forward.

 

Key Purpose

 

As an Agile Test Analyst, you will be a key part of a Scrum team, and will have a huge impact on the quality of Discovery’s growing range of digital touchpoints and services that allow the IM Systems to deliver all outbound and in-bound communications in the best possible way. The Digital Channels team works on dynamic new projects and product enhancements within the web and mobile platforms in order to improve business inefficiencies, gain competitive advantage on our products and ultimately to provide better service to our clients. Using knowledge of the organization’s technology infrastructure and specific software applications, Digital Channels helps the business to address changes through technologies.

 

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Working as a collaborative member of the Scrum team
  • Writing and executing test cases against stories, creating and maintaining tests in line with agreed testing standards and practices
  • Documenting defects and making these visible to the teams and the Product Owner
  •  Providing feedback on user stories from a quality point of view and promoting bug prevention strategies, testability, accessibility and other QA concepts
  •  Collaborating with other testers, BAs, developers, designers and other experts across the business to deliver business and customer value
  •  Being proactively involved in the end-to-end lifecycle of digital features including code reviews, user stories grooming, requirements understanding
  •  Actively participating in all relevant Agile ceremonies and cadences

 

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Strong experience with: Cucumber, API Testing, Selenium WebDriver, Continuous Integration & Performance testing
  • Excellent working knowledge of test methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases and debugging
  • Extensive technical understanding across the digital domain
  • A thorough understanding of testing/QA best practices
  • Experience working in large, complex organisations
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully contributing to development teams in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Understanding of common software failures and faults
  • Knowledge of the domain (highly desirable)
  • Knowledge of the system or application-under-test (highly desirable)
  • Experience in a variety of testing efforts (desirable)

 

 

Education and Experience

  • IT Diploma or other relevant degree
  • ISTQB Foundation Level Certificate
  • At least 5+ years experience
  • 1 – 2 years in manual testing and automation experience

 

Advantageous

  • 1- year Software Development experience

 

Methodologies

  • Agile

 

 

Tools

  • Cucumber, API Testing, Selenium WebDriver, Continuous Integration & Performance testing
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Postman
  • SoapUI

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