Abcam: QA Tester (4 month contract)


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Closing date: 2017-12-18

About the role

We are looking for a QA Manual Tester for a 4-month contract to support us during an Oracle ERP implementation. You will work in one or more of the software development teams completing test scripting, hands-on testing, bug reporting and tracking. Your focus will be on helping deliver upgrades to in-house developed web applications impacted by a changing technology landscape.

Duties will include:

  • Collaborate with various technical and non-technical roles to identify and write test cases from business scenarios
  • Perform manual testing (including raising defect reports, tracking to conclusion) across ERP integrations and web applications
  • Following defined QA process according to the in-house Agile s/w dev methodology (volleyball, retro, estimation, etc.)
  • Work on more than one deliverable at once, co-ordinating/switching effort as needed

About the QA team at Abcam

Abcam is on a journey of a multi-year investment in its core IT systems. Our architectural landscape which supports our industry leading E-Commerce platform will consist of in-house developed systems utilising integration solutions (WebMethods) to incorporate Oracle Cloud ERP as well as other packaged systems (Cloud and On-Premise). Therefore, any experience in messaging, interfacing and architecting in this ecosystem is advantageous. As well as our agile teams, QA is a cross-cutting function or “guild”. As part of the QA team you’ll have the opportunity to work on QA initiatives as well as your software development team project work.

About you

You will have a degree in computer science, or in a numerate or scientific discipline, or have equivalent experience. You will have 3+ years of work experience in a hands-on manual testing role.

You will also have practical experience with an ERP system or integration suites and will have used bug-tracking tools and be able to plan projects and estimate timings. Also performance testing experience, perhaps with tools like JMeter would be ideal.

You will also have experience testing web applications, and so experience with HTML, CSS etc

Equally important is the ability to be a team player and be detail oriented and thorough.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.