QA Agile Tester
Encompass is the creator of Know Your Customer (KYC) automation for major financial and professional service firms globally. It is a provider of simultaneous, real-time access to multiple sources of global company and person data. By using robotic search to discover everything a KYC policy demands, encompass delivers more efficient processes and faster, safer regulatory compliance, resulting in lower costs and superior risk management.
The Agile Tester roles are based in encompass's Sydney office and you will be involved in the team with the following responsibilities:
As an Agile Tester, you will help design and define our QA processes and develop repeatable and automatable QA systems. You will work with Product Owners, QAs and Software Engineers on our Encompass technology teams to understand the features and technical implementation. You will identify use cases, create test plans, define test strategies, and create qualitative and automated test cases in order to report to stakeholders on the quality and reliability of our products. You will guide Software Engineers in building the right unit and functional tests, define and measure Quality KPIs, and develop automation to enable Continuous Integration & Continuous Testing on the encompass software components and infrastructure.
You’re a critical and creative thinker, capable of questioning and interpreting the requirements of the business and who understands the value of good communication in a cross-functional team
You appreciate the benefits of continuous integration and deployment and the ability to release often
You’ll have the technical and programming skills to accelerate the testing process and to provide quick feedback
In this role, you will be able to contribute to both the business and technical dimensions of the testing role:
Enable your squad to understand the business context given by the Product Owner
Your good communication skills will facilitate the team to focus on the business problem during the entire project
You’ll extract acceptance tests from clients using your expertise in techniques such as BDD to break down the barriers between business context from the client side and technical context from the engineers’ side
You’ll pair with developers to huddle with the Product Owner before they analyse stories, in order to get enough information for the story to be understood. Pair to write acceptance tests to make sure that the story is tested before it is moved forward
Be a champion for the user: Insist on the highest standards and help create functional and engaging features that delight customers
You’ll pair with developers to build the application, minimizing the technical gap
You’ll also support developers to do TDD, fostering good practices for clean code and design patterns, and ensuring high quality code
Your knowledge on test automation will help the team choose the best test frameworks for the project
You’ll be responsible for making sure the squad has a good test strategy in place
Depending on your experience, you may also work on non-functional testing areas such as performance tests and security tests
Performance testing work with the Product Owner to find out SLAs (Service Level Agreement) and creating performance tests to measure and track the improvements
Security testing work with the Product Owner to analyse possible vulnerabilities then creating tests to ensure that the possible vulnerabilities are being covered for a security mechanism
What we offer
We offer a rewarding and challenging place to work. We are fortunate to have some of the industry’s leading professionals, and a team of bright and committed teammates.
By joining the encompass team, you will receive a very competitive salary, attractive benefits package and share options.
All employees participate in our share options scheme as we would like for everyone to share in the company’s success. Our collective drive towards our goals helps us to achieve great things. We also find our scheme creates a strong, companywide culture and determination to achieve our mission; to become the global compliance automation SaaS provider of choice.
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