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Belfast, Northern Ireland


QA Engineer

  • As a team, we transform our client’s businesses using a combination of strategic thinking, customer-centric service design, and agile engineering practices. We do this at internet scale – driving innovation, and enriching people’s lives. Our skills and talent enable PA’s purpose of creating positive a human future in a technology driven world.

    As part of our Digital team, you’ll work alongside colleagues from across PA – delivering transformative digital solutions to today’s most complex business challenges. Our teams are trusted to deliver and given the space to be awesome. We’re an inclusive community for the curious, generous, pragmatic and committed digital practitioner.

    Collectively the team are responsible for delivering functioning solutions to our clients, but as a QA Engineer:

    • You'll have the support of experienced professionals within the team, who can give you guidance and help you make decisions
    • You will have responsibility for owning and delivering on specific tasks, being the design authority and accountable for creating solutions
    • You'll be a trusted member of the team, and you'll be empowered to move things forward on your own steam
    • You may also be expected coach more junior Engineers in the team, working with them to build their expertise
    • It’s important you feel comfortable having team discussions with the client on the project and contributing your thoughts and ideas into the team

    What we're looking for

    Depending on the scale of the project, you may find yourself maintaining an automation framework for a large-scale project; or you will act within a team, ensuring that acceptance criteria is implemented correctly on each sprint. Thinking like a Tester is a skill, and we rely upon your inquisitive and curious mindset. Are you driven to build test strategy capable of providing happy-path and edge case testing for solutions?

    We're looking for: 

    • A QA mindset
    • Test strategy and test planning experience
    • Being an excellent teammate - testers are embedded into development teams, and we expect you to take shared responsibility for the sprints
    • Development skills in either Java or .Net:
      • Knowledge of working with Jira
      • Understanding of CI/CD tools
      • Working against a branching strategy E.g. git, svn or cvs
      • Using your understanding of OOP
      • Writing clean, readable, maintainable and reusable code
      • Using fundamental tools and languages E.g. OS, SQL, Unix, CLI tools, PowerShell, Shell Scripting, HTML and CSS
    • Implementing and using automation frameworks and approaches:
      • Selenium
      • TestNG
      • BDD tools such as Cucumber, or SpecFlow

    About us

    We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

    As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

    Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

    An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

    Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

    Benefits at PA:

    • Private medical insurance
    • Interest free season ticket loan
    • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
    • Company pension scheme
    • Annual performance-based bonus
    • Life and Income protection insurance
    • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
    • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
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