QA Engineer

Cancer Research UK

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

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4,000 professionals, 0 days wasted, 1 incredible purpose. Together we will beat cancer.

QA Engineer

£35,000 - £40,000

Reports to: Senior Manager, Quality Assurance

Department: Chief Operating Office

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

We're open to a variety of ways of working, including full time, part time, job share and compressed hours.

Location: Stratford, London Office-based with high flexibility (1-2 days per week in the office)

Closing date: Open until filled. We will be shortlisting on a rolling basis and will close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

Recruitment process: 30-minute call followed by a technical exercise and final competency-based interview

Interview date: To take place upon application so please do not delay applying

Application method: We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications ; we won’t be able to view them until the interview stage so they will not be reviewed in the shortlisting process. To be considered fairly for this role, you must fill out the employment history application questions.

Tech Stack: Quality Assurance use Cypress, Jest, and Artillery with TypeScript language

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That’s why we’re looking for someone talented, someone who wants to develop their skills, someone like you.

The Quality Assurance Team's mission is to drive quality into all software products produced by/or on behalf of Cancer Research UK.  The team is striving to enhance testing service throughout the project lifecycle and assist Technology in improving the quality of products we deliver to our customers while pushing the shift left forward in the lifecycle.

As a QA Engineer, you will champion the quality of our development features whether that be pairing with developers promoting testability or trying to break the feature through exploratory testing. You will own the authoring and execution of test plans, test cases, and testing at every stage of the lifecycle. You will significantly impact the quality and delivery speed of our software, most importantly for our customers. You will partner closely with Engineers, Product managers, and QA whilst having the opportunity to propose improvements to our existing processes and automated tools to improve the team’s speed, quality, and efficiency.

This role will support our Science, Information, and Chief Operating Office (SIC) portfolio - you will deliver digital innovation and transformation to our Researchers and Cancer Research UK employees across a range of products. The customers you will provide value to through your services include cancer patients, scientists, clinicians & nurses, politicians, our supporters, and our employees. Ultimately, you will know you are changing and saving lives through your work.

What will I be doing?

  • Collaborating closely with Product Manager, Business Analyst, and Developers to agree test cases and acceptance criteria
  • Providing QA insight to development teams
  • Guiding and assisting on functional testing perspective
  • Testing for different customer needs including accessibility, security and performance (tools we like: Axe, Snyk, Jmeter)
  • Setting up and maintaining QA automation infrastructure
  • Reviewing design artefacts for testability and defining overall testing plans
  • Being an ambassador for TDD, BDD and ATDD models
  • Championing in bug triage for customer values
  • Truly understanding how the application works inside and out
  • Committing to Cancer Research UK’s vision to bring forward the day all cancers are cured
  • Undertaking other tasks as necessary to contribute to the team objectives and those of Cancer Research UK

What skills are you looking for?

  • History of working in an agile environment
  • Skilled in the design of acceptance, non-functional, and exploratory testing
  • Experienced in REST API, Web GUI, and cross-browser testing. Tools we like: Cypress, Pact, Postman equivalent tools/frameworks valid).
  • Solid experience in JavaScript/ TypeScript
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for new technologies with the ability to adapt and learn.
  • Has the confidence and initiative to evolve ideas and bring together pieces of work to produce changes

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that’s impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We don’t forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work – from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy – will change the world. It’s exciting to be part of our team.

For the full job description and more information about working with us view our candidate pack.

Additional Information

Cancer Research UK’s Technology team is proud to be part of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) for our efforts in driving equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all, and we have always sought to draw from a diverse pool of talent and maintain an inclusive working environment.

For more information on this career opportunity please visit our website or contact us at [email protected].

For more updates on our work and careers, follow us on: Linked In, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

There’s a place for everyone at Cancer Research UK. Our vision is to create a charity where everyone feels like they belong, benefits from and participates in, the work we do. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures, in particular those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented, and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

If you’re interested in applying and excited about working with us but are unsure if you have the right skills and experience we’d still love to hear from you. We don’t expect everyone to meet all of the criteria listed.

We want to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore ask you to inform us of any concerns you have or any adjustments you might need to enable this to happen by emailing us at [email protected].

Unfortunately, we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks.

Cancer Research

We are the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research.

Our Working Week

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

The majority of our roles offer 25 days holiday (for a 5 day week) plus bank holidays, and an extra day for Christmas Eve. You can choose to use the religious bank holidays flexibly. On top of this you can chose to buy up to 1 week’s additional holiday each year.

  • 30 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 82 days off per year

Our Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working opportunities. Some of our team members work 100% remotely within the UK, while other roles require some on-site presence (e.g. 1-2 days per week)

Our Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance

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