Waters Corporation

  • Software Tester

    System ID
    10504
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Category
    Research and Development
    Job Locations
    UK-Newcastle
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Overview

    Waters Corporation is the world's leading specialty measurement company focused on improving human health and wellbeing through the application of advanced analytical science technologies. 

     

    At Waters Newcastle, we make software to work with our specialty instruments. The software we develop is helping scientists all over the world to better understand the biochemical world, developing drugs to fight cancer, plants to revolutionise biofuel production, improve food safety, and so much more. 

     

    We are looking for new software testers to be based in our Newcastle Office, ideally with Agile development experience, to help us create our best-in-class scientific analysis software.

     

    What can we offer?

    A positive development experience 

    The Newcastle office is home to a small development team. We care about making good software with a good user experience. We give our team members time and resources to learn new skills, tools, and techniques. We value team communication and collaboration. Developers, testers, product owners and scientists are all integrated into the team. We use agile development practices and try to learn from our mistakes. 

     

    Big-company benefits; small team attitude 

    Waters is a large company providing good employee benefits, including a company pension scheme, stock purchase plan, and a health-care package that can extend to family. The Waters Newcastle team have the best of both worlds, we're part of a large organization but still operate as a small team. We have a flexible approach to work and maintain a friendly, inclusive working environment. 

     

    Flexible working 

    Our core working hours are from 10 am to 3 pm, in a 37-hour week. There is the option to work from home on some days during the week. We have a flexible approach to working around appointments and unexpected home events. We don't work over-time, there are no regular travel requirements, and we don't want people checking emails or work messages at home. 

    Responsibilities

    What does the role involve? 

    We don't expect people to have experience in all aspects of software testing. We have a team with diverse skills to help with that. This list is here to give an overview of what software testers in Newcastle are involved with: 

    • Regular interaction with team members (local and off-site).
    • Understand the customer requirements and create test cases from those requirements.
    • Ensure the test approach is appropriate for project or task.
    • Advise the team about overall risks and trends.
    • Perform manual/exploratory tests on early-stage code.
    • Create automated acceptance tests.
    • Perform usability, functional, performance, exploratory and acceptance testing as the situation and product demands.
    • Continuous review of the company test strategy to ensure we reflect, adapt and improve with changing circumstances.

    Qualifications

    What are we looking for? 

    Like above, we don't expect a complete match on all the items in these lists. We're interested in building a team and developing people, and provide training where needed. 

     

    Technical:

    • Degree in a science related discipline is desirable but not essential.
    • At least 2 years' experience in software testing.
    • Test automation experience is desirable.
    • Experience of planning, estimating and scheduling of testing activities.

    Soft skills:

    • A team player who can work with enthusiasm in a collaborative environment. 
    • Keen and quick to learn new things: testing techniques and the science behind our software.
    • Enjoy engaging with others to understand and solve problems.
    • Feels comfortable talking to stakeholders to gather requirements, feedback and track down bugs.
    • Shares our ambition to develop fantastic products that more than satisfy our customers.

     

    You do need to be eligible to work in the UK and willing to relocate (if necessary) to Newcastle upon Tyne. 

    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.


    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.


    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

     

     

     

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