Waters Corporation

  • Agile Software Tester

    System ID
    8586
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Category
    Informatics
    Job Locations
    UK-Cheshire-Wilmslow
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Company Description

    For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in more than 100 countries around the world.

     

     

     

    Waters Wilmslow site is the largest site globally committed to the support and development of Mass Spectrometry systems. This fantastic site is designed to create and support connectivity and efficiency by enabling us to embrace more collaborative ways of working and focus more on customer needs, quality and continual improvement in the way we innovate and design our products and systems.  This site not only brings advantages that benefit our own employees, but also provides a high-tech center for customers. 

     

    A custom built Center of Excellence

    Driving innovation in the birthplace of Mass Spectrometry
    State of the art customer demonstration laboratories
    Investing in world changing research development and manufacturing
    Science in harmony with a sustainable world

    Overview

    In Waters Informatics group, we produce software which is used by people worldwide for specialist measurement and scientific analysis. We are currently seeking an Agile Software Tester to work in one of our development teams. We work in a collaborative, agile environment, where team members are empowered to continually innovate and improve. We believe strongly in the value of personal development, and provide support and time for our people to pursue this.

    This is a great opportunity for someone with a real passion for software testing as part of agile software development, ideally with exposure to automation. In this hands-on role, you will be working collaboratively with developers and testers to help ensure delivery at quality through the application of effective testing and automation techniques.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Hands-on testing for software deliverables, through a combination of both manual and automated testing techniques.
    • Collaborating closely with other team members, including Product Owners, Developers, Business Analysts and other Testers) to ensure the delivery of valuable working software increments
    • Contributing to continuous improvement activities in test approach and implementation areas, particularly in areas of test automation and automation frameworks
    • Playing an active role in our agile software development approach, for example attending team ceremonies, contributing inputs and opinion to planning activities, reviews and retrospectives
    • Taking part in our global cross-informatics testing and automation community
    • Defining a plan for your personal development in your own area of specialism, and pursuing this with the support of your manager to undertake the training and learning you need to progress.

    Qualifications

    • Proven experience identifying and implementing testing for software product development (2 to 3 years, or more).
    • Strong knowledge of agile testing concepts and practices, ideally combined with practical experience of their implementation.
    • Capability and experience in working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal. This may come from having worked as part of a cross-functional agile team, or from other professional experience.
    • Knowledge and experience of contributing to continuous improvement is also desirable.
    • ISEB / ISTQB certification at foundation level is a plus, but not essential.

    The following criteria are desirable, but are not essential since training will be provided for the right candidate:

    • Knowledge and experience of implementing software test automation, and working with automation frameworks, ideally with Selenium and C#, or similar.
    • Experience in BDD, continuous integration / continuous delivery would be beneficial, but is not essential.

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