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 nearly 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.
We are looking for great testers, ideally with Agile and automation experience, to help us create our best-in-class scientific analysis software.
Working in an agile environment with developers, applications scientists and technical support, the testers are involved from an early stage in all project activities, from requirements analysis through to release planning. The testing itself focuses on both our flagship Windows applications and our new, pre-release web-based application. The role covers everything from functional and performance testing to usability tests, acceptance tests, automated tests and more.
What can we offer?
A positive development experience
The Newcastle office is home to a small, committed development team. We care about making good software with a good user experience. We give our developers time and resources to learn new skills and languages. We value team communication and collaboration. We have testers integrated in the team. We automate things when it makes sense to do so. We use agile development practices and try to learn from our mistakes.
Good development technologies
Our new web-based project has a C#/ASP.NET Core backend and an Angular 6/TypeScript frontend. Our existing products are desktop Windows applications, built using the .NET stack, primarily in C#, and making heavy use of WPF, MVVM, LINQ, Rx, and the Task Parallel library. In terms of tools, we use the latest Visual Studio and ReSharper, RxJS, ngRx, Jasmine/Karma, Git, TeamCity, the Atlassian suite, Trello and OneNote.
The chance to change the world
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, and so much more. Working at Waters, you'll learn a little about biochemistry too — it's a fascinating domain and a great way of expanding your mind. Job satisfaction doesn't come much better.
Big-company benefits; small team attitude
Waters is a global company providing good employee benefits, including a company pension scheme, stock purchase plan, and a healthcare package. Despite being part of such a large company, our Newcastle office, having around 30 people, operates as a small team. We have a flexible approach to work and maintain a friendly, inclusive working environment.
An easy commute
Our core working hours are from 10am to 4pm (in a 37 hour week), meaning you can avoid the rush hour. Overlooking the Newcastle quayside, we're also just minutes away from the nearest Metro station and 10 minutes' walk from Central Station, so you might be able to avoid the roads altogether.
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