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Zonal Retail Data Systems Limited Automation Test Engineer in Cardiff, United Kingdom


We are seeking a highly skilled software test engineer with a track record of delivering high quality function and non-functional testing. As a senior test engineer you will be a key member of our technical team, working closely with developers and other test engineers to ensure the quality of our cloud-based PMS SaaS product and its key features.  In addition the successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining test suites, with the aim of improving our process for evaluating the performance, reliability and scalability of our software application and underpinning AWS infrastructure.

What you will do

You will be involved in the full product development life cycle playing a significant role in delivering innovative solutions that are changing the way we all interact with hotels.  You will also play a key role in the creation and maintenance of automated test scripts, as we transition from primarily manual testing to primarily automated testing.  In delivering this you will collaborate closely with other test engineers and become a valued member of the team.

Your main duties will be to

  • Design, create, execute and review manual and automated test scripts

  • Ensure released software is of a high standard, in a timely manner

  • Create test plans based on user story requirements provided by the product team

  • Take a prominent role in test estimation

  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of our testing practices

  • Provide guidance to any junior and mid-level Testers in the team

  • Highlight any risks or issues you identify with a detailed bug report

  • Be responsible for owning and managing your own personal learning and objectives

  • Assist in the maintenance of the technical back log in collaboration with stakeholders

  • Assist with deployment process and provide ongoing support

    Core skills and experience

  • A solid understanding of testing principles (ISTQB foundation or higher)

  • Significant experience in a software delivery test role

  • Experience of test plan design and creation

  • Experience of test automation

  • Experience of both function and non-functional testing (especially performance/load testing)

  • Experience with non-functional testing tools and techniques, such as JMeter, Siege, Gatling, or LoadRunner

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyse test results and identify areas for improvement

  • You will demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively and autonomously with cross-functional teams



    Desirable skills and experience

  • Using Cypress for test automation

  • Experience mentoring / coaching team members in good practice and design

  • A good understanding of current and emerging trends in the tech testing industry

  • An understanding of Agile principles (we currently use Scrum)

    What we value

    Teamwork, Innovation and Professionalism are the values we believe make us the company we are, and you should be able to demonstrate a genuine passion and aptitude for testing.  We are proud of our ‘geek’ credentials, and we value the ability to quickly learn more than a perfectly aligned current skill-set.

    As a team we strive to be quick to spot opportunities and new capabilities in technologies, continually improving processes, design patterns and architectures .   We don’t get everything right, but we learn from our mistakes.

    The company retains a start-up pace with rapid development cycles where great ideas can become reality for customers in a matter of weeks. We can only achieve this by following development/testing good practices across the board and it is the dedicated team, both technical and non-technical, who come together to make it possible.

    Company Background

    The Zonal group are one of the UK’s largest technology providers to the hospitality industry and our products are used by over 11,000 pubs, restaurants, and hotels.  We are a family business with Scottish roots and operate from our modern head office in Edinburgh and hotel management solutions loosely based in Cardiff – High Level Software.

    At High Level Software we make smart, simple solutions for hotels, with a commitment to making hoteliers’ lives easier.  We have enjoyed strong growth from start-up to becoming an established SaaS provider, now serving over 500 hotels across the UK.

    This role is an opportunity to broaden your skill set, effect change and see the results of your work faster than the narrow constraints of most businesses. We're on the hunt for the best talent to add to our team as we grow.

    We are looking for people who are passionate, forward-thinking and friendly, and work hard to create a supportive and fun environment. We encourage smart decision making and our conscientious, self-motivated and committed workforce enjoys an atmosphere of flexible working patterns and reciprocal support. 

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