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Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get technical and use your knowledge of the business to take Search & Browse to the next level?  Looking for a company that wants to help further your career, as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?  

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! 

A bit about the role

As a QA you will be joining a talented team that have a strong focus on the customer experience.

You will get a chance to apply your knowledge and skills in shaping the rebuild of the company website. Working in an Agile environment that will enable the project to provide extraordinary experiences for our customers.

You will have a strong Quality Assurance background and exposure to defining, implementing and executing best practice around QA in a Shift Left environment.

You will be comfortable discussing the Testing Pyramid with Developers, QAs and Product teams and be able to guide the strategy in the tools and techniques that should be applied at the various testing levels (unit, integration etc).

You will work with the delivery team participating in estimation and planning sessions, defining and creating acceptance test criteria and helping to define the Definition of Ready & Done from a team perspective.

You will have a keen interest in all aspects of Quality Assurance and will be able to demonstrate this through attendance of conferences, courses and following test blogs and forums and be confident in advising on best testing practices.

Above all the candidate should be a self-starter, be prepared to implement good Shift Left QA working practices on a team, have strong interpersonal skills, be energetic, disciplined and keen to contribute to a fun, learning environment.

As a QA you will:

  • Ensure Stories meet the Definition of Ready – working with the PO and Devs to ensure tickets are fully formed and have clear, testable Acceptance Criteria.
  • Be responsible for In Sprint technical Story testing – using various tools and techniques to ensure code meets the Acceptance Criteria and can be merged to Master
  • Work alongside the Customer Experience Engineering team, help define and implement the Shift Left QA approach.
  • Work with the Engineering Team to document and implement the QA Strategy.
  • Ensure tickets meet the Definition of Done – for example, review Merge Requests and ensure automated tests have been written
  • Work with developers to identify automation test cases (Unit/Integration/UI) and help implement them, where appropriate

A bit about you

  • Considerable experience working in technology as a QA or Developer alongside considerable experience in technical testing (building local environments / reviewing developer code)
  • Strong experience of api testing using SOAPUI, Postman etc.
  • Strong experience of working on delivery teams using Scrum or Kanban as well as XP engineering techniques
  • Solid understanding of the Testing Pyramid and its implementation in a Shift Left environment
  • Have strong exploratory context driven testing skills, including experience of exploratory test tools and session-based management techniques
  • Ability to provide manual and automated test assurance to ensure projects are complying with the Engineering approach
  • Experience of cross browser testing, using tools such as Sauce labs or BrowserStack
  • Able to work unsupervised, prioritising their own time and activities
  • Solid understanding of Amazon Web Services, Adobe Experience Manager, Microservices, E-commerce, React and Java
  • Strong understanding of tools such as: JavaScript based Automation Frameworks (Jest/Cypress/Webdriver IO), RestAssured / PostMan, Selenium + CucumberJS, GitHub, IDEs such as IntelliJ or Eclipse, Browser Stack, Jira / Confluence, Jenkins

A bit about us

Our creative spirit 
We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome. 
Our awards cabinet 
We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.  
Our future 
Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences. 
There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year. 
Other benefits and rewards include: 
• Generous bonus and/or commission scheme 
• Discounted gym memberships 
• Pension contributions  
• Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes 
• A volunteer day for all team members 
• Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development