Summary

Storm Ideas are a specialist digital agency that delivers pioneering solutions to globally recognised clients in the US TV industry. Every day we produce work that is innovative, challenging and enjoyed by millions of real people. We are looking for a talented QA engineer to help us deliver our digital projects in 2020 and beyond. If you want to be:

  • Seen as a benchmark for quality and expertise in the company
  • A driving force in shaping the QA methods and principles of a growing company
  • Challenged by your work daily and responsible for delivering on high-value projects

Then please send your CV and cover letter immediately to our Technical Director at dave@stormideas.com

About Us

Founded in 2008, Storm Ideas are an Edinburgh-based team that work daily with some incredible clients all over the world, particularly in the US TV industry. From large scale platforms that support our own products to quick, 2 week-lead time client-owned microsites, our work is varied, exciting and at the very forefront of the latest technology.

You’ll be working with other smart and enthusiastic people in a fast paced and exciting environment, located in the recently refurbished Sugar Bond House in Bonnington.

We believe that happy people are productive people. We believe in lightweight process with no time-tracking. We believe in autonomy, mastery and purpose. We believe in small teams of talented people that take ownership and responsibility of their projects. We believe we are the perfect place for talented people to grow, make their mark and work on things that mean something.

Responsibilities

You will be:

  • Coordinating and performing manual QA
  • Writing and maintaining automated test scripts
  • Writing and maintaining test plans
  • Working with developers to improve automated testing
  • Spotting things that others miss
  • Analyzing problems to reach the root cause

Eventually we'd like you to:

  • work with developers to improve our Continuous Integration approach
  • be able to communicate with our clients' QA teams effectively
  • evaluate automated testing tools and be able to find their place in our organisation
  • train and mentor other future members of our QA team

Qualifications

Candidates will be required to have:

  • experience with the Git version control system
  • experience with Continuous Integration systems, preferably Azure DevOps
  • experience with cloud hosting platforms, preferably Azure
  • experience working using Agile software development practices
  • experience performing software testing including functional and regression testing
  • the ability to author and execute manual test plans
  • experience with tools used for API testing, preferably Postman
  • a strong understanding of software testing methodology
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work closely with others
  • excellent attention to detail

The ideal candidate would also have:

  • an ISEB or ISTQB certification
  • a degree in IT, Electronics, Computing, Physics or related discipline
  • an active Github profile with involvement in open source projects
  • coding proficiency in one or more languages, preferably Javascript, C#/.NET or SQL
  • experience using test frameworks to create and execute automated test scripts for example, Selenium, Cypress or WebDriver

Employment Type

Permanent / Full-Time

Salary

£20 - £25k per annum.

Benefits

As well as a competitive starting salary, Storm Ideas also offer a range of awesome benefits:

Immediate Benefits

  • 33 days’ holiday (inc. 2 bank holidays)
  • High-end, fast computer with 2 large monitors
  • A standing desk (if you're up for it)
  • Your own choice of headphones, keyboard, mouse and gel rests
  • Company days out at least 2 times a year
  • Paid training on the job
  • Accounts with online tools like Treehouse and Pluralsight

After 3 Months

  • £600 budget every two years to choose your own mobile phone
  • Mobile phone monthly contract paid for
  • Enrolment in workplace pension scheme with matched employer contributions
  • £100 towards glasses with Black & Lizars

After 1 Year

  • Annual salary increase at a minimum in line with Average Weekly Earnings growth whenever Storm Ideas is in profit
  • Performance Related Pay Scheme giving an annual bonus of up to 100% of monthly salary whenever Storm Ideas is in profit
  • Access to the Cycle to Work scheme

Contact

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter immediately to Dave our Technical Director at dave@stormideas.com