London

Quality Assurance Analyst (6 Month FTC)

Background
  
Following a recent win, we’re looking to expand our fantastic team on AnalogFolk’s flagship global account – one of the world's leading brands. The lucky individual will join an already established team that has been driving our client, a large global bank, through this exciting financial revolution.  
 
Our client is looking to recreate their entire commercial banking digital ecosystem and all supporting sites that service more than 55 markets in 17 languages. Moving away from more traditional methodologies, you’ll be working with an innovative agile approach that brings together data, CX, creative and technology to develop a data-driven intelligent service for mid-sized and corporate businesses. 
 
This opportunity is perfect for those who have an experienced background in products and services, a love for the ever-changing finance sector, enjoy thinking out the box and are not afraid of new approaches. 


Who we are

We are an innovative creative agency that makes and markets valued interactive experiences in an analog world. 
 
 In the agency world, people often mistakenly use 'creativity' and 'innovation' interchangeably. Creativity is about having new ideas. Innovation is about doing things in new ways to create value. At AnalogFolk we believe that in the digital age, creating value is the most powerful way for brands to play a meaningful role in people's lives. 
 
Our people are core to the work we produce for our clients and contribute to our collaborative culture, which fosters innovation and our entrepreneurial spirit in everything we do. We reward them by providing an inspirational working environment, opportunities to move between departments and international offices.


The specifics…. 

As part of our core offering the Quality Assurance Analyst is the person that makes sure the solutions are matching the requirements and standards. QA Analyst leads the overall process related to quality from the creation of tests to making sure that the criteria is met. 

A QA Analyst can be the guardian of the overall quality process working closely with project managers, software developers, tech leads, designers, user experience, amongst other disciplines and constantly finds ideas of ways to improve the project. 


Purpose

The overall goal of Quality Assurance Analyst is to work with a varied team to deliver robust, secure, efficient and properly built digital solutions on a range of technologies and make sure that QA is an integral part of the overall process. This solutions can be the foundations for large implementations such as e-commerce or great campaign work that’s shapping the future of end user engagements with brands.


What it takes

You have been leading quality assurance within software development projects for web apps, mobile apps and e-commerce sites across multiple devices and platforms and have a full understanding of test cases, automated testing and the complexities of how deisgn, technology and business requirements need to be fulfilled 

You are a technical thinker who is pro-active, enthusiastic and committed to delivering solutions that our clients will love.

You work well at defining the process, test and deliverables that will make sure high-standards are delivered.

You can work closely with Software Development, UX, Strategy and Design teams towards building the right plan for Quality Assurance.


Responsibilities: 

  • Develop test plans and processes for the projects
  • Lead the automation initiative within a project
  • Make sure that requirements are clear and identify possible points of failure
  • Lead overall QA within a project
  • Be a champion of agile processes and align those with the necessary best software QA practices
  • Be the glue business requirements and the solution that gets delivered


Key ingredients:

  • Strong attention to detail and a problem solving nature
  • Hands on; manual and automated testing is your passion
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on being clear and concise
  • Good understanding of varied technologies such as  i.e. Front-end (JS/HTML/CSS), Backend (APIs/Microservices), Mobile (Android/iOS)
  • Self motivated and keen to further you career
  • A keen eye for detail


You will be

  • Constantly thinking about improvements on the project that can deliver the best quality and standards possible
  • On the lookout for new practices that can help make the software development process better and more robust
  • The guardian of the QA process within the project
  • Keeping up to date with new frameworks and tools
  • Working closely with our existing technology, UX, strategy and design teams to help build robust and reliable solutions for a range of top quality brands.
  • Sharing your knowledge with the wider team


You might be

From a big agency but looking for something smaller
A freelancer looking to for a longer term contract


Core Skills

  • Strong knowledge in overall QA process
  • Writing Manual Test Plans, and executing them to a high standard across multiple browsers and environments and platforms
  • Strong automated testing experience, using tools like Selenium
  • Mobile testing (managing device labs, expanding device library, and keeping up-to-date with usage trends)
  • JIRA and Confluence
  • Knowledge on Agile ways of working
  • Client facing

Extended Skills

  • JavaScript test frameworks (QUnit, Mocha, CasperJS)
  • Automated backend test frameworks
  • Sitecore Experience is a plus
  • Knowledge on Cloud Solutions such as AWS / GCP / Azure is a plus

Everyone brings their individual skills to AnalogFolk, however, there are five principles which we are proud to have and look for in all new our recruits: 

Find A Way

Fail Brilliantly

Be Remarkable

Be Nice

Make Things

You need to be clever, creative and enthusiastic and able to work in an open and collaborative way. We look for people who are dedicated to innovation and thrive on the freedom to grow and experiment.  There is an opportunity to share your knowledge and also learn so we love ambitious and motivated people.