QA Engineer - ScholarPack

About us

ScholarPack is one of the UK's fastest-growing primary school MIS providers. Our growth is driven by referrals and our customer retention rate is close to 100%, but we're not about to get complacent. We pioneered moving school management to the cloud and continue to innovate with new technologies and new features

Role Overview

The QA team is pivotal to our commitment to deliver superb quality software to our customer base.  We have an exciting opportunity for a QA engineer looking to work in a team where your contribution is valued, with a group who are passionate about delivering the best product for schools, and you'll help by shaping the testing function of our development team.

A day in the life of a QA Engineer at ScholarPack

  • Working in a fast past environment with our development team to test software both manually and with an automation suite
  • Helping to maintain our industry leading reputation for product development
  • Shape the testing function of our team with input into the technologies we use
  • Testing the front end of the system manually and helping us to automate this process
  • Building tooling to help us test our suite of RESTful APIs
  • Helping to choose our technologies and our approach to development
  • Working alongside our Data and DevOps teams to support and maintain our systems

How we work

  • We are a collaborative team with a friendly start-up atmosphere
  • As a company we embrace Agile, often in pairs or as a mob in a self-organising team
  • We work in an environment where everyone is listened to and ideas are discussed and debated openly
  • Our new applications fully utilise CI/CD pipelines
  • Agile principles are reflected throughout the company
  • We are office based in a brand new office at the heart of Lincoln

About you

  • You have professional experience working in a QA Engineering role in a commercial software development setting
  • You want to help shape our automated testing roadmap and take the lead on getting this into our processes and practices
  • You have experience using any automated testing tools like Selenium / Helium / Beautifulsoup / Locust / Gatling / Faker / Katalon
  • A keen eye for detail and an ability to manually test software with a critical eye

Bonus points if you have

  • Some experience with OOP - Python, PHP or knowledge of a similar language or a willingness to learn 
  • Experience working with relational databases
  • Knowledge of basic Linux command line tools, version control (we use GIT)
  • An appreciation of UI and UX and their role in modern software

What we offer

  • A competitive salary with company pension
  • Up to 28 days holiday a year + bank holiday, with the option to buy more
  • Relaxed office environment (casual dress code)
  • Free tea, coffee, breakfast and fruit
  • Free digital healthcare service with 24/7 access to a Doctor
  • We love to celebrate our successes, a love of pizza is essential
  • Time and support in attending relevant meetups and conferences as well as job specific learning.
  • Opportunity to grow and develop your skill set with coaching and regular technology presentations
  • Flexible working options are available 

Salary up to £35000

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Lincoln

ScholarPack
LN2 1DY Lincoln Directions

Perks and Benefits

You'll have the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • Professional development budget 🎓

    At Arbor we're passionate about learning, and to support this we have a dedicated training budget for all teams.

  • Mental health and wellness 🧠

    Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing Champions with ongoing support and learning around mental health.

  • Volunteering day 🤝

    We're all about making an impact! So everyone who joins us gets 1 day a year to volunteer for a charity or cause of their choice.

  • Regular team socials 🥳

    We have regular team socials where we spend dedicated time together. This year we've had BBQs, been to theatre shows, gone white water rafting, and more!

  • Half-day summer Fridays 😎

    Plus, we shut the office for a day at Easter and over Christmas so you get some extra time off then too!

  • Employee Assistance Programme 🧘‍♀️

    Choice of comprehensive 24/7 support services with UK and Ireland's most trusted health and wellbeing network.

  • Flexible working 🤸‍♀️

    Depending on your role we can also offer you flexible working - just mention it in your interview and we'll let you know what your options are

  • Dog-friendly offices 🐕

    Our offices are dog friendly, so if you'd like to bring your canine companion in for the day, that's no problem!

  • GRC Accredited ✔︎

    The Good Recruitment Charter defines good recruitment practice through key principles that we aspire to.

Workplace and Culture

We’re a diverse and experienced team of ex-teachers, edtech engineers and education specialists passionate about making a difference to the sector.  
Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere!

Already working at Arbor Education?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

email
@arbor-education.com
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