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Senior Validation Engineer (Senior Software Tester)

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Nottingham
Reference: pare-10056177
Closing Date: 09 Apr 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits:

Job Summary:

The role will be accountable to validate and maintain the software quality within PAREXEL Informatics. This role will provide key inputs for validation during software development lifecycle (SDLC). Another key aspect of the role is the contribution to the continuous improvement of the function within the Scaled Agile Framework, and as such the role must be oriented towards team work in an emerging and flexible environment.

Requirements:

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PAREXEL Informatics is one of the industry’s solutions provider and we help customers accelerate the drug development process through innovation. Our product portfolio is built on leading-edge technology and is combined with extensive medical and clinical expertise. As the technology subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation, we're able to leverage our massive investment in technology with our parent company's wealth of hands-on clinical expertise.

The role will be accountable to validate and maintain the software quality within PAREXEL Informatics. This role will provide key inputs for validation during software development lifecycle (SDLC). Another key aspect of the role is the contribution to the continuous improvement of the function within the Scaled Agile Framework, and as such the role must be oriented towards team work in an emerging and flexible environment.

This role is to be based at our new state of the art office situated in Nottingham City Centre.

Key Accountabilities:

Business Process Testing
- Designs and manages tests of new/updated processes.
- Specifies test environment for whole life-cycle testing (e.g. using model office concept).
- Manages selection/creation of relevant scenarios for testing and ensures that tests reflect realistic operational business conditions.
- Ensure tests and results are documented, reported to stakeholders and are available for specification of user instructions.
- Highlights issues and risks identified during testing to business stakeholders.
- Provides specialist guidance and advice to less experienced colleagues and users to ensure that test are conducted in an appropriate manner.

Programming/Software Development
- Designs, codes, tests, corrects, and documents moderately complex programs and scripts from agreed specifications and subsequent iterations, using agreed standards and tools.
- Collaborates in reviews of specifications, with others as appropriate.

Quality assurance
- Uses quality standards to review past performance and plan future activities.
- Conducts audits of quality requirements and produces audit reports.
- Monitors and reports on the outputs from the quality assurance and audit processes.

Testing
- Accepts responsibility for creation of test cases using own in-depth technical analysis of both functional and non-functional specifications (such as reliability, efficiency, usability, maintainability and portability).
- Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements.
- Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
- Specifies requirements for environment, data, resources and tools. Interprets, executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards.
- Records and analyses actions and results, and maintains a defect register.
- Reviews test results and modifies tests if necessary.
- Provides reports on progress, anomalies, risks and issues associated with the overall project.
- Reports on system quality and collects metrics on test cases.
- Provides specialist advice to support others.

Skills:
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
- Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail.
- Shows Initiative and self-confidence, is adaptable and is able to cope with changing and evolving priorities.
- Must have the ability to work methodically in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
- Manages provision of consultancy services. In own areas of expertise, provides advice and guidance to consultants and/or the customer or other stakeholders through involvement in the delivery of consultancy services
- Maintains an in-depth knowledge of specific specialism in the field, and provides expert advice regarding their application..

Education:
- Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, or Computer Science field, or equivalent.

Knowledge and Experience:
- Strong in-depth previous software testing or software validation experience working in a technology related industry
- Applied methods like threat modelling applied to software development
- Applied and managed security risk for software development
- Strong automation skills, process improvement skills and performance testing
- Understanding of Agile methodologies (preferably Scrum)
- Applied framework and good practices like OWASP (Open WEB Application Security Project), ISO 24772 are desirable not essential)

In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and full training within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

 

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Contact Information:

Address:  PAREXEL International
The Quays
101-105 Oxford Road
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8 1LZ
England
Tel:  +44 1895 238000
Fax:  +44 1895 238494
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