Quality Assurance Engineer

Twickenham, London
£37,345 - £43,267
01 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Information Technology

Department:             CIO - Application Services
Salary:                       £37,345 - £43,267 per annum         Hours:                       36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Reports to:               Director of Application Services
Annual Leave:         30 days per annum in addition to Bank Holidays

Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community, where everybody is welcomed.   

St Mary’s is on an exciting journey of transformation and growth, to benefit students, staff and the wider St Mary’s community. As the University builds on its proud heritage, it will be looking for exceptional people to help shape its progressive future.   

A new Application Services group is being established, to effectively deliver the wide range of applications that underpin and support university activity. The group will work in partnership with academic areas, professional services teams, students and external partners to take for an exciting programme of technology improvement over the next 3-5 years, in keeping with the goals of the St Mary’s Vision 2025 strategy. 

With ambitious plans for transformation and improvement, this is a very exciting time for technology at St Mary’s.   

The Application Services group maintains the comprehensive suite of applications that support vital services, workflow engines and customer-facing applications that support the Staff and Student experience at St Mary’s.

The group is responsible for both tactical and strategic development of solutions in support of St Mary’s objectives and is focused on the development, implementation, integration, delivery and support of business application and systems solutions for the University. The group also provides 2nd and 3rd line applications support. The team is responsible for the quality of solutions and safeguards the transition of solutions into production by applying robust testing disciplines and effective configuration management.

There are 40 major corporate applications at St Mary’s, spanning finance system, HR, timetabling, student accommodation, CRM, student records, to name a few. There are future plans to develop, improve and expand the applications portfolio under the remit of the new Chief Information Officer. 

The Application Services group will work with colleagues across IT Services, the Projects Office, Library Services, academic and professional services.     

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join our team to develop high-quality business systems, web front ends, scripts and APIs that underpin teaching, learning, Registry, Timetabling, Accommodation, Resource Management, Finance, HR, Legal and other business-critical services.

Successful applicants will have:

Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

The ability to develop standards and processes for the software/application development process;

Experience in ensuring released software/application meets with documented end user requirements and relevant guidelines

A keen willingness to learn new skills and develop as an individual within Application Services;

Our current applications typically use AngularJS, ASP.NET Web API, WCF, SQL Server and reporting services. Experience with these frameworks and systems are desirable but not essential. For the right candidate, we will be looking to invest in their development, with key training areas identified to assist them in fulfilling their potential.

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please click on the link below:

Quality Assurance Engineer - Job Description

Closing Date: 21 October at 23:59

 Interviews are likely to be held the week beginning 1 November 2018 

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