• Software Tester (Brighton, UK)

    Brighton, £23,000 - £40,000 per annum, closing date 1st Apr 2019

  • We are innovators, creators, developers, designers — inspired by our work that connects talented people with employers

    Our market-leading career technology boosts engagement, provides deeper insight and drives more revenue.

  • Madgex are experts in career tech­nol­o­gy. We have been pro­vid­ing job board and recruit­ment tech­nol­o­gy to our clients since 2000, work­ing with the world’s lead­ing media brands and organ­i­sa­tions in 10 lan­guages and 14 countries.

    Madgex has offices based across the globe and has been named in The Sun­day Times 100 Best Com­pa­nies to Work For and Great Places to Work.

    We are looking for a Software Tester to join our Job Board team and to help us drive our technology into its next generation. We’re about to launch a technical refresh where we’re introducing Full Stack JavaScript development into our technology with a modular API driven backend approach and are looking for a motivated software tester to help ensure our technology refresh remains robust.

    Our focus is on automation, we currently use technologies such as Selenium Web Driver to provide a regression suite for the web front end, and SOAPUI to test our API’s. Our team are currently experimenting with puppeteer and we’re open to new and fresh ideas on what technologies we should be using.

    We see the value in our Software Testers as people who can think out of the box and be our end users. Bringing the voice of someone who will click on the unexpected and do the things we didn’t think about. Exploratory testing is a must, and someone who like to just find out is essential.

    In this role you will:

    • Participate in sprint planning, helping to identify acceptance criteria and plan out test plans.
    • Create test stories using gherkin and cucumber frameworks.
    • Run regressions suites for our weekly releases.
    • Continue to automate manual elements of our regression’s suites using a variety of tools and technologies but primarily Selenium Web Driver.
    • Deal with pull requests, to merge in changes and perform manual tests on features.
    • Work with the developers and product owners to identify risks of release and help determine when the product is ready for production.

    You will have:

    • At least two years software testing experience in a web browser environment.
    • Some experience in writing automated tests, or a demonstrable self-education in this area.
    • Experience of testing in an Agile framework.
    • Able to know and explain the different types of testing and be able to use them at the appropriate times.
    • Able to manage your own time and work load.
    • Think out of the box when approaching problems.
    • Have excellent communication skills and great attention to detail.
    • Ideally have worked on testing a SaaS product before.

    Our Val­ues

    Smart — intel­li­gent, inno­v­a­tive, prob­lem solvers

    Col­lab­o­ra­tive — with clients, with each other

    Bold — chal­lenge, brave, think big, thought leaders

    At Madgex, we are a com­mu­ni­ty. We’re a friend­ly bunch with pas­sion, ambi­tion and we thrive on team work, learn­ing and devel­op­ment, and our reg­u­lar social gatherings. As an equally important member of our team you will be rewarded with:


    • A salary of £23,000-£40,000 (dependant on experience), reviewed annually
    • 25 days’ hol­i­day, increas­ing each year you work with us up 30 days
    • Flexible working – we believe in work/life balance
    • Enhanced family/partner friendly policies – we want to support you in those big life moments
    • Genuine commitment to your health and well-being, including Simply Health Cash Plan, Perkbox, Cycle to Work scheme and a whole host of activities and approaches from Yoga to monthly massages organised by our dedicated Health & Happiness team
    • Free Food Fridays including salad, cake and our infamous Deli Day
    • Team socials – we’ve had everything from BBQs and bootcamps to beer and our annual birthday bash
    • We're committed to your personal career growth and we'll provide you with learning and development resources
    • A dedicated Buddy in your first week alongside a full induction schedule, giving you the chance to meet the whole Madgex family and we’ll even eat cake to celebrate you joining

    Inter­est­ed?

    Send us your CV along with a cov­er­ing let­ter telling us about you, your career, your ambi­tions and why you think you’d be a great fit with­in our team. We can’t wait to hear from you and invite you into the Madgex team.


    Equal Opportunities Statement

    Madgex is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).

  • A bag full of benefits

    We don’t just talk the talk. Take a look at our benefits – we’re committed to being a great place to work and mean it when we talk about work-life balance.


    • Flexible working & generous holiday

      We’re all humans with lives in the outside world. They shouldn’t compete.

    • Commitment to your health and well-being

      Including Simply Health Cash Plan, Cycle to Work scheme, Yoga, monthly massages and more

    • Free Food Days

      Everyone’s favourite. Be it salad, cake or our infamous Deli Day

    • Dedication to learning & development

      A fierce commitment to personal growth with a ringfenced L&D budget for each team

    • Enhanced family friendly policies

      Because some things are more important than software

    • Hack Days

      Every quarter, a dedicated time to unleash and let your creativity run wild

  • Life at Madgex is good

    We all enjoy what we do and do it well. We’re always growing – the team, the business, the products we provide and the markets we reach. It’s an exciting time to be a Madgexian – there’s a determined focus on innovation and creativity - finding new ways to make life easier and more successful for our customers.

    We’re very much a collection of humans – not employees, or members of staff, or (the worst) resource. We’re people and we’re treated like people. With a heavy emphasis on learning and development and the budget to match, we’re truly into personal growth. Come and grow with us. 

  • Technology to get excited about

    We hire the best people and give them the tools to make great stuff. Our passion for UX and the daily opportunities to build on established languages and blend new technologies and frameworks into a successful software platform ensures our developers and designers are doing work that they love. And we’re always learning to stay ahead and fresh.

    Development is at the core of what we do – both product and personal. We all have growth mindsets – we want to push the industry, the solutions we offer and the technology we use. Our new product focus is year-round – from our quarterly hack days when everyone lets rip, to the easy way we explore new product ideas from anyone in the business.

    The vast amount of data we process brings exciting opportunities to explore the most cutting-edge AI and machine learning methodologies. We work with world-leading institutions to explore pioneering technologies and the ways we can use them to disrupt the industry and make our customers’ lives easier.

    Our developers and designers are quite simply the best. Making the best and having the best time.

    • Madgex isn’t only my workplace, it’s somewhere that cares about my health and well-being as well as my day-to-day life outside of work. The benefits such as Perkbox, Simply Health and our office fruit baskets allow me to live my life, enabling me to save money when I can and feel at ease by the presence of the Healthcare package provided for us.

      Nicky

      Digital Product Designer

    • One of the best things about working at Madgex is the company’s appetite for innovation and a willingness to take on new technology.

      If you come up with a good idea, we will go for it. Things happen quickly here.

      Andy

      Senior Software Developer

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