Software QA Engineer

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Mar 30, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Software QA Engineer

Location: High Wycombe, UK / Hybrid / Remote
Term: Permanent, Full Time
Salary: £25000 - £40000 padepending on experience + excellent benefits

Do you have experience of software testing and programming?

Are you passionate and knowledgeable about music, audio technology, and recording?

If you have answered yes to both of the above, we’d love to hear from you! We are hiring into our QA Team, and we are looking for someone to join us, testing the software that that brings our industry-leading interfaces to life.

What you will be doing:

Reporting to the head of the Focusrite QA Team, you will be working as part of a small development team to ensure the successful delivery of new and updated software to our users.

You will help to establish good practice in the planning and documentation of software testing within an agile development environment, and in the appropriate use of automated testing. Contributing to a continual evolution of our test approaches and tools will be a key part of your role.

You will work closely with the rest of the QA Team, as well as Software Developers, Product Designers, Product Owners, and Scrum Masters from across our Engineering Department.

Key activities include

  • Defining the scope of QA/Test activities across key software projects
  • Generating and executing robust, well documented, and maintainable functional, non-functional, and user acceptance tests
  • Implementing automated testing wherever appropriate
  • Documenting and reporting test results, working closely with software developers to address any issues

An ideal candidate is likely to be:

  • Able to demonstrate professional or academic experience of both software testing and programming
  • Experienced in writing automated end-to-end tests (preferably in JavaScript or TypeScript), and familiar with basic C++ syntax
  • A clear communicator, methodical and rigorous, with a logical approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated, with a desire to make improvements to things
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about music, audio technology, and recording

Experience of some of the following would also be useful:

  • Continuous Integration (CI) and Version Control Systems (preferably Git)
  • Agile development approaches (e.g. Scrum)
  • JUCE C++ application framework
  • C++ test frameworks

I don’t have all the experience you’ve asked for, should I still apply?

Our priority is to find the right fit for the team, and for the company, and we will always do what we can to support individual development. In other words, if you don’t quite have all the experience listed above, we’d still be interested in hearing from you. Let us know what you would bring to the role, and why you’d be a great fit for the team.

About Us

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio group that develops and markets music technology products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, its solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity – ‘we make music easy to make’.

The Focusrite Group trades under eight established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio and Ampify Music. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in and we enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture which encourages innovation. This culture, combined with a passion for the inspirational solutions we create, has led to the group winning numerous accolades, including four Queen's Awards for Enterprise and the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021.

The Focusrite Group is dedicated to building a great place to work and as an equal opportunity employer we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion. The group mission is to cultivate an equitable culture, internally and externally, where all people feel they are welcome and positively represented, whether office-based or working remotely. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.

Benefits include flexible/hybrid working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, company music events, free breakfast/lunch in the canteen at Focusrite HQ. We arrange company training sessions and encourage personal development.