Software QA Engineer (Web)

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Nov 15, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Software QA Engineer (Web)

Location: High Wycombe UK, London UK, or Hybrid (UK Office/Home based)

Term: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £30000 - £45000 pa + excellent benefits

Are you passionate about music and audio technology, with a working knowledge of MIDI?

Do you have a professional background in testing web applications?

If you have answered yes to both the above, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for the right person to join our QA Team in a web-focused role, working on the software that helps power our current and future synthesizers and MIDI controllers.

What you will be doing:

  • Reporting to the QA Manager, you will be working within the Novation Team, taking ownership of testing the Components web platform (novationmusic.com/components).
  • You’ll be working closely with Software Developers, Product Owners, and Designers to develop web software that makes it easier for customers to use and enjoy our MIDI Controllers, Synths, and Grooveboxes. Key activities include:
  • Defining the scope of QA/Test activities across the Components platform
  • Working with Beta Testers and the Novation QA Team to deliver quality releases
  • Implementing automated testing wherever appropriate to enable more efficient regression testing.
  • Generating and executing robust, well documented, and maintainable functional, non-functional, and user acceptance tests
  • Documenting and reporting test results, working closely with software developers to address any issues

An ideal candidate is likely to be:

  • From a web testing background, with 2+ years’ of demonstrable professional experience
  • Self-motivated, with a track record of improving test processes and coverage
  • A clear communicator, used to working in an Agile development team
  • Methodical and rigorous, with a logical approach to problem solving
  • Able to demonstrate some basic programming ability, preferably in TypeScript or JavaScript
  • Experienced with at least one relevant test framework, e.g. Playwright, Cypress
  • Comfortable with the principles of Continuous Integration (CI) and Version Control
  • Familiar with HTML and CSS
  • Interested in music and audio technology, with knowledge of the MIDI protocol

Experience of some of the following would also be useful:

  • Ember.js
  • Electron
  • Test tools such as BrowserStack, JMeter, Postman
  • Web security principles (e.g. OWASP Top 10)
  • Website accessibility testing (WCAG)
  • Use of telemetry to monitor production environments

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 Focusrite, and we’ll 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’d 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, our 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 nine established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Ampify Music and Linea Research. 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 three Queen's Awards for Enterprise, the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021 and regular appearances in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’.

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, safe and positively represented, because at Focusrite they truly are. 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, group bonus scheme, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions and encourage personal development.