At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.
Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.
We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.
As a QA Lead, you will be a champion of testing, coordinating with product experts and developers in an Agile environment. As a result, you will need to be able to:
Work with the Practice Leads on developing and rolling out QA ways of working aligned to portfolio ways of working.
Work with other practice leads on developing QA methods that are aligned to their practice areas.
Develop and roll out the QA strategy and associated frameworks.
Develop QA measures and processes around testing prep, execution and defects in an innovative manner to meet project \ client needs.
Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs.
Develop or support the development of comprehensive and well-structured test strategies and plans.
Ensure functional and non-functional plans are in place and executed as required.
Coach and develop more junior staff to ensure all of our people develop professionally and technically, maintaining the high standards we have as a team.
Maintain your skills as a top flight tester by keeping them up to date with current standards and trends in the industry.
Collaborate effectively with people across the company to ensure the successful transition of our services through the lifecycle and into production.
Serve as a senior member of our ‘practice group’, a team of subject matter specialists acting as mentor and leadership for the rest of our club.
A significant automation experience coding and maintaining automation scripts.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Experience of working in multiple work streams in complex Agile environments.
Experience in Agile, Waterfall and DevOps.
Strong experience with a variety of automation tools and frameworks.
Extensive knowledge of, or experience in, a range of types of non-functional testing.
Consulting or professional service experience.
Experience in coaching and mentoring your colleagues and peers.
The ability to work with one or multiple clients.
Strong project management skills.
From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:
We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.