Senior Quality Assurance Analyst

Role

A Senior Software Analyst at FX Digital has a passion for ensuring quality in all facets of your profession. You will report to the QA manager, who will be able to offer guidance and support. You can competently, and independently, write robust test plans and test cases to ensure quality coverage within a fast-paced working environment. Doing so on a variety of projects, from websites and web apps to mobile, Smart TV and Connected TV apps. You will be responsible for ensuring that the quality of work delivered is of an impeccable standard across the board.

You are brave enough to challenge team members with regards to quality and processes, forever striving towards an improvement in both. You maintain personally and encourage a culture of curiosity to the learning of new languages, tools and practices to maintain the high standard of quality and innovation expected at FX Digital.

You are a dependable and collaborative member of the QA and wider FX team, able to competently communicate and follow processes while having a desire to innovate with regards to their personal development needs, tools and opportunities that contribute towards increased professional knowledge and efficiency. The Senior Software Tester has a keen eye for detail, a passion for process and a thirst for knowledge.

About FX Digital

FX Digital is an award-winning digital agency based in London, specialising in OTT (Over-The-Top) streaming and Connected TV-first application design & development.

It is an exciting time to join our team and help our clients find industry-leading, innovative solutions in the exciting and rapidly growing world of Connected TV.

We currently deliver solutions for incredible brands like Discovery, Eurosport, GCN and the ATP Media, as we continue to work with global sports and entertainment brands, helping them to reach millions of viewers across the world.

Our dynamic and energetic team of 50 is based in the beautiful Bentima House in Old Street, close to the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch.

Responsibilities

  • Involved throughout the full test life cycle (requirement analysis, test case planning and definition, test execution, defect capture and reporting
  • Enforce and uphold the quality assurance processes throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Hold yourself and colleagues accountable for the standard of work that is released, ensuring it meets both aesthetic and functional requirements.
  • Thorough documentation of test plans and test cases and the maintenance of these.
  • Report and prioritise bugs and issues raised in a variety of channels.
  • Proactively and clearly communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with Junior QAs and be a driving force in implementing broader automation coverage across current and future projects.
  • Assist with the personal development of more junior members of the QA team
  • Research improvements and assist with the documentation of QA processes

Requirements

  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience of working in a wider team with multiple concurrent projects.
  • Solid understanding of HTML and CSS.
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and eye for detail.
  • Able to effectively communicate, written and verbally, to all levels within the business.
  • Experience with version control and workflows.
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Able to demonstrate great attention to detail, care and accuracy while maintaining the speed of work to meet deadlines.
  • Experience with issue tracking tools such as Jira.
  • Exceptional understanding of UX qualities.
  • Experience using software debugging tools (e.g. web inspector)
  • Experience using Charles proxy
  • Knowledge of API testing and related tools (e.g. postman)
  • Relevant work experience with OTT apps (Connected Devices/Smart TV)
  • Relevant work experience with WordPress or similar content driven sites
  • Relevant work experience testing iOS and Android mobile apps

Desirable

  • Some previous experience with, or knowledge of Javascript
  • Experience with test-automation suites
  • Previous use of BackstopJS visual regression tool
  • ISTQB qualifications
  • Experience implementing or integrating unit testing
  • Experience testing on Playstation and/or Xbox platforms
  • Experience testing HTML video players

Why work at FX?

Financial perks

  • We understand the importance of being compensated fairly for your hard work, so we offer competitive compensation packages for all job roles.
  • To recognise everyone’s incredible contribution to the success of the business, we offer an annual profit share equally distributed across all roles and departments.
  • We offer pension contributions with Nest pensions to help you plan for your future.

Health and wellbeing

  • Every month you have the option of a one-on-one Sanctus mental health coaching session, a great opportunity to get quality mental health support at work.
  • Our Mental Health and Wellbeing group is open to everyone and empowers FX employees to make real, positive change within the business.
  • All our people can opt-in to Vitality Health Insurance (on completion of your probationary period), which comes with a whole range of great benefits, including a heavily discounted Apple Watch, cinema tickets and Amazon Prime.
  • Join our 5-aside-football group for a relaxed, friendly kickabout after work.
  • Join our professional yoga teacher twice a week for sessions open to yogis of any level – clear your mind and stretch those muscles!
  • Get active and help the environment by enrolling in the cycle to work scheme and get a new bike with a saving of up to 47%.

Epic office environment

  • Our awesome office is located on Old Street in East London, easily accessible and close to a number of transport links and surrounded by cool restaurants, food stalls and bars.
  • Our office is equipped with showers, secure bike storage, a rooftop terrace with breath-taking panoramic views of London and plenty of private meeting spaces and quiet areas to get your head down and focus when you need to.
  • We believe FX Digital should be an accessible workplace for everyone and our office is fully wheelchair accessible.

Flexible working and annual leave

  • Recharge your battery with a generous 35 days of annual leave (including bank holidays and our Christmas office shutdown)
  • We appreciate that the world has changed and so we offer flexible working, working from home and a flexi start time between 9am and 10am.
  • To ensure that our remote workers don’t miss out on the office experience, we have invested in technology that allows us to run company events in a hybrid way.

Personal development opportunities

  • We are invested in your growth and so we run regular, quarterly appraisals, to ensure you are receiving constant feedback and working towards goals for growth.
  • We support our team to get involved in conferences, events and trade shows at home and abroad.
  • Personal development is hugely important and so we offer weekly training time to upskill and continue your learning.
  • Work with epic and prestigious global brands in the media, sport and entertainment space, from Discovery to BBC and ATP Media.

FXtras

  • Take part in regular company-wide and team-specific socials (both in-person and remote).
  • We take great pride in our culture of acceptance, diversity and inclusion.
  • We are committed to doing our bit for the planet and our sustainability group is open to anyone passionate about making a difference.
  • Complete regular surveys to provide anonymous feedback on the business, leadership team and your role to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep improving and making FX a great place to work.
  • Join us at our monthly Show and Tell, where team members update us on what they’ve been working on.
  • Get nominated for the monthly FX Factor by your peers and get recognised for your contribution to the business.
  • From baking to running, we offer a wide range of clubs for a variety of interests so you can meet and socialise with likeminded members of the team.

Job Details

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full time
  • Location: FX Digital’s office is situated in the Bentima House, Old Street, East London
    • In light of the pandemic, FX Digital is currently operating on a hybrid working model, meaning that our team has the option to work from home but days in our London office will sometimes be required
  • Salary: Depending on experience, in between £40k-50k / year

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please submit your details through the application form below.

If you’re asked to an interview, great! This is an informal chat and an opportunity for you to tell us about your passion of development and goals for the future, run through any past work you have to share, and also for us to go into more detail about the job and discover if it’s a good fit for you.