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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
8th of September 2023
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Test Engineer

Hodge are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and specialist residential mortgage markets.  Working at Hodge is about making a difference. That starts with our purpose: we make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter.

For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA, as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation.

The thing that sets us up to succeed with that mission is our people. We are so proud to have exceptional colleagues at Hodge, and we look to develop and invest in our people through their careers. Hodge is at its best when we enable our people to be their best!

We are looking for someone with experience in automation and manual testing who can undertake testing of enhancement and new features on a single delivery team and contribute to the technical landscape of Hodge.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the Group’s products and processes, to ensure that testing work is aligned to the needs of the business.
  • With the assistance of the Test & QA Lead and wider team, develop a thorough understanding of the infrastructure and application design of the systems landscape.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of test planning documentation to provide clarity & confidence and use these plans to drive conversations and break down silos.
  • Plan & execute manual functional, non-functional, and regression testing to satisfy the business and technical requirements of Epics, Features and User Stories
  • Recording and reporting of test results, generating issue reports and feeding back bugs via agreed and appropriate mechanisms.
  • Contribute to the implementation of appropriate automated testing tools for systems internal and third-party systems used across the Group.
  • Develop and maintain automated testing scripts as required to satisfy business and technical requirements.
  • Liaise with the business to ensure each new module is tested adequately, and that testing issues are resolved in a timely and effective way.

What we need from you:

  • Relevant IT or Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • A good grounding in Information Technology, with awareness and some exposure to a specific language (e.g Java or C#)
  • Good knowledge of automated testing tools
  • Manual system testing experience (writing, performing and reporting).
  • Attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical and methodical thinking
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Information and research skills
  • Report writing
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Uses own initiative

In return we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Based in Cardiff City Centre operating in a highly flexible Hybrid workspace.
  • 28 days Holiday with the option to buy more.
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance at 6X salary.
  • Extensive learning and development programme
  • Generous, personalised benefits package
  • Enhanced parental leave – Up to 20 weeks paid Maternity AND Paternity leave
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options

Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements.

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.