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Application method: We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; we won’t be able to view them until the interview stage so they will not be reviewed in the shortlisting process. To be considered fairly for this role, you must fill out the employment history application questions.
Tech Stack: Quality Assurance uses Playwright, Cypress, Pact, Postman, Axe, Artillery, and K6 with TypeScript language
At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.
We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That’s why we’re looking for someone talented, someone who wants to develop their skills, someone like you.
The Quality Assurance Team’s mission is to drive quality into all software products produced by/or on behalf of Cancer Research UK. The team strives to enhance testing service throughout the project lifecycle and assist Technology in improving the quality of products we deliver to our customers, pushing the shift left forward in the lifecycle.
As a QA Engineer in the team, you will champion the quality of our features in our development pipeline, whether pairing with developers promoting testability or trying to break a feature through exploratory testing. You will own the authoring and execution of test plans, test cases, and testing at every stage of the lifecycle. You will significantly impact the quality and delivery speed of our software and most importantly ensure the features we deliver to supporters are of the highest quality by collaborating closely with Engineers, Product Managers, and other QA’s. In addition, you can propose improvements to our existing processes and automated tools to improve the team’s speed, quality, and efficiency.
This role will support our Science, Information, and Chief Operating Office (SIC) portfolio meaning you will deliver digital innovation and transformation to our Researchers and Cancer Research UK employees rotating across a range of products. Initially, you will focus on our Cancer Chat platform (a SaaS solution built with a mobile-first approach) or our award-winning Experimental Cancer Trial Finder (a game-changing AWS cloud innovation) before rotating onto a new product. The customers you will provide value to include cancer patients, scientists, clinicians & nurses, politicians, our supporters, and our employees. Ultimately, you will know you are changing and saving lives through your work.
What will I be doing?
What skills are you looking for?
To be considered for this role, you must have the right to work in the UK as we are not able to offer visa sponsorship for this role
What will I gain?
Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that’s impressive.
In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.
Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.
We don’t forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.
Our work – from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy – will change the world. It’s exciting to be part of our team.
For the full job description and more information about working with us please contact [email protected]
Cancer Research UK’s Technology team is proud to be part of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) for our efforts in driving equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all, and we have always sought to draw from a diverse pool of talent and maintain an inclusive working environment.
There’s a place for everyone at Cancer Research UK. Our vision is to create a charity where everyone feels like they belong, benefits from and participates in, the work we do. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.
We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures, in particular those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented, and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.
If you’re interested in applying and excited about working with us but are unsure if you have the right skills and experience we’d still love to hear from you. We don’t expect everyone to meet all of the criteria listed.
We want to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore ask you to inform us of any concerns you have or any adjustments you might need to enable this to happen by emailing us at [email protected].
Unfortunately, we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks.
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