Overview

myBBC is building a deeper engagement with our audiences, and finding new audiences who may not otherwise have discovered the breadth of content the BBC has to offer. For the first time, thanks to the data we’re collecting, audiences can find (or be offered) the content that they love to listen to, read, watch or play with – at the time and place they want.

Job Purpose

Responsible for designing, communicating and implementing test approaches in product development. Work closely with all members of the product development team. The Senior Tester will co-ordinate testing activities for a product and ensure the spread of good practice and knowledge.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Leading the definition and execution of the test approach for a product
  • Planning, estimating, reporting and directing test activities for a product
  • Collaborating and integrating with other product development team members to ensure the delivery of a product to specification
  • Creating manual and/or automated test cases to verify functional and non-functional requirements of a product in various stages of the development life cycle
  • Liaising with other product teams to ensure joined-up testing approaches for multi-team projects
  • Troubleshooting– finding critical bugs or verifying reported issues, identifying their underlying cause and seeing them through to resolution liaising with other teams where appropriate
  • Producing descriptive and concise reports that evidence the functionality of a product
  • Aligning with and supporting the test process to ensure its consistent application across multiple teams
    Communicating status information and issues to a variety of stakeholders, adapting appropriately depending on the audience
  • Supporting and leading change through experimenting and analysis to improve processes
  • Keeping up with developments in testing methodology by attending specialist interest groups and conferences, both externally and within the BBC
  • Contributing to the development of junior team members
  • Liaising with external suppliers
  • Play a leading role in the growth of a vibrant internal Test community
  • Engage with external organisations in order to exchange knowledge and raise the profile of the department in the wider tech community.

The Ideal Candidate – Knowledge, skills, training and experience:

  • Proven testing skills developed through experience
  • Ability to balance departmental strategy, audience experience, resources and technology constraints to regularly deliver value
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and ways of working
  • Ability to create, adapt and execute effective test strategies
  • Ability to think creatively, problem solve, and innovate
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and comfortable communicating at all levels in the organisation
  • Work closely and communicating clearly within cross-functional teams
  • Ability to experiment, analyse and continually improve test practice
  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Working knowledge of product/defect/test case management systems
  • Good understanding of test automation and its value and application within agile delivery
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior team members
  • Ability to anticipate problems and tackle them with a pragmatic approach
  • An appreciation of good user experience and being prepared to be the users’ advocate

Tagged as: automated testing