Principal Tester

Reading (Flexible / Remote)

Up to 100% remote within the United Kingdom.

It’d be advantageous to be able to access Reading Office every week or two.

Job Description

Technologies:

Selenium, C#, Git, SpecFlow
 

What you’ll do all day:

As a Principal Tester, you will provide mentorship and line management to other testers in the team. You’ll help build on the technical capability of the test team, developing and empowering them through your mentorship and coaching. You will have strong input into and lead our testing strategy.Most of your time will be spent working in a sprint team with 1-2 other testers, 2-3 developers, a product owner, and a project manager.

You will design test cases for new features, and then automate them in C# and Selenium at the same time as the developers are writing the feature. We will then rely on your tests to enable us to deploy changes rapidly to Production with confidence.

You will also be involved in team discussions for projects, deciding test strategies, providing estimates, reviewing other testers’ automation, and supporting BAU processes.

Key Deliverables:

The role is right in the heart of the Dynamic Planner technology infrastructure. Dynamic Planner provides software as a service to its customers, and so the design, quality and reputation of this software is critical to our business. You will be a key part of our software development management team (alongside a second Principal Tester, two Principal Developers and the Software Development Manager).

We’re looking for at least five years of experience of writing automated tests, particularly in C# and Selenium. Experience of mentoring testers is required. Line management experience is not required, although is preferable. Experience of performance or security testing would be a bonus.

Being highly skilled, creative, diligent, and able to multi-task are essential skills for this fast-paced role. As well as focusing on your direct work, you will need to keep a broader focus on the work of the team to ensure nothing is missed.

We love testers who manage to think of the thing that didn’t occur to anyone else

What can you expect working with us?
  • A diverse, fun, enthusiastic team of skilled people who are proud of their work.
  • Cross-functional, product-oriented teams.
  • Agile and lean mindset – a collaborative atmosphere where we develop and own our product together.
  • Best practices – We are constantly trying to do better.
  • A fun and flexible working culture
  • The opportunity to grow and develop your skills
What we offer::
  • Competitive salary & discretionary annual performance related bonus scheme
  • Generous benefits including 25 days holiday with anniversary increase
  • Personal development budget to help you learn and grow
  • Health & wellness programme to help you focus on you
  • Flexible working policy
  • Company Pension, Life Assurance, Payday treats

About us

Dynamic Planner’s core purpose is helping financial advice firms to match people with suitable portfolios through engaging financial planning. We do this so that people can fund the things that are important to them in life.

We have exciting 2025 vision and strategy that sees us building our business with great talent as part of a winning organisation. Our team say we are a brilliant place to work with a clear purpose for our people and our clients. We continue to invest in our people and technology – it really is a great time to join us.

Apply with your CV and a short cover letter explaining why you are our ideal candidate to recruitment@dynamicplanner.com

We really appreciate every interest in our company, but we are able only to reach out to the candidates who match our needs the most. You can always keep in touch with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and via our website.

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