Job descriptionDate: 17 Aug 2023 Location: GB London, GB, NW1 2PL Peterborough, GB, PE2 6EA Manchester, GB, M15 4PR Req ID: 1036 We are looking for a QA Engineer to join our Digital team in the UK. As a Voice and Connected Devices (VCD) Tester, you will be vital in guaranteeing the quality of our voice-enabled applications across platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Sonos, and potentially other emerging voice assistants. Your role will expand as we incorporate more voice technologies and automation into our testing processes. You will work collaboratively with our Software Developers, Product Managers, and the VCD team, focusing on both manual and automated testing. Your work will contribute significantly to the development of reliable, high-quality voice experiences for our users. This is an exciting chance to lead testing initiatives within a growing team, bringing your experience to bear on innovative voice-enabled platforms and products. Our Team Bauer Media Audio operates a ‘hub and spoke’ model for digital. The central digital team supports our country business units with strategy, insight, innovation, product management, technology, IP distribution and support. Our country teams are responsible for local planning, content, and commercial delivery. As part of a combined community of digital experts, the teams work in partnership to create outstanding services to our users and deliver commercial success. As a team we thrive on combining local market excellence with a wider, global perspective. . This role will be predominantly be remote but connected to one of our UK offices where occasionally travel will be expected. Key Responsibilities and tasks Take ownership of the Daily monitoring of production station tests, tracking and progressing any issues found, while maintaining constant communication with both the internal team and third parties. Develop and execute comprehensive tests for voice-enabled applications across multiple platforms including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and potential upcoming voice assistants. Be actively involved in the development and implementation of automated testing as part of our new CI/CD process, introducing and evolving the QA process for the team. Ensure high-quality and consistent voice experiences across different platforms and devices. Take full ownership of the Quality Assurance (QA) process, from devising the test plan to executing functional and non-functional tests. Collaborate effectively with both internal and external development teams to ensure the delivery of superior and reliable voice applications. Identify, document, and communicate defects and issues promptly and clearly using Jira. Establish and maintain a robust QA governance protocol to guarantee extensive test coverage throughout all stages of development. Stay updated with the latest voice technology trends and incorporate relevant innovations into our products. Lead initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of our voice-enabled platforms, aligning them with our overall business goals and customer expectations. Evaluate and evolve our current QA process to ever improve its coverage, efficiency and capability. The Ideal Candidate Years of experience are less important to us, we are not looking to tick boxes with this role, and we are open to looking at candidates from all backgrounds. It would be great if you had some of the below: Experience in using voice-enabled applications, such as Alexa Skills or Google Actions. Enthusiastic about implementing change and delving into the potential for automation around smart speakers and other connected devices. Logically minded, capable of thinking outside the box and diving deep into an issue to identify the most likely cause of a problem. Able to take ownership and represent the QA department within the VCD team, advocating for best practices and approach. Able to enjoy both the variable day to day tasks as well as the persistent tests required to maintain the product. Familiarity with the CI/CD processes including the use of Github Actions is a plus. Familiar with AWS CloudWatch is a plus. Familiarity with Agile methodologies is a plus. Experience in crafting documentation and creating reports to effectively communicate test results to stakeholders. Flexible working We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. Expiry Date 10th September 2023 Package Description Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life. 25 days holiday + bank holidays + 2 volunteer days Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development Opportunity to buy additional holiday Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay Company pension Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%) Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives Discounted high street vouchers About Bauer Media Group Bauer Media UK is part of the wider Bauer Media Group and is the No.1 UK Publisher and the No.1 Digital Commercial Audio broadcaster. We reach 25 million consumers across our Radio and Publishing brands such as Greatest Hits, KISS, Grazia, Today's Golfer, Absolute, TV Choice, Scala, Country Walking, Hits Radio, CAR, Magic, MCN, Jazz FM, Puzzles and many more! Bauer Media Group has remained one of the world’s most successful media companies for nearly 150 years through our commitment to continuous innovation and consumer obsession. Founded in Hamburg in 1875 and now in our fifth generation of family ownership, our multi-national company operates in 13 countries across Europe, reaching 200 million consumers. Belonging at Bauer Mission statement People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated. What we will offer you Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well. Our mental health at work We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations. Learning and Development As the only Media company to be in the top 100 apprenticeship employers, we are striving to always be a great place to do great work for all, Bauer is committed to offering learning and development initiatives through its Bauer Academy tailored to its people, empowering teams and individuals to grow and progress in their careers. Please Note: We are actively seeking this position. You should hear from us within 48 hours of the expiry date. Please note on some occasions the role may be closed before date shown or need to be extended. Bauer Core Values Passion We LOVE what we do – it inspires, unifies and challenges us. Our passion is contagious – both loud and quiet, making the impossible possible. Excellence Our desire for excellence fuels our ambition for personal and business growth. Trust We value honesty and integrity. Trust is our foundation, empowering our people to live up to their full potential. Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship is our pursuit of opportunity – we are agile, focused and resourceful If you have any feedback regarding our UK recruitment process please email care[email protected] we would love to hear from you.
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