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Covering the following locations: Croydon, Guildford, Kingston-upon-Thames, Reading, Redhill, Slough, Sutton, Twickenham, Southall

Would suit a chemistry graduate who would like to try IT; or a software tester with some knowledge of chemistry. The successful applicant would have the opportunity to move on to other roles in the company in the future.

A small world leading manufacturer providing cutting edge instrumentation to the scientific industry.

The company manufactures analytical systems. The software team provides an application which both controls the instrument functions and displays and analyses the data retrieved. As each iteration of our application is created it must be stringently tested, both stand alone and with our customers equipment, to ensure any software errors are removed before installation in the production product.

We require a software tester with knowledge of chemical applications to design and run a suite of regressions tests to test the Mass Spectrometer software, proving the control function and the user interface; assist the software engineers when running the Mass Spectrometer; oversee our error recording software; and coordinate the software delivery process.

Work will include: analysing and defining the test requirements for software platform; and communicating and collaborating with multidisciplinary team including software developers, hardware developers, customer relation/support, service support and senior management.

Creating test plans for the company's products
Designing and implementing test cases to verify product functionality, performance etc.
Creating automated tests
Planning and driving the process of product testing
Ensuring high product quality from a software standpoint
Administrating the change request tool

Essential Skills:
Good understanding of chemistry - minimum grade B at Chemistry A Level
Be able to view a product from a user/customer perspective and design tests to reflect this
Motivated and organised
Keen to learn a new product domain
Ability to work with developers and managers alike
Have good written and oral communication skills
Have a good eye for detail
Windows operating system, MS office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Desirable/Nice to have (not essential) any of:
Exposure to mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography or related technology (able to interpret mass spec results and run chemical experiments)
Knowledge of software test processes and life cycle
Testing of commercial or scientific instruments
Experience testing man-machine interfaces & GUIs
Experience creating automated tests
Experience of the Linux operating system & tools
Experience of change request tools e.g. JIRA
Experience of SVN or similar revision control software

Competitive basic salary

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Job Ref: 65006

Philip Chafer

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Albert Baines

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