Software Test Engineer - Bluefruit Software

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Software Test Engineers

About the role

Test Engineers work directly with our Software Engineers providing a continuous and effective testing service. This includes report writing, defect reporting and rapid, effective feedback to the team.

We’re looking for methodical and passionate Software Test Engineers who will work as a critical part of our software teams,  ensuring we deliver high-quality code.

Bluefruit needs people who are enthusiastic, meticulous, able to follow instructions, and have an attention to detail. You should be curious, able to work as part of a team, proactive, able to write clear and concise reports, have a desire to learn and looking for a technically challenging workplace full of intelligent, friendly people.

About You

You’re fascinated by technology. You enjoy taking things apart to find out how they work. You’re curious and meticulous. You appreciate quality and get excited about things that are well built. Testers at Bluefruit are:

  • Methodical, with an attention to detail
  • Team players
  • Excellent at notetaking and communication
  • Able to write clear and concise test reports
  • Curious and willing to ask questions
  • A quick learner, eager to continuously learn and develop
  • Proactive
  • Able to follow instructions

For more senior roles we are also looking for:

  • Experience as a software tester in an embedded software company
  • Familiar with Lean-Agile working practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience being in a customer facing role

We are also keen to hear from anyone who has experience working as an Automated Test Engineer, especially with experience in embedded software teams.

Diversity confident, we use non-biased recruitment practices to hire based on skill and potential, not gender or background. We ask anyone interested in a role to complete a testing exercise (dojo) that is anonymised to avoid bias. From the results of that dojo, we get a better idea of skill levels and potential. We then select people to join us for informal interviews and tester taster days in our offices in Cornwall, so we can get to know you better and see how you would fit in with the teams. Video conferencing is possible for people not able to travel, but it’s important to note, all roles are based in our Cornwall office.

About Bluefruit

Bluefruit Software is a world leading embedded software company, widely regarded for the quality of our code and our Lean-Agile practices.

The company was set up by engineers and we’ve worked hard to create an environment where programmers can thrive. We believe in regular feedback loops and a strong understanding of our client’s software requirements. We use a wide variety of constantly evolving processes to ensure that projects run smoothly and efficiently. This includes using Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) to write code that won’t come back later to bite you or our clients.

Working at Bluefruit

We are a growing embedded software company, with 60+ people based in the heart of Cornwall. At Bluefruit we don’t just say “work-life-balance”, we actively encourage it, with our focus on flexitime, not overtime. Listening and discovery are a part of our culture and we are committed to providing a work environment that encourages learning and development for all colleagues. We are a Disability Confident employer and we take employee health and wellbeing very seriously with a number of employee support schemes in place.

Some of the other benefits of working at Bluefruit:

  • Regular salary reviews
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexitime available
  • Great maternity and paternity leave benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Simply Health Cash Back Scheme
  • Free access to a financial planner
  • Free on-site parking
  • Onsite café
  • Free onsite gym
  • Free weekly yoga class
  • Chill-out room with pool table
  • Free fruit, tea, coffee, and espresso machine
  • Company social and culture guilds
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Beaches within a 10-minute drive from our offices
  • Hiking and biking trails on our doorstep

Salary: £20k – £40k+

Please note, we are only able to consider applicants with the right to work in the UK.

Apply Here

Please fill in the form below. We will then be in touch with more details about the testing exercise. This exercise is a way for us to better understand your potential to work at Bluefruit. We are mainly looking at approach and effort. Please get in touch if you have any questions about the exercise.

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