Test Analyst- Fintech

Salary up to £45,000 per annum
Discipline Digital Technology

As a Test Analyst, you will design, specify and execute system and acceptance tests, using agile development methods. You will apply software quality standards, including appropriate use of automation tools and engage with stakeholders for test specification and to communicate test results. We are looking for an experienced Tester with experience with API’s, Postman, JIRA as well as Automation testing experience and JMeter for performance testing working within an agile environment.

As a member of the Castle Fintech team, you’ll be at the heart of a unique and exciting venture to assemble a new financial services platform. With a background in technology disruption or financial services (preferably retail credit), you’ll leverage your industry knowledge to drive the design and development of key solutions for the platform. Operating like an independent start-up, within an established organisation, you’ll be completely at home with agile frameworks and will fully embrace iterative and flexible delivery approaches.

What type of person are we looking for?

  • Driven by boundless curiosity and experimentally minded, always starting with ‘why?’.
  • Tenacious and persistent, willing to go above and beyond to deliver great outcomes.
  • Focused and decisive, able to ruthlessly prioritise to stay on track.
  • Energised by collaboration and a champion of radical candour.
  • Work hard whilst maintain our sense of humour, and don't take ourselves too seriously.
  • Have a start-up attitude to getting stuff done.

What will you do as an Test Analyst at N Brown?

  • Designs, develops and executes test plans and test cases. Implements scalable and reliable automated tests and frameworks.
  • Selects appropriate testing approach, including manual and automated testing.
  • Analyses and reports on test activities, results, issues and risks, including the work of others.
  • Develops acceptance criteria related to functional and non-functional requirements, business processes, features, user stories and business rules.
  • Makes technical changes to existing and distributes new quality standards.
  • Engages with delivery teams to confirm that products developed meet the service acceptance criteria and are to the required standard.
  • Provides input into change control processes.

What skills and experience will you have?

  • Writing test plans, scripts and cases
  • Executing tests in line with test plans
  • Test progress and outcome reporting
  • Monitoring tools, including Grafana, Kibana
  • Postman experience
  • Experience with API’s
  • Automation experience
  • Performance testing, including tools, e.g., JMeter
  • Browser and device testing tools, including AWS Device Farm/BrowserStack/Other
  • Agile development

What’s in it for you?

  • Hybrid working
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 1 day every other week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!