Principal Test Consultant

Delivery · London, London, City of
Department Delivery
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Experienced

An outstanding opportunity to join a leading Data Analytics Consultancy and one of the UK’s predominant Microsoft Gold Partners.  We work with our clients to advise, design, provision, and manage cutting edge cloud solutions for AI and Data Analytics.  We have grown our international footprint, first with our office in Sofia, Bulgaria and recently our Indian office in Pune.  It’s an exciting time to join! 

 

Our Vision 

 

To be the data analytics company most admired for its people, culture and innovation. 


We value our people above all else and have a culture of knowledge sharing and development. Our career development process means opportunities are unlimited; how fast you grow will be up to you.  You will get time to spend on R&D, the latest technologies and training from some of the best in the industry. We're not big on hierarchy or layers of managers – our internal relationships are based on trust.  If you enjoy variety and don’t mind context switching - all with support when you need it, of course - are self-aware and self-motivated, then we're for you!   

 

The role

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join and grow our QA team and work closely with our consultants to ensure that solutions are tested thoroughly; test cases, test results and defects are clearly documented, and any risks are reported back to the Delivery team.

 

You’ll be an advocate for testing best practices, tooling and will help our consultants ship high-quality features. On the operational side, your responsibilities will involve increasing the coverage of our automated UI end-to-end tests and running explorative testing tours. On the strategic side, you will drive the adoption of novel test frameworks, define how we measure quality at Adatis and be involved in shaping our QA vision.

 

This is a customer-facing position. You will be working with our customers regularly. You can expect to be mainly remotely located at one of our offices and occasionally working alongside our customers at their offices, so there will be some occasional travel.

 

Our UK offices are in Farnham and London, and the role can be based at either of the UK locations. You’ll be working, collaborating and socialising with your colleagues across all our offices.

 

There will be a need to occasionally work outside of the normal office hours, but this can be remotely (from your home) and of course, this time will be recognised and rewarded.

 

What will I be doing?

 

Internally

  • Vision and direction of the QA practice
  • Defining best practice and standards for all projects
  • Supporting pre-sales and customer engagement
  • Supporting marketing and service offering development around QA
  • Internal communication, training and evangelising to the wider Adatis team around all aspects of QA

 

Client Facing

  • Defining test strategies and approaches for clients, agreeing on the test plan with Project Managers.
  • Quality management including test management and reporting.
  • Direct the use of Test Automation Frameworks to ensure testing is efficient and repeatable.
  • Working closely with clients, technical consultants (onshore/offshore teams) and 3rd parties to deliver QA elements of an engagement.
  • Implement automated tests using a variety of technologies.
  • Managing and measuring performance and delivery against work plans and taking corrective action where necessary.

 

What experience/skills do I need?

 

  • Detailed knowledge of modern testing life cycles and approaches, including TDD & BDD.
  • Able to shape, direct and thereby improve our test automation frameworks.
  • Commercial experience with driving transformation and change through QA best practices, including senior stakeholder management.
  • Significant and demonstrable experience as a Senior Test Lead or Test Manager ideally gained within a commercial consultancy environment.
  • Demonstrable experience producing, writing and delivering test strategy, plans, specifications and reports.
  • Strong experience managing and leading distributed testing teams, especially offshore teams within an agile or DevOps development environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including customer engagements and supporting pre-sales.
  • Formal Quality Assurance certification is desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of data platforms and analytics concept.
  • Experience in testing from both a technical and business perspective.
  • Has experience coaching on quality.

 

Desirable Technologies


  • Cucumber and/or Specflow
  • Pester & Powershell
  • Competent SQL
  • Azure DevOps test plans
  • Familiar with on-premises Microsoft technologies relating to data platforms
  • Familiar with Azure technologies relating to data platforms

 

What will I get in return?

 

  • Attractive salary and Profit Share Bonus
  • Great holiday allowance plus your birthday and volunteering day off
  • Company Team Days (3 times a year!!)
  • Unlimited budget for books for your learning
  • Trips to technical conferences (e.g. SQLBits)
  • Cycle Scheme
  • All the usual perks (pension, healthcare blah blah) plus a few other cool ones
  • A company that values its team above all else
  • Freedom to grow your career path
  • A flat hierarchy and no-door policy
  • A workplace you'll love coming to every day

 

Interested?

 

We are looking for people that will guide us in our growth, innovate and mentor.  We need you to help us break and create the rules to continue to be a place admired for our people, culture and innovation - and to help us in being a place that everyone wants to work, and no one wants to leave!

 

What will happen next? 

 

  1. If yes, you will speak to someone from our recruitment team for an initial conversation about the role.
  2. You will be then be invited to a technical interview.
  3. If that goes well, we will meet for a final F2F interview to take a deeper dive into your ideas on strategies and approach!

 

We don't believe hiring is a tick boxing exercise, so if you feel you don't match the job description 100% but would still be a great fit for the role, or any other role at Adatis, please get in touch!


Drop us an email at careers@adatis.co.uk!

 

Feel you belong

 

At Adatis, inclusion is the bridge for everyone to be their authentic self. We respect and celebrate our differences as diversity is what makes us unique and sparks our innovation. Be you, with us and feel you belong.

 



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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Delivery
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced