Gradcracker - Where the STEM jobs are
My Gradcracker Dashboard Login
My Account Activity
Webinars
Upcoming webinars I have registered for
0 of 16
Alerts
Alerts from my Followed employers
0
Following
Employers I am Following
0
Shortlist
Opportunities in my shortlist
0

New to Gradcracker?

Register here

Degree Apprenticeships Placements / Internships Graduate Jobs
Company Hubs A-Z Sector A-Z
STEM Societies
Webinars Toolkit
Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Software Test Engineer

Computer Science/Software/Systems.

Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist Apply now

The role of the tester is generally a varied and challenging one, and this is certainly the case at Cambridge Consultants. With projects ranging from short 2-3 month technology prototypes to full scale 18month+ product development, the ability to adapt and move quickly is very important to all of our test engineers.

You will often be involved at the very start of a project, using your analytical and questioning skills to test the various concepts, requirements and user journeys even before a line of code is written. Working closely with the development team you will design and create test harnesses and scripts to thoroughly test the products being developed.

Our People

We employ the brightest minds in engineering, science and design.

You will have the opportunity to advance your own skills through our testing community and the variety of projects you will work on. Your skills will contribute to help grow and evolve the group.

Type of work 

The group carries out test planning, design and testing of all products and works closely with other disciplines to test cutting-edge software, hardware and systems. Development team sizes tend to be small and are made up of highly skilled engineers.

As a test engineer, you need to become aware of all forms of testing. You don't have to know how to do all of them, but need to appreciate what is required, be willing to learn new skills and coordinate getting it done.

Responsibilities 

You will be involved in and responsible for:

  • Performing tests on existing projects and become familiar with testing approaches
  • Evaluating existing tests for their effectiveness and modify if necessary as part of the continuous improvement process
  • The scoping, designing and maintaining of bespoke test harnesses, including test script creation
  • Delivery of high-quality code, compliant with our internal coding standards
  • Carrying out your specific project tasks within the timescales and budgets agreed with the project manager

As a graduate you will be supported with specific training and mentoring and as your experience develops, you will have the opportunity take on further responsibilities

Requirements 

To meet the requirements of this role you will have:

  • A good degree in a technical/scientific discipline
  • Experience of Python (or other languages)
  • Good communication skills, inquisitive nature, attention to detail and a keen interest in technology.

In addition, any experience of the following would be advantageous;

  • Wireless communications systems
  • User interface test techniques (Ethical Hacker/Selenium)
  • Issue tracking systems
  • Familiarity with hardware such as Raspberry-Pi
  • Software development lifecycle

Benefits

  • Competitive salary reviewed annually 
  • Company profit share 
  • Generous pension 
  • Hybrid working model 
  • Flexible working hours and location 
  • 25 days' annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 
  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park
  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.

(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)

1e127ede32d8f816eacfb0aed73cee11

This button will open a new tab and take you directly to the employer's website to apply.
Please remember, if asked, that you found this job on Gradcracker.
Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist

Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2022
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + Profit Share + Generous pension + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Cambridge
    (Show map)

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Systems

Also Accepting...
Click to show all disciplines

More on our Hub

Watch our videos

Watch more of our videos »

Explore

View our blogs

Read more of our blogs »
Follow your favourite employers
Save jobs to your shortlist
Receive personalised alerts
Access our live webinars
Register now
Gradcracker and Cookies
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.
If you continue we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from Gradcracker.
Continue
Learn more