QA Engineer - Core Products (QA, Analyst)

  • Sophos,
  • Abingdon
Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

QA Engineer - Core Products (QA, Analyst)

Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Location: Abingdon

We are looking for a QA Engineer - Core Products (QA, Analyst) to join our Core Products team, which delivers a number of products, including the cross-platform Sophos Threat Detection Engine, a key component of our award winning malware protection.
You will be responsible for ensuring quality by defining test coverage, and developing automated and manual test cases for new features. Core Products is an agile team and you will be working very closely with developers in an exciting, open and collaborative environment.

Main Duties of the QA Engineer - Core Products (QA, Analyst):

- Define test coverage for new features and agree acceptance criteria with developers
- Write automated functional and non-functional tests
- Design and execute manual test cases
- Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings
- Validate that features have met acceptance criteria
- Identify weaknesses in products and development processes. Make positive suggestions and drive for continuous improvement
- Other duties and responsibilities as directed

Experience And Skills of the QA Engineer - Core Products (QA, Analyst):


- Experience of defining test coverage for enterprise applications
- Experience of building automated functional tests
- Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role
- Team working
- Effective communication with different types of audience
- Analytical with an eye for detail, a natural problem solver with a continuous improvement ethos
- Self-organizing and driving to deliver quality in line with project objectives
- BSc in Computing or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience


- Testing software that runs on multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux
- Creating automated tests using a scripting or programming language
- Understanding of software security and how to test for vulnerabilities
- Basic system administration skills: OS installation and configuration, networking, virtualization.


The remuneration package includes:

- Annual holiday entitlement of 25 days
- Group personal pension scheme
- Private medical insurance
- Critical illness insurance
- Death in service policy (life assurance)
- Permanent health insurance
- Travel insurance
- Personal accident cover

Working conditions at Sophos are very good and include:

- Subsidised staff restaurant
- Free beverages, fruit and pastries

To apply for the QA Engineer - Core Products (QA, Analyst) role, please click the ‘Apply now’ button.
Dice Id : DI6692
Position Id : QA - Core Products
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