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Easyroommate, the world's leading flatshare website, was founded in 1999 with the aim of matching people advertising a spare room with those looking for a room. We now have sites in 38 countries globally and 3 million people sign up to our service each year.

We are based in W1, 1 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus and our team is very friendly, diverse and above all autonomous.
We have a positive start up culture within our business and are looking for the right match to join us and help our business grow.

Job Description
We are looking for a Lead Tester to join the team, your role will be to work closely with our CTO to identify an automation framework and implement it. Working closely with the CTO you will also work on the test strategy and mentor our current team of two with a view to growing the team out further. Automation skills are NOT essential - we will work with you on this but you must have leadership experience in a commercial Web testing position.

We work in a very collaborative, cross functional environment so you will be working alongside the QA, Dev and UI teams, creating the necessary test plans for the work being delivered as part of the sprint. This is a key hands on role in enabling the team to move quickly and make major application changes with confidence.

Key Responsibilities
• Working alongside the TA and CTO to design and deliver the automation strategy within EasyRoommate
• Mentoring other Testers in the team
• Providing concise and detailed test cases, notes, scenarios and acceptance criteria to ensure the quality of delivered products and adherence to business requirements
• Plan and Create Automated Tests on the deliverables within a sprint
• Working collaboratively with the development and business teams to provide feedback on quality, defect analysis and functional testing
• Raising issues to the relevant individuals as soon as evidence provides that there are concerns with the quality of the delivery
• Contribute to the overall testing strategy of the team

Skills & Requirements
The following skills and experience are required:
• Solid commercial experience working in a Senior/Lead capacity in a Web Testing environment
• A proven knowledge of planning, scripting and test case execution to ensure a quality product
• Agile project experience with the confidence to strive for continuous improvement within the team
The following skills are highly desirable but not essential:
• Automation skills experience building and maintaining Automation frameworks
• Experience with Selenium Test Tool Suite (Web Driver is ideal)
• Ideally you will have C# with Selenium WebDriver experience although we are happy to consider Java/Ruby/Perl etc but you will need to learn C#
• SQL Server experience (an expert is not required but you should know how to jig and poke the database to verify results)
• Version control experience – GIT would be ideal
• Experience with Continuous Integration tools such as Team City and Hudson
• Experience of TDD/BDD (SpecFlow would be ideal)
• Ability to work on your own initiative/self-starter who can see what needs fixing and fix it!
• Experience testing a public facing website, including debugging tools such as firebug, fiddler etc

About You
You will be a friendly, enthusiastic positive person who can work as part of a diverse team. You will have excellent communication skills and will be willing to take on new challenges with a positive attitude.

If you can bring all of the above then we can offer you a fabulous team to work with, competitive salary, great everyday benefits (including fruit every day, Friday Lunches) that brighten up your working day and a casual work environment.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK on a permanent basis.

Please no agencies, all CVs received will be treated as kind gifts.

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