QA & Senior Test Analyst / Lead - €65,000 to €80,000 - Amsterdam

A leading European Information Consultancy is recruiting for a Senior Test Analyst / Lead to work in the QA and Testing capability.  Taking a hands on role within the QA capability will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to work on leading edge data solutions with a diverse range of technologies.


Responsibilities will include:

·         Working across a portfolio of projects and technology environments

·         Test Lead and delivery responsibilities on advanced technology projects including:

o     Quality planning and test strategy design for specific client and project requirements

o     Test design, specification and management

o     Quality management including test management and reporting

o     Working closely with the client teams and onshore / offshore teams

·         Defining test plans, agreeing the test plan with Project Managers overseeing the delivery of test to time and budget

·         Transition of Test Script and Test Execution to the off-shore team

·         Lead the off-shore test activity, providing technical understanding and guidance

·         Managing and measuring performance and delivery against work plans, and taking corrective action where necessary


Background skills & experiences:

We hire ambitious and highly intelligent consulting professionals who combine their technical acumen

with a genuine enthusiasm for improving business. Our people bring team spirit, energy and enthusiasm, seek to change things for the better and exploit opportunities to grow.

We are looking for the following experience profile:

·         Quality assurance consulting professionals who have come through a technical career path to focus on the QA aspects of SDLC, specifically with deep experience leading QA within custom development / business intelligence environments using and Agile Methodology

·         Significant and demonstrable experience as a Senior Test Analyst or Test lead gained within a commercial environment such as consulting or systems integration

·         Demonstrable experience producing, writing and delivering test plans, specifications and reports

·         Strong experience working in distributed testing teams, especially offshore teams within an agile / iterative development environment

·         In depth Defect Management experience, preferably working with TFS, JIRA or ALM

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including customer engagements

·         Formal Quality Assurance certification (ISEB)

·         Extensive knowledge of Big Data, Data Warehouse and database solutions

·         Experience of testing & automation technologies from both a technical and business perspective

·         Hands on knowledge of writing SQL queries for data validation


About The Company:

Our client is a specialist software engineering consultancy that helps company develop data management solutions deployed in the cloud. Our solutions include data warehousing, modelling and advanced data science based predictive solutions across a range of business sectors including retail, hospitality, financial services and public sectors. The solutions we develop are engineered to take advantage of advanced technology including big data, in memory, machine learning and cloud platform technology.