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Lead Software Test Engineer

Surrey, UK


£35,000 - £ 50,000

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My client is a market leader in Location-based services; they deliver innovative solutions that allow operators to get to market quickly with leading-edge applications. They have offices in the UK and China, with distributors all over the world as well as being trusted partners with major operators globally.


  • Take responsibility for product quality
  • Lead a team of local office based testers
  • Coordinate all testing and UATs
  • Liaise with all technical management
  • Write test strategies, plans and reports
  • Perform manual and automated testing


  • 5 years min experience working for medium / large organisations preferably in Telecoms or other high availability systems.
  • 3 years min experience in leading a test team
  • Experience of liaising efficiently with development Team Leaders, Business Analyst, Development manager, System Engineers, Project Managers and Operations Manager
  • Experience of following structured testing methodologies
  • Experience of estimating and prioritising software test team activities
  • Experience of writing test plans, test cases and execute them on complex multi tiered systems
  • Strong experience of all aspects of software testing activities including :
    1. Non functional testing
    2. Performance,
    3. Boundary and negative testing
    4. Regression Testing
    5. Smoke Testing
  • Experience of exploratory testing.
  • Very good skills documenting and organising the deliverables
  • Good knowledge of XML and how to test Web Services
  • Familiar with User acceptance Testing (UAT) for external client working as a supplier


  • Experience working with WEB and WAP
  • Good command line experience on Linux/Unix.
  • Practical knowledge of Selenium RC automatic testing framework and JMeter.
  • Experience of C++, PHP, or Java
  • Experience of telecoms infrastructure with respect to that involved in location calculations e.g. GMLC / SMLC.

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