QA Automation Engineer (Home Based)

We are specialists in re-designing clinical pathways to help patients get an expert assessment more quickly and receive the most effective treatment. To do this we mix together talented software engineers like YOU with leading clinicians and operational veterans with deep experience ‘in the trenches’ of the NHS. If you are motivated by the thought of using your impressive technical skills to improve healthcare for everyone, we would like to hear from you.

We’re looking for an experienced QA engineer to take ownership of the validation and verification processes for our Virtual Lucy platform. Lucy embeds the clinical triage experience of our experts in a highly scalable application with demanding requirements for usability and accessibility across mobile and web. Lucy is a great networker, using video, audio and collaboration technologies to link people together while simultaneously coordinating data sharing with systems for electronic health records, diagnostic imaging and healthcare CRM. You will be responsible for our continuous integration pipeline of automated tests, static code analysis, code coverage metrics and manual testing.


Our team is as passionate about improving healthcare as we are about our technology. You’ll find a hard-working crew that enjoys problem-solving together and is always ready to help each other out. We have a strong focus on learning new skills and staying current with the latest developments so you can expect opportunities to try new tech and attend classes. We were part-time home workers before COVID and we’re happily running fully remote now. If and when normality returns, we expect to continue to work remotely for the majority of the time.


Qualifications and requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other “STEM” subject.

  • Minimum of two years QA experience on a commercial web application.

  • Fluent English.

  • Experience developing software for healthcare including familiarity with requirements for medical device development (desirable)

  • Experience working within a Quality Management System e.g. ISO9001 (desirable)


Main Responsibilities and Duties


  • Own the complete validation and verification process, demonstrating full traceability from user requirements through to QA. Ensure we follow industry best practices and fully comply with our Quality Management System.

  • Develop and extend automation processes in QA including our continuous integration pipeline and githook commit checks. Champion new ways to automate routine testing and analyse test results.

  • Lead functional testing in Cucumber, Selenium and Jest by developing new tests, test templates and analysing test coverage.

  • Lead API testing to take advantage of best-in-class tools and techniques (e.g. automated testing in Postman)

  • Develop a robust approach to performance and load testing.

  • Automate cross-browser testing to increase efficiency and coverage.

  • Maintain and extend the use of static analysis tools to improve code quality.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the wider web application team in the best-practise use of tools and methodologies for QA.

  • Be an active participant in stand-ups, retrospectives and sprint planning including striving to accurately estimate QA timescales.

  • Follow modern software engineering best practise: collaborative distributed coding with branching version control, continuous integration and deployment.

  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of our products in accordance with our ISO9001 and ISO27001 Quality Management System.


Salary & Benefits


In return, you will receive an attractive salary package that will be discussed during interview.

You will also receive 24 days annual holiday (+ bank holidays), Company Pension & we have free on-site parking.


Homeworking, but you will be required to Visit HBS offices as and when required.


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