Test Engineer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
Salary Description:
Crunchposter Limited
Job Ref:

Test Engineer

Company Background:

Are you interested in working on solutions that improve people's lives? Want to join Vicon, an Academy Award´┐Ż-winning company, and the world's largest supplier of precision motion capture and tracking systems?

Vicon is the world leader in motion capture technology, developing high performance software and hardware products for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries. Vicon products have been used in major feature films, games and commercials, and Vicon is a crucial measurement tool for biomechanics, robotics, and cutting-edge science. We have offices in Oxford, Denver, Los Angeles and New Zealand.

Vicon is a subsidiary of Oxford Metrics Plc.

Role Summary:

We are looking for a talented Test Engineer to join our team based in Yarnton, Oxfordshire. Reporting to the Test Manager the Test Engineer will take the lead in the testing of the highly complex systems we develop, using a range of manual and automated approaches.

You will have responsibility for the planning and execution of hands on software and hardware testing, including specification validation, bug and feature testing and regression testing. We have a large custom-built Test Volume in which we test all our products, and you will sometimes need to act as a motion capture subject during testing, as well as maintaining the equipment in the test space.

Communication is a large part of the job; with attendance at scrums, sprint planning and reviews, as well as informal catch ups with the rest of the developer team, product and project leads being vital to ensure the testing stays on track.

Strong candidates will have:

* Hands on experience testing both software and hardware
* Strong exploratory testing skills
* The ability to write relevant and effective test cases.
* Familiarity with best practices in software QA
* Tenacity in identifying underlying root causes of problems

Minimum Requirements:

* BSc in Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering or another directly related field
* At least 5 years' relevant experience as a Test Engineer, with a background in software / hardware development
* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team
* Experience testing software other than websites.
* Proficient in test management tools (TestRail preferred) and in defect management tools (Jira preferred).
* Possess strong knowledge of Agile testing methodologies and best practices

Other Requirements:

* The right to work and reside in the UK
* A positive attitude with strong organisational and time management skills
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable Skills:

* Hands-on experience working with motion capture or tracking systems would be advantageous
* Python knowledge
* Experience in Test Automation
* Life Science\Biomechanics industry experience


* Competitive salary
* 10% Company Pension
* 25 days Annual Leave
* Life Cover
* Private Medical Insurance
* Permanent Health Insurance
* Free On-site Parking

Vicon is an equal opportunities employer

Contact Details:
Crunchposter Limited
Tel: 0 332 548 954
Contact: Recruitment Team

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