Senior QA Engineer - Media Business
Full Time
Software Engineering

If you'd like to work in a team where your work reaches 60 million unique users every month, then this is the place for you! 


About the role 

Ascent and Immediate Media have a long-term partnership, with their development hub in Bulgaria playing a pivotal role in their flagship product. Immediate Media is a fast-growing, multi-platform media business that is home to over 1,000 people across eight divisions. Immediate owns and operates some of the best-loved brands in the UK – brands like Top Gear, BBC Good Food, and Radio Times! Ascent gives you the opportunity to work on Fabric - a digital publishing platform serving over 60 million unique users per month with great content from our brands. 

Now, we are looking for a skilled Senior QA Test Engineer to join one of our development teams. Reporting to the team’s Scrum Master, the successful candidate will be passionate about quality and will go over and above ensuring consistently high standards are met across Immediate digital platforms and look to drive high standards for all deliveries; cultivating an environment of quality and encouraging others to consider it at all stages. 

  We believe in a good work-life balance and offer a great working environment including: 

  • Fortnightly Development Day 

  • Skilled teams with solid collaboration and mentoring attitude 

  • Training and in-house workshops 

  • Social Events including Summer and Christmas parties 

  • Casual dress, friendly people within a relaxed atmosphere 


What you’ll do 

  • Acting as an integrated member of the development team, working closely to ensure the integrity and quality of product changes. 

  • Acting as a QA role model; understanding the grasp of quality in the development team and coaching them to higher levels. 

  • Taking responsibility for representing QA at all team ceremonies. 

  • Ensuring the execution of comprehensive functional, non-functional, user acceptance, and regression tests. 

  • Communicating bugs early and effectively, managing issues until they are resolved. 


Skills and Experience 

  • Significant web and mobile testing experience. 

  • Experience in cross-browser and mobile responsive testing across a wide range of browsers / mobile devices  

  • Experience with the Behaviour-Driven Development Methodology 

  • Experience in automated testing and willing to broaden your testing skill set through the latest automation tools and techniques. 

  • Experience writing and managing tests with at least one JavaScript test automation tool, e.g. Selenium-WebdriverIO, Postman, Cypress. 

You need to have experience with Source Control Management (SCM) e.g. Git, CI/CD pipelines, and the importance of continuous testing. Also is good to have expertise in manual API testing with Postman, detailed knowledge of the software development life cycle, and experience in accessibility testing. You need to demonstrate knowledge of working in an agile environment.  


Working at Ascent

This is a hybrid role, where you can spend time at the office or work from home. This is a company where your development and learning will be taken seriously, and we'll support your professional development with training and certification, with regular feedback and review.

Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are something real here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favorably because of their gender, pregnancy, and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please let us know when you apply.

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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