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Agile Technical Tester - back - end systems

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 08/12/2017
  • Job reference: J376389A

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Agile Technical Tester required for a 3-6 month initial contract based in Osterley

British Sky Broadcasting, is currently seeking passionate and effective individuals to help grow the online business. These individuals will be self-organizing and will build on a culture of success.

As a member of the Scrum team, you will perform analysis, development and testing tasks on components, infrastructure, tools and release deliverables. You will be a disciplined professional that displays strong technical aptitude and will possess a level of business acumen.

You will work in a dedicated product stream as part of a self-organising and empowered team (Agile). In bi-weekly iterations using Extreme Programming you will showcase the functionality you have completed to the Product Sponsor, customers and stakeholders and deliver high-quality working software to a production environment.

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today


  • Makes contribution to the testing strategy of the team
  • Works with analysts to define acceptance criteria for software changes
  • Defines, executes and co-ordinates integration tests for a system/platform
  • Act as quality gate-keeper to ensure that only production ready software is released in every iteration.
  • Work as part of the team to support and trouble shoot test environments
  • Provide a point of contact to other internal sky teams to support test and product related queries and investigations
  • Participate in daily stand-up meetings, planning games, showcases, and retrospectives.
  • Work with the technical analysts/product owners and developers to identify and ensure acceptance criteria are satisfied through testing


  • A passion for Agile methodologies and concepts such as XP, Lean, and Kanban
  • Functional and integration testing experience of web technology back-end systems
  • Experience of software engineering and quality process
  • Testing tools & frameworks - manual and automated testing
  • Able to write test scripts in Java
  • Proven delivery experience of large-scale, Java-based projects
  • Web services / REST
  • Experience of high volume high availability systems (backend focus)
  • Support and Maintenance of development and testing environments


  • Experience of Cucumber framework (BDD)
  • Unix
  • Shell scripting
  • A background in Continuous Integration and Delivery practices
  • ISTQB certification

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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