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Quality Engineer (SDET)


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  IT Global Quality Engineering
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  19632
Job Category:  IT
Job Function:  Business Change and Project Management

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Job Purpose

To engage and resource National Grid's testing requirements to support and deliver Projects/Program assuring quality and ensuring applications are delivered into a production environment that are well understood and fit for purpose.

Key Accountabilities

  • Take full responsibility to ensure all appropriate activities within each testing phase to deliver the application is planned and executed in order that risk is understood and evaluated based on the results of the testing during all stages of the project.
  • Facilitate Test Planning with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Take a leading role in the definition of strategies to ensure the most effective and efficient testing is executed, includes the use of specialized testing tools and techniques if appropriate.
  • Ensure, endorse and govern the delivery of all project test documentation including Test Strategies, phase test plans, test projects plans test specifications and appropriate test reports detailing progress and agreed test measurement.
  • Monitor and control the testing effort and publish agreed testing metrics to manage and improve testing activities.
  • Maintain, and agree internal and external policy, standards, methods and procedures for testing.
  • Liaise with Program and Project managers to manage expectations for each of the testing phases.
  • Agree ‘quality gate’ entry and exit criteria and corrective action.
  • Ensure End of Test phase reports are completed and available so that informed decisions can be made in the application implementation decision making process.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.


  • ISTQB Practitioner certification (preferred but not essential)
  • Degree educated

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