People who think testing software is boring haven’t met you yet. You’re able to explain that it takes creativity to write a good test plan. That you need to understand a system through and through to be able to make a good risk assessment. You know like none other that proper testing of software is crucial. As a Test Consultant, you are the team’s quality conscience.
Your job as a Test Consultant
The software that we develop at Technolution is part of complex systems that are often essential to the client’s business. As a Test Consultant, you are involved in the project from the start. You make sure the client receives a working product that does what it is supposed to do. You take responsibility for the testing process within the project. Bearing in mind the client’s specifications and the end goal of a working system, you design the test strategy on the basis of the risks you have identified. Then you work with the test engineer to devise the test scripts, the test environment, the tooling to simulate realistic situations and to perform the test. You write the test report and release recommendation for every partial delivery or sprint and submit it to the project manager.
You may be interested to know we rarely outsource anything. As a Test Consultant, you’re normally part of the development team. This means you always know what is going on in your project. Most tests will be performed in our office in Gouda or in your home office. Sometimes they need to be run in the actual environment, and in this case you’ll go to the client to do this.
As a Test Consultant at Technolution, you do much more than testing. You are part of an expert group that works on the development and improvement of our test methods. Our objectives are maximum automation and repeatability of the testing process. We often work with new technologies, which you have to examine for risks and testability. There will be a lot of programmable logic, embedded software and electronics. You work in a multidisciplinary environment with many growth opportunities; your own preferences are the guiding principle in your growth.
- Completed a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
- At least 5 years’ experience with test planning, test specifications and test execution
- Experience with leading a team, preferably a test team
- Knowledge of requirements management and tracing (IREB is a plus)
- Knowledge of test management software (SpiraTest is a plus)
- Experience deploying test automation
- Experience with integration testing of systems (hardware/embedded software) is a plus
You have a thorough basis and lots of insight, but you know there’s always more to learn in this job. You’re happy to share your knowledge, are open to suggestions from other people and are on the look-out for new developments. As a Test Consultant, you will be working together with your colleagues a lot, and good Dutch language skills are therefore essential.
- A team player with a proactive attitude
- Quality-conscious and meticulous
- Independent and responsible
- Flexible and results-oriented
- A good communicator and team player
As a Test Consultant, you have many career options. Do you want to grow towards becoming a systems architect, or are you more interested in project management, or do you want to leave that choice until later? We’ll let you determine your own objective – we think all functions are equally valuable. When you’re ready, we will be there to help you.
Everything breathes technology at Technolution. With our 250 technical professionals, we have been realizing high-grade software and electronics for clients in the mobility, energy, industry, security and high-tech sectors for more than 30 years. A passion for technology, ownership and reliability are our core values.
Working as Test Consultant in short
- Devising and carrying out test strategy in varied projects
- Independence and space for individual development
- Working with highly trained technical colleagues
- A quick application procedure
Any further questions about this vacancy or about working for Technolution? Our recruiter Christina is here to answer them.
Can you see yourself working for Technolution as a Test Consultant? Apply using the form below. We look forward to receiving your application!