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Software Test Engineer, RTÉ

  • RTÉ
  • Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 13/05/2024
Broadcast Engineering Engineering

Job Description

Software Test Engineer, RTÉ

RTÉ is Ireland's national public service media organization. A leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and interested audiences internationally. Since its inception, RTÉ has functioned in a highly competitive environment, where technology has been developing exponentially.

RTÉ Technology are seeking to hire a Software Test Engineer to join our Product Development and Software Engineering team, helping test and deliver some of the most high-profile online products in Ireland; including RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player, and the RTÉ News app.
The Software Test Engineer will be responsible for developing, executing, and maintaining automated/manual test assets to ensure that applications meet the highest possible quality standards.

Main Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute the appropriate Test Assets/Automation (plans, cases, scripts etc) to ensure applications conform to requirements and design
  • Technical and functional testing of APIs and Web, Mobile and SmartTV applications
  • Create automation suites/workflows for API’s, Web, SmartTV applications, and databases; maintain and execute existing automation suites, using Selenium with Java and JSON Path
  • Continuously improve test automation frameworks and methodologies
  • Identify, document, and track defects using tracking tools such as Jira or similar platforms
  • Identify, report, and review application issues and defects 
  • Work directly with internal and external development teams to incorporate test strategies throughout the development process
  • Retrieve and analyse client-side (e.g. HTTP requests) and server-side logs to validate conformance to spec and identify functional or performance issues
  • Collaborate with the wider team in developing and evolving RTÉ’s software testing processes and instilling a culture of quality across each stage of development
  • A proven track record working in a software testing role, making substantial contributions to the test process for multiple public-facing applications and systems
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills, with the ability and inclination to analyse issues in detail and help determine root cause
  • Automation & scripting skills with the ability to create automated tests utilizing standard frameworks & tools
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent work strands across agile sprint and larger project deliveries
  • Experience using Selenium with Java or any other automation tool
  • Postman & Json path for API testing and automation
  • Database automation using JDBC.
  • Strong Understanding of STLC lifecycle
  • Familiarity with source code management tools like GIT
  • Defect Management ensuring bugs are raised, investigated, prioritized, fixed and automated whenever needed
  • Strong technical knowledge across multiple client platforms, ideally including Mobile App, Web, Smart TVs, Set-top Boxes, Chromecast, and other OTT devices
We are looking for a person who will:
  •  Thrive in situations of pressure where a calm and cool outlook is required
  • Work collaboratively and positively with all individuals and teams
  • Enjoy working in a fast and fluid environment with various personalities and outlooks
  • Be flexible, adaptable, receptive to feedback and direction, and who wants to learn
  • Manage time and tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with sound instincts and judgement
  • Appreciate the chance to work in a flexible and progressive environment, where work-life balance is expected, enabled and supported
This position will be offered on a full-time ongoing permanent contract basis on the Senior Broadcast Engineer grade and salary scale from €60,795 to €73,609 gross per annum.

This role requires primarily business hours, however, there is a requirement to fulfill planned infrastructure systems maintenance, upgrades etc. outside of normal business hours.  A flexible and collaborative approach to work is therefore essential.

Applicants are invited to submit their Curriculum Vitae together with a cover letter outlining your interest in this position. These documents must be attached as one file in the online application process.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 27th May 2024.

Any contract offer will be subject to the applicant’s legal permission to work in Ireland.

RTÉ is committed to diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

 Cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais ó dhaoine go bhfuil dearcadh dearfach acu i leith na Gaeilge. Applications are welcome from people who have a positive outlook to Irish.
 RTÉ is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applications without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social experience, race and ethnicity, disability, civil and family status, religious belief and membership of the Traveller Community.