Software Tester

Belfast, UK, Full Time.

Company background

Firemelon is the UK leading provider of software solutions to the Travel and Pet Insurance sectors. Through our flagship Magenta system, we provides a platform to sell policies via call centre, direct websites and price comparison sites. Firemelon have a wide range of clients in the UK and worldwide from small brokers to large blue chip organisations.

The Role

Firemelon require a software tester with at least 3 years commercial experience to join their growing QA team. The ideal candidate will have a significant amount of responsibility in the SDLC through test planning, execution and reporting for the products we provide to our clients. The role involves working in small teams or individually depending on the scale of projects and will involve developing test scenarios based on user stories and adding automation where possible. We work in with an agile methodology using JIRA and utilise Azure DevOps to ensure delivery of quality solutions.

The Person

You are a IT or Engineering graduate with 3 years commercial experience working as a Software Tester and are passionate about technology, with the ability to discover vulnerabilities within both requirements and our products. You will be well organised and can work on multiple projects simultaneously. You are a self-starter and will have ample opportunity to contribute directly to the success of the company. You will have experience of supporting a Lead Software Tester and be comfortable in influencing decision makers to help deliver a quality service.

Essential Criteria

  • 3+ years’ experience in a software testing role
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a IT related field (or equivalent third level qualification)
  • Working knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans, test cases and test reports
  • A good understanding of the software development process
  • Self-initiate, work productively when unsupervised and multitask across multiple concurrent projects
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the business including senior management
  • The ability to work in a team and as an individual
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to assume ownership of and optimize current processes
  • Can recognise and flag issues outside area of own expertise or responsibility
  • Has proven experience with C# and Selenium

Desirable Criteria:

  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience in Jira, Azure DevOps, SoapUI would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of IT Security, Penetration and Vulnerability Scanning


Based in central Belfast.

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