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Test Lead

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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About the job

Octopus is a fast-growing company with more than 650 employees. Since we launched in 2000, we've established market leading positions across financial services, healthcare and energy.
The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs.
Octopus Labs is the fintech innovation unit of the Octopus Group. We fuse track record and technology, expertise and UX, to build financial products the way they should be: trustworthy, rewarding and easy-to-use.

We are looking for a Test Lead with experience in testing financial software to join our Octopus Labs testing team.
As a Test Lead, you will be spending around 70% of your time testing front end financial applications and API's as part of a scrum team, and the remainder using your experience to line manage your team, and to support the Senior Test Manager with test process improvements.
What you'll need to be successful:

You have an appreciation and solid experience of both manual and automated testing.You love managing others, coaching, mentoring and providing ongoing feedback to help people flourish. You understand the importance of non-functional (performance and security) testing and have some practical experience in this area. You enjoy working in a friendly, collaborative, fast paced team. You are comfortable stepping up to deputise for the Senior Test Manager when needed to support/represent the testing team.You are self-motivated and passionate about delivering high quality software.You are structured, analytical and able to plan your own work.You are inquisitive, a detective, and a great problem solver.

Skills & requirements:
Strong at defect management and risk-based testing. Test case design, development and execution, reviews of requirements and other project artefacts. Planning and managing the full end-to-end functional, non-functional and integration testing needed. Able to multitask and deal with evolving requirements and time pressures. Willingness to take ownership and achieve a good outcome for all stakeholders through effective collaboration. Experience of working within Agile development processes and an appreciation of the best practice to testing. Strong people management skills. Solid test automation experience, ideally Selenium Webdriver with C#/Python and Jenkins.


Octopus Labs is driving innovation and technical change throughout the Octopus GroupWe're one of the largest VCs in Europe.We love entrepreneurs.We're happy for you to keep working on your side-projects.Started in a bedroom 17 years ago and still run by the same founders we have a strong entrepreneurial flair and a culture of always asking questions

Flexible working hours - work form home /outside the office10% of time to develop your skills or work on whatever you wantCompetitive salary and shares in the companyPrivate healthcare with BupaBenefits and discounts to certain storesPension / Life insurance planStanding desksFree tea, coffee, milk, and fruitsFriday mornings coffee from outside the officeVery diverse/multinational team

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Our Values
Be helpful
Random acts of kindness make the workplace a better place. So, go out of your way to be helpful, and give people reasons to smile.
Be straightforward
Life is complicated enough. Don't make it harder for yourself, or for others. Sometimes the simplest approach works wonders.
Be bold
Every great business started with a flash of inspiration. If you've got a great idea, don't keep it to yourself.
At Octopus, we recognise the importance of embracing diversity in order to create a high performance culture.



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