Software Test Engineer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled Software Test Engineer to join a leading global supplier of industrial equipment suppliers to the food and beverage market.  Based in Salford, the role sits within the R&D function.  You will report directly to the Software Test Team Leader and will be responsible for working predominantly on green-field development projects, as the company delivers its next generation product roadmap.  The role will involve testing software on both desktop and embedded platforms and requires close collaboration with Software and Hardware development colleagues.

The role requires strong people skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger multi-disciplined team.  There is opportunity within the role to develop via recognised certifications and courses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and execution of automated tests and their supporting infrastructure. 80% / 20% split with manual testing activities.
  • Development and maintenance of Test Infrastructure and Continuous Integration pipelines
  • Gathering required information from various sources to allow expected software and system behaviour to be characterized.
  • Driving software quality by supporting the software development activities.
  • Supporting existing product with test activities.
  • Supporting development and release of the next generation product platform with test activities.
  • Creation and delivery of reports (oral / written) to provide timely information to the software team in order to allow accurate assessment of project status.
  • Improving software test process and procedures, including implementing new procedures as required.
  • Maintenance and improvement of test infrastructure (hardware & software).

What You Need to Succeed

The successful candidate will have good written, oral communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate skilful application of the following core competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in electronics, physics or another relevant engineering related qualification.  Significant industry experience considered in exceptional cases, e.g. Computer Sciences.
  • Effective in analysing situations, solving problems and clarifying/summarising key issues.
  • Strong interest in new technology – makes appropriate use of tools and technologies to deliver optimal business solutions.  Good awareness of the modern technology landscape.
  • Partnership and teamwork - actively engages and respects the diverse contributions of team, partners or networks.  Able to work in teams of various sizes as well as individually on occasion.
  • Self-starter - good interpersonal and communication skills, proactive with good prioritisation and work management skills. Comfortable presenting their ideas to peers and management.
  • Flexible attitude – willingness to be flexible to ensure delivery in demanding timescales.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and a ‘can-do’ attitude with an ability and willingness to produce high quality technical documentation.
  • High motivation – takes responsibility for achieving results, overcomes obstacles and adapts approach accordingly

Our Offer to You

• Competitive Salary

• 25 Days holiday + 8 bank holidays

• Pension scheme

• Life Assurance

• Employee bonus

• Flexible working

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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North West


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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Limited

Olympic Court
19 Montford Street
Salford M50 2XD
United Kingdom

+44 161 848 8636