RELX Group Senior Quality Test Engineer - Mendeley Desktop in Finsbury Square, United Kingdom

Senior Quality Test Engineer - Mendeley Desktop


Elsevier is in the midst of a

transformation. Technology is simultaneously at the forefront and the driving

force. Our innovative platforms and smart content solutions operate at

the cutting edge of big data, semantic web and cloud technology, enabling

faster and more effective critical decision-making daily across the globe.


is revolutionizing how research is done and has won awards for their social

innovation which benefits society.

Built on world-class technology Mendeley has developed a product that

customers love, and now the business is rapidly evolving with the significant

investment in people and technology since being acquired. Elsevier, a

world-leading provider of information solutions, fully supports the Mendeley vision to drive change and

have impact on a global scale across research communities.

With a "startup background and

culture” we put strong emphasis on creativity and interactive learning. At Mendeley, your growth is our growth and your

skills are our skills.

About us:

  • We are committed to building cohesive teamswhere communication, support and innovation thrives. Instead of taking atop-down approach to new ideas, all members of the team are empowered tocontribute. Great ideas can come from anywhere

  • We adopt an Agile process, with dailystand-ups, sprints, demos, retrospectives and other Agile practices

  • All features are written as a user story,and we strongly believe in a user centered approach to design, as this is auser facing product. Many of our features come as a direct result of usertesting, and therefore may not have been predicted in advance

We’re looking for a Senior Quality Test

Engineer who will be responsible for leading the development and execution of

performance and automation testing solutions. This position works with

management to apply automation strategy and to plan and execute effective and

efficient performance and automation testing to accomplish on-time and

efficient delivery of high-quality software products and/or data. You’ll also

be responsible for guiding and coaching other team members in good test

automation and engineering practices.

What you will do:

  • Innovate process improvements that enableefficient delivery and maintenance with consistent direction.

  • Research available tools and lead orparticipate in initiatives to identify and implement those that will cost-effectivelyenhance testing capabilities and product quality.

  • Identify areas for cooperation with otherteams to improve overall quality and, with peers or others, implementinitiatives improving testing capability and efficiency.

  • Configure, maintain, and/or administertesting tools or environments.

  • Develop, write and execute manual tests,particularly, performing exploratory testing where/when required.

  • Develop and execute automated andperformance testing for assigned projects to successfully and consistentlyenable delivery of high-quality software products and services on time, onbudget, and to specification.

  • Interact with Product Management, ProjectManagement, Engineering, and Operations teams to plan testing for delivery ofproducts and enhancements and to assure products meet product requirements andquality standards.

  • Maintain flexibility to react quickly tochanges in priorities or circumstances to meet the needs of the business.

  • Plan and execute automated and performancetests working with QA/Testing staff, project managers, technical leads, andsubject matter experts.

  • Report issues and results, researching andidentifying root causes as appropriate, documenting accordingly.

  • Ensure that testing addresses requirementsas agreed with other stakeholders.

  • Research available tools and participate ininitiatives to implement those that will cost-effectively enhance testingcapabilities and product quality.

  • Identify opportunities to apply existingautomation or other tools to meet testing needs.

  • Research and identify root causes ofperformance issues in partnership with architects, developers, and network andsystem engineers.

  • Maintain awareness of the state of theindustry and evaluate emerging trends/developments that may benefit theorganization.

  • Conduct project reviews, ensuring reviewcriteria are defined, and implementing procedures for ensuring quality controlof project deliverables.

  • Cooperate in the enhancement of themethodologies employed for test planning and execution, defect tracking, andmetric and status reporting.

  • Lead or participate in continuousimprovement initiatives and implementation of best practices.

  • Work across teams to enhance qualityassurance/testing and help to develop/execute performance and automationtesting throughout the business as appropriate.

  • Identify areas for improvement and, withleadership, peers, or others, implement initiatives improving overallcapability and efficiency.

  • Ensure results of root cause analyses areaddressed.

  • Maintain flexibility to react quickly tochanges in priorities or circumstances to meet the needs of the business.

What you should bring:

  • Abilityto develop and execute complex automated and performance testing

  • Testing tools Cucumberand Selenium

  • CIServer with Jenkins or similar tools

  • Web Front End preferably HTML 5, Javascriptand Node

  • Strongunderstanding of QA methodologies and testing skills

  • Strongknowledge of process improvement

  • Strongknowledge of the software development process within anagile environment

  • Advancedwritten and verbal communication skills

  • Strongresearch skills (tools/root cause analysis)

  • Exhibitsinnovative approaches to process improvement

  • Administrationof testing tools/environments

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of

information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and

technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver

better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries, that advance the

boundaries of knowledge and human progress.

As the world’s leading provider of science

and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists,

students and health and information professionals worldwide. Our working culture is highly respectful,

stimulating and diverse; enabling bright, passionate people to do their best

work. We offer challenging but realistic objectives, recognition for

achievement, and the opportunity to challenge the status quo.

Job IT/Technical & Product Development

Primary Location EU-GBR-London-Finsbury Square

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External Ongoing

Req ID: ELS0025R