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QA Tester

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Reporting to

Product Director

Location

Reading, Berkshire

Salary and benefits

Depending on experience. Pension, life assurance, private health.

Background and scope

In June 2017, Property Information Exchange (PIE) raised private equity and bank investment capital to facilitate the acquisition of Property Search Group (PSG). This acquisition was the foundation to enable substantial growth in the size and profitability of the combined businesses, thereby creating the industry leader in the sector.

The Group is already a market-leading provider of services and software to legal firms across England and Wales. Its key services are search aggregation (provision/facilitation of property-related searches to conveyancers as part of due diligence activities on property transactions) and software (Brighter Law; software which assists law firms with a wide range of IT led business and process solutions).

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Job Brief
  • The main requirements for this role will be: reviewing and analysing system specifications, executing test scripts and reviewing results & reporting and documenting technical issues
  • Key Tasks
  • Review and analyse system specifications
  • Collaborate with Software Developers to create effective strategies and test plans
  • Create and execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyse results
  • Use test automation at API level (this doesn't have to be automated) using tools like Postman
  • Evaluate product code according to specifications
  • Create logs to document testing phases and defects
  • Report bugs and errors to development teams
  • Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Perform quality assurance
  • Define reporting and alerting requirements
  • Help design, document and maintain system processes
  • Report on common sources of technical issues or questions and make recommendations to product managers
  • Communicate key insights and findings to product team
  • Lookout for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer
  • Collaborate with developers to create effective strategies and test plans
  • Help troubleshoot issues

 

Personal Skills

  • Qualifications & Experience
  • Proven experience as a Quality Assurance Tester or similar role
  • Proven experience in eliciting requirements and testing
  • Experience in project management and QA methodology
  • Experience in analysing data to draw business-relevant conclusions & in data visualisation techniques and tools
  • Familiarity with Agile frameworks and regression testing is a plus
  • Working knowledge of test management software (e.g. qTest, Zephyr, Selenium)
  • Desirable: BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Basic knowledge in generating process documentation
  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills
  • General
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-management
  • Ability to document and troubleshoot errors

Interested?

For more information or to apply for this role, please send us your CV and cover letter

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HR Manager

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Reporting to

Group Head of HR

Department

Human Resources & Payroll

Location

Reading, Berkshire

Salary and benefits

Depending on experience. Car, pension, private health & life assurance.

Background and scope

In June 2017, Property Information Exchange (PIE) raised private equity and bank investment capital to facilitate the acquisition of Property Search Group (PSG). This acquisition was the foundation to enable substantial growth in the size and profitability of the combined businesses, thereby creating the industry leader in the sector.

The Group is looking for an office based HR Manager to work in the Head Office in Reading. This is an exciting role within a business that has specific rapid growth plans over the next three years and beyond.

The Group is already a market-leading provider of services and software to legal firms across England and Wales. Its key services are search aggregation (provision/facilitation of property-related searches to conveyancers as part of due diligence activities on property transactions) and software (Brighter Law; software which assists law firms with a wide range of IT led business and process solutions).

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Day to day tasks
  • Actively participate in the delivery of HR services to the business which are designed to support all business activities and are consistent with the overall business strategy.
  • Provide accurate commercially-focused and trusted HR advice to managers based on sound technical knowledge as well as the groups published policies and procedures.
  • Adopt a coaching relationship in respect of HR matters with managers including work alongside the Head of HR to develop and deliver people manager training.
  • Manage project based change management and TUPE exercises alongside other business stakeholders.
  • Provide support for the recruitment of staff, interview and selection.
  • Responsibilities
  • Develop close working relationships with colleagues across the business, achieving a strong understanding of business needs.
  • Monitor and report back to the Head of HR on key employee relations issues taking place in the business.
  • Facilitate an active promotion of company policies and procedures in line with company culture and HR charter.
  • Provide additional tools and techniques to people managers with the objective of improving day to day employee facing activities.
  • Work closely with other members of the HR & Payroll team on relevant employee matters, ensuring key data and employee records are kept up to date.
  • Keep abreast of all developments in employment law and HR best practice and provide feedback and recommendation for changes in policy, procedures and training.
  • Undertake the HR aspects of projects and programmes within the business.

 

Personal Skills

  • CIPD qualified with at least 1 year's experience working at HR Manager level.
  • Proven track record of resolving difficult HR issues.
  • Experience of restructure, change management and TUPE.
  • Able to engage in conversation easily and communicate their point clearly over a variety of mediums.
  • Set an example to colleagues and peers that demonstrates and upholds the company brand and culture.
  • Play a visible role in the company ensuring regular interaction with all teams within the business.
  • Must have excellent time-keeping and organisation skills with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines.
  • Maintains the confidence of others in every situation whilst encouraging others to do the same.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and be flexible in the outcome of difficult situations.
  • Customer focused with demonstrable experience of outstanding customer service delivery.

Interested?

For more information or to apply for this role, please send us your CV and cover letter

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We are affiliate members of CoPSO, for peace of mind when it comes to CML compliance. Not only that - we only panel searches to other CoPSO members so you’re doubly covered! We carry PI cover of £20m per claim.

All our Personal Local Authority Searches are underwritten by First Title Insurance plc - of whom we are appointed representatives. poweredbypie is a corporate partner of IPSA, the Association of Independent Personal Search Agents.

All complaints will be handled in line with our Complaints Procedure, a copy of which can be requested by writing to Complaints Department, Wyvols Court, Basingstoke Road, Swallowfield, RG7 1WY or by email to complaints@poweredbypie.co.uk. If you are not satisfied with the resolution of your complaint, you may, under the Search Code, refer the matter to The Property Ombudsmen. The Property Ombudsman scheme can be contacted at: Milford House, 43-55 Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2BP. Phone: 01722 333306. E-mail: admin@tpos.co.uk.

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