M&G plc.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
May 07, 2022
May 21, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

Software Development Engineer in Test:
Working with M&G as a Software Development Engineer in Test means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to be the most loved and most successful saving & investments business.
A firm built on a rich and long history and with a commitment to an innovative future centred on the needs of customers and clients. There is a genuine opportunity to drive competitive advantage with value creation through the formation of this organisation.
If you're inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

The Role:
We're working hard to build a technology foundation fit for a modern digital, insight-led, responsive business. As part of this exciting transformation we are looking for an Software Engineer in Test to work with us as part of the QA team.

As a Test Engineer you are working across functional teams to deliver Quality Assurance across multiple features and projects within M&G. They advance the QA community through sharing of best practice, mentoring others and leading the scenario definition, writing scripts and executing testing both manually and via automation.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:
Experienced Colleague:
  • Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills/experience built through significant practical experience or training
  • For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product
  • Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems
  • Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them
  • Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Identify test scenarios and acceptance criteria for stories and functional requirements
  • Write and execute Manual and Automated test scripts
  • Maintain automated test suites, whilst continually looking to improve and enhance for faster, more efficient and effective suites.
  • Analyse and Report on test results, providing guidance on where defects or issues may be present.
  • Use of metrics to evaluate and present findings to test and technical leads
  • Support, Mentor and coach team members
  • Articulate risks arising from the test results

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • A good working knowledge of different test tools and techniques and can train others. Able to advise others on testing techniques. Able to research, plan and train others within the team
  • At least 2 years' experience of working with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)
  • Experience in testing enterprise level websites and mobile platforms
  • Test Automation experience is desired but not necessary
  • Experience of Jira/Zephyr is desired but not necessary
  • Able to think outside the box, ask the right questions and critically evaluate and communicate findings to a larger team.
  • Leads investigative work into problems and opportunities in existing processes, driving the collection of information and creation of recommendations for improvements.
  • Can absorb large amounts of conflicting information and use it to determine solutions
  • Able to design and execute a wide range of functional testing techniques and communicate test results to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Able to make decisions on the environment for testing. Able to raise defects with the business and help prioritise them based on defect severity.
  • Experience working in fast paced agile environments
  • Experience working in cross functional teams
  • Experience contributing to, and achieving, continuous improvement goals
  • Understanding of complex systems and infrastructure - both physical and virtual

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Location: Edinburgh
Recruiter Name: Amy Welsh

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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