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Danaher Corporation Lead Tester in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

IDBS is a leading global provider of advanced software for research and development organizations to securely capture, manage, share, and exploit structured and unstructured data. IDBS’ software platform powers process design and execution while delivering deep insights that drive innovation. By enabling our customers to deliver high-quality therapeutics to patients faster and more cost effectively, IDBS is accelerating biopharmaceutical development into the digital age. Our customers trust us with their data so they can get back to what they do best: science that betters lives.

IDBS is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Do you have a desire to be an integral part of a growing and diverse team? We’re looking for Lead Tester to join our team in Woking, you will contribute to the delivery of products by leading the testing within one or more closely aligned feature teams. The lead tester role combines both leadership with active day to day involvement in the work of a feature team. The lead tester will also help support and develop associates both within a particular feature team and across engineering more generally.

IDBS is a proud operating company under the Life Sciences division of Danaher Corporation. To learn more about IDBS, please visit https://www.idbs.com/about/

At IDBS we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for IDBS can provide.

What we’ll get you doing:

  • Working both within an Agile team and across teams to implement testing strategy, within the scope of a product, aligned with departmental strategy.

  • Ensure plans are robust, repeatable, and maintainable to defined standard. o Identifying cross-team interdependencies and co-ordinating appropriately with other teams to ensure these are incorporated.

  • Maintain awareness of the changing technology and business requirements, making adjustment to plans as required.

  • Support the team in hands-on execution of testing, both manual and automated.

  • Builds and supports teams, in line with departmental resourcing strategy, within the scope of a product. o Creating and sustaining a positive team environment, displaying high levels of motivation and excellent team spirit.

  • Mentors Test and Engineering team members in testing best practice methods, educating in the benefits of using them to both technical and non-technical staff.

  • Identify and champion team improvements for own and other aligned teams.

  • Proactively participate and contribute to Agile team activities and discussion providing a positive role model to other team members working to tight and changeable timelines.

  • Actively participate in Customer and Internal Audits and ensure all audited work is carried out in accordance with the relevant QMS procedures, updating procedures where appropriate.

  • Maintain an appropriate level of knowledge of all IDBS products and related technologies, educating within team, and proactively training on new products, to enable delivery of an outstanding experience to customers.

    Here is what success in this role looks like:

  • ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing (or equivalent), or relevant competence to undertake the qualification

  • Knowledgeable of industry testing best practice and able to present these to both technical and non-technical staff

  • Ability to work as part of a team, supporting others towards a common goal.

  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication with the ability to listen actively with appropriate responses considering the views of others.

  • Proven leadership skills; building and maintaining an engaged and motivated team.

    It’s a bonus if you have:

  • Demonstrable experience of Testing within AWS architecture. Preferably multi-tenancy

  • Experience Testing distributed systems as well as SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Experience scripting in a language such as Bash, Python, Scala, Go or alike

  • Experience with Linux environments

The Best Team Wins! #imaginedifferent

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.