Software Developer in Test Are you passionate about quality and testing software with an Agile mindset? Do you care about 'building the right thing' and 'building the thing right'? Does being part of an innovative culture inspire you? Are you an automation rock star? Then we want you! We're looking for an Software Developer in Test to join our ranks. With a strong collaborative focus and a drive for continuous improvement, you'll play a key part in driving the implementation of strategic automation initiatives which enable better practices for our Delivery Teams to develop features that delight our customers. You'll be an experienced Agile advocate, with a strong testing background and a desire to iterate, innovate, and instigate quality-driven approaches and processes. You'll have a breadth of knowledge in all basic testing techniques, with depth and specialism in automation and in one or more other advanced areas too! You'll be an inspiring teacher, coaching and mentoring others to improve their automation skills and acting as a role model to develop the stars of tomorrow. This is the perfect opportunity to be a part of meaningful change to our flagship and newer products and help drive a culture of excellence in everything we do. THE ROLE This is a position of influence, with a strong focus on delivery of key automation initiatives and improvements to drive a Quality culture in QA roles and beyond. You will be comfortable working as a self-starting individual but have a predominantly collaborative approach to implement and influence positive change in people and processes. With proven expertise and experience in Agile, Quality, and Testing, you will cultivate and strive for a continuous improvement culture and demonstrate a true left-shifted, whole team approach to Quality. As a champion of the QA Vision and Automated Testing Strategy, you will provide everyday role modelling for other individuals; motivating, mentoring and helping others to develop their automation skills and to aspire to better themselves. You will not be happy with the status quo and will strive passionately to challenge, advance, and refine our collective successes and our people. You will actively advocate for quality being everyone's responsibility, and embed better automation practices, with a strong 'Test Pyramid' focus as well as a collaborative, cross-functional approach. Your consideration of quality extends beyond functional behaviour, encompassing non-functional capability such as performance and security. You will be technically competent; able to direct and contribute from a demonstrable position of knowledge. You will embody CDL's values and be an ambassador for the company both internally and externally, with an active presence in the Testing community which in turn enables you to feed industry advances into our everyday working. Key Responsibilities: Collaborative contribution to complex software deliveries and projects, including devising the approach to embed Quality and automated tests from the outset Support teams in the setup and configuration of automated tests in Continuous Delivery pipelines Leadership of other roles in matters of Automation, Agile, Quality and Testing Coaching, training, and mentoring of other roles in automation approach and skills Act as a role model and inspiration for all testing roles Hands-on automated testing activity, including assisting with the creation of stubs, mocks, and drivers Close collaboration with counterparts in other teams/departments to deliver common goals Implementation of key automation initiatives, and support of other key initiatives required, to deliver the Testing Vision Contribute to the shape and focus of the Automated Testing Strategy Evangelism and promotion of the Vision and Automated Testing Strategy to other departments and roles Support a customer-minded focus to our delivery approach, including understanding and advocating our customers' wants and needs Liaise with customers to foster strong collaborative partnerships and provide a degree of An established active profile (or willingness to build an active profile) in the wider/external Testing/QA community Act as an ambassador of CDL and CDL's values both internally and externally Cultivate an enjoyable, enthusiastic, and fun working culture To be involved in the entire Software Delivery Lifecycle To prevent the creation of defects in our software To work proactively to instil quality into our products and practices To embed modern testing and automation approaches as a part of a whole-team responsibility for quality To communicate and collaborate effectively in an Agile environment To drive an automation approach with the Test Pyramid in mind consulting/advice for their approaches when required
Internal Vacancies Career development and progression within CDL is celebrated. All our employees, wherever they work are part of the CDL team and we want to keep our talented workforce in the business. If you are looking for a different experience or want to develop your skills in other areas - or are looking to stretch what you do at the moment even more then discuss your plans with your Line Manager during your performance review or one-to-ones.
Web Product Owner Are you a Web Product Owner who is looking to work within a client facing role working on new digital products? We are looking for a Product Owner to join our Digital product family working on a range of new and existing products. What you'll do: We are looking for a passionate Product Owner who will act as an ambassador for the product, you'll have a profound understanding of our customer and end user needs. Working within agile, multi-discipline squads you will inspire and support the software delivery team through high value deliverables. This is a client facing role where you will work with a range of our clients supporting the delivery of their digital products, including web changes and the top ten priorities. As a Product Owner, you will own the Product backlog, prioritising to maximise reward, managing stakeholder needs for development and measuring uncertainty and risk. You will ensure the Product Backlog is visible, transparent and clearly understood by the software delivery team. As a Product Owner, you will forecast and communicate the product roadmap and release projections. You'll actively provide demonstrations of new ideas and features to stakeholders and sponsors. What we do: CDL is one of the UK's leading software development houses, employing over 600 people at its campus in Stockport. It has a consistent track record in the high-volume retail insurance sector. CDL has spearheaded developments in the aggregator, web and telematics space, including connected home, enrichment and self-service solutions. As a result, the company's robust and innovative technologies have enabled its customers to thrive in the highly competitive UK insurance marketplace. We've built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We pride ourselves on being part of a collaborative, inspiring working environment, with our employees at the heart of our company.
Agile Delivery Team Lead Are you an Agile Delivery Lead with strong knowledge of agile development practices looking to guide teams into innovative ways of working? Are you a result driven team lead looking to make an impact and drive the delivery to completion? THE ROLE We are a growing community of Agile Delivery Team Leads. Collectively we fulfil two important roles: Support, enable and coach the software development teams as day-to-day Delivery Leads, whilst managing the team's day to day delivery Provide line management to the software engineers in your teams, ensuring staff are able to progress in their chosen disciplines We want to expand by recruiting experienced talent. You'll share your passion for agile and experience in applying agile frameworks, whilst working as an Agile Delivery Team Lead for one or two development teams, you will be managing team's of up to 8 people. Some are established Scrum teams moving to Kanban, some are moving to Scrum for the first time, and some are forming entirely afresh around new products. Your role will primarily be to facilitate and enable the team's success. You'll support, guide, inspire, coach, and challenge the team, Product Owners and other stakeholders. You'll help the organisation as well as the team understand how to apply agile frameworks with rigour and wisdom, to build strong teams, to deliver quality software regularly and effectively, and above all, to satisfy customers. This is the perfect opportunity to be a part of meaningful change to our flagship products and help drive a culture of excellence in everything we do. You will embody CDL's values and be an ambassador for the company both internally and externally, with an active presence in the agile community which in turn enables you to feed industry advances into our everyday working. About CDL CDL is one of the UK's leading insurance software houses, employing over 600 people at its campus in Stockport. It has a strong track record in the high-volume retail insurance sector, with clients including Ageas Retail, Swinton Insurance, Tesco Bank, iGO4 and John Lewis, to name a few. CDL has spearheaded developments in the aggregator, web and telematics space, including connected home, enrichment and self-service solutions. As a result, the company's robust and innovative technologies have enabled its customers to thrive in the highly competitive UK insurance marketplace. We've built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We like to work in small, focused groups so you're always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with. We're looking for an Agile Delivery Team Lead to join our ranks to drive the delivery forward!