Senior Software Tester with Author-it (ASC)

If you’re an experienced software tester ready to step up to the next phase of your career, we should talk.

Join us as we grow. Fast.

What if you could join an international tech organisation, right before their exciting expansion? Play a key part in the development of their software, just in time for the big scale-up?

At Author-it we provide an innovative cloud-based content development platform that lets businesses create, use and share content and critical documentation from anywhere in the world, and right now, we’re ready to grow.  We have offices in Wellington, Seattle, The Netherlands – and Palmerston North where this role will be based.

Play a role where you’ll make a real impact.

As we spread the reach of our platforms here in NZ, we need the best people behind the scenes, making sure our products are better than ever. Right now, we need a skilled software tester to help deliver the changes we’ve planned for our product roadmap.

Writing test cases, planning and running tests and producing quality reports on each step along the way, you’ll know your way around our products with your eyes closed. With an eye for detail and a keen intuition for how software works, you’ll spot defects from a mile off. Working with engineers and testers from across the business, you’ll also help plan our overall testing strategy, organise testing projects and motivate others to help see them through.

Your unique skills will be valued.

Love puzzles? The more difficult and complex, the better? We thought so.

You’re proactive. The kind of motivated problem solver that tackles a new challenge head-on. You love finding the cracks and predicting where they’ll soon appear. With solid experience working in a SaaS product business, you’re used to using agile practices to think iteratively through the testing/QA dimensions of software products and ship goals. You’re familiar with defect tracking systems, and will ideally be skilled in a handful of the following:

  • TypeScript
  • Cucumber/Gherkin
  • Selenium
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Cloud-based SaaS software.

On top of all that, you’re great with words. Your reports are sharp and a breeze to read, and you communicate effectively with anyone and everyone.

Challenge yourself to step up.

Got ideas? Great. We can’t wait to hear them. We’re after people ready to bring a new spin to the way we do things.

This is a chance to move into that role where you’ll be a key player – taking the lead in the testing approach for one of our core products. Above all, we value passion, enthusiasm and commitment to good results – so if you’ve got some solid test automation experience, take a step up into this role and we’ll support you every step of the way.

Be supported to grow.

We’ve set our sights on becoming one of the world’s leading providers in the Component Authoring Tech sector, and with the right people on our team, we’ll get there fast. The leaders of NZ-based technical team are at the top of their game and will support you to get to the top of yours. With offices across the globe, generous packages and a score of other benefit options, your future looks good here.

So, now’s the time to accept the challenge. Join us and push your skills with an organisation ready to back you.

This role is being managed by HainesAttract – all applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.


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