QA Lab Technician

Any of our offices
7 days ago
Full time role


OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

This role sits within the Smart Delivery department,  working in the Smart Platform Team and is based on site at the Rivergate office. There may be instances where working from home is permitted should the task in hand lend itself to this. This team has responsibility for the systems, performance, change and release management to the Smart Infrastructure and unlocking smart eligibility. Our QA Engineers play an integral role in the software delivery process here at OVO either as part of a Project team or working closely with one of our Product & Platform teams

You will work closely with Defect Managers, Technical Specialists, other QA’s and the Lab Manager.

What will I be doing?

Key Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Execute test scripts inline with business processes, providing evidence of your findings.
  • To assist the Lab Manager & Lab Technician with the safe installation and removal of Smart Metering Assets
  • To Ensure the lab is working and all positions are operational
  • To set up and configure the Test Automation Tool plus associated test assets.
  • To independently operate the Test Automation Tool, executing scripts according to the plan received.
  • To gather test evidence as required during Automation testing according to the scripts.
  • Contribute towards Test Preparation Activities
  • To resolve any minor and common issues with the Test Automation Tool.
  • To ensure that all Smart Metering stock is logged accurately
  • Raising defects in accordance with our business processes and managing them for the entirety of their lifespan and retesting them once fixes are released. 
  • To report potential defects back to the responsible QA for investigation.
  • Update test scripts
  • Send out progress reports on testing and communicate key updates in meetings
  • To Capture ZigBee logs for analysis
  • To assist with the Install & Decommission of devices as directed
  • To Work with other QA’s when device changes are required
  • To Ensure the Labs are left clean and tidy at all times, arrange periodic cleaning and rubbish removal

Is this the job for me?

Essential skills and experience:

  • The candidate should have an interest in electrical Installation and maintaining electrical systems, equipment and devices
  • Self-motivated results orientated approach to work with a business and customer  
  • Great verbal and written communications.
  • Self starter and motivated team player who delivers the best work every time.
  • Liaising with and managing 3rd party suppliers.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Prioritisation and decision making.
  • Planning and control of complex technical activities
  • Desirable Knowledge and experience but full training will be provided
  • An understanding of Software Testing 
  • Relevant Professional qualifications / certifications

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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