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Test Engineer (Device Abstraction)



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Test Engineer (Device Abstraction)

Salary; Competitive + bonus and excellent benefits

Location; Cambridge

We’re developing solutions for controlling and integrating everything in the home. We're looking to connect heating, smart plugs, light bulbs, sensors and more. In the Abstraction Team, you will mainly develop code that runs on the Hive Hub that lives in hundreds of thousands of people's homes across the UK and North America. You will develop the connectivity layer between an ever growing number of devices and our cloud platform.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work as part of a growing agile development team
  • Be a part of the design and discussion phases to help define clear and testable acceptance criteria
  • Understand in depth how our system works and what we are trying to achieve
  • Pair with developers to understand a problem and execute manual tests, reporting clearly on individual issues and summarising the results of test runs
  • Reporting Issues found in a clear and concise manner.
  • Identifying gaps in our automated testing and document, with opportunities to populate these
  • Act as the gate keeper to our products quality

To be brilliant in this role:

Worked within a similar role

Studying for relevant university degree or commercial qualification (Testing background)

About You

  • A fast learner, cheerful, assertive and diplomatic
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Genuine enthusiasm for testing / quality assurance
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally or in writing
  • Excited by the prospect of working with home automation technologies and the internet of Things
  • Able to manage a task list with evolving priorities and requirements

The Company

We’re the team behind Hive Active Heating. Set up by British Gas in 2012, we were given a simple mission: to make the connected home a reality for everyone. We’re here to give you more control over their lives and homes and we’re passionate about providing technology products and services that let our customers control and connect with their homes wherever they are.

We launched our brand Hive, by British Gas in September 2013 along with our first product Hive Active Heating which lets you control your heating and hot water from your mobile, tablet or laptop. We’ve also launched MyEnergy, a product that provides customers with helpful insight into their energy consumption.

Now, less than 4 years later, we’re really proud of how far we’ve come. With over 500,000 customers Hive is UK’s No.1 connected thermostat, and with our range of products and innovations we continue to go from strength to strength.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button. Please upload your cover letter and CV as one document.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button. To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email carla.welch@britishgas.co.uk typing Test Engineer (Device Abstraction) R9924068 in the subject title.

Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.