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COGNOS Tester (Test Engineer)

Job Description

Your Role:
  • Functional/Non-Functional testing and Analysis. You will be expected to analyse changes to product set and services, define appropriate test scripts/scenarios and report progress against credible test plan. You will be expected to execute and manage appropriate tests to ensure that requirements have been fully met and communicate defects or trends clearly to software developers, outlining how defects are identified and the possible causes.
  • Technical breadth. You will be expected to use and learn a range of contemporary technologies including cloud platforms, open source, test automation, Mi products (Cognos/Oracle) and ‘-aaS’ services (such as SaaS, Software as a Service or PaaS, Platform as a Service) to better enable and enhance the timely delivery of services.
  • As a test engineer, you will only be expected to use configuration management tools (JIRA, GITLAB etc) and specialise in a few of the above areas.
  • Test analysis. You will be expected to apply logical, solve complex problems and make recommendations based on testing outcome.

  • Plan, design, manage, and report on all testing whilst using the appropriate testing tools and techniques and conforming to agreed process standards and regulations
  • Define test conditions, design test cases and create test scripts and supporting data for given requirements and specifications
  • Design, interpret, execute and record test cases in line with project plans. Oversee/complete test activities and analyse output whilst identifying key issues and risks that could impact DBS
  • Report on progress anomalies, risks and issues associated to the overall project/lead including system quality and suggestions for improvement
  • Relationship management with stakeholders (leads, software developers etc)
  • Change Requests : Activity support Change release cycles adhering to time critical dates
  • Evergreening – provision of timely support during the rolling Oracle Mandatory Release process 
  • Incident management (Investigation, resolution, Oracle escalation, communication)
  • Unit testing and release management (Jira, GetLab etc)
  • Documentations (Configuration)

  • Proven track record with testing
  • End to end testing regression testing
  • Cognos/Oracle background
  • Finance and data background
  • Comparison testing