Careers with Smartrak


Test Analyst - Hamilton, New Zealand

Job summary

Join a high performance development team and contribute testing design and implementation, using your experience to improve quality and time to market of our products and features.

THE COMPANY

The position, located in Hamilton, New Zealand, is with The Smartrak Group.  Smartrak delivers premium location-based business intelligence solutions to private, utility, government, local council and emergency service organisations globally. Our purpose is to "empower people with insights so that distance doesn't matter" by enabling organisations to use real-time location data in innovative ways to improve the user experience of their customers and therefore improve their own business outcomes. We are a young, creative and dynamic company which places emphasis on providing a friendly and fast-paced environment.  We think it's as important to empower people to work as part of a high-performance team as it is to have fun and celebrate our successes.

The Role

This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

The Test Analyst position reports directly to the Product Development Manager.  In this role you will work with developers to build holistic test plans, execute, and document test results.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop holistic test plans alongside the development of requirements
  • Develop test systems to support test execution
  • Execute manual tests as per test plans
  • Collate test results and report on defects and test coverage
  • Lead the development and implementation of testing processes
  • Develop automated test scripts to improve repeatability

The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual who enjoys problem-solving from a customer-centric point of view.   To keep up with our drive and determination, you will need exceptional organisational skills, an ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree related to software engineering
  • Certification with the ANZTB/ISTQB or similar would be an advantage
  • Excellent oral, written and verbal communication skills

Experience

  • A minimum of three years' working experience as a test analyst in a software development environment
  • Experience working with an agile software team
  • You have developed a user-centric mindset and have the ability to think creatively about usage scenarios from multiple perspectives

Note: for overseas inquiries and non-NZ residents:

Whereas we welcome international inquiries, only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be considered for advertised positions.

Applications close 16 April 2018.

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I've grown with Smartrak from just a few people into a much larger business, but we still believe in the same things as we did in the early days.  I just love working here as I get to work with friendly, hardworking, ambitious, crazy people, who embrace new challenges every day.
- Susan Chaloner

It is great to be a part of the journey this company and its people are on. Each day I not only get to work with our customers to better their businesses by utilising our solutions, but I get to be a part of the Smartrak family. Together, we work closely to ensure the best results for our customers.  - Brendan Wilkinson

Smartrak is a great place! Sounds cliché I know, but it's true.

My time at Smartrak started 9 years ago. At this time we were six people, 4 developers an office administrator and the owner. When reflecting back on this time, what stands out to me is the care and respect we had for each other. Everyone was happy to lend a hand. To this day this has not changed, although the size of the company has grown ten-fold. This core belief is the reason why Smartrak remains great.

Over the years that we have grown I have been very fortunate to develop great friendships with the people I work with. These friendships make it a pleasure to come into work each day and even more so staying late the odd Friday for games and pizza. I am very passionate about happiness in the workplace and I believe that through these friendships and the way we treat each other paves the way for this.

Smartrak not only represents an amazing fun place to work but also a place of great opportunity. Another core belief of the company is that the work we do is meaningful and that it provides opportunity to everyone to grow both professionally and personally. Everyone is equal at Smartrak, the best person for the job does it. This comes through with the responsibility we place on each staff member. The opportunity to grow is evident from the start and this growth is both recognised financially and by the company as a whole. - Jacob Toye