Department Custom Development
    Reporting to Director Custom Software
    Type Permanent
    Date 24th January 2019

    Open Box Software is an internationally focused consulting company that specialises in business and software consulting services. We have a young team of highly talented individuals who are driven to make an impact and have fun.

    We are looking for a Graduate QA / BA  to join our team on a permanent basis. The right person will be wanting to work within an intelligent, motivated, self driven team with low egos, good communication skills and an effective problem solving approach. You would also be very conscious of the importance of sharing knowledge and building other team members in the process. Our team must be able to tune into the needs of clients and their higher objectives to solve problems where not all the information is readily available.

    Reporting directly to the Director of Custom Development, you will be involved in designing and developing custom solutions. With a client base predominantly in the UK and US, the ability to work flexible hours is key.

    Key Responsibilities of Role

    • Requirements Elicitation -  requirements gathering, documenting results from activities and delivering user requirements specifications
    • Solutions Design - Deliver functional specifications which are elegant, comprehensive and feasible
    • Review and sense check business requirements and design documents
    • Create and manage test documentation for applications
    • Ensure that applications are complete and meet specifications as required by the client
    • Create and manage test documentation for applications
    • Maintain training manuals for applications
    • Manage and document the system change processes
    • Deliver work as part of a team
    • Contribute to technology innovation within Open Box
    • Investigating and documenting better practices/alternative solutions that could be used in future development

    Minimum Requirements

    • Software development orientated 3/4 year degree or equivalent (e.g. B.Com Information Systems or B.Sc Comp Sci or Elec Eng)
    • Must have had previous participation in / exposure to the SDLC (as either a developer, QA or BA) 
    • Must have been exposed to performing quality assurance of other individuals work (e.g. document reviews or software testing)
    • Familiar with different types of analysis documents would be advantageous
    • Have some experience working with document templates would be advantageous
    • A basic understanding of SDLC methodology
    • An understanding of basic system design (e.g context diagram level)
    • Strong attention to detail 
    • Must be able to multitask and work on multiple projects at a given time
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
    • Comfortable with updating and communicating directly, with the client
    • Ability to work to deadlines and manage expectations
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills
    • Ability to prioritize tasks in line with business objectives

    Personal Traits

    • Friendly and easy going
    • Willing and wanting to work flexible times
    • Goal oriented
    • Passionate about problem solving
    • Team-oriented
    • Professional communicator
    • Self motivated
    • Deadline-orientated

    Become a part of the Open Box team

    Apply now