Quality Test Engineer (QA)
Location : High Wycombe ENG GB
We are looking for a motivated and experienced QA Engineer to help us ensure that our products meet the high standards of Quality, Ease of Use, and Reliability that our customers expect.
Working within a dedicated product team, and alongside other members of the QA Department, you will be involved in designing quality into our new products from the beginning of the development process. You will be instrumental in devising new QA approaches that facilitate early risk reduction, as well as planning and executing functional, non-functional, and user acceptance tests. Additionally, you will have multiple areas of technical responsibility within the QA Department, and you will support more junior members of the team in order to foster a department-wide culture of continuous improvement.
The focus on quality throughout the product lifecycle means that at every stage you will be liaising with Product and Project Managers, Hardware and Software Developers, Customer Support, and other key stakeholders. Building and maintaining these relationships, as well as relationships within the QA Department, will be an integral part of your role.
An ideal candidate would be:
- Highly experienced in electronics, firmware, and software testing techniques and approaches
- Scientifically minded, strong at problem solving and analysis
- Able to see the big picture, but with an eye for detail
- A clear communicator with mentoring capability
- Passionate and knowledgeable about music making, with a specific interest in MIDI Control and Synthesisers, and/or audio recording and production
- Able to relate to, and empathise with, our target customers
For this more senior role within the QA team, we’re looking for previous employment in a process-driven QA/Test environment, as well as significant experience of MIDI, synthesiser, and/or audio technology. This experience should demonstrate a track record of delivering complex products to market, as well as a history of innovation within a QA environment. A degree in science or engineering is desirable, and further Test/QA qualifications would help you to stand out. The ability to demonstrate a rigorous, scientific approach is crucial.
We’ll be honest – Focusrite is a pretty great place to work. Incorporating both the Focusrite and Novation brands, we make music easy to make, from bedroom DJs to the greatest show on earth. Everyone who works here has an enormous passion for music: as it says on our website, sound is everything. We take that very seriously – though we have a lot of fun doing it.
As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious, prestigious, and, let’s face it, cool history. Alongside Novation, the hardware and software that we develop plays an instrumental (see what we did there?) role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to help musicians to make their music the very best it can be.
Music has always been an exciting thing to be involved with, and that’s not about to change. We embrace its evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our whole business is structured to let everyone contribute and be heard at all levels, and we make sure it’s a fun place to work. Company hack-days, external visits – we’re all about innovation, fresh thinking and great, great products. (Plus, you get a free lunch in the canteen. No really.)
We work hard. We are professional. We select really, really talented people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.