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Tester, Data & Azureat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
11879
Team: 
Information Technology
Post Date: 
16 May 2024
Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
Travel: 
No
Security Clearance Required: 
No

Description

BACKGROUND

CDW has a mission to become the leading B2B integrated technology solutions provider in the markets that we serve. Enabling, supporting and accelerating our ambitious plans to grow from a £1.35bn business to £5bn by 2025 requires a major programme of transformation; understanding the needs of our customers, partners & coworkers, redefining & optimising our operating models and modernising our business systems.

CDW UK’s Business Transformation are responsible for driving and accelerating change and transformation across people, process, and systems. Its role is to:

  • Provide portfolio management for all change initiatives ensuring they are assessed, prioritised, sequenced and governed to maximise benefit to CDW’s customers and co-workers, supported by robust Change Management
  • Support change initiatives with additional resource and skills, from Project Managers to Business Analysts and technical experts
  • Own some of the major 70+ business-wide initiatives including Robotic Process Automation, ServiceNow implementation, Process Re-engineering, and ERP replacement.

KEY DUTIES

CDW is undergoing a roll out of our data platform, and we are looking for a highly skilled Analytics Tester with expertise in Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD), Power BI, Dataset Generation, Automation, Scrum and Agile methodologies, and testing reports and dashboards. As an Analytics Tester, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality and accuracy of our data analytics solutions. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including data analysts, developers, and business stakeholders, to drive effective testing strategies and deliver high-quality insights.

  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans, test cases, and test scripts to validate data analytics solutions, with a specific focus on reports and dashboards.
  • Utilize Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) methodologies to define test scenarios and acceptance criteria in collaboration with business stakeholders.
  • Design and generate realistic and representative datasets to validate the accuracy, integrity, and performance of analytics solutions.
  • Conduct end-to-end testing of Power BI reports, dashboards, and visualizations to ensure their functionality, usability, and adherence to business requirements.
  • Collaborate with data analysts and developers to identify, isolate, and troubleshoot issues, defects, or anomalies in data analytics workflows.
  • Participate in Agile development methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban, by actively contributing to sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and retrospectives.
  • Collaborate with product owners and stakeholders to understand and validate requirements, ensuring that reports and dashboards meet business needs
  • Mentor and provide guidance to team members, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous improvement. Contribute to the development and enhancement of the overall analytics testing strategy, frameworks, and tools.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience as an Analytics Tester or similar role, with a focus on data analytics testing, specifically reports and dashboards.
  • Strong proficiency in Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) techniques, tools (e.g., Cucumber, SpecFlow), and frameworks.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with Power BI testing, including report validation, data validation, and dashboard testing.
  • Proficiency in dataset generation techniques, SQL querying, and data manipulation.
  • Experience working in Agile development methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban, with a strong understanding of the testing lifecycle in Agile projects.
  • Ability to effectively test, validate, and verify reports and dashboards against business requirements.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to identify data inconsistencies, anomalies, and discrepancies.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Proactive mindset, with a passion for continuous learning and staying abreast of the latest trends and advancements in analytics testing.

Advantageous Skills / Experience

  • Azure DevOps with Test Plan Experience employing automation tools and frameworks to streamline testing processes and increase efficiency, particularly for regression testing.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-driven, doesn’t require micromanagement.
  • Organised and structured
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environments with shifting & ambiguous requirements.
  • Passionate about both process and technology and the impact they can have on business and our customers.
  • Articulate and credible
  • Quality and detail orientated.
  • Positive attitude and influence on others
  • Fast learner and able to adapt to new technology and keep abreast of current industry trends and practice.
  • Excellent communicator in all forms to key stakeholders
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills

 

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