• Software Tester

    Location UK-Bristol
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    The Energy division of global engineering consultancy DNV GL works at the cutting edge of renewable energy. Our expertise helps clients around the world to get the most out of wind farms, solar power plants and new technologies including wave and tidal power, and energy storage. The Software Tools & products (STP) department is our in-house software team designing, creating and managing applications relied upon by engineers across the renewable energy industry on desktop, web and mobile platforms. We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable software test engineer to help enhance testing across our suite of products, with a focus on our wind farm and solar farm planning applications, WindFarmer and SolarFarmer.


    WindFarmer is tool that has been in use throughout the industry for over 20 years for planning and assessing the energy production of wind farms, thanks to its trusted and extensively-validated models. SolarFarmer is a brand-new product that is making its way out to the market, harnessing DNV GL’s industry-leading knowledge along with modern software developments with the aim to deliver a tool to plan and assess the energy production of solar power plants. Both share common infrastructure and are desktop applications incorporating recent developments including a fresh new UI based on UX research techniques, performant charting components for large time series handling and display, and an API.



    As Software Tester you will have the following responsibilities:

    • Work within a multi-disciplinary team of software developers, testers and engineers with modern software processes and tools
    • Creating, maintaining and documenting the test plan
    • New feature and bug fix testing
    • Reporting of product defects and test effectiveness to management
    • Testing input into the specification and scheduling of software releases
    • Regression testing of new software releases
    • Contributing to test automation development
    • Investigation and implementation of efficient testing methodologies
    • Investigating and characterising issues gathered by the support and development team
    • Assessing, logging and tracking items in the issue tracking system


    Position Qualifications

    • University degree in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or Engineering will be considered as an asset
    • 3+ years software testing experience
    • Basic knowledge of object-oriented programming languages: C# or Python a plus
    • Knowledge of the full application development process
    • Experience of a range of testing approaches and able to assess their relative strengths and weaknesses
    • Follows relevant software testing processes and methodology with a strong knowledge of testing principles
    • Ability to apply knowledge and skills to different software products

    Desirable technical qualifications:

    • Worked as part of an agile development team
    • Experience with automated testing in a Continuous Integration environment
    • Experience with application lifecycle management applications like Team Foundation Server
    • Testing qualification e.g. ISEB or ISTQB
    • IT troubleshooting skills


    Personal Qualifications:


    We are looking for a new colleague with the following personal qualities:

    • Able to communicate in a clear, open, active and honest manner (verbal and written) and seeks understanding of other views
    • Driven to contribute to the success of the team
    • Keen to build good personal and professional relationships and collaborate to create results
    • Is creative and takes initiative

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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