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Test Analyst

Are you keen to make a difference in a dynamic organisation? Do you have a passion for putting the customer at the centre of everything you do? 

We’re a fast-paced, dynamic Group at the cutting edge of building safe and recurring value for all of our stakeholders. Our core areas include: bespoke pension solutions, wrap platform, independent financial advisory, investment consultancy, research and due diligence, and more. We currently have £15bn Assets Under Management and are still growing.

This role is within Embark Corporate Services Limited, part of the Embark Group.

What you’ll do

In your role as Test Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting the test strategy for the provision of a new WRAP Platform. You will work within a team to analyse, determine, execute and manage testing requirements to ensure that the platform is delivered to the highest quality.


Key Accountabilities

  • Designing test cases based on written statement of requirements, software structure or operational scenarios, ensuring they are in a clear, business-oriented, non-technical style and adhere to Embark Group standards
  • Reviewing test scripts to ensure they are accurate, complete and fulfill client requirement
  • Liaising with other members of the project team throughout the software development lifecycle to ensure that test cases/scripts corresponding to the design accurately reflect the functional specification and meet the customer requirement
  • Configuring test data and executing test cases for both new developments and defect fixes against the appropriate manual test scripts ensuring acceptance criteria is met
  • Accurately producing and reviewing defect summaries and providing information to internal and external stakeholders about defects within the platform under test
  • Identifying areas where the new platform does not satisfy the test scripts and recreating and documenting faults that are applicable
  • Contributing to the implementation of standards and best practices for testing throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Providing feedback on the day-to-day processes used within the software development lifecycle and recommending improvements to these processes where they are deemed to be ineffective
  • Effectively escalating important issues affecting the testing process by reporting exceptions to the Test Manager
  • Assisting in the maintenance of local standards and procedures to support the QA process
  • Effectively applying any applicable professional standards (ISQTB) to project testing/task.


Who you are and the experience we’re looking for

Delivering excellence is no easy task, particularly when you are transforming a business. So, we’re looking for someone with the right experience and behaviours to join our team. The ‘DNA’ we look for starts with high proactivity and tenacity, the desire to deliver service excellence, attention to detail and a passion for both innovation and continuous improvement. As well as this, you will need to have:

  • ISEB Foundation Certificate in Testing is highly desirable, as is experience in testing WRAP platforms for ISA/GIA and pensions
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment with a flexible and adaptable attitude towards the projects and stakeholders
  • Ability to gather and interpret requirements and design details to formulate effective and efficient tests
  • Experience of test support throughout the full project lifecycle
  • Clear experience in a test team within a structured project-based environment
  • Previous experience of user acceptance testing, including scripting and test execution
  • Clear experience working in a comparable life and pensions company, with experience in a complex regulated environment (SIPP/SSAS).


Why join us

Our approach centres on four primary enablers: our expertise, access to leading technology, focus on consumers, and capital.

We believe in transparency and meritocracy; we want to give all of our people the opportunity to be the best they can be, sharing in our future success.


Our family of companies include:

The Adviser Centre – a free-to-air, online fund research and consultancy service, dedicated to helping financial advisers to assess, select and monitor suitable actively-managed funds from the whole of the market.

EBS Pensions Limited – developed over the last 20+ years into a leading SIPP and SSAS provider, with over 15,000 clients and £2.8bn assets under administration.

The Embark Platform – a low-cost retirement-focused platform for financial advisers built on cutting edge and market leading FNZ technology.

Hornbuckle – one of the UK’s leading independent specialist pension providers, Hornbuckle has excelled in self-invested pension provision for more than three decades.

Rowanmoor – the UK’s largest independent SSAS provider and a provider of bespoke SIPPs and Family SIPPs.

Vested – a collaboration between Embark Group and Mazars LLP. Together we bring the very best in employee benefits and workplace savings to small and medium sized employers (those with between 100 and 750 full time employees).

Embark Corporate Services – is the provider of centralised Corporate Support to the Embark Group. Our approach is simple, we provide excellence in service to support the Group in being a world class full-scale retirement solutions provider.


You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Apply now and join us on our journey.

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