Data Scientist

Location: West Midlands, England Salary:
Sector: IT Type: Temporary

Data Scientist, Initial 3 Month Contract, West Midlands:

My client is currently recruiting for a Data Scientist, if you are interested please apply with an updated CV, they have provided the below spec:

Essential Skills

  • At least 5 years demonstrable experience in Agile (preferably Scrum and/or Kanban) methodology to projects, to be applied in line with the Data Science Test Strategy
  • Be able to confidently talk about agile processes
  • Demonstrable experience of defining or breaking down user stories and acceptance criteria using test design techniques, thereby statically testing the solution at the time.
  • Contribute to defining and measuring 'Done', in order to actually determine what the definition of 'Done' actually means in terms of quality.
  • Demonstrable experience of helping developers in generating comprehensive unit tests and pair with them as appropriate.
  • Use quality characteristics such as functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability and portability helps define the context of value and level and type of testing required to meet definition of done.
  • Demonstrable experience of using a risk based approach to testing.
  • Demonstrable experience of Evaluating Emergent Behaviour: Using exploratory testing techniques following the customer's needs, finding defects not found in unit/integration testing but could easily cause the acceptance testing to fail.
  • Demonstrable experience of Test-Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) and some of the tools that are used.
  • At least 3 years' experience of Test Automation in an Agile environment, including setting up and using frameworks which include Specflow / Cucumber and Selenium
  • Proven experience in API testing within Agile sprints
  • Proven experience of accessibility testing within Sprints and presenting finding back to the team made up of technical and non-technical members
  • Proven experience of Performance testing web based systems and presenting finding back to the team made up of technical and non-technical members
  • Produce Test Approaches and Sprint Test Plans collaboratively with the team and suppliers, owning the documentation and managing its completion in line with the Data Science Test Strategy
  • Demonstrable experience of Non-Functional requirements, definition and testing.
  • Demonstrable experience in exploratory testing techniques and knowing the difference between ad hoc testing and exploratory.
  • Confident in explaining decisions to stakeholders who don't understand agile, user needs or user-centred design and delivery

Nice-to-have skills and experience

  • Experience of working on UK central government services
  • Strong understanding of the Government Digital Service Standard and Service Manual.
  • Able to contribute to areas beyond the usual boundaries of the discipline, for example helping the team understand the service's legal and regulatory environment.
  • Knowledge of the Education and skills secto
  • Experience of open source and cloud technologies and their sourcing
  • Passed certified Agile Tester course
  • ISEB foundation and practitioner qualified.
  • Having worked on a Azure platform
  • Experienced in using the following tools, Sortsite, OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), and visual studio.

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