Big Data QA Engineer

London, Greater London
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:04 Jan, 2019

QA Engineer
London or Newbury

Big Data & Analytics Job Family

Big Data at Vodafone


We're enabling the Data Scientists community to create a premium customer experience using AWS, Scala, Spark, Python, Hadoop/Cloudera in an Agile delivery. We'd be especially keen to hear from you if you're passionate about Data and Customers, have experience with Hadoop, and want to bring your innovative ideas to life on solutions that process millions of interactions every day.


If you own and solve technical challenges daily, refactor without blinking, challenge complexity and you get excited about being part of a community that wants to continually learn, adapt and improve, come and be part of something huge, we'd love to hear from you!


We’re heading to an exciting future – fancy being part of our Big Data team?


Role purpose

The Backend QA Engineer ensures the quality of the code and solution delivered by the Big Data Team, by reviewing the code produced by Data Engineering to load data from source systems onto the shared platform, as well as the Big Data applications. Define, build, automate and execute testing for the solution.


Key accountability

  • Ensure that Big Data team produce high performing and stable applications, which perform complex processing of massive volumes of data in a Cloud based analytics platform.  
  • Guarantee the quality of end-to-end applications (through review and testing) that make use of large volumes of source data from the operational systems and output insights back to business systems 
  • Proactively work with the rest of the squad to ensure the right quality checks are in place at the various stages of the Data Integration
  • Support and contribute, with the rest of the Big Data team of Data Engineering/QA/Data Science, to define best practice for the agile development of applications to run on the Big Data Platform

As a Backend QA Engineer, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Be a confident user with Linux / Unix
  • Scripting experience with Python ideally, but Pearl could be considered
  • A knowledge and interest of Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, HDFS and Hive
  • Experience to Model testing, a new way of testing e.g Lift Analysis or Confusion Matrix.
  • Experience in designing, building and managing applications to process large amounts of data in a Hadoop ecosystem;

Why Vodafone?

Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.


We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career, and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle


Commitment from Vodafone
Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.


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