Software Tester

  • Five Degrees
  • Netherlands
  • Jul 21, 2017
Full time Developer Information Technology

Job Description

What we do? 

Five Degrees is a financial technology provider delivering next generation banking software to retail and private banks. Our clients are retail banks, asset managers, online savings banks and greenfield operations in the financial services industry. 

Our industry-proven and awarded Digital Banking Platform “Matrix” offers fully automated banking services supporting any segment, product or channel through a rich mid office environment, connecting to any (legacy) back-office system. Our products operate in a fully automated model with an unparalleled level of self service at every touch point giving both customers and banks real-time insight and control in the process. The cutting-edge web-based Mid-Office portal offers benefits in terms of efficiency in adapting new business processes on the go. The open API services platform integrates with any external system or service e.g. checks, passport validations, personal finance modules, AML, risk, or any external banking service required. Our clients run the technology in pre-defined flavors: full retail and SME banking, savings bank, private banking or micro finance.

. . . and we do it with high quality 

Five Degrees is 3rd time consecutive member of the FinTech50 and a Dutch FinTech Awards winner in the Banking IT category. Our product and setup has won multiple awards globally.

How we do it?  

Colleagues at Five Degrees are very proud of the company and are extremely happy with their job, as shown in the Staff Involvement Survey. Last year we were in the top 10 of best employers for companies in the category of <100 staff members, according to Effectory and Intermediair.

The culture in our company is characterized as open, transparent and collaborative.

We believe that fun in your work is giving better and greater results! We have monthly activities with our teams in all locations and of course the daily lunch we take in our office.

Following the growing demand from the market, we are expanding the Delivery team with an  Director of Software Development Delivery


Who you are

Together with your team mates, you will ensure high quality delivery of releases from the design stage up to a satisfied customer. You are responsible for improving and extending the coverage of our suite of unit, functional and integration tests (using SoapUI, Groovy and Selenium to name a few). Being part of the development team, you will participate in e.g. daily stand-up meetings, perform (manual and automated) tests, help triage bug reports and have regular contact with key users of our software.

You are part of an agile Software Development team located in the Netherlands. The Software Tester will report to the Director of Software Development Delivery.

Your Challenges

You will be expected to identify business requirements and work with your team on project planning, consult on quality of both requirements and software. Five Degrees is an international company and so you will be expected liaise with project teams in other parts of the world. In addition, you will be expected to provide the software developers objective and constructive feedback and communicate the findings to technical and non-technical colleagues.

  • Monitoring applications and software systems
  • Writing and executing test scripts
  • Writing bug reports
  • Reviewing documentation
  • Working towards departmental and project deadlines
  • Designing tests to mitigate risk
  • Presenting findings to software development and business user teams
  • Traveling to different project sites

Desired skills

  • You have a relevant Bachelor or Master degree in e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, ICT
  • You have a passion for creating high quality software
  • You have experience of continuous integration software (such as Octopus) and build systems (MSBuild)
  • Knowledge of SoapUI, Groovy and/or Selenium is a plus
  • Knowledge of SQL would be much appreciated
  • You have excellent troubleshooting and good communicative skills and are an enthusiastic team player
  • You have good English language skills in speech and writing, Dutch is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders
  • Problem solving skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to work in a team and individually
  • Organisational skills with the capability of working towards tight deadlines

Five Degrees Provides Excellent Company Benefits

  • A spot in the top 10 best employers (<100 staff members)
  • Market rate salary
  • Good secondary benefits package (holiday allowance, pension plan)
  • All inclusive (lunch, drinks, snacks and fruits)
  • Flexible working hours and locations (further to be discussed in the interview)
  • Lots of fun and plenty of space for your personal development (Education/Academy to learn)