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Graduate Test Analyst

University of Canterbury | Posted 26-11-2020

Christchurch (Architecture and Design)

Student First Project | Ākonga ki Mua

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Fixed-Term position (to 23 December 2021)

Do you want to help shape the future of the student and staff administration experience at UC?
Are you keen to experience life working with a state-of-the-art software development platform?
Do you want to experience being part of a high performing team?

What You Will Do
We are offering a Graduate Test Analyst the opportunity to join the University of Canterbury's (UC) Student First Project team. You will be contributing to how ultra-modern software is modelling a highly responsive agile future for the University and be involved in solving real business problems. You will be part of the team determining test criteria that is driven into a Test Driven Development model and be involved in executing tests against delivered epics and stories.

Who You Are
To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a self-starter with a can-do and eager to learn attitude, coupled with initiative and flexibility
  • an ability to work with a very diverse group of people - including our students, staff and our partners
  • the willingness to learn new technologies, concepts, architectures and skills rapidly
  • a recent degree or similar in software test analytics, software development, IT or have relevant experience in software testing or development
  • a demonstrable passion for software testing
  • some knowledge of test automation tools e.g. Test Complete and Selenium, and of development support tools like Jira and Confluence
  • analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • the capability to interpret business requirements from a testing perspective, and
  • the skills to document and execute manual test scripts and write defect reports.

Who You Will Work With
UC's high-performing Student First team are focused on transforming the student administration experience. This is a fast-paced close-knit team environment. We're continually evaluating and implementing innovative solutions to the problems we're asked to address

Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 6th December 2020 (midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to

Due to current border restrictions, you must have New Zealand Citizenship/Residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.

Job Details

Reference # 3955
Posted on 26 Nov 2020
Closes on 06 Dec 2020 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Information Technology
Job level(s) Entry/Graduate
Work type(s) Fixed term full-time