Senior Software Tester - Author-it

Engineering/Delivery · Palmerston North, New Zealand
Department Engineering/Delivery
Employment Type Full-time
Minimum Experience Experienced


Who we are and what we do

Author-it Software Co. (ASC) is a world leading provider of on-premise and cloud-based products for authoring technical publications, e-learning and pharmaceutical information.


What does that mean for our customers? Our two software platforms, Docuvera and Author-it, enable the transformation of how our customers create and manage their content, leveraging a component first approach where content is broken down, easily assembled into documents, and reused across their organisation.


Our two products serve different industries; Author-it provides Technical Documentation, Learning & Development and Compliance solutions for HighTech, Manufacturing, Energy and more at enterprise scale across the globe, while Docuvera’s focus is solving the problem of inefficiency in managing information across the drug development cycle for Biopharma.


Our global ASC team are a diverse, committed group of experts who are progressive in their approach and know what makes a great product. Our Technology, Product, Marketing, Sales and Corporate Services teams are based throughout New Zealand, Netherlands, and the United States.


How we do things here

The way we do things here sets the tone for life at ASC. It’s about delighting our customers, trusting each other, being respectful, being decisive and straight talking and being solutions focused. 


We’re an ambitious product-led company and we trust that our people will do their best to deliver on their commitments to our customers, so we let them get on with it.  We seek people who can show us that they’re passionate about their field of work, show initiative, and are constantly learning so adapt to try new things or take on a different perspective.  We expect our people will be great communicators, have strong EQ, be honest, have integrity and be resilient.


We enjoy our rapidly changing environment, which requires flexibility and self-discipline, but in turn we get the chance to be part of a fast-paced business working on transformative technology.


The part you’ll play

You will be responsible for knowing the product, writing and documenting test cases, planning and executing tests based on analysis of each build/release, create and track defects, and produce reports on project status based on defects and testing status.  You will also collaborate on testing best practices along with testers across our business.


You’ll be a brilliant problem solver, a quick learner, an influencer, attentive to detail, and an excellent written communicator. Above all, you’ll have a passion for discovery!  An excellent software tester will exhaust all options and permutations that the platform is capable of and push the software to its limits.  This role is where you can take a leading role in the testing approach for one of our core products. It’s essential that you’re committed to high quality outcomes and continuous improvement. The type of industry you work in will not matter as long as you’ve worked in a SaaS product business. 


You’ll be supported by a top quality NZ based technical team and leadership, but will support and work closely with the Netherlands based technical team. 


What you’ll focus on

  • Assess the needs of projects that are currently in flight and propose the kinds of tests that would be necessary to release with confidence
  • Write tests for the software that is currently in development and raise defects
  • Develop a comprehensive testing strategy with increasing amounts of automation
  • Communicate regularly with Product Owners and Software Engineers to ensure that we are releasing excellent quality work that meets our internal requirements
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of our products, with a focus on Author-it
  • Lead as a People Coach for other Testers in the team



What you’ll bring

You’re here because you have a unique mix of skills to offer, and we can’t wait to see you put them to work.  You will:

  • 5+ years working as a software tester.
  • Ability to use Agile practices to work and think iteratively through the testing/QA dimensions of software products and ship goals.
  • Detail oriented team player with effective planning, organization and execution skills.
  • Ability to work effectively at a fast pace with cross functional departments.
  • Innovative, proactive, and resourceful; committed to quality and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to anticipate and mitigate challenges.
  • Experience with defect tracking system.
  • Has the ability to deliver results by influencing team members.


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