SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER LEVEL 1 (REF. EXP-DEV-034) 150 150 Exploristics

Contract: Permanent full-time/flexible working available (including part-time/compressed hours/term-time working)        

Location: Belfast office, home-based or hybrid working available       

Salary: Competitive Salary (based on experience) + attractive benefit package including 37 days holiday, private health insurance, company pension scheme (5% employer)              

 Who is Exploristics

Exploristics is an established, fast growing enabling technology company providing world-class analytics and specialised software products for clinical-stage life science organisations. Our experienced statisticians and programmers develop intellectual property and assets to support the design and analysis of clinical trials, precision medicine and real-world data analytics. We address the emerging analytics needs of the Industry with our biostatistics services, bespoke algorithms and unique, state of the art, proprietary, cloud-based trial simulation software KerusCloud 2.

Our success is not only due to the experts we employ in the field but also the impact of high-value technical and scientific support we provide to our clients at all stages of clinical development.  We have a track record of delivering dynamic and innovative analytics solutions to global pharmaceutical companies as well as small, specialist biotechnology companies.  Our flagship simulation platform KerusCloud 2 has enabled our customers to achieve real world success by transforming their clinical development plans.

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Why is this role important?

Exploristics accelerates clinical development by offering a uniquely targeted approach. We integrate comprehensive biostatistical services with proprietary software products to reduce the risks, costs and duration of clinical development through a data-driven approach.  We have experience working with Big Pharma, Biotech, SMEs and academia on several projects spanning the field of clinical sudies in multiple therapeutic areas as well as real-world studies.  We take pride in establishing close working relationships with our clients to provide strategic insights and flexible resources and expertise that make a significant impact  for our clients across all stages of clinical development, from protocol review, study design, analysis and reporting and real world evidence.

Why you should apply?

Do you have an interest in software testing and QA and would like to develop these skills?  Would you like to join our expanding, tightknit, high-performance agile development team to play a key role ensuring quality of the product? Are you looking for an opportunity that offers you a flexible work solution and one that will allow your career to develop and grow?  Would you like to join a dynamic, growing firm where you can really make an impact, not just on the company but to accelerate drug development and ultimately benefit patients?

We are looking for a passionate and motivated Graduate Tester Engineer to take on this critical role to work with our development team as our KerusCloud platform continues to develop and the user base grows and requires more support.

We offer a competitive salary with extensive benefits including generous holiday entitlement (37 days), pension scheme and private health insurance.  We provide a fantastic opportunity for professional development both through formal training and through exposure to a variety of challenges with the chance to learn and develop new skills.

Key duties

  • Contribute to the future of clinical trial simulation technology
  • Test cloud-scale applications on the frontier of web technologies, using the latest tools
  • Write and implement high quality tests plans
  • Write and maintain automated test suites
  • Adapt to meet the needs of our evolving systems, processes and teams
  • Bring quality first line support to to our users 

The essentials:

  • A strong interest in testing web-based cloud applications, including low-code automated testing
  • Experience using issue tracking software (Jira)
  • Experience using source control (Git)
  • Experience working in a agile development team
  • Experience in supporting software and/or IT, and managing tickets
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication with strong interpersonal skills 

Any of the following would be desireable:

  • Knowledge of, or experience writing and executig test plans for a web based application
  • Knowledge of, or experience in API testing
  • Knowledge of, or experience of Ghost Inspector, or similar tools
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, AWS
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, statistical principles and/or clinical trials
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, DevOps

Please note the successful applicant will be asked for proof of the right to work in the UK.

Why Exploristics?

We strongly believe in an inclusive and supportive work culture.  We recognise the changing demands of family life and the need for flexibility in working arrangements to meet these demands.  At Exploristics, you can benefit from our family friendly policies including flexible working, childcare voucher scheme and parental leave.  We welcome applications from all persons regardless of gender, race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you would like to find out more, I would be delighted to hear from you, Jason Leigh, Software Development Lead (

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter quoting job reference via email to Kerry Chandler (  Links to examples of previously developed code (e.g. Github) are welcomed within the CV.

Closing date is 27th May 2022