Graduate Software Tester – Cork

Akari Software is a highly successful company that provides a suite of software solutions to help Higher Education Institutions transform their approach to Curriculum Design and Management.

Our people are passionate about their work and their clients. The team is largely based in Cork, Ireland with remote employees in multiple locations.

With the growth of our customer base, we now need a Graduate Software Tester in Cork.

Akari supports and encourages a positive work-life balance for all employees and for that reason we work a 9 Day Fortnight, with teams having every second Friday as a personal day where possible.


What we need:

We are looking for a Graduate Software Tester with an aptitude for an interest in software testing and test automation. You will take an active role in ensuring the quality of application software.

Key Duties:


  • Author test cases to target new or existing feature development
  • Execute test cases to validate the software under test
  • Provide subject matter expertise in Software Testing & QA
  • Design and develop different tools and automation scripts to improve automation support for testing activities
  • Coordinate with production support (diagnosis / issues fixing)
  • Advise on new technologies and methodologies
  • Document solutions and processes as part of execution

Required Experience & Education:

Qualification in software engineering or a related discipline Previous experience testing Web Browser based applications for high volume, high availability web application Software Testing Certification (ISTQB Foundation Level or equivalent) is preferred but not required

Technical Expertise:



  • Knowledge of software testing methods and techniques
  • Full software development life cycle understanding including design, development, test, build, documentation, packaging and support/maintenance.
  • A deep understanding of Agile development principles and practices.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills


  • Database knowledge/skills – RDBMS preferred 
  • Experience in the development and execution of test strategies, test plans, test cases, test reports and traceability matrices
  • Professional QA qualification or certification
  • Experience with QA tools


Additional Attributes:

  • A demonstrable passion for testing/QA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organised, good attention to detail, and able to work both independently and with a team
  • Rights to live and work in Ireland


Important notice:

Salary: Negotiable – Market related salary DOE 

Please contact for more information or to apply for this role. 


Please note: We do not accept any applications from Recruitment Agencies and will not be held liable for any fees or commissions for applications submitted by an Agency