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Our Apprentice Software Engineer shares his experience of working at RDT


Apprentice Software Engineer Joe Porter shares his experience of working at RDT

Joe Porter is an Apprentice Software Engineer here at RDT.  He recently visited Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School (TWGGS) and made a ten minute presentation to sixth form pupils and their parents at a recent careers event.

Joe studied at Wilmington Grammar School, gaining A-level passes in Computer Science, Business Studies and Economics, as well as an AS level in Media Studies.  He developed a particular interest in Computer Science from playing video games, and then started to learn how to change the games through YouTube videos.

His Computer Science teacher realised that he had a passion for computing and helped to organise two weeks’ of work experience at RDT in 2015.  (more…)

Employee Spotlight – Senior QA Engineer James Denton


RDT Employee Spotlight about QA Engineer James Denton

My name is James Denton and I’m a senior quality assurance engineer at RDT, working in the core automation team.

I joined RDT in May 2011 after leaving a medical company based in Chatham.

I began working at RDT on the same day as another test engineer. At the time there were only three other testers in the department, including the test manager. I’ve seen numerous big changes here – the QA department expanded drastically, we switched from waterfall to agile development practices, moved to bigger offices, and started using new testing tools and automation frameworks. (more…)

Who is in an Agile team?


We’ve talked about the roles of the product owner and scrum master at RDT, now it’s time to explain how the teams work.

Each team is made up of developers, testers and a business analyst. The team is responsible for delivering what we call ‘potentially shippable product increments’, i.e. tranches of finished code that meet an agreed target level of quality and functionality. We call this agreed target level ‘the definition of done’. (more…)

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