QA Engineer (Closed/Filled)

Discipline: QA - Quality Assurance , SDET - Software Development Engineer in Test
Job type: Permanent
Published: about 1 month ago

​Some problems are not very sexy, but they are very lucrative, and this might be a perfect illustration. A start-up business of 15 people funded by a major UK-based energy company is looking to build a platform to connect tradespeople with jobs requiring their skills. They are off to a solid start, with the platform already processing a couple of hundred jobs a week. They are about to be awarded the work to service thousands of boilers for customers of their parent company, and they need to scale the platform quickly. This is just the first certain step in some very ambitious growth plans. I mention it to give you confidence that this is not some shiny VC-funded wannabe unicorn but a business with very careful plans and access to steady revenue to help fund them. 

Why do they need your skills as a QA Engineer? 

They have three growing development teams and currently have two QA engineers. They want to add a 3rd so that each development team has a dedicated QA. This position will initially focus on web testing but will have the opportunity to also work on mobile and API testing.  

Skills overview 

  • The developers are building stuff in JavaScript/TypeScript and Python so experience working with code in these languages is key. 

  • Solid understanding of testing fundamentals. This role is very varied, with the chance to work on web, mobile, and API testing ((REST, GraphQL)

  • You will already have experience with one of Cypress/Playwright/Detox/Appium and be interested in picking up new automation frameworks as required. 

  • This role involves a mixture of manual and automated testing, and part of your remit will be to decide what makes sense to automate and what should remain manual. 

Challenges and growth opportunities 

The company is growing and adding new products and partners and needs a solid QA function supporting its development teams. The initial focus of this role is to do web testing while you find your feet. In the future, there will be opportunities to work on mobile and API testing, help define the overall testing strategy, and reduce the amount of manual testing required. If you are looking for a varied and challenging testing role, this would be a conversation worth having. 

Culture and working style 

The company is loosely based out of London but offers 100% remote work. As such, they have built teams of people who operate with a high degree of autonomy. Open communication and a friendly and helpful working style are prized. You will work with people who want to improve constantly and care about delivering quality products for their customers. 

Want to know more? 

All you need to do is send us your CV; if you don’t have one ready, then send a PDF of your LinkedIn profile; if you are not on LinkedIn, start a word document and write a few lines about what you are working on now and why you think this might be interesting.