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Test Automation Engineer – 100% remote

Date added

08/10/2021

Type

Permanent

Location

Remote

Category

Software Testing

Reference

9031

Salary

Negotiable

Test Automation Engineer – 100% remote

My client are a globally distributed team working from over 28 countries who are on a mission to enable our customers to extract the data they need to continue to innovate and grow their businesses.

For more than a decade, they have led the way in building powerful, easy-to-use tools to collect, format, and deliver web data, quickly, dependably, and at scale. And today, the data they extract helps thousands of organizations make smarter business decisions, secure competitive advantage, and drive sustainable growth. Today, over 2,000 companies and 1 million developers rely on their tools and services to get the data they need from the web.

About the role

As a Test Engineer in the Product department, you will be ultimately responsible for testing integral elements of our product offering in order to ensure that they are functional and in line with the marketable quality that our customer base expects on a consistent basis. This will of course be especially useful as they conduct versioning on each product; the role will require someone who can test new features and ensure bugs have been correctly resolved as part of each release. You will thrive in this role if you enjoy ensuring that a suite of products maintains a high level of quality when it comes to serving a globally diverse clientbase.

Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of the end-to-end QA process for platform components such as Smart Proxy Manager, API, and Automatic Extraction.
  • Collaborate effectively with Head of QA, Project/Product Managers, and Developers to understand platform and product features.
  • Distil product requirements and documentation into test specifications to ensure broad and deep test coverage.
  • Understand what an appropriate test/staging environment will look like; work with the relevant internal stakeholders to build this out.
  • Using a combination of initially manual and semi-automated techniques, test both the usability and the correct functioning of existing and new product components including but not limited to: internal and customer-facing dashboards, email integrations, billing and payment integration, analytics, etc.
  • Create comprehensive, reproducible bug reports.
  • Define clear, unambiguous acceptance/release criteria that dovetail with your test specifications.
  • For new features, be able to answer the question “We built the thing right, but did we build the right thing?” before signing off any release.
  • Know which tests should remain manual in nature, while looking for opportunities to fully automate some aspects of the testing; work with Head of QA to make this happen.
  • Beyond test automation, proactively make improvements to QA methodologies by employing other technologies and tools

What you need:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Technical Product QA, ideally of SaaS offerings.
  • Demonstrable experience testing HTTP APIs, web front ends, and backend integrations.
  • Demonstrable test automation experience, preferably with Python.
  • Experience with modern CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins, Drone, CircleCI, BitBucket Pipelines, or similar.
  • Experience with issue tracking systems such as JIRA, Redmine, or similar.
  • Good understanding of web frontend technologies.
  • Eager to learn in a fast-paced Agile environment.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working remotely and managing asynchronous communication.
  • Experience with UI, API, and Functional test tools such as Selenium, Capybara, Citrus, JMeter, Postman, or similar.
  • Experience with Product QA specifically as it pertains to data extraction from the web.

 

Please note: We have a number of similar positions currently, and in the future, which we would like to discuss with you should you indicate your interest in this role. When we receive your application for this role, we will contact you to advise you of our process for other similar positions.

Stelfox is fully compliant with GDPR regulations and you can read more in our privacy policy here: https://www.stelfox.com/privacy-policy-gdpr/

Your shared data will not be disclosed or transferred to a third party data controller or data processor located outside the EEA unless we have obtained your express consent. We look forward to working with you.

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