Strong Middle/Senior Test Engineer (hiring in Europe)

About us:

We are Data Science UA, and we are a fast-growing IT service company. We have been proud of developing Ukraine’s Data Science community for more than 6 years. Data Science UA unites all researchers, engineers, and developers around Data Science and related areas. We conduct events on machine learning, computer vision, intelligence, information science, and the use of artificial intelligence for business in various fields.

About the client:

Our client is an award-winning search intelligence platform with a unique combination of patented, AI-driven technology, and a supportive team of paid search experts, to help brands, marketers, and agencies dominate their competitive landscapes.

They provide customers around the world with a clear view of the competitive landscape, helping them optimize their paid search spend to increase ROI, inform cross-channel strategies, and save time.

Their Whole Market View technology creates a full market map of a client’s entire search landscape; Smart Monitor automatically detects threats and opportunities every day; and our exclusive Local View solution provides the location-based strategic insights that brands, marketers, and agencies need to optimize their spend at the local level.

The company offers four industry-exclusive solutions that give our customers an unrivalled view of the competitive landscape: Market Entry, Campaign Optimization, Strategic Advantage, and Brand Protection.

Backed by Updata Partners, client’s company was founded in 2012 and now works with 300+ clients across a wide range of industries including finance, retail, gaming, automotive, and technology. Brand customers include Bupa, Citibank, L’Oreal, M&S, Nespresso, Qantas, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Agency customers include Dentsu, GroupM, and OMD.

In 2022 alone, client won 10 major search industry awards, including Best Search Software Tool at the US Search Awards and Best Software Innovation in both the US and the UK for our groundbreaking Local View product. Along with client Staysure, they won Best use of Search in Finance PPC at the Global Search Awards and Best use of Data PPC (Silver) at the UK Search Awards.

About the role:

We are looking for a Strong Middle/Senior Test Engineer, you will be working across the company’s entire web stack, so a real passion for quality of development, working closely with Engineers and Product Managers to ensure the best possible outcome, is something that they really value. You will have great attention to detail and will work cross-functionally to test and deliver user-centric solutions to customers. You will proactively communicate by providing feedback/recommendations to engineers on software usability, functionality, and performance. Also, you add value by collaborating and improving the engineering team’s test coverage, release velocity, and production health.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience working as a Test Engineer or in the same position.
  • Work as part of an Agile team to achieve roadmap delivery of high-quality products.
  • Proactively pursue quality early in the Software and Test Life Cycle.
  • Identify the scope of the testing required for a particular release based on the requirements and design.
  • Continuously improve the web application by executing functional and non-functional tests.
  • Define test plans, scenarios, scripts, and procedures in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.
  • Review stories and confirm that they are testable during Sprint Refinement sessions.
  • Identify the testing effort required by calculating the sizing needed for the given release and plan work.
  • Proactively check for risks in achieving the release and work with teams to mitigate them.
  • Support root cause analysis and manage software defects by proactively reporting defects to engineers.
  • Build dashboards, and reports for various stakeholders and instill confidence in the work being done.
  • Take ownership and pride in the products we build and ensure they are of the highest standard.
  • Identify and maintain tools for Test Reporting, Test Management, etc. and educate the team on using them.
  • Follow, contribute and improve the company’s Engineering and Testing Practices.
  • Be empathetic towards team members and customers.

Will be a plus:

  • Commercial experience working with Web Engineers, as part of a Scrum team.
  • Commercial experience doing manual testing on complex web applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of testing techniques and modern tools (Jira, AIO Test, Test Rail, X-ray).
  • Solid knowledge and experience with SQL, NoSQL, and data-driven projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in hands-on Issue and Defect Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of an Agile team to continuously improve the web application’s quality.
  • Owns the automation and performance testing frameworks and knows what to automate.
  • Proficient in Manual testing and test techniques.
  • Define test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures in accordance with project scope and delivery dates.
  • Estimate and confirm testability efforts upfront with engineers during Sprint Planning and Grooming.
  • Proactively report bugs, monitor resolution efforts, and track successes.
  • Support root cause analysis and manage software defects effectively.
  • Build quality dashboards and reports for various stakeholders.
  • Take ownership and pride in the products the company builds and ensure they are of the highest standard.
  • Follow, contribute and improve the company’s Engineering and Testing Practices.

We offer:

  • Startup Engineering culture.
  • Full Remote working.
  • Home Office Stipend.
  • Good work/life integration (flexible working).
  • Flexible annual leave.
  • Stock options from day one.
  • Individual coaching program.
  • Monthly Hack days.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Monthly Socials and company-wide retreats.
  • Free Trainers when you join our team.
  • Great culture-helping all employees to learn, grow and develop their skill set.
  • Social activities to join in. Regular off-sites, bake-offs, office table tennis tournaments, and much more!

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