Quality Assurance & Testing engineer @ international scaleup

Job description

Are you the QA engineer that likes to work on the complete system, instead of just a small part? Are you looking for a challenge to work in a scale-up environment where your QA skills truly make a difference? Then you just might be the QA & Testing engineer that we are looking for. Check below whether you also think we’re a match made in heaven.


First and foremost, we are not looking for just another QA engineer. We are looking for this passionate tech wizard that eats software quality challenges for breakfast. Hell, you might even be so fanatic that you check the quality of your breakfast before eating it. In this job you will be laying the ground work for all our future QA efforts so we think ti's important that you believe your tech can change the world. The personal journey towards that point is as important to you as developing itself. We think big and expect the same of you!


What does your work week look like?

At the start of each day the development team has their daily stand-up. After the stand-up, everyone who wishes to discuss problems/roadblocks they’re facing for their current work will have a short discussion and the rest of the team will continue working on the current sprint.

Our sprint usually consists of a mix of new features, general improvements and bugs that need to be squashed. The developers write code for the feature, followed by writing some automated tests to confirm the feature works as intended. This is where you come in of course. For you it's paramount to have a thorough understanding of our complete suite to be able to write tests for all important scenarios.

Wednesdays are burrito days. 🌯😎

Thursdays we usually have a sprint refinement in which we take the time to refine certain feature requests, bugs or stories which have been added to the backlog recently. Here you also have an important role, by thinking what tests can be created before the work on stories start. 

Once every two weeks on Fridays we have a so called ‘Dev days' which allows the developers to work on something that they deem necessary, will speed up their work or just adding nice to have features/improvements. The other Fridays are used to close the sprint and provide the rest of the team a short demo of some of the new work that was done during that sprint. These are then followed by a sprint retrospective where we discuss how the past two weeks have went (we like to keep improving ourselves!).


To summarise these are the things we would really like you to do:

  • Test new features and fixes on test levels; User Acceptance & Explorative testing
  • Lay the ground work for all our QA efforts
  • Collaborate in all stages of software development to identify and resolve malfunctions to meet quality standards.
  • Build product test strategies; write and execute plans with schedules and dependencies
  • Work with Support to triage inbound bug reports and reproduce reported Issues
  • Build end-to-end automated test coverage
  • Help with security testing
  • Maintain QA documentation and tooling

If this sounds like your ideal job, then Sendsteps is what you’re looking for. With our technology it is possible to get into the heads of your audience while presenting. That way you can truly interact with your audience. It’s Sendsteps’ mission to make every audience interaction, on- or offline, interactive. For 12 years we’ve been working round the clock to make this possible. At our office we have a relax scale-up vibe. We’re a bunch of young people on a path of great growth and we have a product, office and challenges to match.

Requirements

Of course we have a clear view of our ideal candidate. This is on our wishlist (we like to be spoiled but do understand you not always get everything you want)

  • 4+ years of software testing and QA experience
  • Experience with writing test cases, not just executing them
  • Experience in writing clear, concise, comprehensive, and maintainable test plans, test cases, and UI acceptance tests.
  • Good understanding of UI/UX patterns
  • Experience with QA methodology: BDD, functional testing (Smoke, sanity checks, regression, api testing, UI testing), test plans & cases
  • Experience with cross-browser testing
  • Experience with writing automated tests with Selenium or TestCafe
  • Experience with testing desktop applications
  • Able to identify bugs & write bug reports
  • Create written and spoken communication (English)
  • Highly analytical and precise; as a pro QA'er this describes you right?
  • Able to think out of the box when we need a creative solution
  • You understand that in some situations it’s business first and technical perfection second

Bonus:

  • Experience with one or more of our beloved languages: Javascript, PHP, C#, C++
  • Experience with agile methodology & working closely with developers, designers and PO


To persuade you Sendsteps is the next step in your career we have another list:

  • You will be an important part of our scale-up
  • We have a nice and stylish office at an awesome spot in Amsterdam
  • (Part) remote work is possible
  • You’re colleagues are great, you can look at the as your friends
  • Our team is international, 6 nationalities and counting. Always looking to add more!
  • We’ll pay your lunch
  • You get to work on personal development with your personal lifestyle coach
  • Flexible working hours

If you read the whole text up until here and you’re still enthusiastic, then it must be the case that you’re the candidate we’re looking for. So please respond!