QA Automation Engineer

London (East)
£65,000 per annum
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

BrightTALK is the best place for professionals and businesses to connect, learn and grow through shared knowledge and insights. Modern marketers use our SaaS platform to create and nurture leads with video and webinar marketing programs.

We are looking for a talented, driven and naturally curious QA Engineer with sound automation skills to join BrightTALK’s technology department, working in our Content team based in central London.

The Content team is responsible for building and maintaining core platform functionality enabling the creation and management of live streaming webinars to an audience of over six million industry professionals.

We’re a bright, close-knit and hard-working and team working on unique and interesting challenges that keep us continually learning and improving. We strive for excellence but understand pragmatic business needs and balance these to build the most suitable software to get the job done.

Our office is light and airy with loads of break-out spaces, a continual supply of fresh fruit and as much quality coffee as you can consume from our Italian coffee machine. Take a break with pool and table-tennis tables. We’ll provide you with a brand new Mac, as many screens as you need, the tools you want and the flexible working hours that suit you. You bring the brainpower and dedication to make us even better.

Responsibilities and Qualities

You will be responsible for the end-to-end functional testing of the BrightTALK platform, defining best practices, upholding a TDD development and release process, and leading a small dedicated team of other QA engineers.

The ideal candidate enjoys:

  • Planning and specifying the (automated and/or manual) functional testing required for new and updated features (stories) to the satisfaction of the team’s product owner and scrum-master

  • A robust and rigorous approach to browser-based testing, bordering on a fanatical eye for detail

  • Being responsible for acceptance testing and sign off for all new releases

  • Making automated testing an integral part of the SDLC and release process

  • Working in a flat structure where QA, development and product design is one very close-knit team

  • Working under their own initiative and provide proactive feedback to the development team and managers

  • Leading other QA engineers by example and helping to increase their skills and experience

  • Strong communication skills

Technical Expertise

You will need strong development skills to build, maintain and deliver a high quality automated test framework suitable for the needs of the platform.

The ideal candidate needs to have:

  • A strong proven track record of designing and using the Java / Cucumber / Selenium WebDriver / Gherkin Stack across a multi-browser testing environment

  • Decent knowledge around utilizing APIs and databases to analyse issues

  • Experience in designing and running appropriate load tests (Locust / JMeter)

  • Experience designing and commissioning a CI process for regularly deploying and running functional tests using Jenkins (or similar tool) and Java-based build scripts (ANT, Maven or Gradle)

  • A practical, hands-on approach to writing and managing manual tests where appropriate

  • Excellent spelling and grammar

  • 4+ years commercial experience with war stories on how you’ve continuously improved the quality and extent of testing in your teams

Why we like working at BrightTALK

  • Friendly, talented, collaborative and entrepreneurial teams

  • Comprehensive benefits

  • Generous vacation policy, flexible schedule

  • Located in central London

  • Training allowance and opportunities to innovate

  • Team building, volunteer opportunities

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