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Senior QA Engineer - UK, Remote

Employer
Plentific
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Plentific is one of the fastest-growing property technology companies in the UK and Germany, with offices in the US and Turkey. Its mission is to improve lives by making property work better for everyone. The platform empowers landlords and property managers to manage their properties and internal trades workforce, source local trade talent, build community cohesion and provide better services than ever before. The end-to-end solution offers a flexible approach to compliance management, repairs reporting and delivery, ensuring landlords and property managers can be confident that their property meets necessary standards.

Since 2013, Plentific has
  • Dramatically improved outcomes by speeding up service delivery fivefold and creating economic opportunities within local communities.
  • Set a new industry benchmark on responsive repairs by reducing typical time frames (20 days) to less than 4 days.
  • Entered partnerships with social enterprises to help people into trades jobs, and thus rebuild their lives.
Plentific has been recognised by multiple awarding bodies since its inception, including
  • 'Deal of the Year - Residential' at the UK PropTech Awards 2018.
  • 'Business Change/Transformation' Award at the UK Business Awards 2019.
  • Recognised as 'Professional Services Partner' at the UK Housing Awards 2019.
  • Repairs and Maintenance Provider of the Year at the 24Housing Awards 2019.
  • Featured on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list 2020.
  • Most Collaborative Business Award - PropTech at the UK Proptech Awards 2020.
Following a major funding round, Plentific has recently expanded into the US multi-family market and has plans to enter the wider professional and commercial real estate sector in Europe this year.

In sum, Plentific is a technology-led business developing cutting-edge solutions - and that's only possible to do with a great team. Our culture is open, empowering and fast-paced. If you're tenacious, passionate and driven, you will fit right in.

plentific.com/careers

The RoleWe are looking for an experienced QA Engineer to join the engineering team test our functional and non-functional areas of our product solutions using both automation and manual techniques. You'll be working alongside a highly technical and motivated team and report to the Head of Engineering. You would be expected to apply fundamental engineering and mathematical skills to solve problems and overcome challenges, not just develop code. For people with the right mindset, this frame of mind provides an intellectually stimulating environment.

The engineering team sits at the centre of everything we do at Plentific and is constantly tackling challenging problems, such as online payments, quoting, invoicing, booking, search / scoring algorithms, ETL, data pipelines, in-app messaging, real-time notifications and fraud prevention. Our backend engineers mostly work with Python and Django on an increasingly more service-oriented architecture. The tech stack includes Django REST Framework, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, JavaScript (ES6, React.js, Alt.js, Node.js, Express), AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Redis, Celery, Pandas, Numpy, Scrapy, Git (with Zenhub), Jenkins, Elasticsearch, Logstash and lots of raw SQL for analytics. We have a very large and clean code base as we put significant emphasis on design patterns, code readability, testability, maintainability and extendability.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure the quality of the product end-to-end
  • Work across the engineering teams to ensure everything is clearly defined and tested
  • Own all the testing activities during a project
  • Write bug and test reports with all of the necessary detail
  • Improve, extend and develop our automation test packs in order to reduce manual testing
  • Work closely with Engineers and investigate issues found during testing
  • Configure test environments for both manual and automated tests
  • Work with product owners, product managers, user interface designers and other software engineers to contribute to solutions
  • Ensure all software is reliable, scaleable and quality
  • Contribute towards the future efficiency of the QA team
Requirements
  • 5+ years QA engineer experience, understanding QA processes and methodologies
  • Python programming experience
  • Passionate about designing test coverage and the creation of automated and manual tests
  • Experience of working with a variety of QA tools
  • Experience with web applications including API testing, database testing, AWS infrastructure
  • Ability to think out of the box with a can-do attitude to get things done efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to articulate technical concepts in plain English
  • BSc (at least 2 1) essential in computer science, engineering, computational physics, mathematics or another field with strong computational curriculum. MSc/PhD in similar subjects desirable
BenefitsAs you can see, we have big plans and are eager to grow our team of dreamers and doers to achieve our vision of managing over 1 million properties through our platform across various countries. You can help us shape the future of property management. Here's what we offer
  • A competitive compensation package.
  • Private health care including discounted gym membership.
  • Learning and development fund.
  • A remote-friendly working environment + 23 days annual holiday.
  • Home office allowance.
  • A head office in London Bridge (less than 2 mins from Borough Market).
  • An inherently diverse culture with over 18 nationalities and 21 languages spoken.
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