QA Test Lead

QA Test Lead

At Axitech

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Location: UK Only, TELECOMMUTE



Company Description

At axitech, we are transforming Auto Insurance claims, delivering customer facing experiences directly into automotive organisations. Our mission is to deliver a step change to the way that Auto Manufacturers engage their customers during the highly stressful ‘moment of truth’ that is a car accident. We are an early stage startup (pre-series A) backed by leading European VCs, with a great pipeline of partnerships looking to integrate our value proposition. We are looking for an experienced QA Test Lead with strong technical skills, wanting to join us as we scale and deliver ever more sophisticated tech.



Job Description

The Role 

As a growing startup at a crucial stage, you will be working with existing in house engineering and remote/distributed developers. This role presents a great opportunity to take ownership of the test practise at axitech. We are a 'remote first' business looking for an enthusiastic, communicative, and detail-oriented problem solver with a startup mentality and an appreciation of the entire product development process.

From requirements management to developing our automation suite, you will be defining test strategy, processes and tools to maximise coverage across the full stack. You should be an all rounder, able to lead discussions into technical aspects, communicate complexity clearly to all stakeholders, and contribute as part of a small close-knit team. 

We value specialist skills, combined with a proactive and adaptive mindset, with the resilience required to join us in taking our delivery efforts to the next level of quality and professionalism. You will be the champion of best development practices and software quality, as the team and excitement about our product opportunity grows.

 

On a day-to-day basis this entails:

  • Flexing your creative muscle and having your say in new features and initiatives as a natural partner to the product lead, while supporting shift left testing and test framework definition. 

  • Develop and maintain manual and automated test suites and tooling, to improve the role of automated testing in DevOps. 

  • Own software quality, working in SCRUM with the development team, in order to support test case development, documentation and bug lifecycle management.

  • Defining test automation practices tools and standards, with a view toward scaling the organisation sustainably.

  • Collaborating with in-house & distributed team to iterate and improve on shipped work, or new projects based on feedback from the wider team and our users. 

  • Identifying areas to improve the efficiency and performance of our products, to support the design of elegant systems with a lean & agile mindset.


Prerequisites Skills for the role are listed below:

  • 3 years minimum experience as a Tester, ideally as Test Lead

  • Strong Testing experience with responsive cross platform development (app UI, web, API mobile). 3+ years experience preferred with automated testing and deep understanding of concepts behind unit, integration, and UI tests.

  • Strong experience in and enthusiasm for CI/CD, implementing automated testing frameworks and tools.

  • BDD/TDD experience, but more importantly, a love for understanding all details of the product to improve user experience where it matters most. 

  • Ability to clearly prioritise tests that are candidates for automation.

  • Ability to Coach the development team toward adherence to testing standards for well structured and testable code.

  • Experience writing comprehensive Requirements, Tech and Testing documentation

 

Bonus points

  • Previous roles in Software Engineering in OOP language (3+ years javascript experience preferred)

  • Interest in software architecture where it relates to quality management and maintenance.

  • Working knowledge of AWS in support of CI/CD & experience with cloud device farms.

  • Experience with JIRA and associated test management tools (e.g. Zephyr)

  • Open minded approach to design, prototyping and testing, with desire to bring new frameworks and approaches to the team

  • Experience working on customer services tools, CRMs, fleet/telematics platforms or financial services platforms

  • Experience with the automotive and/or the Insurance industry/an interest in Connected Car technology!



Qualifications

Engineering Degree in Computer Science/MCA or any other Bachelor’s degree with the relevant experience.



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