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Senior QA Automation Engineer

Questers is a leading tech hub that empowers IT professionals to advance their careers through strategic collaborations with prominent companies from the UK, Europe and the US. We build dedicated teams in Bulgaria for leading tech businesses in various industries. Our present client base includes the group behind some of the most powerful media brands in the English-speaking world, leading FinTech companies, multi-billion-dollar US hedge fund, social media platforms and a variety of scale-ups rapidly expanding their software services and products.

Questers currently host dozens of remarkable tech teams and employ more than 300 bright specialists. In 2014, 2017 and 2020 we were recognized as a top IT employer. These awards are a result of our belief that high productivity can only be achieved by motivating, developing and empowering talented people.

Questers is currently looking to hire a Senior QA Automation Engineer

  • About News UK: News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated, and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning, and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

  • Your team: News Broadcasting (or “Broadcast” for short) is part of a thriving engineering community in Technology who design, develop and operate all of News UK's customer facing products and platforms. Broadcast brands include the radio stations; talkSPORT, TalkRadio, Virgin Radio UK and Times Radio, as well as our new TV channel, TalkTV. We are ushering in a new age of radio, audio and video products, focusing on new technologies and platforms that will drive our strategic goals across the ecosystem, which includes our mobile apps, websites and back-end platforms.

The role:

  • As a Senior QA Automation Engineer, you will be reporting to the Principal Engineer, you’ll be a key part of our web team in delivering quality software, along with line managing other members of the QA team. You’ll show autonomy, initiative and good judgement as you help define, implement and continuously improve a testing strategy, aiming to automate as much as possible, as efficiently as possible.

Your contribution to something big:

  • You’ll work in an agile environment with a team of engineers, along with a business analyst, an agile project manager, and a product owner. You’ll ensure that tickets are clearly understood and are testable. You’ll collaborate with your peers across QA, engineering, and other disciplines in both London and Sofia to advocate a test-driven development approach and evangelise the importance of quality and performance.

- You’ll find these skills useful in this role:

  • A solid understanding of testing methodologies, principles, and tools
  • A collaborative and engaging approach to team-driven outcomes, being able to help mentor others where needed
  • A willingness to broaden your knowledge of testing by learning new skills, tools, and approaches
  • A drive to improve testing practices and process, and help lead others towards this goal

Our ideal teammate has/is:

  • You’re a seasoned QA professional who can make the right judgement calls based on a sound knowledge of the testing pyramid and best practices
  • Your experience has covered the breadth of web-related testing - with expert knowledge of end-to-end tests, as well as performance-based testing of critical user metrics such as Core Web Vitals
  • You’re comfortable with API and contract testing and have worked on high-traffic websites
  • You understand the importance of the above and its impact on SEO
  • We use JavaScript and TypeScript to build our applications and tests, so you’ll be fluent in both these languages, as well as related testing frameworks such as Cypress and Jest

Brownie points:

  • You’ll also be familiar with testing services such as HeadSpin and Percy, as well as CI/CD pipelines such as CircleCI
  • Understanding of the occasional shell script, AWS, and Docker/Kubernetes is also a plus

The company offers:

  • 25 Days Paid Leave
  • Supplemental Health & Dental Care
  • Competitive Remuneration Package -Exceptional Social Package & Special Discounts
  • Innovative & Agile Teams
  • Challenging Projects & Leading edge Technologies
  • Friendly & Supportive Atmosphere
  • Socially Responsible Company
  • Tech & Soft Skills Training
  • Team Bonding Events
  • Fruity Afternoons & Beer Thursdays
  • Excellent Office Location & Facilities & a wonderful terrace
  • Relaxing & Gaming Areas
  • Free Bike Parking & Showers

How to apply: If you recognize yourself in this role please send your CV in English, so that we can get an idea of your experience.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Here at Questers, we hire great people. No matter your identify and where you’re from, you can belong here. What’s most important to us is having an inspiring, dynamic team who live our values of collaboration and excellence every day. And we're completely committed to fostering an open, supportive and inclusive**