Lead Test Engineer


We have a 4-day (37hr) working week at 100% salary, every Friday is off! We also offer a generous holiday allowance

Posted 2 months ago

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Lead Test Engineer

Job description

Work for a company that cares about the humans behind the tech.

At Riverr we are confident advocates for using digital to reshape the human experience for good.

As a key component to the LAB Group, we believe Riverr people should do what they love and love what they do. So we invest in the vigorous innovators, technical intellectuals, and architects of change - those passionate about creating beautiful digital experiences using hardcore technology.

Our award-winning team of creative, technology and strategy specialists enjoy a number of benefits, including flexible working options including:

  • 4 day work week
  • 28 days of annual leave each year (excluding bank holidays!)
  • Remote working for that ultimate work-life-balance
  • Private Medical Cover through Aviva
  • A day off for your birthday
  • A day of to volunteer for a registered charity of your choice
  • An annual training budget to invest in your personal development.

The Role

Interested in being part of our journey? We need your curious and creative mindset and we’re currently looking for a Lead Test Engineer to join our team.

We are looking for a passionate Lead Test Engineer. You will be working remotely in the QA department as well as alongside a team of developers and designers to ensure quality in first class web applications across different platforms.

The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of the testing process throughout the SDLC and use their skill set to apply these quality standards and work with other team members to improve them.

You will be defining processes, building bonds with with technical and creative teams, planning out our future of automation, new hires and definitions of quality.

You will work alongside an enthusiastic, creative, technical team who are not afraid to push boundaries and get out of their comfort zones.

If you love all things digital, have a passion for technology and are constantly scratching up your skills, then this could be the role for you.


Technical Skills and Experience:

At Riverr, we thrive on team collaboration, growth and breaking boundaries in quality.

Our Lead Test Engineer must have:

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in manual testing.

    • Writing / drawing up manual test cases

    • Defect validation - verifying reported defects

    • Responsive testing across different desktop and mobile platforms

    • Manually verifying usability of a web application

    • Verifying acceptance criteria are met
  • Minimum of 2 - 3 years within the test automation space.

  • A good understanding of the different testing techniques and how they fit into the SDLC.

  • Working knowledge of Selenium WebDriver / and or Cypress, as well as a programming language.

  • Able to manage risks efficiently within their team and communicate those risks verbally and in writing.

  • Experience in an agile work flow and quick to adapt to challenges, while communicating these challenges.

  • A good understanding of security, performance, usability standards (like A11ly) within web development.

  • Working knowledge of CMS architecture.

A bonus for us would be:

  • Experience with CI and CD tools (Github Actions preferred), as well as executing automated tests on various platforms.

  • Exposure to testing Node.js and / or JavaScript tech stacks.

  • Experience with SaaS and PaaS based automation suites or an equivalent.

  • ISTQB / tertiary qualification in Computer Science or an equivalent.

  • Have a working knowledge of different test methodologies (BDD, TDD and ATDD)

  • Knowledge about MACH architecture.

Key Accountabilities for our Lead Test Engineer at Riverr:

  • Drawing up a test plan per client requirements and the ability to follow through with that test plan.

  • Building onto the QA process and ensuring quality standards are met across the different departments.

  • Work closely with the DevOps team to maintain automation pipelines.

  • Develop and maintain reports with test plan and test execution results and communicate these to the technical team leads.

A day in the life of a Lead Test Engineer at Riverr looks like…

  • Morning team meeting to catch up to align with team mates.

  • Prioritising your workload and utilizing your time efficiently.

  • Responsible for end-end user tests

  • Regression and smoke tests, manual and automated.

  • Reporting defects of various severity using our tracking software, Jira

  • Develop or maintain automation suites, test cases and test suites.

  • Reporting on code quality standards and logging defects in Jira.

  • Load testing infrastructure

  • Plan and estimate project deliverables

  • Participate in sprint planning sessions and project retrospective meetings.

What does success look like...

  • Juggling between 3-4 different platforms on a day to day basis and the ability to self organize.

  • Keeping up with the knowledge/skill level in order to stay on top in the industry

  • Build reliable and maintainable testing solutions

  • Adapting quickly to different Technologies like JAMStack, Drupal, Sitecore, Umbraco Cloud and WordPress.

Do you have a curious, growth mindset and are you interested in being part of our team at the top of their game? Apply now!

Research has shown that some under-represented groups in the digital industry tend to apply only if they meet every single requirement. Here at LAB Group, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, and this is at the heart of what we value as an organisation. We encourage you to apply even if you do not think you tick all the boxes of the job description. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles! Our People team are happy to support with any reasonable adjustments that are needed within the recruitment process, so please do flag if you need any additional support. Your information will be kept confidential according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


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Our Working Week

We have a 4-day (37hr) working week at 100% salary, every Friday is off! We also offer a generous holiday allowance

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 28 days PTO plus bank holiday

  • 37 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 89 days off per year

Our Remote Working Policy

Almost all of our team works remotely but some roles may require some in person meetings / hybrid working.

Our Employee Benefits

  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance

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