QA Lead

Zyte (formerly Scrapinghub)

About the role
As a QA Lead in the Product department at Zyte, you will be responsible for positioning QA to play a pivotal role in estimations, planning, release management, CI/CD, and ultimately the success of our products. You will thrive in this role if you enjoy leading Test/QA teams that ensure that a suite of products maintains a high level of quality when it comes to serving a globally diverse clientbase.
Responsibilities
  • Take ownership of the end-to-end QA process for Zyte platform components such as Smart Proxy Manager, Zyte API, and Automatic Extraction, leading an initially small but growing team.
  • Engage early and often with stakeholders in the Product department to ensure testable requirements.
  • Estimate and plan test efforts; produce requirements traceability matrices and high-level test plans.
  • Define clear, unambiguous acceptance/release criteria that dovetail with your test plans.
  • Take ownership of release management, firmly establishing QA as the gatekeepers of quality releases.
  • Delegate testing duties among team; mentor and evaluate performance continuously.
  • Understand what an appropriate test/staging environment will look like; work with the relevant internal stakeholders to build this out.
  • Perform hands-on automated and manual testing of both the usability and the correct functioning of existing and new product components including but not limited to: internal and customer-facing dashboards, email integrations, billing and payment integration, APIs, etc.
  • For new features, be able to answer the question “We built the thing right, but did we build the right thing?” before signing off any release.
  • Work with Head of QA to continue to innovate in terms of automation, CI/CD and the QA tech stack.
  • Proactively make improvements to QA methodologies by employing other technologies and tools.
  • Make recommendations to Head of QA around hiring, team structure, and direction.
Requirements:
    • 2+ years of relevant experience as QA Lead or Test Lead, ideally of SaaS offerings.
    • Demonstrable experience testing HTTP APIs, web front ends, and backend integrations.
    • Demonstrable test automation experience, preferably with Python.
    • Experience with modern CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins, Drone, CircleCI, BitBucket Pipelines, or similar.
    • Solid grasp of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.
    • Experience with issue tracking systems such as JIRA, Redmine, or similar.
    • Excellent level of written and spoken English; confident communicator; able to communicate on both technical and non-technical levels with various stakeholders on all matters QA.
    • Good understanding of web frontend technologies.
    • Eager to learn in a fast-paced Agile environment.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    Bonus points for:
      • ISTQB qualifications
      • Experience working remotely and managing asynchronous communication.
      • Experience with UI, API, and Functional test tools such as Selenium, Capybara, Citrus, JMeter, Postman, or similar.
      • Experience with Product QA specifically as it pertains to data extraction from the web.
      • Automated data analysis skills with e.g. Python/Pandas, SQL, or similar
      • Contract Testing experience
      • Performance Testing experience
      • Substantial backend & testing experience
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