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Quality Assurance Engineer


Dublin, Ireland


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QA Engineers test code at the user level, both manually and with automated tools. Our QA Engineers use black box, gray box, and white box testing techniques; they are able to understand software internals, debug problems using log files, and write automated tests and/or user-level test automation tools. Software QA Engineers work with Software Development Engineers to understand features and technical implementation. Software QA Engineers also work with groups such as Product Management, User Experience Design, and Customer Support to understand customer usage models and develop test plans and test suites that approximate real-world environments and regression tests. Software QA Engineers are also responsible for driving the software development process toward quality-centric methodologies.

· Development of test strategies and creation of appropriate test harnesses.
· Ensure the highest quality product delivery, working with a team of quality engineering professionals
· Evaluate product functionality and create test strategies and test cases to assess product quality.
· Evaluating and integrate open source and in house developed toolsets


· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or related technical field or relevant work experience.
· 3+ years experience in a test or development role as part of a product development organization which has delivered consumer oriented products
· Expertise in SW QA, testing methodology and industry standard test automation tools
· Experience in Java/Perl/Python/JavaScript scripting and user-level automation for validating modern user interfaces and messaging infrastructures
· Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, creativity and initiative to improve product test coverage and effectiveness
· Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams and management to collect requirements, evaluate alternatives and develop processes and tools as needed to support the organization.
· Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment, in close contact with development and business teams to understand business requirements and to communicate problem impacts, cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settings.
· Experienced in interacting and coordinating test activities amongst multiple teams
· Fluent in English plus a major European language, such as German
· Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics


· Knowledge of coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
· Experience developing in a Linux environment and in utilizing virtual machines
· Experience with test driven development.


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