QA Test Lead – Remote

Published on February 14, 2022


Exactest is currently seeking a QA Test Lead to join our leading Client on a permanent basis. Reporting to the QA Manager, our client has an exciting opportunity to join their team to deliver quality software for next generation software products.

You will have 5 years Software Testing in a fast paced start-up company with minimum of 2 years working as a QA Test Lead. This is an exciting and creative company to work for, with a global presence working in a niche technology platform sector.

The Role
  • Proactively improves processes to help deliver a better product.
  • Creates and maintains standard documents to be used by the QA team.
  • Provide accurate test estimates for QA workload.
  • Plan, design, implement & execute verification and validation tests and report bugs in a clear and concise manner.
  • Provide regression tests when functional changes are done.
  • Identify test features that should be automated.
  • Work with project managers and leads to help define test requirements.
  • Collaborate with an Agile Team to help create great features.
  • Work to the best of your ability to meet project milestone dates.
  • Regular reporting to QA manager based on test progress.
  • Lead test preparation and execution based on the test plan and according to industry best standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the wider ENGAGE team during the design and delivery of testing activities.
  • Reporting and monitoring test progress throughout the course of the releases.
  • Identify any testing-related risks, issues and dependencies and managing escalations appropriately.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day test execution and defect management using Jira
  • Mentoring and coaching members of the test team.
  • Deputise for the Test Manager as required.

You should possess the following skills and experience and be able to demonstrate/substantiate them at interview:

  • Excellent understanding of test engineering best practices.
  • Extensive API test experience.
  • Experience with databases.
  • Experience using JIRA (or other defect tracking tools).
  • Experience of working in an Agile SCRUM development environment.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ test lead experience including software testing experience throughout all phases of the software delivery cycle.
  • Experience estimating, prioritizing, planning, coordinating, and reporting on test activities.
  • Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
  • Experience reviewing requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively across several different teams, projects, and locations.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to manage schedules, deliver to deadlines and prioritise workload.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – takes a consultative approach and can build relationships at all levels.
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • ISTQB Foundation Level certification or similar.

The Person
  • An ability to learn and adapt to new environments.
  • Passion for quality and attention to detail.
  • A self-motivated individual looking to continue their quest for knowledge.
  • Somebody with a keen interest in software quality and software testing.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working as part of a scrum team.
  • Experience working with both bug tracking and test management tools.
  • Process-driven.
  • Excellent Teamwork ethic with the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to align to changing priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed so can work autonomously.

We offer
  • Remote working from home, occasional onsite Waterford City, Ireland
  • €50k to €60k p/a DOE
  • Permanent Full-Time
  • Generous Holidays
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How to apply

If you wish to apply, please complete the form on the right including a cover note, your available start date together with your most recent CV.

** Candidates must be eligible to live and work in Ireland.

** Agency assistance is not required at this time.