Lead QA Engineer

Job description

Why Recharge.com👀

We are the leading one-stop-shop for branded payments, making online recharge possible for anyone, anywhere at any time — whether you or someone you love needs credit for calling, gaming, entertainment or money. This is your chance to join an ambitious scaleup in a state of rapid growth; we’ll push you to develop yourself and help you create a real impact in your role. Put simply: we could write history together.


We won’t bore you with a corporate spiel about how we might be taking on the world of branded payments (spoiler: we are). Instead, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: +$70 million in funding (and counting!), +13000 products, +$500M sales, 3M customers, a presence in +160 countries, 6 consumer brands, a team of 150+ employees and 42+ nationalities, and 1 person missing — you.


We’re on the hunt for the hungriest and most passionate talent out there. If at any point your brain screams “I want in!” while you’re reading this, then consider this the sign you’ve been looking for: we want you too.


The Role💡

We're looking for a Lead QA Engineer who will be joining the Product & Tech department of Recharge.com is a once-in-a-career opportunity to make a long term and strong impact on technology, product and business, as we are on the eve of a transformation that is taking Recharge.com to be the world’s leading name for branded payments!


In this role, you’ll be working with cross-functional partners to discover novel solutions to business problems You’re. able to get buy-in when needed and explain benefits and constraints of various solutions clearly to a wide range of audiences.


Your stakeholders are Lead Software Engineers, the QA engineering and Software Engineering community, Engineering Manager and occasionally Engineering and Product Director.

This is a role for an informal leader, mentoring and guiding your my peers, aimed at driving business impact through an integrated testing approach as a team.

Job requirements

What will I do?🤔

  • Creating and driving a community of QA engineers to drive business impact and professional growth

  • Embedding automation testing in the development process

  • Supporting the CI/CD efforts, proposes test automation tooling and infrastructure and work with developers to build and maintain it

  • Actively contributing to the tech strategy by providing valuable insights on test automation and software quality in general

  • Staying up to date with new test automation technology and plan strategically for possible changes

  • Acting as a strong discussion partner on test automation topic for product, design and tech partners

  • Working with development teams to understand the business needs and identify the quality requirements

  • Seeing outages as a critical learning opportunity to improve

  • Inspiring Engineers, Designers and Product Owners to be quality conscious by providing extensive trainings and workshops about testing culture and best practices

  • Planning and prioritising the different strategies according to business needs

  • Evaluating our internal testing tools and introduce new ones in order to improve return on investment

  • Driving continuous improvements to the way testing is integrated and executed in the agile delivery process


What You Have💪🏻

  • At least 5-8 years of experience in Test Engineering in a large-scale tech environment

  • Proficient in: Javascript, Typescript

  • An expert in unit and automation tests

  • Experience developing fully automated CI/CD pipelines

  • Ability to influence the right test framework decision in accordance with the needs of the project balancing against trade-offs

  • Passionate about Continuous Improvement, Innovation, New technologies

  • Strong knowledge of SOA/Microservices and web architecture and experience around distributed systems

  • Leadership qualities to create a sense of community and direction among QA engineer


What We Offer🥳

  • 30 days of holiday, a great pension scheme, and one of the best relocation packages in Amsterdam

  • Flexible working hours and an office overlooking the Amstel

  • Macbook Pro (13”or 15”)

  • Budget for noise-cancelling headphones, travel to and from the office, working-from-home and self-learning

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks by our in-house chef

  • Free Dutch classes to help out with daily life in the Netherlands

  • Regular parties, pub quizzes, bingo sessions, celebrations and other events

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Recharge we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

The Process⚙️

1. Apply: Want in? Let us know! Apply for a role and help us get to know your best self.

2. Phone interview: One of our recruiters will get in touch to help you both understand if Recharge is the right next move for you.

3. Technical Phone Screen: You will work through one or two basic programming exercises with one of our Senior Software Engineers for 30 minutes.

4. General Technical Interview: During this 1 hour, you’ll be provided with a problem to solve. We’ll be focussing on assessing your problem solving skills, and also take note of your communication and commercial awareness.

5. Domain Specific Technical Interview: During this 1 hour, you’ll be provided with a problem or exercise specific to your domain.

6. Final Interview: The hiring manager & Director of Engineering,, will have an open discussion (1 hour) about your motivations, ambitions and general experience about working in technology.

7. Offer: You did it! There are only a few tickets available, and this one has your name on it. Welcome to the team.

Find out more about our company culture, values and big wins at company.recharge.com, our Instagram Page on Lifeatrecharge or meet some of our team in the video below.


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