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Software QA and Automation Engineer - Malta, Sliema



Sliema, Malta 

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Our client is looking for new addition to their team. Forming part of one of agile development teams, the Software QA & Automation Engineer does not just “do testing”, but owns the challenge of driving forward a mindset where everyone in the team is responsible for quality, being fully involved throughout the development lifecycle and leading by example to promote best working practices such as test automation – with the goal of delivering superior quality and high-performance websites which delight our users.


Work collaboratively as part of a small, cross-functional agile team, actively participating and contributing to agile events as appropriate
Drive a whole team approach to QA, mentoring and coaching other team members in the different test approaches, tools and techniques – such that the whole team can contribute to the ultimate quality of deliverables
Together with the team, establish, and update as and when required, an appropriate Definition of Done for the team
Work in conjunction with the team to properly refine and estimate user stories, contributing towards establishing proper acceptance criteria for user stories and test strategies to ensure satisfaction of acceptance criteria
Clarify product requirements, identifying risks and helping the team to manage these risks
Effectively participate in practices meant to ensure that defects are identified and eliminated as early as possible in the development process, such as:
Pairing with developers in QA Kickoffs to jointly prepare testing notes prior to implementation of user stories
Pairing with developers in QA Demos to jointly review completed user stories and ensure that they have been tested properly and nothing was missed in terms of requirements
Team-wide blitz testing exercises to ensure that quality is up to standard before making a release
Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities, including identification, tracking and documentation of defects
Estimate and develop testing strategies
Design, create and execute test cases as appropriate to ensure satisfaction of acceptance criteria
Design, create and execute test cases as appropriate for different test phases and approaches such as smoke, functional, regression, exploratory, stress and performance testing among others
Develop test automation architectures
Design and implement automated tests as appropriate – automating the boring stuff so as to focus on higher value activities
Identify defects or inconsistent operation and determine steps to reproduce, using defect tracking software – Jira – to document, track and communicate test results and issues
Drive and contribute to defect resolution, reproducing and investigating identified defects, supporting and facilitating the team in the testing of related fixes and updates to ensure correct and timely defect resolution
Produce and maintain testing documentation, including but not limited to test cases, test scripts and test data such as performance baselines
Participate and assist in release decisions


Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
Previous experience in software testing (5+ years) is a must
ISTQB certification would be considered an asset
Motivated with a collaborative mind-set
Well organized with superb attention to detail
Demonstrates critical, quality-oriented, sceptical thinking about product
Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
Passion for quality, and knowledge of what it takes to ship high quality code
Prior experience working in an agile environment would be a plus
Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, processes and tools
Solid understanding of testing strategies that encourage clarity and remove bottlenecks
Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
Excellent knowledge in performance, load, stress, security and reliability testing
Knowledge and experience with LAMP based infrastructures and WordPress based websites would be ideal
Experience in website testing methods and techniques such as cross-browser compatibility testing and website performance testing
Comprehensive domain knowledge in designing test frameworks and test suites
Hands-on experience in test automation, including tools such as Selenium, Ranorex or Katalon, would be awesome
Stays abreast with the latest testing techniques, strategies and tools
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Betting Connections
High Street
Sliema, Malta
Phone: +356 27 204 520
Web Site: www.bettingconnections.com
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