• Spoton Connections
  • Malta
  • May 21, 2020
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Job Description

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