Senior Test Engineer

Quality Assurance Vimercate, Italy

Senior Test Engineer

About Liferay

Liferay is a uniquely profitable open source software company with 850+ fiery-eyed employees scattered across the known world. Our flagship product is Liferay Digital Experience Platform which companies like HP, Barclays, and Coach use to build great web experiences for their customers and employees. Along with making cool software, we have a greater-than-profit vision that fuels us. We give employees 5 days paid off to volunteer at charities they’re excited about and we donate a portion of our profits to various charities around the world each year. Oh, we’re also self-funded which gives us the freedom to work on whatever we think brings the most value to customers and communities in the long run.

About You and this Role

Liferay seeks an experienced Senior Test Engineer who can play a fundamental cross-functional role in assisting Product Teams meet and exceed quality expectations. In a fast paced environment, Development teams are often pressed between the variables of scope, time, and quality - as a highly skilled and experienced Senior Test Engineer you will coach a team in navigating those challenges with aplomb. Your excellence in risk analysis and mitigation approaches across the spectrum of Test Practice will give Product Managers and Developer Leads confidence in the development roadmap and every push upstream. Developers and Testers alike will benefit from the coaching you will provide on improving testability of their code and efficacy of tests. Your plans and actions are rooted in the mindset that Test Engineers are at their best when they are Quality Ambassadors and not gatekeepers.

The ideal candidate for the Senior Test Engineer role is able to adapt their extensive web application experience to complement diverse product teams, is as comfortable writing unit tests as they are coaching software and test engineers, and has a diverse tool set of techniques and technology experience to bring to bear in helping teams to test their products.

Key Objectives

  •  Drive testing approach and execution for the cross-functional team by collaborating with the test engineers, developer leads, and other product stakeholders
  • Design and implement agile testing processes for the team’s SDLC including but not limited to:
    • Adapting existing Continuous Integration infrastructure to a team’s practice
    • Write, maintain, and improve automated tests for frontend, backend, and APIs
    • Collaborating with team members to enable continuous testing and delivery
  • Analyze existing product design and source code to identify needed testing and testability improvements
  • Report risk proactively and effectively to stakeholders
  • Mentor test engineers in effective testing tools and strategies through informal training
  • Coach Developers on improving Testability and Test Practice
  • Proactively and effectively report risk to stakeholders as needed
  • Iterate and innovate upon existing testing tools, processes, and methodologies

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience with frontend and functional testing solutions and frameworks (Selenium, Cucumber, etc)
  • 5+ years programming experience (Java, Javascript, Python, Ruby)
  • Experience leveraging continuous integration tools in the SDLC (Jenkins)
  • API expertise, including testing and automation (Postman, SoapUI)
  • Strong practical knowledge with Git and Github
  • Passion for software quality and continuous improvement
  • Strong self-management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Capable of integrating and working with remote teams in different timezones

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience executing load and performance testing (JMeter)
  • Experience working with container platforms (Docker)
  • Experience with frontend and SPA frameworks (Angular, Nodejs, React)
  • Familiarity with Liferay Portal development and product line