Senior Test Engineer

Quality Assurance Tokyo, Japan

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

The Liferay Engineering team is looking for testers with a solid knowledge of software testing, with the ability to create high quality automated test software using open source solutions. The candidate has to be able to work with team members to identify test priorities, plan and execute test automation strategies for their teams, and ensure that the overall quality of the application is consistently improving.


We are currently looking for a Test Engineer with experience in testing software applications.

  • Do you have experience in testing web applications?
  • Are you skilled in automated testing?
  • Do you want to work on exciting projects using open source tools and technology?

If yes, this might be your dream job, so read on!

Key Objectives

  • Perform functional manual and automated testing of Liferay DXP and other Liferay products
  • Able to drive testing approach and execution for projects by collaborating with the Test Engineers, Project Managers, Developer Leads, and other product stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with team members to enable continuous testing and delivery.
  • Develop, maintain, improve and communicate the testing strategy and status with the teams.
  • Analyze existing product design and source code to identify needed testing and testability improvements.
  • Coach Developers and Test Engineers on improving testability, test practice, and strategies.
  • Report risk proactively and effectively to stakeholders as needed.
  • Able to iterate and innovate upon existing testing tools and strategies.
  • Contributions generally impact important components of the work of the team
  • Improves working methods of the team

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or an equivalent level of knowledge
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to break down complex problems
  • A willingness to continuously learn and get better
  • Self-management and organizational skills
  • Experience working as a Test Engineer on a cross-functional team
  • Experience developing automated tests (e.g. Webdriver, Cucumber, etc.) following maintainable design patterns (e.g. Page Object, etc.)
  • Strong practical knowledge of SCM/VCS’ (Git / Mercurial / SVN) and related experience working with Github based development
  • Experience using Issue Management systems (e.g. JIRA, etc.)
  • Comfortable with Java, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Comfortable with databases (such as MySQL, Oracle, etc)
  • Comfortable with Java Application Servers (e.g. Tomcat)
  • Experience setting up and managing CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins or other build management tools
  • Experience working with Continuous Integration (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.) as part of an Agile Testing methodology
  • Experience in Performance/Load/Stress testing
  • Experience in developing a Test Strategy, Test Planning, and Test Reporting
  • Advanced level of English and Japanese


What you’ll do

  • Develop and update Test Strategy and Test Planning with the team
  • Drive test plans and test strategy for features based on established risk profiles and use cases.
  • Develop relevant KPIs and report on metrics
  • Demonstrate an intermediate-level understanding of testing tools, testing strategies, and testing technologies.
  • Standardize, improve, and communicate development and testing processes across the project and the QA guild.
  • Develop and update automated and manual test cases as needed
  • Work directly with developers throughout the development process, providing support for development efforts from pull request to the final merge
  • Write clear, concise, and thoroughly investigated defect reports
  • Perform root cause analysis research and effectively present findings to the cross-functional team
  • Work with Continuous Integration tooling and processes
  • Mentors less experienced team members