Lead Test Engineer

Engineering · Belfast, County Antrim
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Lead Test Engineer


Qarik Overview 

Qarik Group, LLC is a technology consulting firm focused on combining senior-level thought leadership and expertise to help customers see further and go faster, solving big business problems.

We have a saying at Qarik that sums up our culture: ‘Greatness grows greatness.’ It reflects how we support each other by sharing expertise, experience and opportunity. One person’s insight smooths the way for another to succeed. And it’s not just about supporting each other. It’s as much about how we help our client’s businesses thrive. By using what we collectively know and mashing ideas together, breathtaking things happen. Not least of which is how your career’s journey can go further and faster than you ever imagined possible. So, if you have greatness to give, we've got the perfect place to help it grow.

About Our Work

We work “with” our clients, not "for" them. We embrace agile instead of deliverables and milestones - establish a vision, create theme based roadmap and then execute. We work in the trenches with client's engineers to learn from each other's experiences and capabilities.  We frequently have a stake in their success, ensuring that everyone is aiming towards the same goals.

We check badges and egos at the door and bring incredible people together to achieve great outcomes. This allows people to bring their whole person to contribute to, and be part of the team. You should never feel like you have to be somebody else.

Overview of the Role

We are looking for a Lead Test Engineer to lead our team to assess software quality through manual and automated testing. As well as maintaining and modifying tests for other engineers, you'll provide leadership, and strategic direction for our teams, and identify the right test methodology for the right situation. You'll drive collaboration and alignment, and be a vocal and visible Test Engineering ambassador in Qarik.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set strategic testing directions for projects
  • Lead Test Engineering teams, providing technical leadership and guidance.
  • You will lead delivery of testing activities, ensuring we deliver on quality, time and cost.
  • Define the approach for test infrastructure setup and use outputs to drive technical improvements.
  • Identify and implement appropriate technical test tools.
  • You will drive standardisation by sharing reusable libraries and services, experience, and lessons learned with other company teams
  • Drive collaboration by aligning what teams are working on and highlighting the key dependencies, impacts and priorities;
  • You will lead community discussions around the latest technology trends, tools, and best practice.

Essential Criteria 

  • Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary Agile test team;
  • Experience in project management and QA methodology;
  • Experience with implementing test engineering best practices;
  • An understanding of Agile delivery principles, methodology and tools;
  • Knowledge of the latest technical test tools and where it would be beneficial to apply them;
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude with strong organisational skills;
  • Ability to train others and advise on testing techniques and frameworks;
  • Experience of Continuous Integration - Methodology and tools (i.e. GIT).

Desirable criteria 

  • BSc/BA (2:1) in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field;
  • ISTQB Certification in Software Testing
  • Experience configuring Jenkins
  • AWS / GCP / Azure experience

Additional information

Qarik offers a very competitive and comprehensive employee compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Base salary & bonus scheme
  • Pension match 
  • Private Medical 
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other company perks 

Qarik is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.   For further information please contact our careers@qarik.com

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