QA Engineer

nearForm | Wednesday, July 29, 2020



About this job

Location options: Remote
Job type: Contract
Role: QA/Test Developer, System Administrator
Industry: Software Consulting, Software Development / Engineering, Web Technology
Company size: 51–200 people
Company type: Private


qa, testing, agile, scrum, sysadmin

Job description

QA Engineer (Remote)

Reporting to: Delivery Architect on the project.

Terms: Contract

Please note: This position is a remote position for candidates based in Europe.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary agile team consisting of Frontend and Backend engineers, DevOps and QA. You will be responsible for developing and executing automated tests to ensure product quality.

As a QA Engineer at NearForm, you will play an important role in the development process. Our ideal candidate will be responsible for creating comprehensive test plans/cases, prioritising and planning testing activities, tracking quality assurance metrics and bugs, regression testing, and liaising with internal teams to review system requirements. 

As you’ll be working remotely, it’s also imperative that other team members are kept up to date so proactive communication is key. 

If you hold an engineering background and enjoy providing end-to-end solutions to software quality issues, we’d like to speak to you.

About Us

At NearForm, we work with international clients who are industry leaders in their respective fields. Our role is to help them build solutions and platforms; help them to launch new product ventures and fundamentally change how they operate.

We follow a modern agile development methodology where we run 2-week sprints with a defined backlog, daily standups, weekly demos, sprint planning and sprint retros.

 What we ask of you

    • Experience working in a high performing software development team
    • In-depth knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
    • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
    • Strong knowledge of automated testing tools
    • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
    • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  1. Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  2. Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  3. Design, develop and execute automation scripts 
  4. Identify, record, document and track bugs
  5. Perform regression testing when bugs are resolved
  6. Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements


  1. Proven experience working in a high performing software development team
  2. Proven experience in software quality assurance
  3. Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  4. Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  5. Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  6. Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  7. Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus

 What will you get?

  • Work Remotely
  • Work/Life balance: we have a genuine dedication to work/life balance.
  • Family-friendly: we understand how important family is, so our flexible environment allows you to work around what matters - school run, no problem!
  • The Wellness Hub: we offer resources and support and have a genuine commitment to fostering/improving nearFormer’s wellbeing.
  • Knowledge perks: explore new hobbies, brush up on life skills or simply learn something new, there is something there for everyone.

Why do you want to join the team?

We adopt a person-first approach to hiring. That means we hire the best people – it’s as simple as that. Our lucky HR team gets to pick the cream of the crop from around the world and has brought together a collection of dynamic and talented individuals we like to call ‘NearFormers’.

Although we are widely dispersed, NearFormers are a tightly-knit team. We trust one another and care about our colleagues. Building on our open-source origins, we promote the sharing of thoughts, knowledge and ideas.

NearForm is committed to shaping a better world in all that we do. Our global team is built based on respect, inclusivity, diversity and excellence.

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