Lead QA Engineer

  • FourthLine
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 15/05/2024
Full time Forex Fintech IT - Software Development

Job Description

At Fourthline, our mission is to fight financial crime. We help protect the global financial system by verifying millions of identities for banks, neobanks, online brokers, crypto exchanges, or insurers like N26, Vivid, Trade Republic, flatexDEGIRO, Wish, Solarisbank, and more.

Having started our journey in January 2018 only, we're incredibly proud to count around 250 employees between our Amsterdam and Barcelona offices with over 50 nationalities.

Spearhead efforts to prevent financial crime by ensuring our Quality Assurance processes are optimally managed and continuously improved. Oversee our test strategy and refine processes to elevate the quality of our applications using cutting-edge technologies in a large-scale SaaS environment.

About the Role

As a QA Lead, you will combine hands-on testing with overseeing, improving, and directing the Quality Assurance process. You'll manage our awesome QA Engineers across multiple teams, integrating deep technical knowledge with leadership responsibilities. Your goal is to not only understand how our system behaves and how it is built but to also drive your team towards excellence in every aspect of testing and quality assurance.

Your Mission at Fourthline

In your role as QA Lead, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Critically examine and champion the adoption of comprehensive QA strategies to enhance our system's reliability, scalability, and performance. Lead the planning of both manual and automated testing procedures.
  • Improve and maintain our test automation framework used for our microservices and front-end solutions. Enhance test efficiency and coverage through automation, ensuring that individual services and their integrations are tested seamlessly and thoroughly.
  • Scale-up performance testing and identify bottlenecks to guarantee that the system meets the targeted operational load and scalability requirements.
  • Champion automation enhancements to our CI/CD pipelines to streamline development, testing, and deployment processes, maximizing impact and minimizing effort for our engineers.
  • Establish and monitor key quality metrics. Report on testing outcomes and lead initiatives to address areas of improvement.
  • Lead and mentor our QA chapter, setting objectives, providing technical guidance, and fostering a collaborative and innovative team environment.
  • Level-up Quality Assurance with a pragmatic approach and skilled execution, based on an excellent understanding of various types of testing including unit, integration, contract, and component testing.

Job Requirements

  • Strong expertise in software development and QA methodologies, particularly with Docker (or Kubernetes), and CI/CD tools such as Azure DevOps.
  • Extensive experience with tools like Gherkin/SpecFlow, and Test Containers, especially in a .NET, Python, and Angular-based architecture.
  • Experience with AWS ECS (or Azure/GCP equivalents), including a hands-on understanding of autoscaling policies with Terraform.
  • Proven leadership ability with strong communication skills to manage QA engineers across multiple teams, align with Engineering Managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies and experience using Jira/Confluence for test planning and documentation.

What do we offer?

We are growing...FAST! That means there is a lot of room for impact in a fairly new KYC market! You will get the chance to work at and add value to an international and rapidly growing scale-up that works with leading names in FinTech, Crypto, and trading platforms.

We will offer you:

  • 50/50 hybrid working model
  • Remote work enablement and working from home allowance
  • 25 days of holidays to chill?
  • Offices in Amsterdam and Barcelona
  • Workplace Experience Group to enhance the employee experience in wellbeing, CSR and D&I
  • OpenUp - our partner in mental health support, accessible to all our employees and their loved ones
  • ClassPass - discounted membership for all things fitness, wellness and beauty
  • Career growth opportunities?
  • Free coffee, drinks, fruit & snacks always available
  • Subsidized warm lunch?
  • Fourthline swag
  • Additional local benefits – these vary per country
  • Friday fun - drinks in our very own bar in Amsterdam, arcade game nights, and more!

At Fourthline, we believe diversity enriches our culture and inspires you to do your best work. We value your unique talents and perspectives, welcoming them into a safe and inclusive working environment, to ultimately deliver the best products to our customers and society. You're welcome here. Fourthline is for everyone.

Our hiring process is designed to be equal, fair, and transparent. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, religions, and experiences in life. If you're excited about this role, but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.