Lead QA and Test Automation Engineer

at Huddle in London

If you like to break things for money, we need you. We're looking for a rigorous and fearsome Lead QA and Test Automation Engineer Lead Developer in Test to maintain our standards of excellence, uncover the edge cases we've forgotten and generally keep our friendly team of developers honest.

About us

We're on a mission to connect people with their content and their coworkers. A true Brit of Silicon Roundabout with big feet in Silicon Valley, we're a more grown-up, less risky startup choice. We've got the big-name customers (80% of the Fortune 500 and UK central government, and companies like KIA motors, AKQA and Boots) but we've also got the young and hungry culture, the outstanding benefits and stock options, and way too much free cake.

Our enterprise collaboration platform is available on the desktop, iPhone and iPad. We reckon having a seamless, cross-platform, drop-dead-gorgeous experience is the key to our ongoing success. Encouraging that kind of creativity is going to take a lot more of our circus parties, fun runs and movie nights.

The position

B2B software can be pretty complex, but quality and usability is where it counts. Our QA team is the heart of our quality factory; always thinking of the big picture and waving the flag for our customers' needs.

You'll work in a cross-functional team with developers and product managers, all of us responsible for building an amazing product.

■Lead and mentor other QA members
■Design and review test cases and coordinate manual and automated regression testing
■Create and maintain robust automation tests
■Report and manage defects through to successful resolution
■Help us get better about our QA process
■Suggest updates and improvements to the product
■Pick your favourite pizza toppings on free lunch Wednesdays

About you

You've a frightening attention to detail and a hands on working style, you are passionate about great software and comfortable with system-level thinking. You are a natural in leading, mentoring and setting priorities for you and the team, enjoy working in a fast-paced start-up environment and share in the excitement of growing a global cloud-based business. Like us, you're enthusiastic, driven, and motivated by constant improvement. You're a great communicator and love to work and play with others. And you must be legally entitled to work in the UK.

What we need from you

Huddle QAs are multitalented, blending deep technical knowledge with amazing communication skills. Here are some of the skills we would expect you to have:
■Commercial experience in a team leading role, working with Scrum, XP or a similar Agile methodology
■An understanding of Test Driven Development and/or Business Driven Development
■A proven track record testing user interfaces, API and everything downward
■Experience using Selenium RC/ WebDriver or a similar framework, and cross-browser testing
■Experience writing SQL queries and insert/update statements
■A basic understanding of object-oriented programming and the ability to write simple code in at least one OO language, such as Java or C#

Ideally we'd also like:

■Experience of mobile testing (iOS/Android) and mobile automation
■Knowledge of a scripting language
■Experience of (manual and automated) testing of desktop applications
■The moon on a stick

Are we asking too much? Don't worry; we'll get you up to speed with our fancy ways, and give you the advice and support you'll need to feel right at home.


■Great benefits: health insurance, pension, life insurance and stock options
■25 days of holiday plus your birthday off each year
■The Huddle Cuddle - a £400 lifestyle bonus per year as a thank you for your hard work
■Corporate gym rates, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme
■Lunch on Wednesday, beers on Friday and breakfast every day
■A kitchen stocked with fruit, snacks and beverages

To apply

Please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to michelle@huddle.com.

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Published at 09 Nov 2012
Expires on 09 May 2013
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