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Busuu is the world´s largest social network for learning languages with currently more than 50 million users around the world and up to 40k new registered users per day. We offer free access to audiovisual language courses in several languages. At the same time, users can improve their language skills directly with other native speakers of our community via an integrated video chat application and peer-to-peer text corrections. The vision of Busuu is to enable everyone in the world to learn a new language. We currently offer 12 different languages and are the leading online English language-learning platform in Germany, Russia and Brazil.

In December 2014, Busuu was selected by Google as one of the best Android Apps in the world.

We are a friendly and fun, experienced international team who come from a variety of backgrounds but who share a passion for tech start-ups and education.



Position Scope:

We are offering a great opportunity for a highly organized and effective Quality Assurance Lead Manager to join our [Product] Team and play a critical role in continuing our success, bringing the busuu language learning experience to millions more people - anytime and anywhere.



As a QA Lead Manager you will work alongside developers, designers and product managers to ensure we maintain QA standards of excellence at all times. Your role will be to ensure our customers have the best possible user experience by testing the functionality, performance, reliability, stability and compatibility of our products. You will be heavily involved in test planning and test execution, and your input will influence our product development from the requirements gathering stage to deployment. You will work within a collaborative, SCRUM-based team who are all dedicated to creating a world-class product and user experience.

The role includes manual QA and will also require collaboration with our developers to set up automated testing. You will have a passion for mobile apps and web products and have an eye for spotting possible improvements and bugs.



You’ll have a serious impact as an early member of the team as we continue our global expansion, grow our user base and regularly launch new products.


Role and Responsibilities:

Strategize, plan, document and execute the testing of the product line across web and mobile, with help from the product manager and development team.
Write and execute test cases to ensure that our software, website and apps are of world-class quality when released.
Collaborate with developers to design and implement automated tests.
Perform one-off deep-dive tests on specific features.
Continually refine your tests because you’re never satisfied that you’ve covered enough.
Be the voice of Test in the product development cycle.
Manage weekly testing sessions of the Product Team.
Be on top of the latest testing trends, practices and tools.


Skills & Experience:

Fluent in English and at least one other language.
University degree.
Five to 10 years of relevant work experience in an early stage company.
Manual testing experience in mobile apps and web platforms.
Knowledge of Selenium, Gherkin, Cucumber, Behat.
Excellent understanding of modern QA processes & practices.
Proven ability to formulate agile test cases from existing products and bring products to market.
Experience with agile development tools.
Immersion in an agile SCRUM or Kanban environment and its ways of working, ideally having experience as a SCRUM master.
Solid experience with Jira.
Knowledge of issue management & bug lifecycles.
Passion for quality, determination to follow issues through to resolution.
Passion for a fast-paced startup environment.
Love working in a collaborative team environment, and have a good sense of humour.
Exposure to ATDD & BDD.
Previous use of multiple operating systems, such as MacOsX, Linux.
Familiarity with MySQL databases & examining log files for evidence.
Clear communicator (written and verbal).
Positive, problem-solving attitude to testing.
Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables.
Ability to think in the abstract and expand the QA processes.

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