Software Development

Lead QA Engineer (Remote)

Remote   |   Full Time

💸 UK - £30-65k salary on a full time, permanent contract

💸 PL - 17-22k PLN per month full time B2B contract

☁️ Edinburgh office, fully remote – work from anywhere in the UK or Poland!

🏖 33 Days Paid Leave

📘 Exciting product, 10s of millions of users, sold to global brand

💻 M1 Max MacBook Pro or PC Equivalent

✨ Latest tech stack and tools


SUMMARY

Storm Ideas have developed a platform called Storyteller that allows brands to integrate Stories functionality and more into their apps and websites. The platform is in use by multiple global brands serving 10s of millions of users. Check us out on ProductHunt!

We're looking for an amazing Lead QA Engineer to join our growing team and help us extend our capabilities in delivering rich and engaging user experiences.

You'll be working with a friendly, talented team and have the opportunity to grow and lead both technically and in managing others. If the idea of a fast-paced, dynamic role with tonnes of opportunity for change, responsibility and innovation sounds exciting to you, then read on!


ABOUT US


Founded in 2008, we are an Edinburgh and Warsaw-based team that works with incredible clients all over the world, particularly in the US TV industry.

Whether it’s developing our own products, producing engaging social content en masse, or designing and delivering services to help our clients work more efficiently, our work is varied, exciting and at the very forefront of the latest technology and trends.

Currently, we are a growing team of 100+ people but still looking for new colleagues who make an impact and believe in the same ideas and values as we do.


RESPONSIBILITIES

What can you expect?

  • Building from scratch and further maintaining test automation for web, mobile and API
  • Planning and executing on QA tooling implementation for future use in Storm Ideas
  • Incorporating best practices of QA processes to match our (impressive ;) project delivery pace
  • Spotting things that others miss and analysing problems to reach the root cause
  • Selecting proper tools and methods to support QA process

Eventually, we'd like you to:

  • Spread the knowledge and enthusiasm of Quality Assurance techniques with your dev team
  • Work with developers to improve our Continuous Integration
  • Coordinate and performing manual tests
  • Train, manage and mentor other future members of our QA team

QUALIFICATIONS

What's important to us:

  • Ability to set up, maintain and support test automation process from scratch
  • Expert hands-on experience with tests automation languages (ideally JavaScript)
  • Experience with automation tools (Selenium, Cypress, Espresso, Postman, XCUITests)
  • Experience with integration of automated testing into CI/CD setup
  • Strong understanding of software testing methodologies including functional and regression testing
  • Source code control and build tools, solid understanding of software design patterns
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work closely with others
  • Excellent attention to detail

What’s nice to have:

  • An ISEB or ISTQB certification
  • A degree in IT, Electronics, Computing, Physics or related discipline
  • An active Github profile with involvement in open source projects
  • Experience with cloud hosting and CI platforms, preferably Azure DevOps

YOUR WORKING ENVIRONMENT


Modern tech stack 

We adopt the latest technologies - Swift on mobile, .NET 5 (moving to .NET 6 right now!), Microsoft SQL Server, Entity Framework Core, Hangfire, Azure, Terraform on the backend and React, Redux, SASS on the frontend, Swift and Kotlin on mobile - constantly looking for the best tools and solutions.

Openness for ideas 

We actively encourage the team to share their ideas, and we’re enormously proud to adopt improvements, you’re the specialist here!

Outstanding People 

We believe that great teams are built by a mixture of personality and skills, we’re an international team with more than 100 people onboard, the technical team counts around 30 specialists, and half of them are senior developers. We’re looking for people with a passion for what they do - just be yourself!

Development-driven projects 

60-70% of our daily tasks are new features development, we care a lot about quality assurance, that’s why we enlarge our QA team.

Top-notch equipment 

We provide you with a high-end laptop, M1 MacBook Pro or Windows as well as your own choice monitors, headphones, keyboard, mouse and whatever you need to feel comfortable at work.

Flexibility 

We’re a remote-first company and support 100% remote working for this role. We have flexible working hours so you can start your day anytime between 8am and 11am. Joining Storm means becoming an integral part of the whole team no matter where we’re physically working. 


BENEFITS UK

Immediate Benefits 

  • 33 days’ holiday
  • High end laptop of your choice, M1 MacBook Pro or Windows, it’s up to you!
  • Your own choice monitors, headphones, keyboard, mouse and gel rests
  • Paid training on the job
  • Annual Flu Inoculations
  • Team outings and monthly meets

After 3 Months

  • Up to £700 to spend on a chair, desk or any other necessary workspace equipment to kit out your home office.
  • £625 budget every two years to choose your own mobile phone + monthly mobile contract paid for
  • Enrolment in workplace pension scheme with matched employer contributions
  • Money towards glasses with Specsavers
  • Full refund for an annual trip to Warsaw to meet your colleagues in Poland

After 1 Year

  • Performance Related Pay Scheme giving an annual bonus of up to 100% of monthly salary whenever Storm Ideas is in profit
  • Access to the Cycle to Work scheme

BENEFITS PL

  • 33 days of paid time off  
  • High end laptop of your choice, M1 MacBook Pro or Windows, it’s up to you!
  • Your own choice monitors, headphones, keyboard, mouse and gel rests
  • Private medical cover – Medicover
  • Company contribution to a Multisport card
  • Growth and development budget  
  • Full refund for a trip to Edinburgh - we would love to meet you in person and meet from time to time in Poland or Scotland ;)

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

First, you will meet Martyna, our Recruitment Specialist, in a 30-minute pre-interview via Zoom. She usually asks about your previous experience, future career path, and motivation for changing your job, as well as provides you with more details about our projects and working in our team.
If the interview goes well, we will invite you to a second step – a QA task. The next step is a 60-minute technical call with Filip and a colleague from the QA team. The final interview (30 minutes) is with Dave, our Technical Director – it’s a mix of technical and culture-fit questions.

And that’s it!

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