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Lead Software Test Engineer at Hireup

Greenwich, NSW

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Build your own test automation suites and help deliver high quality accessible features and services to our community.

  • Join one of Australia's fastest growing tech companies
  • An engineering team working on a product creating real impact
  • Join a dynamic team of highly passionate and motivated engineers of all levels

Founded in early 2015 and based in Sydney, Hireup is a trusted online platform and community for people with disability and their families to find, hire and manage support workers that fit their needs and share their interests. Whether it’s support with getting to work, catching a local footy game or taking the scenic route, Hireup gives people the tools needed to live the most flexible, seamless and supported life possible. With over 100,000 registered users in communities all across Australia, Hireup is a national network of local supports. As a purpose-led organisation, we promote a culture defined by its humanity, curiosity and creativity, and allow this to infuse our services, product and people.

At Hireup, we understand the important role technology, and specifically, digital product plays in connecting people. For the tech team at Hireup, it’s not only about creating the most elegant, intuitive, accessible and powerful peer-to-peer platform in Australia, but to ensure we are building an efficient and lean model that maximises choice and control for both Australians living with a disability and their support workers.

As a lead software test engineer, your primary focus will be to ensure the Product team are delivering high quality accessible features and services to our community. You’ll collaborate with the team to devise the most effective testing strategy and architect our automation suite to provide coverage of our various web applications and APIs allowing the team to deliver at pace with confidence.

The big picture

  • Join one of Australia's fastest growing tech companies - winner of the 2018 Google.org Impact Challenge and 2017 Deloitte Tech Fast 50
  • Make meaningful social impact through your work whilst being a part of a driven, specialist product team with the potential to become leaders in the disability tech space
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in a highly inclusive and collaborative team 

Priorities - the work

  • Contribute to our re-platforming efforts as we migrate from a monolithic Angular 1.6 & Node app to an API-first, multi-service backend architecture with Vue.JS frontends
  • Define and execute testing strategies for our legacy and new web and mobile applications and backend APIs
  • Architect and build high quality and maintainable automation suites that verify behaviour of the systems under test including automating as much of our accessibility testing as possible
  • Grow our testing capabilities and help build a culture of quality and technical excellence through education, coaching and support for the engineering teams
  • Work closely with the Product Managers and development teams to understand requirements, refine acceptance criteria and produce relevant test artefacts
  • Develop, document, monitor and improve testing processes and procedures
  • Oversee the production release process to ensure adherence to quality standards
  • Work closely with the CTO to identify opportunities to grow the testing team and work with partners for additional support 

Skills - the person

  • Relevant IT degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience building test automation suites for web applications built on frontend technologies such as React or VueJS
  • API automation and integration testing experience
  • Preferably experience testing an AWS cloud based system
  • Knowledge and experience of accessibility guidelines and testing
  • Experience with BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) and related tooling
  • Experience with various database technologies such as SQL and/or document-based highly regarded
  • Mobile application testing experience beneficial
  • Collaborative approach with experience working in an Agile team environment
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Great eye for detail and strong sense of responsibility
  • Strong connection to, or interest in building an understanding of the Australian disability sector and community
  • Approach work with high-energy, drive and internal motivation
  • Exhibit adaptability, resilience, transparency, trustworthiness, passion and innate curiosity

What you’ll get from us

  • The chance to be part of a meaningful challenge and witness the positive social impact of your work
  • Exciting and challenging projects that will push your technical skills and provide ample opportunity for personal and professional growth
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An open culture that thrives on new initiatives and ideas
  • Your choice of laptop and tools to get the job done 

People with lived experience of disability strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is full-time and the salary will be dependent on experience. Apply below or for more information about the role and how it fits within Hireup, contact our Talent Acquisition Manager, Ria Coutinho via ria@hireup.com.au

About Hireup

Office address

  • 120 Pacific Highway, Greenwich, NSW, 2065

Company size

501-1000 people

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