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QA Automation Lead at SafetyCulture

in Sydney, NSW

Job description

At SafetyCulture, we have created a SaaS solution that empowers teams and individuals across the globe achieve safer higher quality and more efficient workplaces. Through technology and culture we're re-defining an entire industry across every vertical. We are tackling a seriously big problem and having the best time doing it.


Today we have 300 mission obsessed people that are using data points to collect crucial customer insights to help to bring to life the problem at hand. This is what we are currently known for, but certainly not all we are working on. We’ve taken a dive into the realms of IoT and machine learning to lead the way on our next journey.


With our $440 million valuation, we’ve had the opportunity to grow 5x over 15 months, across our global offices - Sydney, Townsville, Manchester, Kansas City and Manila. We have relocated people from across the world to join us in Sydney and Townsville, each person bringing their own flavour to our diverse teams and partnering with us on this awesome, yet challenging mission. We are looking for a QA Automation Lead to design and build a test automation harness. You will work within the Shared Engineering Tribe and drive automation testing. Some tests are currently automated and we need to dramatically increase this number.


The Role:

  • Design and build a test automation harness
  • Review and leverage existing test harnesses with SC
  • Build relationships with embedded QA personnel
  • Identify ops for automating functional tests
  • Directly automate a series of tests - hands on
  • Teach, comma, guide, instruct embedded QA’s to write tests
  • Establish daily communication framework of results
  • Work with PM’s and Engineering to process results
  • Develop a portfolio of tests to span the entire product
  • Design purpose built pages to do white box testing
  • Provide expert advice on product quality


  • Previous experience successfully  designing and building a test automation harness
  • Expert knowledge in current and emerging test automation approaches and tools
  • Experience with Selenium or other automation frameworks is highly regarded
  • Experience with custom solutions built on top of toolkits like WebAii highly valued
  • A passion for continually improving the effectiveness of software
  • Strong background in delivery - some experience as delivery manager is valued
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly accurate written expression - working with Software Engineers, Product Managers and leadership
  • Experience working closely with developers/engineers
  • Experience in both small startup and large corporate environments valued
  • Experience in environments that have an element of regulatory compliance valued

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