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Senior Quality/Test Engineer

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: London

Department: Testing

About Kin + Carta

At Kin + Carta Europe we believe growth is built, not theorised. We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences customers will love and technologies businesses will thrive on. 

Our approach is simple: Accelerate idea-to-value by striking the ideal balance of human-centred design, Agile engineering and the realities of affecting change at scale. Including new product development, service design and cloud modernisation, we take a hands-on approach to transforming our clients’ business. We’re headquartered in London and have delivery offices in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires. 

 

The Senior Quality Engineer role in a nutshell:

Kin and Carta Europe are looking for a talented Senior Quality Engineer to help us build and evolve our test team and test strategy across an exciting range of projects. We hire passionate, dedicated testers who love to explore and question every step of the software development lifecycle in an open environment.

At Kin and Carta Europe we believe that quality is core to everything we are involved with. We believe collaboration, empowerment, and communication are the key contributors to success. We feel that having the ability to be open and honest about the quality of what we work on is fundamental to the robustness and reliability of the products we create.

If you want to learn and grow in a supportive environment whilst doing your best work then read on...

 

What you can expect

  • To be a dedicated advocate of delivering quality software, and supporting your colleagues project-wide in doing the same 
  • To champion for quality on behalf of, and for the project and the project team
  • Be involved in innovating and defining how the products we build will work and function
  • Collaborating with, driving and building successful Agile teams
  • Creating and helping to drive new ideas that challenge and improve what we do at Kin and Carta
  • Using a combination of exploratory and context-driven testing to ensure quality from start to finish, and beyond
  • Nurturing, growing and participating in the test team, its culture, and practices
  • Coaching peers from across the organisation on how to build products with quality in mind

 

The type of person we would love to meet:

  • A breadth of experience in a Testing role or similar, ideally 5+ years
  • Leading and evolving your team’s approach to testing and provide mentoring and support for other members in the team
  • You’re brave enough to take on tough conversations and manage client expectations
  • Experience testing and debugging web and mobile applications
  • Using a combination of exploratory and context-driven testing to ensure quality from start to finish
  • Applied experience using testing tools: Charles, Postman, PAW, Swagger etc
  • Experience with Agile methodologies, and able to proactively identify ways to continuously improve ways of working
  • You’ve had experience using Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) collaboratively
  • Understanding of CI/CD and what a effective pipeline looks like
  • You can navigate complex projects, identify and surface risks and steer the team towards building great software
  • You have a shift left mindset: you collaborate with the whole team to ensure quality is “designed in” from the start

 

It's nice (but not essential) if you have some of these:

  • Experience coaching is a huge plus 
  • Experience across a range of industries: banking, healthcare, transport, finance, eCommerce, etc

 

Kin + Carta Europe believes in creating a culture where diversity, regardless of its form, is just a part of who we are. We empower every individual to share what matters to them, subsequently creating a culture where every person, regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status, is treated as a valued member of K + C!

Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Training icon Continuous learning
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Cycle to Work Scheme
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Friday drinks and quarterly socials
Women leaders programme Women leadership programme
Affordable gym membership Affordable gym membership
Mentoring icon Affinity groups
Discounted private healthcare Discounted private healthcare
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Season Ticket Loan

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Kin + Carta believes in creating a culture where diversity, regardless of its form, is just a part of who we are. We empower every individual to share what matters to them, subsequently creating an environment where every person, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status, is treated as a valued member of our Kin!