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Senior Java Automation QA Engineer

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Prishtina

Department: Quality Assurance

About Kin + Carta


Want to help build a world that works better for everyone? Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy that makes a difference to the billions who now work, play, shop, communicate and share online.

Join a global team of curious and diverse minds in connecting people, data and technology to produce amazing experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. Become a maker, builder or creator as we explore the possibilities of sustainable digital technology, helping clients to rapidly innovate, modernize their systems, enable their teams, and optimize for continued growth. 

We focus on tech but we’re a proudly inclusive business with trust and human connection at its heart. People, the planet, and profit matter equally to us which is why we’re a certified B Corporation in the United States and Europe. 

The role in a nutshell:

A senior Java Automation QA Engineer assumes a leadership role in maintaining software quality through advanced automation practices using Java. They design, develop, and maintain complex automated test scripts and frameworks, collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams, and providing mentorship and guidance to junior colleagues. Their expertise extends to troubleshooting intricate automation challenges and staying at the forefront of automation trends and best practices within the Java ecosystems.

What truly sets them apart is their willingness to question, challenge, and think creatively from a testing perspective, making them invaluable in driving innovation and ensuring the highest quality standards. They are quick to become subject-matter experts, well-versed in various testing techniques, designs, and strategies, and they navigate the intricacies of cross-platform complexities with ease. With a foundation in Agile methodologies, they contribute significantly to the success of our agile teams. Their adaptability, rapid learning, and the ability to embrace change make them an asset in any dynamic QA environment. 



What you can expect

  • Work on custom projects for clients, sometimes very closely with their team
  • Design and write test automation scripts
  • Investigate problems in software as a result of testing
  • Work with QA analysts and software developers to find efficient automation solutions
  • Keep a healthy communication with your project manager and client
  • Take active part in all project stages – analysis, estimation, documentation, coding, bug fixing and support
  • Learn from your colleagues and teach them what you know 



The type of person we’d like to meet:

  • 3+ years practical experience in Java Automation
  • Web UI automation with Selenium WebDriver
  • Experience of using Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) collaboratively
  • API automation with RestAssured or similar tools
  • Experience in testing Microservices architecture
  • Performance testing with JMeter or similar tools
  • Mobile automation with Appium
  • Knowledge in SQL
  • Experience with Charles, Postman or similar tools
  • Confidence to question and challenge from a Testing perspective
  • The ability to quickly become a subject-matter expert
  • Knowledge of different testing techniques, test designs, and test strategies
  • Awareness of cross-platform complexities and their impact on quality
  • Experience working in an Agile team
  • Demonstrable initiative - you like to think outside of the box
  • Ability to be adaptable and learn quickly

Nice to have:

  • Expertise in Cypress automation
  • Knowledge of Python and PyTest
  • Good knowledge in JS
  • Hands on experience with GraphQL
  • Knowledge in PostgreSQL
  • Parallel Automated Tests with Kubernetes and Docker
  • An understanding of networking principles
  • An understanding of CI/CD practices

We Offer:

  • This is a full-time position that comes with an attractive compensation
  • Premium health insurance that guarantees fast access to contracted health services in Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia
  • Vacation Plan
  • Great opportunity for career development;
  • Training policy for technical and other skills-related events, courses, and certifications;
  • Performance Policy that paves the roadmap for personal career development;
  • Work-from-home / Remote Work, or Work in any of our Regional Offices;
  • Access to e-learning platforms like Udemy, Coursera, etc;
  • Refreshments at our offices;
  • The annual team building that gathers together the offices from Prishtina, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, and Skopje;

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.