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QA Automation Engineer

Ref: 77426

  • 60,000-80,000
  • 21 Jul 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Senior QA Automation Engineer

About the Company

My client are a leading blockchain technology company Headquartered in Dublin City Centre. A company who has had significant successful with their unicorn product in the blockchain space with a product that will bring their customers business roaring into a new age of digital global trade. Currently an Engineering team size of over 80 very talent technologist and scaling up further across Ireland as they build the next generation of their team across the software delivery team.

About the Position

As a Senior QA Automation Engineer you will be working alongside Developers, QA Automation Engineers, Product Owners in refinement and delivery of built-in quality features for the platform. You will champion best practice and tooling in the companies Engineering in test & quality, will mentor the delivery teams on approaches and will continuously be looking to identify opportunities to refine and further automate our processes.  

Key Responsibilities

As Senior QA Automation Engineer you will have many responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • As part of an agile team, supporting Dev/QA Engineers, Architects & Product Owners in refinement and delivery of new product features
    • Understanding full scope of feature and the testing required (UI, API, migration).
    • Identifying and implementing any new test framework requirements.
    • Design and implementation of automated tests.
    • Defect reporting and follow up with developers.
  • Contributing to the overall Quality strategy.
    • Evolving our automation strategy around built-in quality, continuous testing, steering testing best practices to support our existing CI/CD pipelines.
    • Suggesting/ Introducing new processes and techniques
    • Investigating, evaluating & introducing appropriate tools, technologies & techniques for automated testing.
  • Reporting the right things in the right way at the right time.
  • Acting as a gatekeeper you will work in a way that protects our people, systems and complies with our InfoSec and security policies and procedures.
  • Continuously improve how we get things done; recommend and implement better faster more effective ways of supporting our clients and team.
  • Effectively execute any special projects or ad-hoc tasks as assigned


  • 5 years in depth automation, track record defining and implementing automated tests (API, UI) in complex projects.
  • Experience working with teams in an agile environment (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban).
  • Coding (Java, Kotlin).
  • Unix/Linux OS knowledge, proficient in scripting (grep, awk, sed).
  • Experience in testing financial applications.
  • Experience in testing throughout the SDLC and well versed in the principles of BDD/TDD.
  • Experience in API and UI automation frameworks (Playwright, REST Assured, Selenium, Cypress).
  • Knowledge of Performance testing and tools (Locust, Gatling, JMeter).
  • Good understanding of cloud/micro service architecture.
  • Familiarity with common test reporting suites (Allure, Testrail).
  • You take pride in the team’s ownership of their projects and code.
  • You’re a team player with good Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • You’re focused on balancing both business and technical requirements.
  • You value simplicity and maintainability over excessively abstracted solutions.
  • You have curiosity beyond your own domain of expertise.
  • You are self-disciplined/self-starter/positive attitude with drive & commitment to deadlines.
  • You are analytical with strong attention to detail and are results oriented.
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering production grade software.
  • Highly proactive and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and get things done
  • A strong desire to exceed client expectation’s (internal & external) is a must
  • An entrepreneurial and adaptable approach is a pre-requisite

Remuneration Package


For more details on this or other IT roles, please contact Stacy Keogh on 01 5927878, email me or simply apply via the link below
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