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QA Lead

Ref: 79185

  • Strong Rate on Offer
  • 18 Apr 2023
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Contract

QA Test Lead

About the Company

Our client is a leading global organisation and one of the largest companies in the US. They are considered an excellent employer in Ireland having built a strong reputation for high quality of work and company culture.

About the Position

They have an immediate requirement for a QA Lead on a daily rate contract.

This will be a hybrid role and initially for 12 months but which may extend.

The Role:


  • Serve as a lead QA and Automation Engineer for a software platform

  • Designing and overseeing the overall strategy of QA Automation (test plans and test designs) for the software platform 

  • Applying established vision of automated QA processes via hands-on work across all areas of development

  • Mentoring other QAs on how to apply established automation patterns and tools

  • Solving the most difficult aspect of QA automation. 

  • Defining defect lifecycle process, establishing processes, identifying dashboard and metrics that will need to be maintained to provide insights into the platform’s overall quality (injection rate, escape rate, test coverage rates, etc.)

  • QA automation tools selection for all areas of the platform (both UI and backend APIs, functional and performance testing)

  • Design and oversee QA environment strategy and provisioning in order to maintain appropriate quality across all stakeholders


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in IT field or equivalent experience

  • Working experience with one or more of the following test tools and frameworks: Selenium, Jmeter, Gatling, Spock, Source Labs , Pearcy, Puppeteer etc

  • Expertise in testing using Data Expectations for Data Quality purposes (experience using tools such as Databricks and/or Great Expectations would be highly preferred).

  • Experience in Software Development Testing (Unit testing, Acceptance Testing UI automation, API testing, Performance Testing)

  • Experience setting up Testing Frameworks from scratch with the ability to determine and analyze various tools and concepts.

  • Ability to participate in high level testing strategy discussions

  • Knowledge of manual testing concepts such as exploratory testing

  • Strong experience working with cross-browser testing

  • Demonstrable experience working with relational (row and column store) databases as well as NoSQL databases

  • Experience working in an Agile environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post Graduate degree in IT field or equivalent experience

  • External certification like ITQSB, CMSQ etc.

  • Demonstrable experience working with Big Data Warehouses (Modern Lakehouse), NoSQL and relational databases

  • Strong experience with integration testing using API (i.e., Rest / Graph), Service Bus (i.e. Kafka), Batch file copy via ETL (i.e. Azure Data Factory)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure would be beneficial 

Remuneration Package

A very strong rate is on offer to the successful candidates along with hybrid working, and the possibility of extension.


Please contact Derek Smyth on 01 5927861 or email or simply click the apply button.

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