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Lead Back End Engineer

Innovation for Automation

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QA & Testing is often seen as an unexciting though necessary aspect of the software development process.

We’re here to change that.

Here at SpotQA we’re working hard to develop exciting new technologies, harnessing the power of machine learning and combining this with extensive domain expertise to enable testing to be performed fully autonomously. Something akin to self-driving cars of the testing world!

We know this is no easy feat, but nothing worth doing ever is. If you’re excited and inspired by the prospect of working with a team of highly educated, expert engineers from around the world to build ground-breaking, and dare we say game-changing, applications to make testing easier, more efficient and autonomous, then we’d like to talk with you.

At SpotQA you’ll have the freedom to make decisions quickly and execute them, to work collaboratively with colleagues in other countries, (our product team is based in UK, Portugal, and Spain, so advanced written and spoken English is a must), and you’ll be able to apply your degree (or equivalent) in computer science or software engineering to build a robust and scalable enterprise product to allow organisations to test their software faster and more effectively than ever possible before.

Main requirements

You’ll blend your exceptional Java skills with your passion for writing code and solving problems and to support our engineering team in developing a research-lead application. We also will utilise your leadership skills to mentor, coach and develop other members of the team. As we grow your team will grow. We do, however, see our Lead Engineer as still being very hand on with the development of our product. 

Engineering at SpotQA is a multifaceted role, so whilst we absolutely insist on top-notch Java skills, you should also bring a wealth of experience with algorithms and data structures, and enjoy working in a full-stack engineering capacity.

We know that as a Lead Engineer you’ll have a mix of different skills, technologies and experience, so instead of a long boring list of ‘skills’ or technologies we want people to have, we thought sharing details of our tech stack would be more interesting to you.

Our Tech Stack:

  • Java services (distributed architecture)
  • Languages: Java 11, Typescript / Javascript (ES6+) / Node.js, Python
  • PostgreSQL for relational database
  • Vue / VueX for frontend
  • Consul for discovery
  • AWS (ECS, S3, CloudFront, ALB)
  • Prometheus for metric monitoring
  • ELK for logging
  • Terraform for infrastructure management
  • Github for source control
  • CircleCI for CI / CD
  • Hazelcast
  • Your favourite technology that can help solve challenges

Nice to have

Bonus points for candidates who can round this off with strong JavaScript (ES6+) skills, and past experience of working with and building distributed architectures. Super bonus points if you have extensive experience with advanced testing techniques such as mocking/stubbing, demonstrate you care about clean code, or if you have previous experience with automating browsers (e.g. chrome debugging protocol).


What else is in it for you?

  • The opportunity to bring your own ideas to reality (we love new solutions and ideas!)
  • Team retreats every 6 months... somewhere nice because you’ve earned it!
  • Full Jetbrains pack license (IntelliJ et al)
  • Private health insurance for you and your family
  • Take your birthday as holiday every year!
  • Sabbatical opportunities
  • Flexible and remote work options, although this is not 100% remote. Some regular travel to Seville (or Lisbon depending on location) is expected so please consider this when applying.
  • A new laptop and/or use your own equipment

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