QA Automation Lead (Blockchain)

  • Date: 26 May 2024
  • Location: Remote
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
This client is one of the largest blockchain development companies in the world building out household name applications across finance, DeFi, NFT’s and general Blockchain SaaS solutions. Most of their employees operate fully remotely and we are looking for staff across a number of disciplines with this top tier client.

You will be responsible for the following:
  • Leading, managing and mentoring the automation test team in Professional Services
  • Taking ownership of supports and clients with the automated test strategy for a project
  • Applying QA best practises to development processes and technical stacks
  • Defining, maintaining and enforcing quality standards
  • Designing and developing test scripts that are reusable throughout the project
  • Building new test frameworks and/or extends existing frameworks and configuring tools to accommodate both functional and load testing
  • Challenging all user scenarios and testing cases to investigate all possibilities of failure
  • Scripting everything and working closely with Business Analysts and Tech Leads in order to make sure that all aspects of testing are covered
  • Demonstrating a track record in terms of pushing the limits of automation, covering end to end testing by leveraging multiple components
Your key activities will include the following:
  • Define, propose and refine test strategies:
    • Conduct technology watch of available tools
    • Propose test strategies appropriate to the situation
    • Prepare corresponding flow charts and diagrams
  • Define, propose and refine test framework:
    • Set-up testing tools and pipeline
    • Evaluate functional and non-functional requirements together with Business Analyst and Tech Lead in order to propose and implement adequate testing frameworks
    • Document all testing processes
    • Administer and maintain all automation scripts and review all product changes in coordination with tech team in order to anticipate required changes
  • Implement test cases:
    • Monitor functional and non-functional requirements in order to implement automated test cases
    • Continuously and rigorously implement all test cases, evaluate results, and prepare corresponding test data and reports
    • Occasionally define and perform manual testing, when appropriate


  • 5+ years experience as a lead QA Automation Engineer with experience in:
    • Testing strategies and frameworks
    • Test script development
  • Experience with: functional and black-box testing, regression testing, system integration testing, load testing, manual testing
  • Java coding skills and experience
  • Experience with applications written in Javascript, React.js, Node.js
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS and/or Azure
  • Experience configuring CI/CD pipelines (e.g., Gitlab CI, Jenkins)
  • Knowledge of, and experience with:
    • Testing tools (Selenium, Cucumber, SoapUI, Junit, Eclipse)
    • Security scanning tools (Veracode, Fortify, Checkmark)
    • Chaos engineering (chaos monkeys, gremelins)
    • Performance testing (SpeedTest, Jmeter)
  • You should have experience working in an agile software development environment

Potential skills:
  • Professional certification in QA Engineering
  • Some knowledge of blockchain is a plus, a willingness to learn is welcomed

Other skills:
  • Experience working on large Enterprise application development projects
  • Experience with agile development process
  • Enjoys teamwork, with strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Self-sufficient, self-starter and a fast learner
  • Can take initiative and prioritise own work
  • Curious and flexible attitude

Remuneration and benefits:
  • Better than market rate with equity plan
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