Lead QA Engineer - Europe, Remote

Remote - London, England, United Kingdom

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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Plentific is one of the fastest-growing property technology companies in the UK and Germany, with offices in the US and Turkey. Its mission is to improve lives by making property work better for everyone. The platform empowers landlords and property managers to manage their properties and internal trades workforce, source local trade talent, build community cohesion and provide better services than ever before. The end-to-end solution offers a flexible approach to compliance management, repairs reporting and delivery, ensuring landlords and property managers can be confident that their property meets necessary standards.

Since 2013, Plentific has:

  • Dramatically improved outcomes by speeding up service delivery fivefold and creating economic opportunities within local communities.
  • Set a new industry benchmark on responsive repairs by reducing typical time frames (20 days) to less than 4 days.
  • Entered partnerships with social enterprises to help people into trades jobs, and thus rebuild their lives.

Plentific has been recognised by multiple awarding bodies since its inception, including:

  • ‘Deal of the Year - Residential’ at the UK PropTech Awards 2018.
  • ‘Business Change/Transformation’ Award at the UK Business Awards 2019.
  • Recognised as ‘Professional Services Partner’ at the UK Housing Awards 2019.
  • Repairs and Maintenance Provider of the Year at the 24Housing Awards 2019.
  • Featured on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list 2020.
  • Most Collaborative Business Award - PropTech at the UK Proptech Awards 2020.

Following a major funding round, Plentific has recently expanded into the US multi-family market and has plans to enter the wider professional and commercial real estate sector in Europe this year.

In sum, Plentific is a technology-led business developing cutting-edge solutions - and that’s only possible to do with a great team. Our culture is open, empowering and fast-paced. If you’re tenacious, passionate and driven, you will fit right in.

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The Role

This is a fully remote position based anywhere in Europe. We currently have a number of remote engineers based in the UK, Germany, Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Slovakia, Spain and Romania.

We are looking for an experienced QA Lead to join the engineering team test our functional and non-functional areas of our product solutions using both automation and manual techniques. You’ll be working alongside a highly technical and motivated team and report to the Head of Engineering. You would be expected to apply fundamental engineering and mathematical skills to solve problems and overcome challenges, not just develop code. For people with the right mindset, this frame of mind provides an intellectually stimulating environment.

The engineering team sits at the centre of everything we do at Plentific and is constantly tackling challenging problems, such as online payments, quoting, invoicing, booking, search / scoring algorithms, ETL, data pipelines, in-app messaging, real-time notifications and fraud prevention. Our backend engineers mostly work with Python and Django on an increasingly more service-oriented architecture. The tech stack includes Django REST Framework, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, JavaScript (ES6, React.js, Alt.js, Node.js, Express), AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Redis, Celery, Pandas, Numpy, Scrapy, Git (with Zenhub), Jenkins, Elasticsearch, Logstash and lots of raw SQL for analytics. We have a very large and clean code base as we put significant emphasis on design patterns, code readability, testability, maintainability and extendability.


Responsibilities

  • Establish and evolve formal QA processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted best practices
  • Oversee all aspects of quality assurance including establishing metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met
  • Act as key point of contact for all QA aspects of releases, providing QA services and coordinating QA resources internally and externally
  • Lead and mentor QA team members, as well as manage outside contract testers
  • Develop and execute test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manual and automated)
  • Ensure the quality of the product end-to-end
  • Work across the engineering teams to ensure everything is clearly defined and tested
  • Improve, extend and develop our automation test packs in order to reduce manual testing
  • Work closely with Engineers and investigate issues found during testing
  • Work with product owners, product managers, user interface designers and other software engineers to contribute to solutions
  • Ensure all software is reliable, scaleable and quality

Requirements

  • 5+ years QA engineer experience, understanding QA processes and methodologies
  • Experience as a lead engineer
  • Python programming experience
  • Passionate about designing test coverage and the creation of automated and manual tests
  • Experience of working with a variety of QA tools
  • Experience with web applications including API testing, database testing, AWS infrastructure
  • Ability to think out of the box with a can-do attitude to get things done efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to articulate technical concepts in plain English
  • BSc (at least 2:1) essential in computer science, engineering, computational physics, mathematics or another field with strong computational curriculum. MSc/PhD in similar subjects desirable

Benefits

As you can see, we have big plans and are eager to grow our team of dreamers and doers to achieve our vision of managing over 1 million properties through our platform across various countries. You can help us shape the future of property management. Here’s what we offer:

  • A competitive compensation package.
  • Flexible working.
  • Learning and development fund.
  • An inherently diverse culture with over 18 nationalities and 21 languages spoken.
Job region(s): Europe
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