Blip • Portugal

QA Analyst (Backend)

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

As a QA Analyst (backend), you are part of a Software Development Team, responsible for the full lifecycle of an application. Working in a team formed by Developers, a Delivery Manager and a Product Owner, you will contribute to deliver with quality and pace. You understand and embrace the philosophy of CI/CD and have no interest in throwing work “over the wall” to anybody inside or outside of the team. You believe that preventing bugs through collaborative techniques, such as Specification by Example, brings better results and is more conducive to delivering at pace than late bug detection. You would describe yourself as passionate about working in a cross-functional team that collaboratively build, test, release, and operate applications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a partner on an Agile team, working together to keep delivering at pace, scale, and with the demanded quality to support our products
  • Analyze requirements and user stories with a critical mindset, identifying possible gaps and being ready to challenge Product Owner
  • Create testing strategies for new features or architectural changes
  • Specify test cases for user stories to assure a good coverage of automated tests
  • Support developers on test case implementation and integration on existing components
  • Conduct structured exploratory testing sessions
  • Support the release management in a CI/CD environment, with a quality focus mindset
  • Analyze incidents assigned to the team and correctly report bugs for the team to fix it, agreeing with the Product Owner on their right priority and severity
  • Interact with our teams in Scotland and the United States to support integration and end-to-end testing efforts

What We're Looking For... 

  • At least 3 years working in the Quality area
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of basic concepts on testing against application programming interfaces (APIs) for web services or API gateways for varying protocols (e.g. REST, RPC or SOAP-based).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Portuguese and English)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • BSc or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrable knowledge

We ́d love to see...

  • Experience working in agile environments, preferably with Scrum
  • Experience working in CI/CD with tools such as Jenkins or GoCD
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience in automating tests in Java, C# or other languages
  • Can use basic commands in and navigate LINUX distributions via terminal
  • An understanding of basic relational database concepts and can interface with SQL databases using simple SQL queries

Company benefits

Open to job sharing
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme – Take 20 - Spend up to 20 days working abroad
Work from home allowance
Self Development Fund
Health Insurance for Employee + Household
3 extra Vacation Days/Year and up to 5 more, increasing with your length of service
Bonus up to 20% Annual Salary
Training & Development + Job Swing

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First we assess the flexibility options Blip provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Blip is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at Blip

Company employees

430

Gender diversity (male:female)

70:30

Office locations

Porto, Portugal

Hiring Countries

Portugal
What employees are saying

"Blip is a pioneer in flexible working practises in Porto, Portugal. The company really cares for the workers' wellbeing and translates that in to effective work."

Delivery Manager at Blip

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