Blip • Portugal

QA Analyst (Backend)

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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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
Enhanced maternity leave – 3 extra months of bonding time or 3 monetary boosts
Enhanced paternity leave – 3 extra months of bonding time or 3 monetary boosts
Work from anywhere scheme – Take 20 - Spend up to 20 days working abroad
Work from home allowance
Dog friendly office
Work from home stipend
Health insurance – Health Insurance for employee and household
Tax-free childcare
In office workout classes
In office massages
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
In office yoga classes
Personal development budgets – 1000€/year of Self Development Fund
Charity donation scheme
Language lessons
Volunteer days – 2 social days per year
Financial coaching
Legal consults
Employee assistance programme
Teambuilding days
Relocation packages
Employee discounts
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

We asked employees of Blip how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Blip

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Porto, Portugal

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