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Currencycloud • The Netherlands

QA Engineering Manager (Remote)

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

About Currencycloud
Currencycloud is somewhere where innovative thinking and the power of technology know no limits. We know that the success of the business depends on the people who keep it moving, which is why we are looking for exceptional talent to join our international payments revolution.
We are an open & collaborative Fintech unicorn that lives and breathes our company values: Be Human, Better Together and Own it.
Remote working?It’s a key topic at the moment, we have addressed this by implementing a “Remote-First” policy. What this ultimately means is you have the choice as to whether you Work Fully Remotely, or visit the lush offices in London, Cardiff or Amsterdam; it’s up to you!
About the role...
Our Quality Assurance Engineering Managers lead and line-manage 6-8 QA engineers in one of our vertical domains, across 3-4 cross-functional teams. These are responsible for ensuring quality across our industry-leading API that has already processed over $50 billion of cross-border transactions for over 5 million end-users, and is available to our clients 24/7.
Our usual team structure consists of an Engineering Manager, Product Manager, Agile Delivery Manager, 4 Software Engineers and 2 QA Engineers.

  • Responsibilities:
  • Lead, support, mentor, line-manage and grow Quality Assurance Engineers of varying levels of seniority
  • Managing productivity of the QA engineers across the tribe
  • Responsible for the overall quality of engineering output of the domain
  • Hiring, retaining, and growing top QA talent
  • Drive quality excellence and best quality engineering practices, working closely with QA engineers, software engineers and engineering managers to build high-quality architectures and systems
  • Work on QA strategy with the Head of QA to define a roadmap that’s compelling, while collaborating with product management teams across the domain
  • Drive both medium and long-term QA objectives and key results with full responsibility for execution across the tribe
  • Decides where to invest QA effort by making pragmatic decisions in regards to cost vs value
  • Become a domain expert, not only with technical and QA expertise, but also in regards to our product offering and how our products are used by our customers
  • Clearly communicate the risks, successes, and missteps as you define and execute on the QA vision for the domain
  • Champion change cross-functionally not just across your domain but the whole QA organisation
  • Embeds our values - Be Human, Better Together & Own It, together with our quality engineering principles in everything we do, leading by example
  • Represents the QA organisation in the wider engineering and tech community

  • Experience:
  • Experience managing QA Engineers across one or more teams simultaneously
  • Been responsible for ensuring solutions across large cloud-native architectures are of high quality, are well-tested and fault-tolerant
  • Been responsible for developing the testing architecture of large scale, highly available cloud solutions
  • Has driven positive change towards Continuous testing, DevOps and Agile
  • Experience working with Agile process and principles, working together with product teams
  • Has an understanding of Cloud-Native architectures and practices. To name some: high-availability, high-scalability, microservices, 12-factor apps, CI/CD, heavy testing automation and observability
  • Has previous hand-on experience of API testing
  • Has experience of Contract testing
  • Ideally from a background in FinTech, Payments or Financial Services

  • Skills:
  • Passionate about growing others while growing yourself. An interest for continuous improvement and helping QA engineers to feel part of something bigger
  • Continuous improvement on processes and ways of working around the SDLC
  • A mindset compatible with continuous deployment, agile planning, cloud-based systems, experimentation and testing
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and always curious about the way things work
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form
  • Customer focus
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations based on incomplete or ambiguous information
  • Coding ability in a modern programming language such as Ruby, Scala, Java, Javascript or Python

Why Currencycloud?
We are a remote-first company; whichever location you’re contracted to, we leave it up to you and your manager to agree on how often you come into the office. To make things easier we offer an allowance so you can create your own working space at home because we REALLY mean it when we say remote first.
Your health and well-being are of paramount importance to us, and so our jampacked employee benefits reflect this!
We offer a competitive salary, bonus (for permanent employees), a pension or 401K contribution, a flexible benefit allowance, comprehensive learning and development resources and comprehensive health care that includes annual optical and dental allowances and access to mental health support!
At the moment we are unable to consider applicants living outside of our entities and we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.
We aren’t currently looking for additional Recruiter support on this role and won’t be accepting any unsolicited CVs

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Comprehensive wellness program
Life assurance
Permanent health insurance (income protection)
Mental health day
A day off for your birthday

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Currencycloud provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Currencycloud 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.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Currencycloud

Company employees

430+

Gender diversity (male:female)

69:31

Office locations

London, Cardiff, Amsterdam, New York, Singapore

Funding levels

$160.2m

Hiring Countries

Australia
Canada
Germany
Netherlands
Singapore
Spain
United Kingdom
United States
What employees are saying

"Working at Currencycloud is like a breath of fresh air! The culture is open, people are genuine, and management care about employees. The transparent and flexible work environment makes me want to put in that little extra every day. It’s been a fun ride working with such talented and diverse group of people."

Anonymous Product Director at Currencycloud

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