QA Automation Architect

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Location: Fully remote

Job Type: Full time / Contract

Why join us?

If you love food and technology as much as we do, you’ll love life at Vita Mojo. We’re on a mission to revolutionise the hospitality experience for operators and their customers. Through our smart digital products, we’re powering the digital transformation of your favourite pubs, bars and restaurants. And we want a world where everyone gets the meal they’re hoping for. Each and every time.

Our Vita Mojo DNA

We’re proud to have built an award-winning digital platform. Vita Mojo is a positive, energetic and forward-thinking place to work, and when you become a Moji, you’ll be joining a supportive team who’ve always got your back. Our passion for technology and food is matched only by our support for our people.

About the role

We are looking for a hands-on QA Lead/Architect to take forward test automation and maintain automation frameworks on multiple application types and platforms including Web, Mobile, and Microservices (Api). You will be able to align a strong technical competence with a pragmatic approach to achieving quality expectations.

As part of the team, you will contribute to the planning, design, and implementation of test automation frameworks using best-practice techniques and principles. We anticipate that with your industry-standard and best practice knowledge you will spend your time coding automated test scripts, help other team members and work widely and closely across the company, and within the project teams.

We’ve grown 1000% over the past 18 months and we’re aiming to triple that again over the next 12 months. 🚀 We would love to have you be a part of that!

The day-to-day

  • Attend daily team meetings/ Agile meetings
  • Produce quality, scalable and maintainable automated testing frameworks, including analysing test runs in order to
    • Review results of regular (nightly) test runs
    • Analyse reason of test runs failures
    • Fix automated test scripts (if any problems found)
    • Investigate defects found by tests/ Submit defects found by tests
  • Analyse the automation failures and help the team to get them fixed.
  • Code review
  • Take lead in automation initiatives(POCs, improvement) and explore new tools and technologies
  • Design and execute automation scripts using open-source and COTS tools (e.g. Selenium/BDD/Browser Stack/Rest Assured/Postman), including:
    • Read and understand requirements
    • Write test cases
    • Read test cases prepared by others and seek clarity as needed
    • Write test scripts covering test cases
    • Performing peer code reviews
    • Debug written scripts to make it stable

About you

  • 8+ years of professional software testing experience, including the definition of automation strategies, frameworks and continuous improvement
  • 6+ years of experience developing and maintaining test automation frameworks in Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby or similar Object-oriented programming)
  • Strong programming knowledge. While Java and JavaScript programming and development will be helpful, being able to code is a must for the role.
  • Good level of understanding of Architecture principles, Design methodologies and their applicability
  • Ability to define and enforce Coding Standards
  • Hands-on experience in automating standard application technologies, e.g., UI (Web/Thick Clients), Messaging / API systems, Database (including NoSQL) and Mobile
  • Hands-on automation experience in various phases, levels, and environments i.e., Unit, Integration, End-to-End, System, Functional, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in one or more Automation Tools, e.g., Selenium, Specflow, Cucumber, Jmeter, SOAP UI, REST-Assured, Appium etc.
  • Experience with version control systems, preferably GIT
  • Through your advanced understanding of best design principles and OOPS concepts, you will actively contribute to the quality of our automation suite and help in code reviews.
  • Hands-on experience in one or more Automation Frameworks, e.g., Karate Framework (API & UI), Hybrid Automation Frameworks, Data-Driven, etc
  • Good communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. You’re comfortable using a variety of mediums to communicate, and can interact and empathise with varying levels of internal stakeholders.
  • Analytical and logical thinking. With a natural curiosity, you will be able to consider the bigger picture while asking questions to understand any problem and identify the strengths and weaknesses of any system.

You’ll really ‘wow’ us away if you have

  • Experience with performance testing(Jmeter)
  • Experience with Cloud platforms and virtualization(AWS)


Work perks and benefits

Our approach. We work on a hybrid model which means that once a week teams come into the office for an optional team collaboration day, and the other four days are spent working from home (or hot-desking in the office if that’s your jam!).

💪 We’re proud of the flexibility that we offer our Mojis (check us out on Flexa’s Global Top 100 companies!) and want to promote a positive work/life alignment. A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work for every Moji and team, and we encourage you to have conversations with your line manager and team to understand your work preferences and team needs.

The aim is to ensure that Mojis are able to maximise their potential, build trust with their teams, establish an effective work/life alignment and also meet the needs of our growing business! 🚀

💻 Your tech kit. We want to supply you with the best hardware to get the job done. We will set you up with your basic kit when you start and anything else you need once you have some time to get your feet on the ground.

🏡 Work from home kit. When you join we’ll work with you to understand your work from home needs, and get you set up to be your most productive while working from home.

🕰️ Your hours. Where possible, you set your own hours to get the work done in line with your team and company needs. If you’re an early riser, come in as early as you like; if you need to do the morning school run, come in a bit later. At the end of the day, the work needs to be done but we also need you to balance that with life.

🌵 Your work environment. Our bright and spacious offices offer lots of natural light, a jungle of plants, and different spaces to relax and focus on what you need to do.

🍑 Food and drink. We stock all the coffee and tea you can drink when in the office and we’re never without snacks!

💳 Your budget. You have a monthly £80 wellbeing and lifestyle allowance available through your own personal wallet. Spend it on anything (within reason!) that will help improve your life.

💗 Your development. We have found that Mojis who thrive at Vita Mojo embrace a growth mindset and are proactive about their development, find ways to contribute and grow in non-linear (and linear!) ways. We offer a £600 L&D budget to support you in that development and to gain the skills, knowledge and relationships you need to soar, whether at Vita Mojo or later on in your development journey.

🧠 Your mental health. Through our partnership with Spill, you can ask a therapist for advice, schedule a one-off therapy session, or use a series of therapy sessions. We also offer Mental Health Days to use in moments when you need to take a day for some additional space to refocus your energies. Personal coaching is available to all Mojis through our partnership with MoreHappi, to help you grow and reach your goals!

🌴 Your holidays. We believe in finding your work life alignment and want you to take advantage of your 25 days of leave, plus public holidays. Your holiday allowance increases after each complete calendar year of service, up to 28 days.

💚 Carer’s Leave. We understand life happens and you may need to take some time to support your loved ones. Whether that be looking after your sick dog, friends or family members. We offer one week (5 days) paid leave to all Mojis.

🐣 Welcoming a child into your life. We have enhanced Parental leave policies! Parental leave is offered to all Mojis after 3 months at the company. Parental leave is the collective term and includes maternity, paternity, adoption leave and surrogacy. Our leave policy is meant to help you navigate through this time as successfully as possible.

We recognise both the primary caregiver (the person who spends most time with the child) and the secondary (typically this is the non-birthing parent). Primary caregivers receive full pay for the first 16 weeks and 50% pay up to week 32. But need more time off? No problem, you can take up to 52 weeks (statutory) with us!

Secondary caregivers receive full pay for the first 4 weeks and an additional 2 weeks after 36 months of continuous service. It's up to you when you start your leave, we are here to support you through the whole process.

🤒 Your health. We offer 10 days of full pay sick leave.

🥳 Your birthday. We love celebrating birthdays, whether through baked goods or gifts, and you also get the day off on (or around) your birthday every year.

🍾 Your social spirit. We love socialising with our fellow Mojis, whether through monthly drinks in the office, quarterly offsite socials (both virtual and in person), celebrating milestones, or anything else that comes up, we enjoy hanging out with each other!

🐶 Dog friendly. We love our furry friends who visit the office! Calling all responsible pet owners to join us! 😊

🏡 Work from home kit. When you join we’ll work with you to understand your work from home needs, and get you set up to be your most productive while working from home.

🕰️ Your hours. Where possible, you set your own hours to get the work done in line with your team and company needs. If you’re an early riser, come in as early as you like; if you need to do the morning school run, come in a bit later. At the end of the day, the work needs to be done but we also need you to balance that with life.

🌵 Your work environment. Our bright and spacious offices offer lots of natural light, a jungle of plants, and different spaces to relax and focus on what you need to do.

🍑 Food and drink. We stock all the coffee and tea you can drink when in the office and we’re never without snacks!

💳 Your budget. You have a monthly £80 wellbeing and lifestyle allowance available through your own personal wallet. Spend it on anything (within reason!) that will help improve your life.

💗 Your development. We have found that Mojis who thrive at Vita Mojo embrace a growth mindset and are proactive about their development, find ways to contribute and grow in non-linear (and linear!) ways. We offer a £600 L&D budget to support you in that development and to gain the skills, knowledge and relationships you need to soar, whether at Vita Mojo or later on in your development journey.

🧠 Your mental health. Through our partnership with Spill, you can ask a therapist for advice, schedule a one-off therapy session, or use a series of therapy sessions. We also offer Mental Health Days to use in moments when you need to take a day for some additional space to refocus your energies. Personal coaching is available to all Mojis through our partnership with MoreHappi, to help you grow and reach your goals!

🌴 Your holidays. We believe in finding your work life alignment and want you to take advantage of your 25 days of leave, plus public holidays. Your holiday allowance increases after each complete calendar year of service, up to 28 days.

💚 Carer’s Leave. We understand life happens and you may need to take some time to support your loved ones. Whether that be looking after your sick dog, friends or family members. We offer one week (5 days) paid leave to all Mojis.

🐣 Welcoming a child into your life. We have enhanced Parental leave policies! Parental leave is offered to all Mojis after 3 months at the company. Parental leave is the collective term and includes maternity, paternity, adoption leave and surrogacy. Our leave policy is meant to help you navigate through this time as successfully as possible.

We recognise both the primary caregiver (the person who spends most time with the child) and the secondary (typically this is the non-birthing parent). Primary caregivers receive full pay for the first 16 weeks and 50% pay up to week 32. But need more time off? No problem, you can take up to 52 weeks (statutory) with us!

Secondary caregivers receive full pay for the first 4 weeks and an additional 2 weeks after 36 months of continuous service. It's up to you when you start your leave, we are here to support you through the whole process.

🤒 Your health. We offer 10 days of full pay sick leave.

🥳 Your birthday. We love celebrating birthdays, whether through baked goods or gifts, and you also get the day off on (or around) your birthday every year.

🍾 Your social spirit. We love socialising with our fellow Mojis, whether through monthly drinks in the office, quarterly offsite socials (both virtual and in person), celebrating milestones, or anything else that comes up, we enjoy hanging out with each other!

🐶 Dog friendly. We love our furry friends who visit the office! Calling all responsible pet owners to join us! 😊

Vita Mojo
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Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly