Senior QA Engineer

Help us get to the next level. Welcome aboard.

About the business and the role

Actionstep has one of the most comprehensive SaaS products on the market. With over 1 million lines of hand-written code (excluding libraries), this is one serious software application. Innovation is our core strength and we’re not afraid to lead the way.

The Development, QA and DevOps teams are based in Auckland and we have in-market offices in the USA, Canada, and the UK. Although we’ve been around for over a decade we still operate like a start-up in terms of culture and energy.

As a Senior QA Engineer within the Platform Team, you will be responsible for backend focused testing activities across multiple products and technologies and be part of our exciting new projects that are going to shake up the globe.

Watch our Actionstep video giving you an overview of what our innovative product is all about!

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Coding automated tests (integration/system/regression/stress/scalability/etc) for a large-scale microservices infrastructure.
  • Testing RESTful APIs, database queries and business logic.
  • Leverage your considerable experience to get to grips with the current code base working collaboratively with Developers on testing strategy and best practices.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with large-scale, complex code, testing a highly scalable, extremely efficient SaaS web product used by thousands of users all over the globe.

Skills and experience

  • You have 5+ years commercial application testing experience preferably in a SaaS cloud-based environment.
  • A solid and demonstratable understanding of software QA methodologies, automated testing tools, processes, and testing environments.
  • The ability to read and understand technical specifications to create test plans.
  • You have hands on experience using any of the major database platforms; PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server.
  • Very strong problem-solving ability.
  • Any previous backend development experience using PHP would be advantageous.
  • A good understanding of backend infrastructure using AWS and Docker (desirable).
  • Experience with CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) build systems.
  • Knowledge or experience within the legal sector would be highly desirable.
  • Great people and time management skills. Ability to organize and work within a team.

Behavioural capabilities

  • You will either have English as a first language or near-native comprehension.
  • Have the confidence to express ideas and explain technical concepts to peers and stakeholders.
  • Fast learner. Ability to quickly understand complex technical environments.
  • Possess a hands-on, can-do, and knowledge sharing attitude.
  • Relentless desire to continue learning and self-improvement.
  • A clear and genuine interest in the world of software testing.

Job benefits and perks

  • Working with a highly-talented and experienced team.
  • Wear what you like to work.
  • Take your birthday off.
  • Friday afternoon socials and frequent team building events.
  • Excellent location close to the Viaduct, Britomart and the city centre.
  • Funky office environment - converted penthouse apartments with balconies, kitchens and amazing city views.
  • Relaxed and friendly team. Nobody takes themselves too seriously.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please include a covering letter introducing yourself, telling us what makes you stand out from the crowd, and what you can bring to the next phase of Actionstep’s exciting future.

Please include any references or links to examples of your work.

Please Note: Due to the large number of applications we receive, only those who have been successful in advancing to the interview stage will be contacted. Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

CBD, Auckland, New Zealand

Closes: 30th November 2018