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Senior QA Automation Engineer

#engineer, #QA

Job Location

Remote - EU Timezones

United Kingdom

Salary range

Type of Job

Full Time




Published Date

Application closes

Job Reference


About us

Weaveworks was founded in 2014 and is the company behind popular Kubernetes tools like Flux, Scope, Cortex, EKSCTL (the official CLI for Amazon EKS) and the flagship enterprise product Weave Kubernetes Platform (WKP).

Our mission is to help the world’s leading organizations adopt Kubernetes and other Cloud Native technologies and working practices. Enterprises use our products and services to build better software and operate it reliably, at scale. Our approach brings together container-based application deployment, Kubernetes, and operations tooling in a model we call GitOps.

About the job

We are looking for a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Automation engineer who will perform exploratory testing and write automated tests to ensure product quality. You will design and implement tests, debug and define corrective actions, review system requirements and track quality assurance metrics (e.g. defect densities and open defect counts). Additionally, you should monitor all stages of software development to identify and resolve system malfunctions to meet quality standards.

We expect you to be able to build consistent and efficient tests delivering them in-time. You should also hold an engineering background and enjoy providing end-to-end solutions to software quality problems.

Senior QA Automation Engineer responsibilities are:

  • Prepare detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases

  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback

  • Plan and coordinate testing activities, thoroughly identifying and documenting bugs

  • Build and execute automation scripts using open source tools

  • Organize testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs

  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements

  • Review CI/CD pipelines and help bring consistency across teams

  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts

  • Analyze the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions

  • Maintain relevant knowledge about new testing tools and test strategies

We're looking for

  • Experience of working on a Senior QA Automation Engineer position

  • Significant experience of working in software development teams and using software QA methodologies and tools

  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases

  • Significant experience with both white box and black box testing

  • Significant Experience with automated testing tools

  • Good knowledge of Kubernetes and scripting

  • Significant Golang coding experience preferably within a commercial or production environment

  • Experience in writing test frameworks from scratch

  • Experience working in TDD/BDD environment

  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum development principles

  • Experience with performance and/or security testing will be a bonus

We really want to hear from you if you:

  • think this sounds cool and are unsure if you should apply, especially typically underrepresented folks, please apply anyway

  • are excited by developer tooling

  • want to contribute to making a corner of the tech industry be a more inclusive and welcoming place.


Weaveworks is family-friendly, with the option of flexible hours and working practices 

Weaveworks has an extensive WFH policy and benefits, ensuring that you have the right tools no matter where you are.

#Weaveworks is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Weaveworks considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. Weaveworks is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Black lives matter.


United Kingdom

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