QAE2 – Quality Assurance Engineer

Chart Your Course: Guiding Your Journey!

I plan and execute testing of features and report issues to the team, fix quality process and educational problems in order to improve the long term quality.

Area of ownership and autonomy
– I execute on defined tasks and contribute to solving the problems;
– I independently define the right solutions to address problems with the projects;
Organization reach and level of influence
– I work within the scope of my team with high-level guidance from my EM3 and manager;

Technical levels that impacts the business
– I focus on mastering my technical skills;
– I can mentor new hires and less experienced peers;

1. Results

Responsibility​Expected behavior
Impact– Act with urgency and deliver high quality work that adds most value;
– I work with my engineering manager and manager with focus so my work advances my team’s goals;
– I prioritize the right tasks and don’t over complicate my work; When needed I propose scope adjustment and reprioritization;
– I participate in the core processes of my team, recommending and implementing process improvements;
Ownership– I follow up on my tasks and commitments, take responsibility for my work, and deliver my work on time;
– I proactively identify and advocate for opportunities to improve the current state of the projects;
– When I fail I learn from the failures and improve;
– I think a step ahead in my work when making technical decisions to solve the problems right before they become bigger. If needed I notify the engineering manager and manager to help me when I get stuck;
Decision making​– I identify and gather information from peers to make informed decisions on time; 

2. Direction

ResponsibilityExpected behavior
Innovation– I ask questions and contribute to new ideas;
– I experiment with the new approaches and share my findings with the peers;

3. Talent

ResponsibilityExpected behavior
Personal growth– I ask for a feedback from my peers, proactively, and act on it;
– I am self-aware about my strengths and weaknesses (areas for development);
– I initiate and drive discussion with my engineering manager and manager about my aspirational goals and seek out opportunities to learn and grow;
Talent development– I help the less experienced peers;
– I provide honest feedback to my peers to help them learn and grow;

4. Culture

ResponsibilityExpected behavior
Communication– I write and speak clearly, without having seconds thoughts;
– I listen to understand, instead of listen and talk for the sake of being right;
– I share relevant information with my team that might reduce the team velocity including: concerns, technical debt, task difficulty, being late;
Collaboration– I can effectively collaborate and communicate to get the work done;
– I work with my engineering manager and manager to manage conflicts without bringing it on personal level;
Organizational health– I contribute positively to the team (engage in team lunches, team activities, helping new team members to onboard);
– I listen to other people perspectives and tend not to rely on my personal biases;

5. Craft

ResponsibilityExpected behavior
Testing fluency– My testing is informed by the specs.
– I have basic knowledge of the architecture, and reasonable assumptions over the back-end and the front-end changes.
– I proactively work with the subject matter experts (clients, peers, consultants) to identify test cases that would require domain knowledge;
– I have familiarity with several types of testing (front-end, back-end, automation, usability and specific testing platforms);
– I have good attention to detail and consistently notice bugs that might not be caught by a verification step;
– I might be an expert in a certain domain, offering domain knowledge for new project in the same domain;
– My bug reports provide all of the details for the software engineer to investigate and solve it further;
Testing strategy– I work with my engineering manager and manager to identify high risk projects that I will be part of;
– I plan and execute testing on small to medium sized features;
– I prioritize test coverage, based on the following criteria (main line path vs number of users on a platform, customer impact, performance issues, etc.);
Quality process strategy– I understand the established quality assurance processes and drive them effectively. 
– I am learning how changes in their execution can impact quality;
– I identify and fix simple processes within the team;
Quality assessment– I proactively report status to the team including basic understanding of identified risks;
​Quality advocacy– I teach the basic skills of testing fluency to different teams;
– I proactively understand my customers’ needs in order to resolve the quality challenges that they see;
– I use my customer understanding to prioritize the bug fixing process;

6. Compensation

Base salary range: starting from 731 EUR. 

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