Head of Quality Assurance & Delivery (m/f)

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We are smava - the online loan comparison platform.  We provide transparency and fairness to our customers by delivering all the relevant data and information that allows them to act as empowered market participants. Our mission is disrupting financial services by digitalizing lending. We provide our customers with the fastest, most convenient, and most affordable personal credit solutions which fit their individual needs best. That is why we also have been awarded as Innovator 2018. All of that has been achieved thanks to almost 400 employees. Become a part of the smava-story now!

 Head of Quality Assurance & Delivery (m/w)

Our IT-Team focuses on steadily improving our smava ecosystem of personal credit solutions. We continuously develop our online loan comparison platform and implement new product features. The whole application system consists of more than 50 individual services. To ensure the quality of our products, we constantly have a “health check” with our Quality Assurance Specialists. As the Head of QA & Delivery (m/w) at smava you will have an opportunity to lead 15 experienced QA Engineers from multiple teams such as QA Release, CI Team, DevQA, Test automation as well as the freedom of structuring those teams:

Our tech stack you will work with:

  • JavaScript
  • Java Spring
  • Jenkins
  • Selenium (e.g. WebDriver & Grid)
  • Git
  • Gerrit
  • Atlassian Tools ( e.g. Jira & Confluence)
  • JUnit
  • JMeter

Your daily business:

  • Lead the technical team that will develop automated pipelines for Continuous Integration and Deployment of our software assets on production and support production-grade test environments for the development community
  • Push for excellence in our build promotion strategy towards production, through the right test and deployment strategies
  • Ensure potential regressions in production are characterized and corrected as fast as possible to minimize business impact
  • Reach speed and process reliability (no dependence on human errors, especially not from a single individual) with special focus on automation and process simplification.
  • Design and own a Build promotion strategy from dev QA to production
  • Balance between manual and automated testing to meet project needs (smooth flow of SW delivery) and build-up of test automation assets leading to future improvements in productivity
  • Take overall ownership of test assets: Manual and automated, functional and non functional (UI performance, load testing, web tracking automated testing), Unit tests, integration tests

To get things done you will need:

  • At least 3-4 years of proven hands-on experience as a Head/Lead or any similar role with leader responsibilities in technology
  • Proven experience of successfully developed tools for automation in the previous projects
  • Proven hands-on experience in Continuous Integration and Deployment and associated testing strategies to support these operations
  • Deep knowledge of Web Tech operations
  • Previous experience of scaling up a Web company (software development, testing environments, testing strategy, continuous integration, continuous deployment and operations in private or public cloud) to a highly available, stable and fast tech operation
  • Passion for automation of processes
  • Background in Engineering/Software development

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to drive future technology that changes the financial industry
  • Great prospects for a personal and professional growth
  • A changing organization which knows what needs to be improved
  • Smart colleagues from all around the globe (35 nationalities)
  • Visa sponsorship and relocation support
  • Signing bonus
  • Relocation bonus (in case you are relocating to Berlin)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Language courses
  • Subsidized Lunch offer (smunch.co) and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)

Did we get your attention? Then we are looking forward receiving your application including:

  • CV, project list, salary expectations and earliest starting date addressed to Martin Firlus
  • In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need a copy of your academic degree & valid passport
  • If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit, please let us know

 Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above. Please tell us, where you first found our job advertisement.

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