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Senior QA Automation Engineer

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We have a new opportunity for a Senior QA Automation Engineer to join our team and work collaboratively with our core engineering and data science teams.

About us

At Displayr, our goal is to make it easier for everyone discover and share the stories in their data. We have two products we’re pretty proud of – Q Research Software, the most advanced analysis tool designed for market researchers and Displayr, a revolutionary online data science, visualization and reporting platform.   We are a rapidly growing start-up. But don’t stress – unlike most start-ups that are ‘rapidly growing’, Displayr is built on the rock-solid foundation of our awesome products. The sales of Q and Displayr fund our (competitive) salaries, our (fun) team lunches and even more importantly – allows us to keep growing safely. Our team of creative and hard-working employees has grown from 12 to 48 in the last three years.

About the job

Here is the chance to shape the test automation in a fast-growing agile, devops-focused company, surrounded by smart people. This is a key role with the opportunity for you to set the technical direction for testing at Displayr. As we grow, we would like your help in selecting and mentoring testers, although they will probably continue to be embedded in development teams, rather than being managed separately.

We need someone with senior test automation experience to:

  • Write and maintain automated tests for a complicated web user interface.  Displayr’s UX is modelled on PowerPoint, and includes dragging, selection, context menus, ribbons, inspectors, code editors, etc.
  • Review current test automation systems and make improvements . We want to speed up testing and move to unattended deployments. Currently we use Selenium (Java) and a variety of internal systems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve test automation issues.

About You

The successful applicant will have:

  • 5+ years with Selenium (not IDE) test automation in a cloud/SaaS environment.
  • 3+ years in a similar role.
  • Capacity to master complex SaaS products. We work hard to simplify data science for our users, but that hides a lot of complexity.  You will need to understand Displayr itself, including some R, some data science and sophisticated visualizations.
  • Highly skilled in modern test automation techniques and technologies.
  • Agile, DevOps and CI/CD experience.
  • Experience with Git, or other version control system.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills. You will to talk to other developers and QAs to understand and explain requirements, bug reports, test failures, etc. Because tests tell developers that they have screwed up, a friendly approach is always helpful.
  • A pragmatic approach.

Desirable:

  • Experience with Python and R.
  • Experience with performance testing (load/stress).

Why work at Displayr:

Unlike at other companies, you won’t just be a cog in the machine. Every day you’ll be able to see the decisions you make have a tangible impact. You’ll be helping people who never dreamed they ‘could do’ data science.

But that’s not all. Along with a healthy compensation package (up to $140K depending on experience etc.) we also offer share options in the business. While Displayr grows, you’ll grow too.

While we work hard and always push for awesome, our workplace culture is pretty relaxed. We enjoy flexible work hours (before/after core hours of 10.30-5pm) and weekly team lunches. Our chic converted warehouse head office in Glebe, Sydney is joined by offices in London, UK and Chicago, US. And we’re just getting started. (Note, Displayr is entirely self-funded and was started in 2003 – our funding won’t dry up.)

So, nice job! You’ve already picked the right start up.

We believe that a workplace that welcomes a variety of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds is important and will only push us to be better. We never discriminate on the basis of gender, age, ethnic background, disability status, religion, or sexual orientation.