Lead QA Engineer


Full time


Join UpTeam, a dynamic and innovative Software Development Accelerator, and take your career to new heights.

UpTeam, with its headquarter in Silicon Valley, is a remote-first company with professionals working from all over the world. Our community is based in 20+ countries including Romania, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Argentina, Thailand, and more.

We believe that providing services for clients is about providing high-quality results that drive their business. We value open communication, thankfulness, and commitment and invest our time and attention in our employees' professional development

Empowered by CloudGeometry, UpTeam is an advanced AWS partner working on many breakthrough B2B and B2C SaaS and Cloud Automation projects for the US and global market. If you want to bring your career to the next level, be a part of Silicon Valley start-ups and work with next-generation businesses in innovative ad tech, health tech, ed tech, fintech & social SAAS products, this is the right place for you.

We are looking for an experienced QA Lead to work on a holistic pub-sub platform, with low-code features, that includes everything clients’ need to consume, enrich, and deliver event-data with secure and powerful SDKs in all popular programming languages.

The platform is trusted by leading brands worldwide to manage and optimize the delivery of data around the world to their web, mobile, and IoT (Internet of things) application data.

The company does the complex work to provide real-time data – reliably, globally, and at scale and speed.

The ideal job holder will be a competent Quality Assurance Lead with software development quality control & assurance experience, knowledge of automated test platforms, and DevOps/automated release processes.  The QA Manager role is the counterpart to our software engineers. The constructive challenge of every aspect of the software development lifecycle is key.

We are not looking for a tester but rather someone who will instruct the team on what to test, how to test, and when to test. The right candidate will be technically capable but also a clear communicator and influencer.

What You’ll Do

  • Build close relationships with internal and external stakeholders so that one can guide them what to test or improve, and why
  • Ensure that measurable quality standards are set and met throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Enforce left-shifting, quality-first approaches across the team
  • Support the team hands-on by integrating test frameworks, continuous integration systems, quality metrics, dashboards and other reporting
  • Make sure teams have the right functional and non-functional requirements, risk assessments, stakeholders, and architectural designs before they start to work
  • Take accountability for the quality of software produced by the team
  • Constantly improve measurable software quality and service delivery
  • The above list is not exhaustive. You will be expected to perform duties as necessitated by your changing role and the overall business objectives of the company, as directed


We expect the candidates for the role to have:

  • Expert in software testing techniques including, but not limited to, test-driven development, behavioral-driven development, unit, integration, and end-to-end tests
  • Proven experience delivering high-quality outcomes in a software development environment
  • Experience with an object-oriented programming language and its test frameworks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to coach, teach and guide others
  • Expertise with continuous integration environments such as GitLab CI, Jenkins, Bamboo, or others
  • Experience with Linux and bash
  • Experience with containerisation using Docker
  • Advocate for modern development practices such as DevSecOps, GitOps, and continuous delivery

Nice to Haves

In addition to the above it would be advantageous for candidates to have some knowledge of the following:

  • Experience programming in either Java, JavaScript, C, C#, Objective-C, or Python
  • Experience with Selenium or other automated test tools
  • Experience with real-time data systems such as Diffusion, Kafka, or similar
  • Expertise with Terraform, Kubernetes, or other orchestration and infrastructure-as-code tools


We offer:
  • Competitive salary paid in USD + performance bonuses.
  • Learning & Development activities and growth support from our highly qualified international team.
  • Solid infrastructure and professional development processes.
  • Innovative products with modern tools.
  • Working with top industry experts in our international R&D team.
  • The opportunity to be part of our partners' teams and have high levels of freedom, versatility, and autonomy based on trust and respect.
  • Paid leaves and flexible working hours
  • Remote mode of work, B2B contract
  • Workspace program - modern equipment & software license compensation
  • Sponsorship for certifications and courses
  • Zero bureaucracy

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Why do engineers like UpTeam

Competitive compensation
& above market salary

For top employees, profit-sharing program & considerable quarterly bonuses for top results.

Full medical insurance

Your health matters to us. We offer all employees full coverage benefits w/leading local providers.

A range of career opportunities

Great mix of products & markets, with top tech pros on both sides of the ocean to keep your skills fresh.

Learning & Development

Personal development plan for every employee; structured guidance to help achieve personal & team goals.

Coaching & Mentoring

Partner w/senior staff, define & practice new skills, turn situational challenges into opportunities.

Flexible working hours

We bet on smart people who get it done. Teamwork & meetings are vital; you set the schedule for the rest.

Career Mobility & Momentum

Each project success builds on your achievements, paving the way for you to join new UpTeam® projects.

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