Job Openings QA Engineer

About the job QA Engineer


Our client Partner Lifebit is an open-source pioneer and their driving mission is to revolutionise bioinformatics and biomedical data analysis forever.

Their product is the world’s first federated genomics platform for unified, secure research over distributed big data. No one has anything close. Think best-in-class UI/UX, seamless integration with open-source tools, powerful cohort browser, advanced AI. Lifebit Cloud OS is leading the industry and leaving competitors in the dust. Lifebit intends to keep it that way!

While they know their technology is unmatched, Lifebit also know they can keep making it greater without an exceptionally strong team to help take it to incredible new heights.

Their engineering and research team is composed of a mix of software, and bioinformatics, currently their engineers are split between Lisbon and London. Software engineers don’t need any prior knowledge or experience in bioinformatics, we solve problems differently to the industry’s standards and favour creative problem solving.

The Lifebit stack includes:

  • Backend: NodeJS, TypeScript, MongoDB
  • Infrastructure: Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS
  • Frontend: React-Redux
  • Machine Learning: Python, Pandas, Sklearn, Tensorflow
  • Bioinformatics: Nextflow, Conda, Python, R, Bash, Docker
As a QA Engineer in our team, you will:
Ensure that all feature deliverables meet quality objectives
Build effective test cases for manual and automation testing
Diagnose, track and clearly document defects found
Work together with Lifebit engineers, product owners and customer service, to identify risks, understand how new features should be tested, and then engage them in contributing automated and manual tests

The role requirements below are just an indication of what we’re
looking for - sometimes the perfect candidate is far more or less
experienced than we anticipated!

Good understanding of best practices of web development and testing and be able to apply them in web development (ES6, JS)
Experience in QA automation and creation of test data sets, as well as manual bug discovery
Experience in testing Restful APIs and frontend UIs
Familiarity with test runners like Jest or Mocha, and testing utilities like Chai, Enzyme or React's TestUtils
Strong experience writing end-to-end tests with any web-driver-
based UI framework
Excellent knowledge of how web applications work
Strong problem solving skills with a creative approach
Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse QA and testing techniques 

Competitive salary and generous stock options
25 days of annual leave plus the usual public holidays
Monthly team activities
Conferences, events and training resources (Data science, AI, cloud, any tech stack, painting, origami, you pick!) - we offer £1,000 a year to each person for personal development)
International and diverse team