Job Openings Automated Testing Team Lead

About the job Automated Testing Team Lead

We’re Kuona (https://kuona.ai/), an AI technology company that empowers consumer products and retailers to live up to their revenue goals and empowers our clients to maximize their sales and profitability through the dynamic optimization of prices, promotions, and inventories. Our AI-powered platform helps top brands like Coca-Cola, Heineken, and Nutrioli to maximize their profits and optimize inventories. We are looking for people that are world-class, curious, innovative, bright, and work to be better every single day!

We are currently looking for a solution-oriented Automated Testing Team Lead to join our product team. The candidate for this role will gain an in-depth understanding of the business applications and product functionality to be tested and then leads in the development, implementation, and evaluation of test strategies, specifications, and models. We are looking for someone that joins our development team and work alongside data engineers, data scientists, and software developers to perform iterative testing and maintain the user experience across our platforms; as well as to provide expertise in understanding testing methodologies and best practices to the full team. This position is fully remote for Mexican residents at this moment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the QA tasks and be very rigorous about automated testing

  • Help write test cases, acceptance criteria, etc.

  • Analyze and diagnose issue severity and takes a leadership role in problem resolution.

  • Provide expertise in understanding what to test as well as best practices

  • Able to support multiple project efforts from a Quality Assurance (QA) planning perspective

  • Participate in product design reviews ensuring quality practices are baked into the software development and deployment life cycle.

  • Excellent communicator, with a passion for product quality

  • Hands-on experience with software development skills and automation testing tools

  • Set up formal QA forms, guaranteeing that the group is utilizing best practices.

  • Assists in the leadership of software testing projects, and in the training of less experienced team members.

  • Help create a culture that motivates teams to ensure zero defects leak into production.

  • Work across teams to understand enterprise-quality requirements and ensure the adoption of core processes and standards.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

  • 3 to 7 years of relevant experience as a Quality Assurance tester

  • Extensive experience with QA and related technologies

  • Demonstrable experience with Test writing

  • Must: Proficient experience with Python and SQL

  • Basic Knowledge of Git

  • Experience with testing frameworks/libraries like MS Playwright, Cypress, Jest, or other cross-browser automation libraries like Selenium

  • REST-assured, Postman, SoapUI, CA DevTest

  • White Box Testing practices.

  • Software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle

  • Working knowledge of automated Test-Driven Development (ATDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), or Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)

  • Experience in developing automation frameworks in any programming language

  • Lateral Thinking/Creative Thinking

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written


Your experience with Kuona:

  • Creativity: We like that all team members can propose and create new features

  • Self-management: Since we are a very horizontal company, we require that team members can decide for themselves what to work on and define priorities

  • Opportunities to learn: We offer all our employees a vast opportunity to learn things that you probably wouldn't be exposed to in a corporate environment.

  • High Impact: You will be involved in the growth and evolution of the company, and all your contributions will be of high impact on the overall results.

  • We value our culture: We are fully committed to prioritizing great results for our clients and an amazing employee experience for our people.

  • Ability to work anywhere / Flexibility: We provide everyone the opportunity to design your day and execute your projects with flexibility and focus on your well-being.


Our process:

This is our basic process, we may add or remove steps based on the information that we gather during the process.

  • Introductory screening call with someone from our recruiting team.

  • Interview loop with additional team members, with the following panel:
    • Technical interview for the role

    • Industry knowledge and management experience

    • Culture fit and behavioral interview with our CEO

  • Reference Checks

  • Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer.

Kuona provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.