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Senior QA Engineer




Pully, Switzerland

The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change. 

Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.

We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.

What you'll do

  • Design/propose Kraken Grid wide standards for test automation per application architecture and/or programming language. 
  • Support shift-left approach by fostering an approach comprising unit, integration and end-to-end test levels. 
  • Select unit test libraries per programming language, create reusable utility functions. 
  • Create standard framework for API testing,
  • Create standard framework for end-to-end (UI) testing with reusable utility classes which model common UI components (will mirror any company-wide initiative in favour of shared UI components library),
  • Create reusable API mocking solutions to test systems in isolation from out-of-scope services, including fake SMTP server for e-mail notification testing, 
  • Create reusable test data ingestion solutions (through API or database), 
  • Define test environment lifecycle (including deployment of application under test, seeding with test data, test execution, reporting of results, teardown / clean-up).
  • Automated execution (CI/CD pipelines) and publication of results / evidences, 
  • Integration with project management solutions for traceability, 
  • Document solutions and hold training sessions to onboard new project teams. 

What you'll need

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent,
  • Proven, successful professional experience in a similar role (automated testing of web applications and scientific applications),
  • Hands-on and analytical approach to work,
  • Curious, eager to learn,
  • Initiative spirit, self-organized and attention to detail,
  • High analytical capabilities to solve complex issues. 
  • Hands on and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (French and English).

Technical Skills

  • Cypress, Jenkins
  • Javascript, 
  • Python 3,
  • Docker,
  • Knowledge of Linux environments, Linux shell scripting,
  • Git,
  • Asana or Jira

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.