Lead QA Engineer

Job description

Core Stack: Cucumber, Selenium (Webdriver), Javascript/Node.JS 

As a Lead QA and Automation Engineer you will be an integral member and leader within Harver’s product and engineering organization. You should always be striving to improve; looking for ways to make our product more robust and ensure high levels of confidence in our production stability.

You will:

  • Drive and deliver automation that allow us to regularly release to production with confidence.
  • Have a clear understanding and vision of the QA role throughout the Software development lifecycle: from requirements gathering to post-release.
  • Have a strong appreciation of modern agile methodologies such as BDD, CI and mob programming.
  • Lead, coach and mentor a team of QA engineers

What does it mean to be a Lead QA Engineer at Harver?

Our software is used by hundreds of top global companies like Netflix, Heineken, Booking.com, Albert Heijn and Valvoline. They use our software to create online experiences which create opportunities for millions of applicants by facilitating hiring based on ability and personality and not purely by resume. You are motivated by delivering impeccable reliability but also the difference that our product makes to real peoples’ lives.

Working at Harver will be a journey. We are growing rapidly and as we scale, we will encounter new challenges that will require continual technical innovation… led by you.

You should have excellent coding skills together with an appreciation for good software engineering principles and practices. By this, we mean understanding the value of technical agile practices such as Behavior Driven Development (BDD), CI/CD and trunk-based development. Furthermore, you should show the maturity to mentor and lead by example in promoting these qualities throughout the team.


Essential attributes

  • You have at least an undergraduate level of education
  • You understand and appreciate the value of tools such as Cucumber and Selenium
  • You can code. Primarily in Javascript with an understanding modern async programming with Promises and async functions.
  • You have the ability to self manage and take care of changing requirements
  • You are never satisfied. Always looking to improve and go one step further.
  • You like to fail, succeed, and learn together, but also like to have some fun whilst doing so
  • You have significant experience working in an environment of continuous production delivery.

What's in it for you?

  • A position within Amsterdam’s most promising startup(not our words)📰
  • Working on the frontend for global clients like Netflix, Heineken, Booking and Vodafone ❤️️
  • Working within an Amsterdam office and a team of 60 with 19+ nationalities 🗺
  • The latest MacBook 💻
  • Great relocation packages from EU and from outside the EU ✈️
  • Employee stock appreciation rights program 📈
  • Personal development budget 💰
  • Commuting allowance 🚂
  • Employer pension contribution 👵
  • Healthy lunch 🥗
  • A breathtaking view from our 7th floor office 🔭
  • In-house Nutritionist (from time to time!) 🍔
  • The opportunity to join HarverFIT 🤸
  • The chance to watch Sci-Fi films with your colleagues 🎥
  • You'll be landing on the right side of history 🙌
  • You'll still get to be hands-on. Gerald, your future peer and hiking enthusiast explains: “our role is all about making things easier to do in the future, but it's not all high level, I still get to code every single day”.


"As an engineer looking for challenges, I believe that’s the perfect place! You’ll never be alone, always within a team, overcoming those becomes an enjoyable journey." - Francisco (Full Stack Engineer)

"People join Harver because of the people and the amazing opportunities. Harver really invests in their people, you get a lot of freedom and responsibility. All while you’re having the best time with everyone." - Sarah (Release Manager)

“In the Engineering team we make sure that together understand the reasons behind your decisions and align, then you will get the freedom and independence to deliver or implement something” - Andrei (Principal Engineer)

Do you still need more information? Don’t worry, I understand if you don’t know what to do right now, you like what you read but you still have more questions before you decide to move forward. This is what, our lovely recruiters are here for. Sam and Ben are here to help you go through this process and overcome any hurdles that pop up along the way…One of our key values is to make it a journey to remember, let's do it!

Harver is an equal opportunities employer