Senior Backend Quality Engineer

Showmax Engineering
Prague / remote, Czechia. Czechia
Join us in building and maintaining one of the largest video streaming platforms in the world.

Showmax brings video-on-demand entertainment to customers across Sub-Saharan Africa. For us, that means fun, innovation, technology, and building products that people love to use.

We are looking for a Senior Quality Engineer to help us build a strong foundation for the transformation of our platform. 

We are looking for someone who wants to:

  • Work within a microservice architecture composed of REST APIs, with workers (mostly) implemented in Go or Ruby.
  • Test the product in any way that's appropriate, be it exploratory or automated, solo or in cooperation with other teammates.
  • Advocate quality with a focus on user experience, reliability, performance, and monitoring.
  • Work with product managers and designers on new features - from architecture to delivery.
  • Facilitate frequent deployments to staging and production environments, ensuring the service is stable and working as intended.

Get in touch if you:

  • Are a skilled exploratory tester (experience with testing backend services is a big plus);
  • Have coding skills and experience with test automation, preferably on the API layer (being able to read Go and/or Ruby will be helpful).
  • Are able to work with Linux.
  • Have solid communication skills in English and are able to communicate your ideas effectively.
  • Have a strong sense of personal responsibility for your work and its overall impact on the product.
  • Have experience testing within the full development lifecycle, from design to deployment and monitoring.
  • Have a DevOps mindset - running, monitoring, debugging, and improving the application is a vital part of software development and testing.
  • Know how to lead by example, inspire, and help more junior testers.
  • Are keen to come up with new ideas to innovate and break the status quo.
  • Have strong analytical skills and have experience deciding on a tech stack based on data, not gut feeling.
  • Are interested in having a good work life balance. We appreciate hard work, but don’t support working overtime.