Senior QA Engineer

Job description

Would you like to combine your great testing skills with your user-centered mindset?

Are you the senior QA engineer that is going to help assure the software quality of a fast-paced and growing international SaaS company? Does

simplifying the complexity of big organizations sound like an interesting challenge to you? Are you looking for a direct and tangible contribution to the product and the clients’ satisfaction? Then this job might be for you, keep reading to learn more about working at ValueBlue in our office in Utrecht. 

Sounds interesting, tell me more

ValueBlue is the innovative and highly driven organization behind BlueDolphin, the best software for Enterprise Architecture. Our mission is to enable organizations to achieve goals faster, together and based on insights. We achieve this by providing a SaaS platform that companies use to achieve strategic goals such as digital transformations in areas of business, IT, and data. Companies such as Disney, Randstad, Wakefern corp., Boskalis, the ANWB, Erasmus University, VolkerWessels and many hospitals and municipalities in the Netherlands and the US. But, in order for us to keep delivering the best possible product to our customers, our QA team is crucial.

What about the team?

You will work with a nice mix of QA's, front end and back end developers from more than 7 different nationalities, located in both the Netherlands and Romania. We love working in an agile way (scrum/kanban) and hope you do too. At this moment our QA team consists of 2 tech specialists. Our plan for the near future is to scale up our engineering department by growing both Back end and Front end teams and improving our codebase. For this, we also need a strong QA team!


Do you live and breathe QA?

It is important to us that every colleague does what they love to do every day. We believe this is the best way for everyone to have a great and positive contribution to our solution, the team and the company. We strive for a combination of constant learning and fun and offer an environment where people can work independently and communicate openly. As an international scale up company, we love the changes and challenges that happen every day. We are looking for like-minded colleagues who are up to date with the latest techniques (test automation, test-driven development, LSP testing, big data processing technologies) and who understand that the performance and user experience of our platform are the result of great collaboration across functional borders.


Where would I fit in as a senior QA engineer?

Together with your QA colleagues, you will be responsible for both manual and automated testing of our solution. In general, you will be responsible for the overall quality of BlueDolphin. You can expect to handle Classification trees, Modified Condition Decision Coverage, Exploratory testing and more tasks that will challenge you on a day to day basis. Or, if you have better techniques you enjoy using, show us the ropes! 

Since you’ll be involved in most development phases of the product (including refinement sessions where we create the test designs and scenario's) we expect you to be able to find innovative and ad hoc testing solutions, as well as suggest fact-based ideas to our PO, our UX specialist and developers about what can be done and how. 


What's your tech stack? 

Job requirements

What will make me successful in this role? 

 This is what you can do... 

  • At least 5 years of experience as QA; You are comfortable with test automation and have some previous coding experience as well (big plus!)

  • You’re fluent in C# and know how to work with .Net and HTML5 

  • You have previously worked with tools and frameworks such as Azure DevOps, Specflow, Selenium, Cucumber  

  • You like to work in an Agile environment 

  • You’ve successfully completed an IT related Bachelor or Master's degree (big plus if you obtained a TMap, ISTQB or similar certifications as well) 

  • Ability to get the buy-in of multiple (non-tech) stakeholders
  • Drive to be up-to-date in your field and interest to share new knowledge
  • Experience with coaching team members
  • Self-starter mentality with good communication skills
  • You are currently living in the Netherlands or in the process of relocating

 ...and this is who you are: 

  • You’re independent and take ownership

  • You’re enthusiastic, open to change and innovation, and motivated to grow

  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and a customer focused mindset 

  • You like to celebrate success with your team  

In brief, you’re skilled with mechanical execution (great, but not enough!) and you’re eager to advise the team, keeping the end-users always in mind.   

What do I get in return?

  • The opportunity to define and improve the quality of our solution
  • Deciding on and working with the latest technologies
  • An innovative and committed workplace where ideas and opinions are valued
  • Pleasant, independent and flexible work environment with the option to work from home
  • A great salary based on your knowledge and experience
  • Stock option plan
  • Quarterly bonus plan
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 vacation days
  • Company laptop and phone
  • Substantial opportunities and your personal budget to improve yourself, by taking courses or visiting conferences

Wow, you’ve made it all the way to the end!

Now that you’ve come this far, you may still have some questions. No worries! We understand you might want to clarify some more before you decide to apply. You can contact us with any questions you may have.

So let’s get talking! Or just apply directly … The choice is yours ;)