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Software QA Engineer

Ireland, Leinster, Dublin/Wexford/RemoteEngineering

Job description

What’s the Opportunity?

We are seeking to recruit a Software QA Engineer to join one of our Daft development teams. The successful candidate should have 3 to 5 years of similar experience, be up-to-date with modern testing technologies and thrive in a fun, fast paced and challenging environment.

You will have the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and help build some of the most well-known and visited websites in the country. This is more than a technical role, you will contribute to the overall product development effort and you will get to use your experience to develop our quality engineering process.

What will I be doing?

QA Engineers are an essential part of the Distilled Product Delivery Teams. You’ll be part of one of our cross functional delivery teams and work closely with Product Owners, Software Engineers and like minded QA Engineers.

Here’s just some of the things you’ll work on:

  • Work closely with other QA Engineers to develop best practices and continuously improve standards, templates and documentation

  • Work with the product and delivery team in order to understand requirements and flag potential issues as early as possible in the Software Development Lifecycle

  • Act as a facilitator for the team around quality engineering, using a Shift Left approach

  • Review development pull requests, unit tests and integration tests and highlight when best practices are not followed

  • Be an advocate of quality in your team, coaching teammates, always looking for ways to improve tools and process

  • Focus on high quality software delivery through the creation of unit, integration, contract, smoke and production tests

Job requirements

What skills do I need?

  • 3 to 5 years experience in software development and software quality assurance

  • Experience with Agile methodologies

  • Experience with test automation tools and frameworks such as Junit, RestAssured, WebdriverIO, Cypress, Jest, Pact, Mockito and TestContainers

  • Strong manual testing experience including both exploratory and functional testing

  • Solid programming experience with Java, JavaScript/Typescript or similar

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills

  • A passion for technology and a hunger to adopt new industry trends

Advantage if you have

  • Experience in lower layer testing such as Unit testing, Contract testing and API testing

  • Experience with CI/CD processes and tools such as Jenkins or GitHub Actions

  • Experience working with Microservices environments


What’s it like to work here?

You will have the opportunity to work with one of Ireland's fastest growing Internet companies. You will get the chance to create a significant contribution to our strategic direction. Projects are exciting and employees are given wide scope for creativity and innovation

Benefits - what you can expect

  • Our goal is to maintain a culture where people look forward to work – whether they're in one of our centrally-located offices in Dublin and Wexford or working remotely, which is optional for all employees.

  • We do that by making Distilled a place you'll be listened to and trusted to do your job. Where you can have fun, learn and feel appreciated. And where you get focused career development, growth and progression opportunities.

  • We understand that the tools you have to do your job can make a difference too. So while MacBooks are our standard, we’re happy to get you the equipment you need to do your job.

  • We want you to feel confident that this is the right place for you, your career, your wellbeing and your future.

  • Above all, your health and wellbeing are at the forefront of how we build the business. That means looking after you while you're here and later in life. So you'll receive life insurance, fully-paid healthcare and a 5% contribution towards your pension.


More about Distilled

We exist to make buying and selling in Ireland simple.

We put our people first, creating an inclusive environment where we can develop products that put our users first. We value people’s work and time, creating a community where they have an opportunity to make an impact and grow.

Our challenge is to enhance our market-leading products using insights and empathy to present our users with the perfect match.

What we build is technology, but what we do is create connections for life’s most meaningful moments. We are Distilled and we bring people together.


Our Values

We have five core values: We have a growth mindset. We like to simplify things and make things happen. We collaborate across teams, business units and brands. We're passionate about what we do.

These values give us a framework for leadership and daily decision making. They embody how we behave and present ourselves — as individuals and as a business — both internally and externally for our colleagues, our users and our customers.


We are a diverse bunch of people here in Distilled, and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our Company. We do not discriminate based on gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community.

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