QA Team Lead – London

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As a QA Team Lead at Mendeley you will drive the quality interests of the company, coach and empower a fantastic team, and help build the automated systems which help ensure preventative bug-catching tests are in place.


  • Leading and coaching the QA & Support team
  • Guide the QA & Support strategy for Mendeley
  • Ensuring that automated and manual tests are being executed as efficiently as possible

What you’ll be doing

  • Planning and executing a sustainable QA strategy
  • Taking a hands-on approach on building and ensuring that automated test systems are running smoothly
  • Coordinating testing and code quality for all development teams
  • Leading and developing the skills of the QA & Support team
  • Evangelizing testing best-practice across all technical teams
  • Maintaining and extending Continuous Integration systems and practices
  • Testing web, desktop and mobile applications using web and native technologies

What you should bring

  • Proven team lead experience
  • Ability to plan & estimate roadmaps
  • A good understanding of Git
  • Able to write bash & batch scripts
  • Intermediate or higher level of a scripting language such as Ruby or Python
  • A decent understanding of C++, PHP, or Java
  • Professional experience with test automation either from development or QA
  • A strong understanding of continuous integration systems such as Jenkins
  • Experience using bug-tracking software such as Jira, Trac, or Bugzilla
  • Experience working with Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • A good understanding of the software development process, with a proactive approach to learn new systems and troubleshoot problems
  • Experience with xUnit testing frameworks in at least one language
  • Experience with BDD frameworks such as Watir or Cucumber (desirable)
  • Experience with Selenium based testing tools
  • Experience working within an Agile development environment
  • Experience with Virtualisation technologies such as VirtualBox
  • A pragmatic, can-do approach and collaborative emphasis
  • Experience with RDBMS setup, especially MySQL
  • Experience with testing of mobile products: iOS/Android (desirable)

What we offer you

  • Competitive salary + stock options
  • No out-of-hours support expected
  • 25 days holidays
  • Company benefits such as: cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, BUPA (private healthcare), Friday beer o’clocks (snacks and drinks on the house), free breakfast, monthly team nights out, annual events (Christmas party and summer barbecue)
  • Working in a great environment in a central London office with roof terrace

If you are interested, send your CV and cover letter to jobs [at] mendeley [dot] com. If you are selected for an interview, we will let you know within two weeks.

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