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Expert Automation QA Engineer

Málaga, Spain, Spain Remote

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Ciklum is looking for an Expert Automation QA Engineer to join our team full-time in Spain.

We are a leading global product engineering and digital services company that unites 4000+ seasoned professionals globally on various projects in healthcare, fintech, travel, sportswear, entertainment, and security. Ciklum delivers high-impact technology solutions to Fortune 500 and fast-growing organizations worldwide

About the role:

As an Expert Automation QA Engineer, become a part of a cross-functional development team working for Our Client.

About the Client:

The company is an in-store and online retailer that designs, distributes, and retails apparels for men, women and children. Its product portfolio includes clothing and leather garments and apparels such as designs and fabrics, lingerie, sweatshirts, t-shirts, jeans, and sports clothing- Pijamas. The company offers bedding, table and bath linens, furniture, tableware, cutlery, and other decorative items. It operates retail stores under various commercial concepts.  The company serves retail, residential and commercial customers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Norway, Sweden, the US, Japan and China. It is headquartered in A Coruna, Spain.


  • Ensure software quality; analyze, report, and ensure error resolution identified in deployments
  • Help the PO to refine user stories and define the acceptance criteria, obtaining the functional and non-functional requirements
  • Ask the right questions to the PO or business users to pass high level acceptance criteria for specific scenarios, examples and set of tests
  • Check the Do and verify the DoD
  • Define the automatized test cases that are to be implemented by the development team
  • Define the test plans (for sprint, deployment, load…) and follow-up their execution
  • Alignment with the other application QAs involved in load and stress tests
  • Boost the QA initiative in the teams, ensuring that everybody takes responsibility in the supervision of the technical quality of the tool and in the implementation of the necessary actions
  • Act as the architect of the testing tools (BDD, Karate, Cypress, Espresso, Barista, XCUITest, Cucumber, K6, …) and guide the team in its use
  • Help automate the functional tests, collaborating with the developers in its implementation and preparing test data
  • Follow-up the complete life cycle of the quality guarantee and tests
  • Have the team implement the automatized test cases
  • Inform the PO and the interested parties of the quality status of the development software (implementation of automated test cases, state of the test plans execution, …)

Day to day:

  • Know and share knowledge on QA tools
  • On the product level, understand the technical implications of the product or service, and share the needs and dependencies of other teams/areas (functional and technical)
  • The QA has the responsibility of supporting the PO in the refinements, leading the session, and ensuring that the functional requirements meet with the TDD and BDD scenarios, necessary for the correct automatization of the described functionality
  • Help in the refinements to identify new acceptance criteria
  • Help the PO to define the acceptance criteria in the refined user stories
  • Translate the acceptance criteria to an automatable language
  • Define a testing plan of the product, E2E tests in testing management
  • Know the state of the tests related to BDD and TDD
  • Include the tests as part of the regression test suite and update it
  • Raise awareness in the team in pursuing the quality strategy
  • Ensure that the QA model is fulfilled and that the rest of the team understands its purpose and what their benefits are measured
  • Automatize functional tests to guarantee the acceptance criteria
  • Iterate the product’s testing plan in each sprint
  • Build the product or manage the service requested by the users
  • Carry out frequent functionalities’ deliveries of maximum quality, following IT’s Agile model
  • Give support as the rest of the DevTeam in the refinements, to ensure that the user stories are correctly defined
  • Give support when the development is completed to the integration of the pieces and the automatized tests, to detect possible errors in the development, integration or even the initial proposed tests
  • Confirm at the end of each user story or technical improvement and bugs, that the Do and DoD are correctly completed by the team
  • Support and lead the regressions prior to deployments to production
  • Monitor errors and bugs of the team in the environments
  • Report the automated test status and manage team incidents
  • Include and maintain the documentation around the Lead Quality of the Product


We know that sometimes, you can’t tick every box. We would still love to hear from you if you think you’re a good fit!

Necessary knowledge:

  • At least 2 years of experience as QA Expert in other projects

Important knowledge:

  • Experience defining the testing strategy of products
  • At least 2 years of experience working with Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, …)
  • Knowledge of the testing pyramid and experience applying it in different projects
  • Have participated in success stories of automated regression tests in software products
  • Knowledge of Agile’s ceremonies and the QA functions in them

Valued knowledge:

  • 3 years of experience as Java/JavaScript developer and working in Cucumber & Gherkin
  • 2 years of experience in test automatization
  • Desirable experience with: SonarQube, Grafana, Cypress (if it’s a web project), Karate, Jmeter and XRay

Technical Skills:

  • Karate
  • Spring
  • JPA
  • Junit
  • Mockito
  • API First – Swagger
  • Bamboo, GitHub with GitHub Actions
  • Oracle/DB2
  • MongoDB
  • Graylog
  • Appinsight
  • XCUITest
  • Cucumber
  • Grafana
  • Confluence
  • Jira
  • Figma
  • Cypress
  • K6
  • Docker/Kubernetes (Openshift)
  • Maven
  • NPM
  • Gherkin & cucumber
  • XRay
  • Pitest
  • Stryker


  • Spanish
  • English (Minimum B2)

Personal skills

  • Communication is a key. You speak and write in English fluently or at least at upper-intermediate level


  • Following the “said and done” principle
  • Accountability for the own scope of work


  • Proactive in efforts to deliver results according to the expectations
  • Suggesting new ideas, looking for alternative solutions

Self – development:

  • Eager to learn and grow: curios, keen to constant self-development
  • Constantly improving own mastership

Effective communication:

  • Ability to express ideas, thoughts and questions simply, concisely and in a structured way


  • Capability to assess tasks of less experienced colleagues
  • Skilled in constructive feedback providing

What's in it for you

  • Global impact: work on large-scale projects that redefine industries with international and fast-growing clients
  • Welcoming environment: feel empowered with a friendly team, open-door policy, informal atmosphere within the company and regular team-building events
  • Flexibility: hybrid & 100% remote work opportunities, flexible work schedule
  • Work-life: 23 vacation days & short Fridays
  • Health: comprehensive company-paid medical insurance & 4 additional undocumented sick leave days
  • Tailored education path: regular internal events (meetups, conferences, workshops), language courses and company-paid certifications
  • Growth environment: share your experience and level up your expertise with a community of skilled professionals, locally and globally
  • Opportunities: our Internal Mobility Program helps change a project if needed to help you grow, excel professionally and fulfil your potential

About us:

Our Delivery Center in Malaga is one of the leading IT hubs in Andalusia – it provides an exceptional mix of vibrant tech talent community, wide-open access to learning and career advancement opportunities, hybrid / remote work setup & endless Mediterranean seashore summer.

Be bold, not bored!

Interested already? We would love to get to know you! Submit your application. We can’t wait to see you at Ciklum.