Quality Assurance Engineer (hybrid position)

Our organization is growing, and so is our team! That is why we are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer who can ensure the quality of our products, so we can keep innovating and expanding our software. You will work out of our headquarters in Groningen. Does this sound interesting? Check out below!

What do we do?

With our software solutions, we help modern scientists in R&D laboratories of academic institutes, pharma, biotech companies, and start-ups in the process of digitizing their workflows. We facilitate our clients to harness the enormous potential of life sciences and accelerate research. We contribute to the added value that life sciences research can bring to the world and work together with researchers to make discoveries possible. Our customers work on various themes, ranging from cancer research to sustainable food production. But also consider, for example, the development of COVID-19 vaccines.

What is your role?

As our QA engineer you will ensure the quality of our products. You will achieve this goal by writing and maintaining automated integration tests, and by manually testing functionality delivered by our developers. Your challenge is bringing our testing to the next level with tools like Cypress and Cucumber in combination with GitLab pipelines. You get to be responsible for the high quality of a complex, globally used product.

Together with our software developers and product owners, you will participate in the sprint refinement and planning sessions to determine the requirements. You will contribute to building our software pipelines, and you are always searching for improvements to those pipelines. You are the expert on automated and manual testing and will be the critical link between the development team and the product owners. You also will be reporting and controlling quality indicators (test reports, code coverage).

You will work within our Development team, which currently consists of 9 other team members, of which two QA engineers. Our headquarters is in Groningen, and we have a sales office in Boston, US, and opening new offices in Germany and United Kingdom. You will work out of Groningen

Who are you?

  • You are analytical, thorough and pro-active
  • 1-3 years of working experience in a similar role
  • You have experience with cypress/cucumber and a ISTQB or T-Map certificate would be considered a bonus
  • You have proficient verbal and written communication skills; you can take the initiative and tell others when change is needed
  • You also have the essential attitude to help one another to be great (team player)
  • You have an engineering mindset (problem solver)
  • You want to come to the office for a minimal of two days a week and live in a radius of max. 100 km of our office

What do we offer?

  • Signing bonus with impact. When you signed a contract with us and didn’t come through an external recruiter, you will get a signing bonus of €2.500. Also, in collaboration with WWF® with every signee, we buy back a piece of Atlantic rainforest in South America the size of a football field(!), with the only purpose of preservation.
  • An attractive salary with clear and transparent growth potential, matching your personal ambitions and plans
  • A substantial L&D budget for training, conferences, books, or a (career) coach. We understand the importance of personal development in your career and life
  • An environment where people get the chance to grow and to learn by doing. We embrace mistakes and learn from them
  • A home office setup. We ensure that you can also work well at home and offer flexible-working options that suit your needs
  • Commuting and working from home allowance
  • A bonus. If we do it right, we all benefit!
  • 25 vacation days per year based on 40 hours per week
  • A company bike. For a small amount per month, you can ride a new bike.
  • A flat organization with little hierarchy and short decision-making processes. We are a scale-up organization with a startup vibe and have a large corporate company (Eppendorf) backing us up
  • A pension scheme
  • A friendly working atmosphere. We celebrate when we reach our goals, have Friday night drinks, and great company outings
  • We offer work with impact! See the outstanding results of our clients’ research when innovations reach the market
  • Above all, we want to be an employer who ensures you feel happy working here.

How to apply and procedure

Apply online if this could be the next step in your career. We will consider all applications until the role is filled.

The procedure may look like this:

  1. Interview (on location)
  2. QA – assessment (online)
  3. Final interview (on location)

For more information about this vacancy, please get in touch with Haike Zegwaard, Team lead Development at eLabNext, by e-mail: h.zegwaard@elabnext.com

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