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QA Lead Automation Engineer | LATAM



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Who we are and what we do

Deel is a global team that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere, easily. Deel consists of more than three thousand self-driven individuals spanning over 100 countries. Our unified yet diverse culture keeps us continually learning and innovating the Deel platform and our products for customers.

Companies should be able to hire the best talent anywhere in the world, so we are building the best platform to make that a reality. Our market-leading technology, expertise, and global team are crucial to the success of Deel’s platform. We deliver the best products and platform features in our space, enabling millions of jobs worldwide and connecting the global workforce with the best companies and opportunities.

Why should you be part of Deel's success story?

A 30-mile hiring radius should no longer dictate how companies hire because great talent lives everywhere. Deel sees a world without hiring borders and endless talent that pairs perfect candidates with great companies.

We offer global teams all the tools they need to hire, onboard, manage, pay, and scale at full speed. We aim to foster a diverse global economy by building a generational platform that seamlessly connects companies with talent worldwide.

After our successful Series D in 2021, we raised another $50M last year, doubling our valuation to $12B.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Deel — the market leader in international payroll and compliance.

This job is fully remote for the LATAM time zone, not a relocation!

In order to start our hiring process please share:

  1. Resume in English only.

  2. Your physical location and time zone.

  3. Annual salary expectation in $USD according to your experience level in the country you are paying taxes in.

  4. LinkedIn profile link.

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As a Software Quality Expert, you will play a vital role in ensuring the high quality and reliability of our software products. Reporting to the Director of Software Quality, you will be an expert in specific areas of software quality, such as test case planning, QA automation, or other specialized domains. You will work closely with individual QA engineers spread across various engineering teams, acting as a matrixed team lead to them, while they work directly for their respective product teams. Your expertise and leadership will be critical in guiding and supporting the QA engineers to achieve quality objectives and deliver exceptional software products.

You're the Software Quality Expert we're looking for if you:

  1. Provide subject matter expertise in specific areas of software quality, such as test case planning, QA automation, performance testing, security testing, or other specialized domains.

  2. Collaborate with the Director of Software Quality to define and implement quality strategies, processes, and best practices across the organization.

  3. Act as a matrixed team lead to QA engineers, working with them on a day-to-day basis to provide guidance, mentorship, and support.

  4. Assist in the planning, development, and execution of test strategies and test plans to ensure comprehensive test coverage and efficient testing processes.

  5. Review and provide feedback on test cases, test scripts, and test automation code developed by QA engineers, ensuring they adhere to best practices and quality standards.

  6. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, engineering, and customer success, to understand product requirements and incorporate quality considerations into the development lifecycle.

  7. Identify and implement improvements to testing processes, methodologies, and tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

  8. Conduct training sessions and workshops to educate QA engineers on industry best practices, emerging trends, and new tools.

  9. Stay updated on the latest technologies and trends in software quality assurance, test automation, and related domains, and share knowledge and insights with the team.

  10. Act as a point of contact for QA engineers, addressing their concerns, resolving issues, and fostering a collaborative and supportive team environment.

  11. Collaborate with the Director of Software Quality to define relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for software quality and establish measurable goals. Monitor and analyze KPI outcomes to assess the effectiveness of quality assurance processes. Take proactive actions and collaborate with teams to address any issues or deviations from established KPI targets, ensuring continuous improvement in software quality.

The bits and bytes that you’ll bring to your new team:

  1. Strong experience in software quality assurance, with a focus on a specific area of expertise, such as test case planning, QA automation, performance testing, security testing, or other specialized domains.

  2. Proven expertise in relevant tools and technologies related to the specific area of specialization (e.g., Playwright, Webdriver, Cypress, Selenium, Jest, Mocha, OWASP Zap, etc.).

  3. Experience working as a team lead or mentor, providing guidance and support to QA engineers.

  4. Solid understanding of software development methodologies, agile practices, and QA processes.

  5. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a detail-oriented mindset.

  6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

  7. Proactive and self-motivated, with a passion for staying up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in software quality assurance.

Total Rewards

Our workforce deserves fair and competitive pay that meets them where they are. With scalable benefits, rewards, and perks, our total rewards programs reflect our commitment to inclusivity and access for all.

At Deel, you’ll enjoy:

  • Computer equipment applicable to your role

  • Stock grant opportunities

  • Additional perks and benefits based upon your employment status and country

  • The ability to choose where you work whether it be your home, the beach, or a WeWork

At Deel, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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