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Senior QA Software Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
chemnitz, germany
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels - intranet, employee app and email - deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

Hey there! We're on the lookout for a Senior Software Engineer for our Quality Assurance Team. Join our Staffbase team and help us build an awesome internal communications platform. We are looking for empathetic and motivated team players who are motivated by growth and ownership. Let’s talk!

The QA Software Engineer has experienced software development skills to create, deploy and operate various automated test infrastructure components. A thorough understanding of clean software design and architecture is essential and you are familiar with reviewing a production codebase. You play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining our internal quality assurance frameworks, facilitating its adoption through to our product teams.

Don't be scared of our tech stack, it's fine, if you know parts of it.

  • Our platform is built with React.js, Javascript, Typescript, Kotlin, Go, Java, MongoDB, Terraform and Docker, to name a few.
  • As a QA Software Engineer you should be familiar with some test approaches like unit tests, integration tests, end-to-end tests or visual regression tests.

We use toolings like Github Actions, Cypress, Appium, Playwright, Sonarcloud or Grafana to build our QA infrastructure.

Our environment

  • Working with skilled and similar-minded professionals in a team dedicated to Quality Assurance that values diversity and inclusivity.
  • We aim to create a flexible and agile work environment that promotes the well-being and work-life balance of our employees.
  • We believe that team events during working hours play a vital role in building an exceptionally effective team, and we encourage them.
  • We are enthusiastic about technology and committed to using it to improve the world.
  • We follow the "You build it, you run it" approach and take pride in it.

What you’ll be doing

  • Responsible for improving and developing our test frameworks focusing on customer facing frontends, including native apps, and our REST-ful web services.
  • Work in a dedicated QA infrastructure team and produce high-quality tools and guidelines for our product teams.
  • Give and receive valuable feedback in our code review process and continuously learn and share knowledge with your peers.
  • Being open to feedback and taking ownership of your work are essential.
  • Take ownership for the topics you care about, ranging from the services you produce over the documentation of our work to the environment we work in.
  • You work iteratively, frequently pushing code, ensuring a good CI/CD pipeline, and automating where possible.

What you need to be successful

  • Passionate about Software Quality, the services you build and seeking to make a difference.
  • You value quality as well as clean code and learning new things. Next to that, you are passionate for Test Driven Development.
  • Experience in our product tech stack (e.g. Typescript or Kotlin) and QA toolings (e.g. Github Actions and Playwright). Good understanding of REST principles and Microservices.
  • Ideally, you have worked with MongoDB, Terraform and Docker before
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Preferably, you have worked in an agile environment before.
  • Good English communication skills.
  • Understanding and appreciative diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.

What you'll get

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan.
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560.
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year).
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment.
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme.
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks.
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.

We Love Diversity - Equal Employment Opportunity

Our platforms are for everyone, and so is our workplace. We are passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Staffbase. Read more about our policies here.

Our Global Benefits

Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Staffbase offers you a benefit plan which entitles you to an ownership interest in stock options in the company. We're in business to create value for our shareholders and we want our employees to benefit from that shared success as well.

Ongoing Learning

We thrive on personal and professional growth. Every employee gets EUR 1,000 / USD 1,100 / GBP 900 / CAD 1,400 / RON 5,000 / AUD 1,600 gross per year to spend on personal and professional development.

Feel Good Fridays

Summertime means extended vacation time at Staffbase! During August we run the 4-days workweek which means that during this month Fridays are off for all employees.


We offer different working time models and hybrid work set ups, to get the best office and working-from-home experience at once.

Parental Leave

We recognize that one of the most special events in an individual's life is the birth or adoption of a child. We offer paid parental leave options for all employees.

Read more about our benefits here.