Quality Engineer – Krakow – Hybrid Working Pattern

We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as Castorama, B&Q, Screwfix, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of over 78,000 passionate people, call over 1,300 stores home and operate in 8 countries. That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. And that’s where you come in.

At Kingfisher our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We want to ensure that all colleagues, future colleagues, and applicants to Kingfisher are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

We advocate the benefits of a flexible and hybrid working environment, recognising that this means different things, to different people, in different roles.

 

Role Overview:

We are going through and exciting period of change and are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Quality Engineer to join our Quality Engineering team. You will work as part of our exciting greenfield tech hub covering all facets of technology within Kingfisher. You will be responsible for the delivery of testing for the product/project whilst working closely with Senior/Lead Quality Engineers supporting continuous improvement.

If you're looking for an exciting opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and make a real impact building better software, this is the job for you!  


What we offer

  • In return, we offer an inclusive environment, where what you can achieve is limited only by your imagination! We encourage new ideas, actively support experimentation, and strive to build an environment where everyone can be their best self.
  • We’re adopting a hybrid approach with some office and some home working, on average 40-60% in the office. You will be based in our office in Krakow, where we opened a global Business Services (GBS) Centre in 2017.
  • We also offer a competitive benefits package and plenty of opportunities to stretch and grow your career.


Interested? Great, apply now and help us to Power the Possible.

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  • Responsible for the testing for the product/project/platform team
  • Work closely with Senior Quality Engineers, Principal Engineers/Senior Engineers to support continuous improvement through Retrospective and feedback sessions
  • Build strong rapport with Business stakeholders to gain context perspective and ensure alignment on priority/criticality of test coverage
  • Facilitate Show & Tell sessions to increase business/user confidence as delivery progresses
  • Understand and break down requirements to determine the testing types required using approaches such as 3 Amigos/Story Huddles
  • Define and maintain the automation tests for services, integrations, components/applications
  • Design and execute both Manual and Automated tests
  • Contribute to the standards and procedures which determine product quality and release readiness
  • Pro-actively seek root causes and associated owners to ensure timely resolution of issues
  • Identify potential problems that users might encounter 
  • Identifying test data requirements, arrange the creation accordingly (in line with the Test Data Strategy)
  • Utilise the appropriate testing tools, as recommended and with guidance from the Test Architect and QE Centre of Excellence
  • Supporting Test Leads in the organisation, estimation and tracking of testing activities within your team.

  • You have working knowledge of Jenkins, Git/GitLab, Jira, Confluence.
  • You have hands-on experience of test automation: 

- Understand how to apply automation best practice across Unit testing, contract/ integration testing vs full end to end automated tests.

- Platform experience to direct automation across environment stack (existing and new)

  • You have experience of testing APIs; SOAP UI, RestAssured, Postman, Cypress or Web Driver IO.
  • You have a good working knowledge of CI/CD practices, SQL and ideally are familiar with Docker.
  • You ideally have experience with microservices and simulation/mock libraries.
  • You have experience with Cloud environments, such as AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • You have experience of Agile methodology including practices such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • You may have knowledge of security testing and ability to understand security concepts.
  • You may have knowledge of performance testing and tooling; Load Runner/Gatling/JMeter.
  • You may have Python experience.

Packages and extras

  • Healthcare package for families
  • Healthcare package
  • Language courses
  • Trainings
  • Books

Amenities

  • Cold beverages
  • Hot beverages
  • Fruits

Kingfisher

Kraków
77,000

We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as Castorama, Brico Dépôt, B&Q, Screwfix, or Koçtaş. We’re made up of over 77,000 passionate people, over 1,300 stores operating in 9 countries. At Kingfisher, we believe a better world starts with better homes. We offer home improvement products and services to consumers and trade professionals in our stores and via our e-commerce channels across Europe. 

Retail is changing faster than ever and we’re determined to lead the way and reimagine how our customers can make their dream homes a reality. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world – and that starts with tech. 

We’re growing. In 2017 we opened a Global Business Services (GBS) Centre in Kraków, and now we’re looking to expand our technology hub in Poland. That’s where you come in.