Accelo is hiring a

QA Tester / Automation Engineer

Wollongong, Australia

Accelo is looking for an experienced QA Tester with experience in both automated and manual testing to join our Quality Assurance team. If you are the sort of person who is passionate about excellence, has an eye for detail, is organised and has the ability to communicate issues clearly with the wider engineering and product teams, then we would like to hear from you.

Who we are

Founded in Wollongong, Accelo is a venture-backed vertical SaaS company whose mission is to help service businesses succeed. With nearly 100 staff across three offices in Wollongong, Denver and San Francisco, our Wollongong team is our largest, and is home to all of our product design, development, QA, security and systems team members. 


About the Role

  • Help design, create and maintain automated UI test cases and test suites for performing regression testing across Accelo’s web, mobile applications and API

  • Help design, create and maintain a suite of tests for performance and load testing

  • Assist with debugging any test failures that may occur on an automated test run across any environment

  • Report any issues found, via the normal channels, due to automation test failures

  • Assist with maintaining test data and environments that may be required for any automated test suites

  • Manually test jira tickets for bug fixes and new features in a quick and timely manner as they appear on the QA App jira board

  • Perform exploratory testing across the Accelo product and / or new features, when required

  • Report and log issues, bugs and defects accurately in Jira and / or Google spreadsheets, with detailed steps to reproduce the issue, and also document with screenshots / videos highlighting the issue

  • Take on the QA testing role for small, medium and large sized projects on a regular basis, on a rotation basis with other members of the QA team (dependant on the frequency of the projects)

  • Perform requirement analysis for any small, medium or large project that the QA Tester is involved with, to ensure all the necessary requirements are documented up front

  • Partake in regular meetings and stand-ups with other stakeholders on a project

  • Create and maintain test plans (both high level and detailed) for any projects which may require them, and circulate them with other stakeholders in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), such as the Product, Design and Engineering teams

  • Effectively communicate issues and testing progress with other stakeholders in the SDLC process

  • Proactively suggest improvements and gives feedback on the Accelo product, with the appropriate stakeholders

  • Proactively suggest improvements to methods and processes employed by the QA team

  • Log all time against the appropriate Jira tickets for the amount of time spent testing a bug fix, new feature, or project 


What we’re looking for

  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance and automation testing

  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes

  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases

  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools and reporting software, such as Selenium or Katalon, Jmeter, Jira, e.t.c

  • Someone proactive in studying and learning new skills around automation testing, methodologies, techniques, and tools

  • A very high level of attention to detail

  • A desire and willingness to thoroughly test a bug fix, new feature or project, in great depth

  • An awareness and desire to meet deadlines

  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral) with other team members and other teams

  • A user-oriented perspective on testing new features and projects, and is able to identify inconsistencies in the UI, or when a proposed solution may be confusing for the customer

  • A good understanding of the different types of testing required for this role (functional vs. non-functional, automation vs. manual, regression testing, etc.)


Bonus Points…

  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting

  • Experience with performance and / or security testing


What we're offering

  • Competitive salary

  • Centrally located office with great access via public transport, amazing view and fun office culture

  • Flexible working hours and conditions (beanbags, lounges & stand-up desks!)

  • Many office perks, including self serve espresso and drip coffee, a fully stocked kitchen, catered Friday lunches, and a few office dogs who love to drop in for regular visits

  • We regularly attend conferences and community events, both as participants and as contributors

  • We’re a big part of the “Siligong” community and proud of it

  • Like to take a peek into our office? This short video will give you a bit of glimpse:


How to apply

Fill out the linked application and tell us about yourself. Please note that applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered, so make sure you include one to tell us about yourself and why you're interested in working at Accelo!

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