Senior QA Engineer

Coimbra, Portugal Product Engineering Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

Maybe you haven’t heard the Cision name in Portugal yet—but you will! The Cision family of companies, which has been hiring and operating in Portugal for 30 years. Now we are growing our Coimbra office, with plans to add more than a dozen positions in the next 12 months.
 
With that growth comes great opportunities. Join us and you will work on developing new products with a global impact and building teams here in Coimbra.
 
If you love writing code to solve complex, big data problems, then Cision Engineering is the place for you! We seek engineers who are passionate about building complete, production-quality software services—from scratch.
 
Cision has an ethos of encouraging autonomy, ambition, boldness and experimentation. We value open people who take initiative and aren’t afraid to fail, learn from mistakes, adjust, and try to get better at what they do every day. The ‘Cision experience’ is about opportunity: opportunity to create and build, opportunity to solve challenging problems, and opportunity to meet your career goals. 

The Cision Communications Cloud, and the Cision Communications Cloud NextGen are media monitoring tools that enable communications teams to plan and monitor their PR and earned media activities. Cision's product collect media content from print, online, radio, television and social media in addition to profiles of journalists and influencers to inform teams about how to connect with journalists and understand the brand impacts that PR activities hold. 

About the Role
As a Cision Senior QA Engineer, you will help build, scale and improve the backend of a fast-growing Customer Experience platform. You will aid us in building a real time, scalable, stable platform serving thousands of clients in a reliable and performant manner. You will be using new technologies, to solve hard problems in a friendly and encouraging work environment. You will also be encouraged to share your experience and knowledge, sparring with your colleagues to grow together!

What You'll Do:

  • Design and implement automation framework for our backend services
  • Automate functional, system and performance test cases for Cision SAAS applications
  • You will act as a mentor and take significant part in designing and building automation solutions for different business use cases 
  • Validate highly scalable, high volume data processing pipelines 
  • Write clean, well-documented automation code 
  • Mentor and guide a diverse group of QA engineers 
  • Be mindful of the business - by communicating with your colleagues and management, help us ensure that we’re building the right thing at the right time  

Who You Are:

  • Hands-on and proactive, with a wealth of experience handling cross-department stakeholders 
  • Enjoy sparring with team members, while at the same time making decisions that fit the overarching goals and deadlines  

What You Have:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in quality assurance, commercial software and methodologies is required. Broad exposure working on a variety of platforms is required 
  • Good knowledge of Java, we are using Java 11 
  • Strong learning ability to adopt new technologies and methodologies with growth mindset
  • Strong skills in designing and deploying mock server frameworks, containerize simulation tools and scripting skills in Python/Java/C#
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL (e.g. ElasticSearch) databases 
  • Good knowledge of RESTful APIs 
  • Experience with messaging technologies, Kafka is a big plus, we use it a lot 
  • Experience with building and/or running large-scale applications on a PaaS/SaaS cloud, preferably AWS 
  • Knowledge of Docker and containerization, Kubernetes a big plus 
  • English language fluency  

What We Can Offer:

  • An open and informal work environment
  • Flexible working hours; work-life balance is essential for us
  • High level of responsibility & autonomy
  • Internal tech talks, skills-building resources and technical people leads who help you achieve mastery 
  • Newest technologies, room for experimentation 
As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and Falcon.io social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow @Cision on Twitter.
 
Cision is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves and perform at their best. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge and named a “Top Diversity Employer” for 2021 by DiversityJobs.com.
 
Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.
 
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