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Test Automation Engineer (Desktop)
🌎 worldwide
36d ago

About Status

Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3. 

With the high level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute.

As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community. 

As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol; the p2p communication layer for Web3.

As a team, Status has been completely distributed since inception.  Our team is currently 200+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members from all walks of life, scattered all around the globe. 

We care deeply about open source, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization's priorities.

Status Desktop is currently in beta for Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.  Current product focus is on the privacy-centric messenger and group chat functionality, and we’ve just kicked off development of our new ‘multi-chain from the ground up’ crypto Wallet.  ÐApp browser and blockchain node functionality will follow next. Status desktop is currently built using Nim & QT for the frontend, and it shares a common backend with Status mobile that is written in Go.  We are currently in the middle of a large refactor of our architecture.  This refactor includes transitioning the QT front end from Nim to C++, moving all business logic to our status-go backend, and upgrading from QT5.14.2 to QT6.2.  As we work in the open and are fully open source you can get a better idea of who we are and the work we are doing by browsing our team wiki here and taking a look at our Status Desktop, Status Desktop QML component library and Status Desktop and Mobile Go backend GitHub repos.  You can find more information about our desktop effort in this blog post. 

The desktop team is looking for a Senior Automation Engineer to help us create a consumer level quality application.  In this role you will be working closely with designers to fully understand the design vision for the product, and working with devs to create automated functional tests using the Squish framework (end to end and regression tests). The desktop team is spread out in North America, Europe and Australia, with crossover work hours being the European timezone afternoon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Work is async using Status, Google Meet and Github, typically in Scrum Sprints.

Responsibilities:

Support and improve the existing framework (Squish + pytest):

- improve  total tests run time and tests reliability (flaky tests)

- review nightly runs and fix failing tests

- cover new scenarios with automation

- involve existing team members into automation and help them to learn the framework

- suggest and implement improvements based on experience and common sense

- find and report bugs, constantly follow up on fixed issues, enabling back tests, increasing the tests coverage

- support Jenkins pipelines (along with DevOps team)

- support dev team with the test results / explain how to use the tests and encourage them to use / rely on tests

- Test the application with the rest of the team

- provide test result reports (pass / fail ratio)

You ideally will have: 

Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role!

  • Can do approach
  • 5+ years of experience in QA (ideally desktop apps but could be any) with clear understanding of testing principles, fundamentals and methodologies
  • 4+ years in test automation (pytest framework is preferable)
  • Knowledge of Squish tool methods (we use 7.2.1 right now) or willing to learn the tool
  • Strong knowledge of Python
  • Strong understanding of design patterns in test automation
  • Previous experience in building test automation framework from scratch
  • Self motivated and a strong sense of ownership
  • based in an European timezone (the QA team is located in Europe)
  • A strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principle

Bonus points if:

  • Prior experience in testing Qt/QML applications or willing to learn QML (your job will require this knowledge, we interact  with components a lot )
  • Experience working in an open source organization
  • You show a strong interest in blockchain and have a good understanding of Ethereum

Hiring process:

  • Introductory conversation with Talent
  • Paid test assignment
  • Interview with all QA Desktop Team Lead
  • Interview Desktop Team Lead
  • Interview Mobile Team Lead

Compensation:

We are happy to pay in any mix of fiat/crypto. 

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