Software QA Engineer (Contract position)

Madrid, Spain Requisition Number R0036585

eBay is a global commerce leader that allows you to shape how the world buys, sells, and gives. You’ll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 20 years ago. Here, you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a meaningful impact on people across the globe. We are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for helping small businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay—does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to talk to you!

About the team:

We are passionate about connecting buyers and sellers around the world and creating opportunities through commerce and technology. Our responsibilities include all aspects of eBay’s business in the EMEA region including eBay’s operations in major European markets -- UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain -- as well as driving growth in emerging markets such as Turkey.

Want to be part of a company shaping how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? eBay is looking for a Software QA Engineer to join the team in Madrid. This is an amazing opportunity to join a world e-commerce leader and directly impact the lives of a global population of buyers and sellers!

The eBay Emerging European Countries (EEC) Product Development team is based in Madrid and is part of the global Core Product and Technology team. We enable commerce at scale, and have massive customer impact building solutions targeted towards our customers in Spain, Italy, France and other parts of Europe. Whilst doing all this, we are on a mission to improve the eBay technology stack and drive agile adoption.

We seek for the highest quality, and work in small focused teams following bits of Scrum, bits of Kanban, with a healthy dose of Extreme Programming (p.s. these aren't buzzwords, we actually do this stuff).

Our multi-functional teams have product management and all aspects of development (including DevOps and Testing), all working together every day. Our engineers decide the right tools for the job and they pair on pretty much everything, so you should enjoy that!

Working at eBay is a rewarding, challenging and inspiring experience.

Key Responsibilities

As a Software QA Engineer (Contrato por obra y servicio)in the eBay EEC Product Development team, you will:

  • Chip in, with a testing mindset, in all the phases of the product lifecycle from ideation to customer support working closely with Product Managers and Software Engineers
  • Understand the implications of the e-commerce business flows and be the voice of the customer expectations within the team
  • Participate in eBay's internal open source model, being able to have an end to end vision of the product and coordinating the deliveries with other QA Engineers located in other timezones
  • Plan, define and execute test strategies in a multi-device, multi-platform, multi-language application environments and ensure they are released to production with high quality
  • Carry out functional and non functional testing including web accessibility, product app security, and server side performance
  • Execute exploratory and manual testing
  • Develop test automation code in pair with Software Engineers

Job Requirements

What we are looking for in candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3+ years professional experience in software quality assurance working in multi-functional teams
  • Passion for exploring products, understanding their functioning and ability to catch unexpected and unspecified behaviours
  • Deep understanding of various testing approaches and methodologies, including exploratory testing and automation techniques and patterns at the different levels (integration, APIs, UI) in different devices
  • Ability to read and understand code (preferable in Java), logs and program stack traces
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Agile mindset - someone who truly adopts the Agile values and understands the difference between being Agile and doing Agile
  • Growth mindset - someone who enjoys learning new things every day, not afraid of new challenges, open to picking up new languages and frameworks when the situation arises and coming up to speed on various existing eBay technologies for an internal open source model where we work in a variety of projects and codebases.
  • Phenomenal teammate - someone who is willing to collaborate with colleagues to achieve common goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in English and in one or more of Spanish, Italian, French

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and extraordinary benefits (health insurance, meal tickets, transport card and more)
  • A dynamic, international team with very skilled people, passion for e-commerce and technology, dedication and a good sense of humor
  • The opportunity to work closely with other eBay teams across the globe
  • The chance to create applications which are used by millions of people globally
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free access to online learning resources and annual budget for training and conferences
  • Free running, yoga and pilates classes
  • Free coffee and fruit

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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