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QA Automation Lead (Professional Services, UK/Ireland & Europe)

France, Germany, Ireland, London, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain

About ConsenSys

ConsenSys is the leading blockchain software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask and Diligence serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and handles billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and decentralized finance activity. On this trusted open source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow.

This role is part of ConsenSys Professional Services.

At ConsenSys Professional Services, we work with the world’s leading Fortune 500 corporations and governments to design, develop and deploy blockchain platforms that create real business value. Our customers and partners include many of the largest global banks, Microsoft, the European Commission, Komgo and Covantis. We work as an agile, globally integrated team of approximately 150 engineers, designers, consultants, architects, scrum masters and program managers.

If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us. To explore our products and solutions click here.

The role

The Lead QA Automation Engineer is a key contributor in ensuring we are able to deliver quality products to our end users. Acting as the gatekeeper between our development and user environments, they work meticulously to test and retest products, seeking out defects and driving their resolution with software engineers.

The Lead QA Automation Engineer:

  • Leads, manages and mentors the automation test team in Professional Services
  • Takes ownership of or supports clients with the automated test strategy for a project
  • Applies QA best practises to development processes and technical stacks
  • Defines, maintains and enforces quality standards
  • Designs and develops test scripts that are reusable throughout the project. Builds new test frameworks and/or extends existing frameworks and configure tools to accommodate both functional and load testing
  • Challenges all user scenarios and test cases to investigate all possibilities of failure
  • Enjoys scripting everything by themselves and working closely with Business Analysts and Tech Leads in order to make sure that all aspects of testing are covered
  • Has demonstrated a track record in terms of pushing the limits of automation, covering end to end testing by leveraging multiple components

Key activities:

  • Define, propose and refine test strategies
    • Conduct technology watch of available tools
    • Propose test strategies appropriate to the situation
    • Prepare corresponding flow charts and diagrams
  • Define, propose and refine test framework
    • Set-up testing tools and pipeline
    • Evaluate functional and non-functional requirements together with Business Analyst and Tech Lead in order to propose and implement adequate testing frameworks
    • Document all testing processes
    • Administer and maintain all automation scripts and review all product changes in coordination with tech team in order to anticipate required changes
  • Implement test cases
    • Monitor functional and non-functional requirements in order to implement automated test cases
    • Continuously and rigorously implement all test cases, evaluate results, and prepare corresponding test data and reports
    • Occasionally define and perform manual testing, when appropriate

Job requirements


  • 5+ years experience as a lead QA Automation Engineer with experience in:
    • Testing strategies and frameworks
    • Test script development
  • Experience with: functional and black-box testing, regression testing, system integration testing, load testing, manual testing
  • Java coding skills and experience
  • Experience with applications written in Javascript, React.js, Node.js
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS and/or Azure
  • Experience configuring CI/CD pipelines (e.g., Gitlab CI, Jenkins)
  • Knowledge of, and experience with:
    • Testing tools (Selenium, Cucumber, SoapUI, Junit, Eclipse)
    • Security scanning tools (Veracode, Fortify, Checkmark)
    • Chaos engineering (chaos monkeys, gremelins)
    • Performance testing (SpeedTest, Jmeter)
  • You should have experience working in an agile software development environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Bonus points for

  • Experience in Financial Services 
  • Professional certification in QA Engineering
  • Some knowledge of blockchain is a plus, a willingness to learn is welcomed

Other skills to demonstrate

  • Experience working on large Enterprise application development projects
  • Experience with agile development process
  • Enjoys teamwork, with strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Self-sufficient, self-starter and a fast learner. Can take initiative and prioritize own work
  • Curious and flexible attitude

Location and work environment

At ConsenSys Professional Services, we do our best to allow team members to work remotely, however this is not always possible when working on Enterprise client projects. We strive to take into account the personal circumstances of our team members, and in return we ask for your understanding and flexibility.

We have physical offices in New York, Dublin, London, Paris and Hong Kong. Some of our team members work from home in other countries and cities.

Occasional travel will be required for client meetings, and some projects may require being at the client’s location. On average this happens 20% of the time (obviously much less due to COVID), but some projects may require more substantial on-site work with client teams.

To be employed in a country, you need to have an existing employment visa and speak the local language fluently.

Why join ConsenSys?

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:

  • One of the most recognized tech companies in the blockchain ecosystem globally. A work experience at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your future career. ConsenSys alumni have moved on to become tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and team leads at tech companies.
  • The forefront of a revolution. We fundamentally believe blockchain is a next generation of technology that can lay the foundation for a more just and equitable society. You can be a part of building the digital economy of tomorrow and radically transforming our society for the better.
  • A dynamic startup environment with deep roots. We are one of the earliest blockchain companies and a leader in the space.  You’ll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that reaches the edge of our ecosystem.
  • Continuous learning and improvement. You’ll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects — challenging you to stay at the top of your game.

ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ConsenSys is aware of fraudulent recruitment practices and we encourage all applicants to review our best practices to protect yourself which can be found here.

Competitive benefits

We have a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to make sure we’re looking after you and what matters most.


We believe in ownership and want everyone to have a stake in our future success, that’s why you’ll receive equity when you join us.

Recognized in the blockchain and Web3 ecosystem

Working at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your career. You’ll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that extends across the global crypto ecosystem.

Continuous learning & opportunities

We provide ongoing growth and development through on-the-job learning, and the ConsenSys Advance Program which includes full access to Coursera, bespoke and technical learning programs and ConsenSys Academy our world-class blockchain and Ethereum program.

Unlimited vacation/holidays

We value downtime to recharge and reset, ensuring everyone at ConsenSys has work/life balance. In addition, company-wide we participate in “zero productivity” days to take a break from work, shut down, and sit back and relax.

Flexible working arrangements

With our global workforce we have fine-tuned asynchronous working which means we have a lot of flexibility in the structure of when we work and how we work together.

Remote first

You’ll be joining a team based all over the world. Providing the unique opportunity to work with people from across 6 continents.