QA Engineer - Full-stack in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description

We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

Job Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic QA Engineer to work on our core and business products to help shape the future of science and academic publishing. The ideal candidate will have a strong experience testing front-end web applications as well as APIs.

You will join one of our squads to lead the QA activities of the products this team works on, and work closely with the product owner, development team, and rest of QAs, making sure that quality is baked in from the start.

By working at Frontiers you will play a key role in shaping the future of science and academic publishing. You will join a thriving company where your contribution will have an immediate effect on the way science is evolving.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define the testing scope, plan and execute the test cases for each release.

  • Estimate, prioritize, and coordinate the testing activities for your team.

  • Work closely with the Product Owner to define and make sure the acceptance criteria of our user stories is complete.

  • Conduct functional post-release checks.

  • Collaborate with automation testers in the creation and maintenance of our test automation infrastructure.

  • Monitor all stages of the SDLC to identify and resolve system issues, and report potential risks, in order to meet quality standards.

  • Driving the quality mindset of the Development Team together with other QAs.

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience as a QA Engineer in the Agile environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in test planning, test design, test strategy, and test execution.

  • Expert in web-based application testing.

  • Experience with API testing (Postman).

  • Strong knowledge of QA methodology and tools.

  • Experience working closely with development and business teams to communicate problem impacts and to understand business requirements.

  • Methodical, a self-starter, and passionate about quality which is key to the growth and success of a product.

  • Analytical mind and strong organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Good English skills, we are an international company and English is our working language.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

  • Experience working with external teams.

  • Experience with SQL databases and MongoDB.

  • Experience developing automated tests using Selenium WebDriver.

  • Experience with performance testing (JMeter).

  • Experience with Xray Test Management for JIRA.


With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees.

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis.

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.


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