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Quality Assurance Engineer in Barcelona

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Job Description

Make a difference on corporate social responsibility and security issues around the globe. Join our globally distributed team.


AKTEK offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform which enables public and private sector clients to capture risk and operation-related information from internal and external sources and produce accessible and visually informative situational dashboards for timely decision-making support. This is increasingly essential in volatile, high risk business environments.

AKTEK was founded in 2016 in London, UK, operating as a globally distributed team with staff in Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Lebanon, Spain, Georgia and more. It has clients in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Among other things its technology helps:
International aid project implementers and diplomatic missions in North Africa to better understand the political economy of their operating environments via dynamic stakeholder mapping;
Security agencies in the Horn of Africa to combat piracy via bespoke information management and communication systems;
Governments in Europe and Africa monitor progress on counter-terrorism strategies’
Fortune 500 energy companies in Latin America navigate their changing operational contexts with big data fusion, both in environmental and socio-political terms.


The ideal candidate is a self-starter who likes to move fast guided by real-world feedback and empirical evidence. He or she has strong communication skills, a demonstrated interest in continuous improvement, and a genuine desire to help real-world clients solve real-world problems on meaningful issues.

Our values:
We are humble but self-confident in our ability to learn and overcome obstacles.
We are builders, pragmatic and resourceful.
We are rigorous and critical, continuously improving based on evidence of what works.
We take pride in our work, delivering quality that shows empathy to our client realities.
We respect data privacy and ensure ethical behaviour in the way we work.

Position: Quality Assurance Engineer
Time commitment: Full-time  
Target start date: between 15 October and 1 November 2020
Location: Remote w/ possible relocation to Barcelona, Spain in 2021

What you will do:
Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools
Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements
Monitor debugging process results
Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
Reporting to the CTO, you will play a leading role in ensuring the product is up to client expectations while helping protect and strengthen AKTEK’s reputation
Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

About you:
Proven work experience with MERN Stack
Proven work experience in software quality assurance
Solid knowledge of MongoDB and SQL.
Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
Passionate about technology and social impact and building capacity for long-term sustainable solutions

Important Note: This position is structured as a full-time, indefinite consultancy contract with AKTEK Limited in London, UK. It includes competitive salary and benefits such as a very generous paid holiday allowance (37 days inclusive of local public holidays) and sick days. That said, the successful hire will need to invoice monthly to the UK firm and be responsible for his or her income tax and other government deductions as per their place of residence.


  • Saa S

  • London, UK

  • 11-50

  • 2016


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