QA Lead

  • Engineering
  • London, United Kingdom

QA Lead

Job description

At Hadean we are changing the nature of computing. Our mission is to enable and empower the world to effortlessly harness the limitless computing power of the cloud to realise the greatest opportunities of today and tomorrow, to make the world a better place. So far in 2019 we’ve raised $10m to accelerate our growth.


We believe that anything is possible when you think big enough, so we give our team the platform to turn great ideas into great products. We are a deep tech company pushing the boundaries every day. Our Engineering team are rewriting the rulebook on OS design to create HadeanOS. It is distributed-first, robust to scaling, efficient, compact and fast. On this foundation we are building Aether Engine, a simulation framework capable of tackling the vast complexity of tomorrow’s gaming, life science and physical simulation challenges.

As our new QA Team lead you will be key to our growth by:

  • Ensuring functional and non-functional requirements are captured consistently to a high-standard, coaching and mentoring to continuously improve
  • Set the quality metrics across the different product lines
  • Designing and implementing end-to-end test code and infrastructure along with liaising with the rest of the team to use common practices and improving the overall adoption of automated testing to meet target quality improvements
  • Leading a team developing, executing and maintaining Test Frameworks using functional and nonfunctional test tools aiming to ensure quality and increase efficiency of delivery and as an integral part of the SDLC and release process
  • Owning the JIRA and Confluence setup to guarantee the adequate tracking and documenting is in place

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What we’re looking for:

  • Experience owning end to end the QA function, even in a small company
  • Strong understanding of QA testing practices and software development lifecycle
  • Experience coaching and facilitating gathering requirements and defining acceptance criteria
  • Experience with any continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Buildbot, TeamCity, Bamboo, TravisCI ... )
  • Ability to drive quality improvements across the board, also in non-code related aspects, like technical documentation, JIRA setup, consistency in terminology, meeting engagement, agile ceremonies
  • Experience interviewing and hiring QA engineers / SDET


Nice but not necessary:

  • Have assisted, enhanced & built automation frameworks from scratch
  • Have built QA for deep-tech, like OSes or distributed frameworks
  • Scrum master training/experience
  • Experience building and developing a team


How we work is as important as what we work on. Our values include respect, growth, innovation, boldness, fearlessness, resilience, benevolence, authenticity, trustworthiness, being curious, teamwork and fun.


Diversity makes us stronger and more able to make the impossible possible. We are therefore committed to Equal Employment Opportunities throughout our recruiting and hiring process, and welcome applications from anyone and everyone.


We make Hadean an awesome place to work with options for new employees, regular team drinks, dinners and events, training budget, choice of perkbox or classpass discount, off peak start time, pension scheme and eye exams, and a whole load of fruit and coffee in our fantastic office.


Salary: £40,000 to £160,000

Location: London

Opening Date for Applicants: 8th October 2019

Closing Date of advert: 31st December 2019

Working hours per week: 40 hours a week