Senior QA Lead

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About Keyfactor 

Our mission is to build a connected society, rooted in trust, with identity-first security for every machine and human. Keyfactor helps organizations move fast to establish digital trust at scale — and then maintain it. With decades of cybersecurity experience, Keyfactor is trusted by more than 1,500 companies across the globe. We are proud to continually earn recognition as a Best Place to Work, and we achieve that through our amazing people who cultivate our culture as we grow. We hope you will trust your future with Keyfactor! 

Title: Senior QA Lead

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Job Function:  Engineering 

Employment Type: Full-Time

Industry: Computer Network & Security

About the position

Keyfactor is looking for an experienced QA Lead to join three of our agile teams at our office in Stockholm. You will be responsible for the testing strategy, guidelines and ensure that our development initiatives meet sufficient quality, standards, and customer expectations. You facilitate and coordinate testing activities across teams, organize environments, and provide advisory. You work in close co-operation with our development teams using agile development methodologies. This will initially be a hands-on role, where you will also act as a mentor for other team members and assist them with their professional development. Ideal candidates should have a mix of hands-on testing and automation experience and leader experience. 

The position is based in Stockholm office, follows hybrid work model with excellent flexible working practices. Applicants must hold a valid Right to Work in Sweden.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement overall test processes, defect management, QA strategies, and best practices to ensure the quality of the company's software products 
  • Collaborate with development teams to identify and prioritize testing needs (new features, bug fixes) and ensure that all testing is aligned with sprint goals 
  • Create test plans, design, and implement test cases, coordinate QA activities, and optimize QA flows 
  • Perform both manually and automated testing including defect tracking and reporting 
  • Work closely with software developers, product owner and collaborate with other departments 
  • Ensure we always have appropriate QA documentation in place 
  • Establish, monitor and evaluate QA metrics to identify areas for improvement (testing methods, tools, and frameworks) and make recommendations for changes to QA processes and practice 
  • Facilitate the QA community for knowledge sharing and co-ownership of QA functions 
  • Coordinate and handling test data so that test data is available in suitable quality and correct format together with test environment 
  • Mentoring and training other QA engineers to be successful 
  • Stay up to date on trends and best practices in quality assurance and provide training and guidance to team members on these topics 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong demonstrable experience of Software Quality Assurance experience, preferably as QA Lead 
  • Hands on experience with automation best practices and development tools, Unit and Integration testing for APIs and Web applications. 
  • Demonstrated experience planning, leading and managing test activities 
  • A deep understanding of defect reporting, version control, and configuration management, along with different testing methods (functional, integration, performance, security) 
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently, as well as being a strong team player with a passion for Quality 
  • Strong problem-solving attitude and sense of ownership 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to adjust rapidly to new challenging situations 
  • Good analytical skills, identify dependencies and risk assessments 
  • Strong positive “Can-do-attitude”, fearless, proactive and take own initiative 
  • Structured, organized, and great communicator 
  • Enthusiastic Team player 
  • Experience using agile methodology values, principles, and practices to plan, manage, and deliver solutions 
  • Outstanding communication and cooperation skills. Ability to simplify complex. technical concepts into layman terms, break down processes into logical steps and put content from multiple contributors into a single voice that is easily understood. 
  • Experience testing for multiple Platforms 
  • Experience mentoring others on the team 
  • Experience of Jira or similar tools  
  • Experience with test tools (Cucumber, Cypress or similar) 
  • Fluent in English

IT WOULD BE A PLUS IF YOU ALSO HAVE:

  • ISTQB certification 
  • Technical Background and can write your own test automaton scripts from scratch (ideally using Typescript and Java) 
  • Understanding of testing APIs at both a client/sdk level and how they interact with backend services 
  • Experience with container solutions (Docker/Kubernetes) 
  • Experience in security testing 

COMPENSATION

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

CULTURE, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND BENEFITS

We build teams that continually strive to get better than the day before. You will be challenged daily and given opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We balance autonomy and structure to create an entrepreneurial environment to spur creativity and new ideas. A few initiatives that make our culture special include:

  • Comprehensive benefit coverage
  • Dedicated employee focused ambassadors via Key Contributor & Culture Committee
  • DIVERSE Commitment
  • Global Volunteer Day
  • Flexible time off
  • Monthly Cross Functional meetings
  • Monthly Leadership Development meetings
  • Monthly All Hands meetings – followed by group gatherings
  • Second Friday’s (the office is closed on the second Friday of every month)
  • The Keyfactor Alliance Program
  • Weekly Feedback Snapshot

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values are extremely important to how we run our business and what we look for in every team member:

  • Trust is paramount – We deliver security software and solutions where trust is of the highest importance for our customers. We are honest and a trusted partner in every aspect of business.
  • Customers are core – We strategize, operate, and execute through a customer-centric view. We prioritize the security interests of our customers, and we act as if their data were our own.
  • Innovation never stops, it only accelerates – The speed of change is accelerating. We are committed, through investment and focus, to stay ahead of the innovation curve.
  • Deliver with agilityWe thrive in high paced and continually changing environments. We navigate through newly added variables, adjust accordingly, while driving towards our strategic goals.
  • Teams make “it” happen – Vision and goals are not individually achievable – They require teamwork. We pride ourselves in operating as a cohesive team, creating promoters and partners, and winning as one.
  • Keyfactor is a proud equal opportunity employer. navigate through newly added variables, adjust accordingly, while driving towards our strategic goals.
  • Teams make “it” happen – Vision and goals are not individually achievable – They require teamwork. We pride ourselves in operating as a cohesive team, creating promoters and partners, and winning as one.

 Keyfactor is a proud equal opportunity employer

Compensation  

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  

 

Culture, Career Opportunities and Benefits 

We build teams that continually strive to get better than the day before. You will be challenged daily and given opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We balance autonomy and structure to create an entrepreneurial environment to spur creativity and new ideas.  

Here are just some of the initiatives that make our culture special:   

  • Second Fridays (a company-wide day off on the second Friday of every month). 
  • Comprehensive benefit coverage, paid for by the company for you and your dependents (US). 
  • Generous paid parental leave (US). 
  • Dedicated employee-focused ambassadors via Key Contributors & Culture Committees. 
  • DIVERSE Commitment, a call to action for a more inclusive and diverse future in business, society, and technology. 
  • The Keyfactor Alliance Program to support DEIB efforts. 
  • Wellbeing resources, wellness allowance, mindfulness app free membership, Wellness Wednesdays. 
  • Global Volunteer Day, company non-profit matching, and 3 volunteer days off. 
  • Unlimited time off (US) and competitive time off globally. 
  • Monthly Talent development and Cross Functional meetings to support professional development. 
  • Regular All Hands meetings – followed by group gatherings. 

 

Our Core Values 

Our core values are extremely important to how we run our business and what we look for in every team member:  

Trust is paramount. 

We deliver security software and solutions where trust and openness are of the highest importance for our customers. We are honest and a trusted partner in every aspect of business.  

Customers are core. 

We strategize, operate, and execute through a customer-centric view. We prioritize the security interests of our customers, and we act as if their data were our own.  

Innovation never stops, it only accelerates. 

The speed of change is accelerating. We are committed, through investment and focus, to stay ahead of the innovation curve.  

We deliver with agility.  

We thrive in high-paced and continually changing environments. We navigate through newly added variables, adjust accordingly, while driving towards our strategic goals.  

United by respect.  

Respect for all is what unites us. We promote diversity, inclusivity, equity, and acting with empathy and openness, both in our business and in our communities.  

Teams make “it” happen. 

Vision and goals are not individually achievable – they require teamwork. We pride ourselves in operating as a cohesive team, creating promoters and partners, and winning as one.  

 

Keyfactor is a proud equal opportunity employer. 

 

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