QA Tech Lead

About us

ZAGENO was founded in 2015, ZAGENO is eliminating bottlenecks to breakthrough science and research through curated connections linking scientists and their institutions’ procurement offices with leading life science vendors. World-renowned academic and government research facilities, global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechs large and small are already users of our unique online biotech marketplace, currently comprising more than three million products.

What do we do?

  1. We help scientists choose the optimal laboratory kits and materials for each unique experiment setup.
  2. We make purchasing transactions more efficient for both buyers and sellers.
  3. For our vendor partners, we provide a valuable, expanded sales channel.
Our growing ZAGENO team of 60 in Cambridge, USA, and Berlin, Germany, includes experts in science, e-commerce, systems integration, and customer support to enable smarter, faster processes — allowing more time and resources for value-added science and better research results. Find out more on

About the Role

ZAGENO’s quality assurance team is looking for a QA Tech Lead with a passion for quality engineering, an automation first mindset, and a deep understanding of test automation methodologies and tools. Working closely with other members of the Infrastructure team, you will help shape our automation processes, tools, and frameworks. As QA Tech Lead you will also work with the QA team to implement and conduct end-to-end tests and will be responsible for understanding end-to-end business requirements, translating them to automated test suites and test cases. You will work with functional Quality Engineers, Analysts, and development teams across locations as part of your day-to-day activities. 

What You’ll Do
  • Lead a team driving overall test automation strategy and success for the company
  • Recommend and implement appropriate tooling and frameworks to support QA automation
  • Enable transparency into software quality by exposing and improving software quality metrics such as code coverage, automation execution speed, and production bugs reported
  • Help develop, execute and maintain all integration test suites
  • Own and maintain the test automation portion of the continuous integration deployment pipeline to support high-quality software release management
  • Work closely with Release Managers to ensure frictionless deployments
  • Grow the existing functional test suite to significantly more functional coverage

About You

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of experience in software quality assurance automation engineering and with software automation tools like Cypress, Selenium, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of QA concepts and quality standards for products and processes, including Security and Performance testing. 
  • Experience writing and maintaining automating tests against a constantly changing web app  (our stack is TypeScript, Javascript, React) and tests against REST APIs (our stack is Django, Python, PostgreSQL on GCP)
  • Experience writing and maintaining data preparation scripts at a fast pace to ensure automated tests always have clean data when running
  • Demonstrable programming skills in at least one programming language
  • Experience Managing a Team of Engineers is a plus 
  • Experience with non-functional testing tools such as JMeter, Forecast, and Loadrunner is a plus
  • Experience in designing and launching automation frameworks from scratch is a plus
  • Experience with Datadog synthetic tests, SQL, or Postgres is a plus
  • Strong focus and orientation on communication, documentation, and transparency

What sets you apart
  • Previously worked in the eCommerce space
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Shell Scripting knowledge and DevOps experience in CI/CD
  • Experience in working with partners and stakeholders across geographies and time zones

Our Benefits

  • Working on a meaningful challenge with a positive impact on the scientific community
  • A professional and dynamic team with a global vision and mindset
  • An exciting, international working environment (we have 45 nationalities!)
  • A budget to improve your home office environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Commuting benefits - public transportation
  • 401K with company match
  • Health benefits - medical, dental, and vision
  • Hybrid Working model - you can work from home and from the office