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Software Engineer in Test

  • Milan, Lombardia, Italy

Job description

PLEASE NOTE: this position is based in our Swiss HQ in Mendrisio, Switzerland, which is 7km over the border from Italy and easily commutable from Milan, Como, Varese or Lugano. We are also happy to assist with your relocation to this beautiful part of Europe and we have a hybrid remote working policy.

At QA, we believe the future belongs to organisations that are able to learn, master and apply new skills at pace and scale. As the largest tech training company in the UK and the fastest-growing in the US, we partner with 96% of the FTSE and most of the Fortune500. We have served over 4,000 customers and 1+ million learners since 1985.

We believe skills alone aren’t enough, but need to be applied back to the business in order to effect change. We do this through tailored learning programmes that connect learning across an organisation’s siloes, create continuity for learners, and feature collaborative, cohort-based modalities to apply skills at pace and at scale. Our unique end-to-end learning solution draws from deep expertise across apprenticeships, instructor-led training, and self-paced learning.

QA is headquartered in London and New York. Learn more at

We are a diverse and international team that is innovative, collaborative, pragmatic and passionate about making an impact. We thrive on a shared vision, obsess about our customers and learners, and take pride in our work's quality. Most importantly, we know that individually, we are only as good as our teams are, and we always have each others’ backs.


As a Software Developer in Test focused on Quality, you will play a crucial role in driving the quality and performance of our software solutions. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to develop tools and frameworks that enable effective quality assurance and adherence to microservices tiering. Your responsibilities include:

Quality Tool Development:

  • Design, develop, and maintain quality-focused tools and frameworks.
Shift-Left Approach:
  • Implement and promote the Shift-Left approach, working closely with development teams to integrate quality assurance early in the software development lifecycle.
Quality Assistance:
  • Collaborate with development teams to guide and mentor on best practices in quality assurance.
  • Foster a culture of Quality Assistance, where quality is a shared responsibility among all team members.
Performance Monitoring:
  • Develop tools and solutions to monitor platform performance and track adherence to microservices tiering.
  • Ensure that platform performance meets defined standards.
Automation and Continuous Integration:
  • Champion the automation of testing processes and their integration into the continuous integration pipeline.
  • Implement automated testing solutions for various aspects of quality assurance.
  • Create comprehensive documentation for quality tools, frameworks, and best practices
  • Ensure team members have access to resources to support their quality efforts.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Significant experience in software development with a focus on quality assurance and tool development.
  • Experience with end-to-end testing tools like Playwright, Cypress.
  • Strong programming skills in at least two programming languages.
  • Familiarity with microservices tiering and quality best practices.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Self-motivated, with a passion for quality and continuous improvement.


  • Competitive compensation and a bonus plan

  • Four weeks of paid vacation per year (that increases to five weeks after two years with the company!) plus one day off per year to volunteer at your favorite non-profit

  • Highly-skilled teammates and lots of opportunities for growth and development

  • Flexible work arrangements

Equality & Diversity:

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. We ensure that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, socio-economic background, neuro-diversity, education, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.