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QA Engineer (Automation) - Sportsbet

  • Romania Office - Cluj Napoca
  • Full time 40 hours
  • Permanent
  • Betfair Romania Development

Position Summary

At Sportsbet, the Quality Assurance team delivers comprehensive testing services to the business including but not limited to raise the "culture of quality" across the company. We take pride in the fact that the products we deliver to our customers (both internal and external) is of the highest standard.

QA engineers work closely with the developers, BAs and other stakeholders to achieve the highest quality results. At Sportsbet, we're dynamic and embrace change. To adapt, you always need to find new ways of speeding up testing without compromising quality. This involves not only automation, but dealing with CI/CD jobs, stabilising test environments, doing component performance test. Quality is a mindset; your role is to spread this culture.

During your daily routine, you will:

  • Make sure our products behave as expected
  • Work towards uplifting the automation framework and maintaining it
  • Break things and put them together
  • Give constructive feedback to business and other stakeholders about areas to improve on

Your goal is to increase quality for our customers and while doing it, you shouldn't be afraid to work differently and questioning the status quo and past practices.

Also, to decrease "time-to-market", as a Test Engineer, your role is to increase automation coverage, decrease manual effort and raise confidence in delivering new software. You will be an active contributor to process, delivery and growth of a dynamic team.



  • Contribute in building test automation framework and establish best practices for the feature team QAs
  • Work closely with other automation engineers and developers
  • Perform regular peer-reviews for shared codebase and maintain high code quality
  • Identify key areas of our delivery model that automation can make the right impact
  • Identify risks, issues and dependencies in project or feature development
  • Setup and monitor of CI/CD jobs
  • Support and maintain test automation framework for our services and frontend platforms
  • Provide test estimates for assigned work
  • Configure on-demand (e.g. Docker, AWS) environments
  • Take ownership to fix unstable and flaky tests
  • Promote automation techniques and quality mindset
  • Track and report effectiveness of framework, come up with solutions for problems
  • Suggest new libraries and technologies enhancing test case creation/execution
  • Competent knowledge across all automation frameworks with a specialised area
  • Teach and evangelise across QA and product solutions


  • Understanding of Agile practices – SCRUM/KANBAN
  • Strong testing mindset
  • Collaborate with other members of the engineering team to find the best methods for solving problems in apps and systems

QA Skills

  • Work with other engineers and support team to identify, log, triage, root-cause, and communicate defects using established tools like JIRA
  • Suggest and introduce new methodologies for test cases, regression, and functional testing
  • Be responsible for, and be an expert in, complex testing and coverage techniques
  • You'll work to become a domain expert with special knowledge of betting, Sportsbet products and business rules.


Technical Skills

  • Experience with building test automation frameworks from ground up
  • Strong experience in developing and deploying API test automation suites (SuperTest, Jest, Mocha, Chai, Cucumber and/or other API test automation frameworks)
  • Strong experience in developing and deploying frontend automation test suites using automation tools like WebDriver / Appium / Detox, TestNG, Maven
  • Strong programming knowledge in JavaScript / Typescript (preferable) or Java / Kotlin
  • Experience with setting up and working with CI/CD tools like Jenkins and Bamboo
  • Knowledge working with a VCS - GitHub, Stash, Bitbucket preferred
  • Good understanding of coding best practices
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to solve problems from technical point of view
  • Exhibit rounded, informed and pragmatic approach to work and engagement
  • Docker, Puppet or other application configuration and distribution platform knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent understanding of Agile and TDD methodologies

Soft Skills

  • Can-do, proactive attitude. The ability to provide solutions not just obstacles
  • Ability to speak up and question "tradition" by suggesting ideas to enhance processes
  • Be self-starting and able to self-manage, we believe in our people being able to take ownership and empower them to deliver results
  • To have the mindset to investigate issues beyond the symptoms
  • Excellent ability to effectively communicate issues via tools and conversation
  • The ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and do what's required to get the project across the line
  • Operate in a fast paced, highly collaborative, fun environment
  • Good problem solving skills


  • Familiarity with Cloud systems (e.g. AWS)
  • Jenkins or Bamboo
  • Advanced Linux /Mac knowledge
  • Software development experience


  • 3+ years of experience in agile software delivery
  • Demonstrable experience in writing clean code, preferably in Javascript / Typescript language
  • API / integration test automation experience
  • Web / Mobile test automation experience
  • Understanding of agile QA practices and ways of working

What you can expect:

  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Sharesave scheme
  • „Flexible Benefits” of your choice
  • Private health insurance (includes dental insurance and health assessments)
  • Free parking
  • Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy'

Ways of working:
Flexible working is our way of working! We're a diverse workforce and therefore a 'one size fits all' approach isn't necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let's have a chat and see how we can accommodate them. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only the suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

By submitting your application online, you agree that: your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record.If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, in order to consider you for prospective Paddy Power Betfair role.

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