Senior QA Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote (Europe)

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, Swiss-based non-profit organisation responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to anchor the Cardano blockchain as a digital infrastructure for current and future financial and social systems so as to empower the social architects of the future. We aim to explain and address decentralisation risks for various stakeholders, while giving the Cardano community the tools and support necessary to leverage the Cardano infrastructure to solve world problems.

Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.

What you’ll be doing:

We are seeking a skilled Senior Quality-Assurance (QA) Engineer to join our growing team. As a Senior QA Engineer at the Cardano Foundation you will build enterprise grade services together with our software developers and product teams and help us in setting up high quality software engineering pipelines. We seek to foster industry adoption of the Cardano blockchain by providing the appropriate tools different industries and institutions can build on in order to help lead the world into a decentralised, fair and sustainable future.

The ideal candidate has comprehensive knowledge of setting up and maintaining automated software test pipelines for unit-, integration- and frontend testing including the incorporation of software quality metrics in order to support our developers in producing high quality output. As a Senior QA Engineer you have a proven track record of finished projects in the role of a QA engineer and own strong interpersonal skills and a solution oriented aptitude when it comes to the design of IT systems.

Basic knowledge about blockchain technology in general or Cardano in particular is beneficial but you will get the possibility to learn that along the way.

We are looking for a Senior QA engineering expert with a passion for training and mentoring others in a compassionate and captivating manner.

  • Building enterprise grade software that helps in leveraging Cardano’s metadata features to build applications for Supply Chain, Digital Identity and other domains.
  • Define, implement and maintain test automation and software quality measurement pipelines for cloud-based backend applications as well as client applications for different devices.
  • Make test automation a lean process by providing guidance and implementation templates and by specifying conventions.
  • Testing of our software shall become an inherent part of our development without significantly slowing down the development speed of projects with different quality requirements in the range from proof of concepts to full fledged enterprise applications.
  • Manage external testing campaigns if necessary.
  • Researching industry standards and leveraging the latest technology to constantly improve the software we build.
  • Contribute to our Open-Source repositories and provide technical guidance to the community whether in direct communication or consulting the community managers.

What we look for in you:
  • 4+ years of experience in the IT industry. 2+ years as a QA engineer.

  • Strong will to produce high quality software products and an eye for detail.

  • Excellent experience in implementing and maintaining test-automation systems for different scopes (unit-, integration-, load-, frontend-testing) as part of a software development pipeline.

  • Profound knowledge of test automation frameworks and software quality checkers for different programming languages.

  • Experience in managing external testing campaigns.

  • Experience in mentoring and training less experienced QA engineers and software developers.

  • Broad range of experience including the following Git, integration of software lifecycle tools like ticketing system and Jira/Confluence etc., building of CI/CD pipelines and further automation related technology.

  • You are kind and respectful of others’ opinions and you are open and act with integrity when engaging in academic or technical discussions.

  • Proficient English language and communication skills.

  • Self motivated, independent and well organised. Someone who works well on her own and with a team.

Nice to have:
  • Knowledge of blockchain technology in general or the Cardano blockchain and its ecosystem in particular.
  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms like asymmetric encryption, digital signatures and cryptographic hash functions.
About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies
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