QA Team Lead

Permanent employee, Full-time · Switzerland, Ireland or UK

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to establish the Cardano blockchain as the future financial and social system of the world for generations to come, driving adoption and facilitating development of the protocol. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real 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 QA Team Lead to join our growing team. As the QA Team Lead at the Cardano Foundation you will manage a team of QA Testers and Engineers providing the managerial and technical leadership to create an inspiring team environment that promotes positive communication, encourages bonding of team members, and demonstrates flexibility and proactiveness.

The ideal candidate has knowledge of the Cardano blockchain or blockchain in general and the current developments, as well as an aptitude for thinking outside the box with great interpersonal skills. We are looking for a strong critical thinker and organiser that proposes and implements projects to support the development of the Cardano ecosystem.

  • Lead and manage the QA Team in the Technical Integrations department at the Cardano Foundation.
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture.
  • Create quality measurements to track improvement in products.
  • Evolving our automation strategy around continuous testing best practices to support CI/CD pipelines.
  • Investigating, evaluating appropriate tools, technologies & techniques for automated testing.
  • Maintain standards for reliability and performance of production.
  • Understanding and improving our platform architecture by finding improvements for testability.
  • Capable of taking responsibility, showing initiative, creativity and working in an international team.
  • Act as team scrum master in leading stand-ups, backlog grooming, retrospectives etc.
  • Train team members on quality assurance practices and  blockchain.
  • Improve and maintain tooling and scripts for automation purposes.
  • Write highly technical documentation in clear and concise English.
  • Familiarity with agile methodology.
What we look for in you:
  • STEM University Degree, preferably computer science.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Cardano blockchain, the roadmap and associated companies and projects.
  • Experience with Test Automation Tools , techniques and frameworks.
  • Proficient in Java.
  • Experience with version control systems.
  • Experience at developing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines.
  • Solid knowledge of Linux, Docker and general DevOps tooling.
  • 4+ years as a QA engineer- majority as senior QA/team lead.
  • You are respectful and open to  other opinions  when engaging in academic or technical discussions.
  • Proficient English language and communication skills. 
  • Well organised , self-motivated and independent.
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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