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Do you enjoy playing an important role in quality control during the software development lifecycle? Do you want to become part of a unique, international, not-for-profit organisation that has a significant impact on the core of Internet services? Then the RIPE NCC is the place for you!

QA Software Engineer

Location: From our office at Amsterdam Central Station and from home

37.5 hours per week on a full-time basis

Working part-time is possible

As a Quality Assurance (QA) Software Engineer in one of our SCRUM teams, you will be working on software that allows our members (ISPs, governments, universities, etc.) to manage their Internet number resources. You will also be working with applications for our internal users to support our members and on services that are fundamental to the operational aspects of the Internet. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Work with the Product Owner to define the test cases and scenarios for the user stories 
  • Work with the team on the suite of automated testing
  • Bring software testing and even our development process to the next level
  • Ensure that we have a strong QA culture in the team
  • Help build and maintain a strong suite of regression testing

What we expect from you: 

  • Minimum five years of experience in backend testing
  • Minimum three years of experience in test automation
  • Minimum one year of experience working on the full stack including SQL, Spring, REST and frontend 
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools
  • Competencies: communication skills, team-playing skills, eagerness to learn and share knowledge with others
  • Fluency in English 

It would be nice if you are: 

  • Experienced with Scala and/or Java 8 functional programming 
  • Knowledgeable about AngularJS
  • Experienced with Cypress, GitLab, Prometheus, Alertmanager
  • Knowledgeable about the Internet landscape 

What you can expect from us: 

  • An opportunity to work on software that matters and leave your mark on innovative projects
  • A modern, flexible and informal work environment
  • A healthy work/life balance
  • An annual salary between EUR 44,000 and EUR 63,000 (before tax). This includes the standard 8% annual “holiday pay” and a 5% end-of-year bonus and excludes 24/7 shifts
  • Excellent secondary benefits: a non-contributory pension scheme, 26 weeks of paid parental leave, top-tier health insurance coverage for you and your family and 30 vacation days plus 3 collective days. For new colleagues from abroad, we also have a relocation allowance and rent reimbursement in place
  • A generous training allowance each year that can be used for professional development

The Team 

Software Engineering Department 

We are a vibrant team of +/- 30 talented, diverse and multicultural engineers who love our craft and are eager to learn from each other and evolve our skills through collaboration. We highly value the use of best practices, such as clean coding, code reviews, automated tests, continuous integration (CI) and few-click deployments. As in a proper Agile environment, we work as a team, and we rely on good communication. We also go for drinks occasionally and celebrate important achievements! 

About the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation founded on the belief that the Internet should be governed openly, transparently and together with the wider Internet community. We are one of the oldest Internet organisations in Europe and we are proud of our legacy.

Our strongest asset is our staff. We bring together more than 170 people from more than 41 countries in our modern, vibrant office in the east wing of Amsterdam Central Station. At the moment, it's possible to work from the office and from home. 

Our backgrounds are diverse, but our goal is the same: working for the good of the Internet. And we’re now working collaboratively with our staff to transform our company culture for the future. Will you join us on this journey? 

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please click on the “Apply” button and fill in the short application form. Return this to us along with your CV and motivation letter (in English only). A pre-employment screening (done by Validata) is part of the recruitment process. 

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