Director Quality Assurance & Delivery (m/f) at smava GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

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Director Quality Assurance & Delivery (m/f)

Our IT-Team focuses on the steady improvements of our smava ecosystem of personal credit solutions. We continuously develop our online loan comparison platform and implement new product features. The whole application system consists of more than 50 individual services. To ensure the quality of our products, we constantly have a “health check” with our Quality Assurance Specialists.

Your mission:

Restructure our growing QA & Delivery team which consists of central and cross-functional embedded QA Engineers to suit the needs of a fast scaling tech company

To get your mission done, we expect you to:

Be a QA Manager by heart which means processes, people, technology and having fun in solving tricky technical and social challenges

Lead the QA team that will build automated pipelines for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment of our software assets on production and support production-grade test environments for the development community

Push our built up promotion strategy towards production towards the excellence through the right benchmark-based test and deployment strategies

Ensure potential regressions in production which are identified, characterized and corrected as fast as possible to minimize the impact of the business

Take overall ownership of the test assets: manual and automated, functional and nonfunctional (UI performance, load testing, web tracking automated testing), unit tests and integration tests

Balance between manual and automated testing to meet project needs (smooth flow of software delivery) and build-up the test automation assets which will lead to the future improvements in productivity

Reach speed and process reliability (no dependence on human errors, especially not from a single individual) with the special focus on automation and process simplification.

Our tech stack:

Application monoliths we successfully transforming into a microservice based infrastructure

Java 8

Spring framework


Dynamo DB


Hybrid Cloud technologies


Selenium (e.g. WebDriver & Grid)



Atlassian Tools ( e.g. Jira & Confluence)



To get things done you will definitely need:

At least 4 years of proven hands-on experience as a QA & Delivery Manager in a scaling B2C web product company

Leadership experiences as a line manager of at  least 10 QA Engineers as well as experience in growing a QA team

Proven experience in scaling up a web company (software development, testing in the microservice based environment, testing strategy, continuous integration, continuous deployment and operations in private or public cloud) to a highly available, stable and fast tech operations

Experience in successfully developing tools for automation in the previous projects

Proven hands-on experience in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment and associated testing strategies to support these operations

Passion for automation

Background in Engineering/Software Development

Technical university degree

What we offer:

The opportunity to drive future technology that changes the financial industry

Great prospects for a personal and professional growth

A changing organization which knows what needs to be improved

Smart colleagues from all around the globe (35 nationalities)

Visa sponsorship and relocation support

Signing bonus

Relocation bonus (in case you are relocating to Berlin)

Flexible working hours

Employer-funded pension

Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)

Language courses

Subsidized Lunch offer ( and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)

Did we get your attention? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application including:

CV, salary expectations and earliest starting date addressed to Martin Firlus

In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need a copy of your academic degree & valid passport

If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit, please let us know

Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above. — ein Projekt von DIPLANET Digital Solutions Impressum