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Pearson Senior QA Automation Engineer in Madrid, Spain

*Pearson *

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose.

Role Overview

Do you want to be part of the biggest digital transformation in the EdTech and help people around the world to learn languages and realize their dreams?

This position is on a team that develops and maintains candidate-facing web and mobile e-commerce solutions that are designed to serve a global user base. We also offer API products that integrate and support several client applications and platforms to support our customers’ diverse workflows. There is a continuous stream of complex and challenging work with a direct impact on the candidate's experience.

We are looking for a passionate and driven Senior QA Automation Engineer on a high performing agile software development team. You’ll work with a dynamic team comprising of Quality Engineers, Developers, Software Architects, Business Analysts, and Product Managers. You’ll be asked to test software using an automation framework, create reports, perform software analysis, perform functional, regression and performance testing, apply black box and white box testing techniques and become a subject matter expert in your teams’ owned applications. You will also be asked to lead the testing automation best practices group and work to enhance and expand the testing frameworks and tools.


  • Create, review, and execute feature test cases within the automation framework

  • Collaborate with developers and quality engineers to enhance regression coverage and maintain the automated regression suit

  • Create, enhance, maintain testing utilities as needed

  • Create defects and keep the storyboard up to date

  • Establish and follow industry standard automation testing methodology

  • Identify process improvements, conduct gap and root-cause analysis, and make recommendations for efficiency to peers and management.

  • Actively participate in Agile development, testing and CI/CD methodologies

  • Mentor and train new team members; actively collaborate with others within and outside of the team

  • Work in an Agile full life-cycle development environment

*Qualifications & Skills *

  • Ability to test front end and back-end solutions

  • Experience in automation of web service APIs (REST/SOAP), web interfaces, mobile devices

  • Experience in creating and socializing automation best practices

  • Experience performing software evaluations and proof of concept activities

  • Experience in CI/CD environment

  • Experience with Git/Bitbucket

  • Experience in running Test Strategy reviews

  • Experience in performing code and test case reviews

  • A high-quality bar: test-driven development, automated testing, test results analysis and troubleshooting to ensure code quality, responsiveness and efficiency

  • Desire to expand knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

  • Creative problem-solving and effective written/ verbal communication skills

Benefits of working at Pearson:

  • Development and training: a wide access to internal learning platforms and development plan

  • Access to Pearson+: Pearson´s digital library

  • Flexible work schedule

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 11558