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English Language Learning Senior Test Automation Engineer in Spain

Role: *  Senior QA Automation Engineer*

Company: *  Pearson*

Division: *  English Language Learning *

Location: *  Madrid, Spain (Remote or Hybrid*)*

*If you live in Madrid, you will be able to enjoy our brand-new office because we a have a remote / hybrid working model policy in place!

*About Pearson: * Our purpose: At Pearson we ‘add life to a lifetime of learning’ so everyone can realise the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating the high-quality, digital-first, accessible and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.

*About ELL: * We aspire to become the world's leading destination to learn and improve English language skills. Our main focus is on committed learners from around the world, who are motivated by outcomes because they want to reach their full potential through learning English. 

Role Overview

The English Language Learning (ELL) division of Pearson is looking for a talented and motivated professional to join our growing organization as Senior QA Automation Engineer . In this exciting role you will be responsible for designing, developing, and executing automated tests to ensure platform quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement automated testing frameworks for both backend and frontend components.

  • Develop and maintain high-quality automation code for various testing software.

  • Collaborate with development teams to understand system design and architecture.

  • Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases.

  • Identify, record, document thoroughly, and track bugs.

  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.

  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g., developers and product managers) to identify system requirements.

  • Monitor debugging process results and investigate the causes of non-conforming software.

  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field (superior professional education (Superior FP diploma) is also accepted).

  • Minimum 6 years work experience as a QA tester or similar role.

  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.

  • Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases.

  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools.

Technical knowledge:

  • Jenkins knowledge

  • Logging tools (preferably Splunk, but others like Grafana or Kibana are accepted)

  • E2E testing (Selenium,Cypress or Playwright preferably)

  • BDD testing (Cucumber or similar)

  • Performance testing (JMeter or similar)

  • API testing (RestAPI, Postman or similar)

  • Security testing is a plus


  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

Pearson’s Benefits:

24 Days annual leave (increasing by 1 day with every 2 years of continuous service up to 30 days)

Life insurance Policy

Work-Life Balance Benefits

Family Benefits

Complementary Benefits

Development and Training Benefits

Access to Pearson+: Pearson´s digital library

Discounts on books

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

*Diversity: * At Pearson we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where * * differences are embraced as strengths and opportunities are equal and accessible.

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

Workplace Type:

Req ID: 16092