Cervest is building the world's first open access AI-powered Climate Intelligence platform.

We’re a Certified B Corporation with a vision to build a climate intelligent world — one where everyone is able to use Climate Intelligence to adapt with climate change. By making Climate Intelligence open, democratised and transparent we will power a global Climate Intelligent Network™ that drives a chain reaction of climate intelligent decisions to protect the world’s critical assets, including our greatest asset — the planet.

Using our flagship EarthScanTM product, anyone can discover how current and future climate events such as flooding, droughts, and extreme temperatures will impact their assets. EarthScan helps our customers confidently de-risk decisions, meet financial disclosure needs and improve the resilience of the assets they own, manage or rely on.

As a company, we are a pro-diversity, highly inclusive organization, committed to bringing together people of all backgrounds and enabling them to succeed. We know that a richly diverse team will help us achieve our mission sooner.

Role

We are currently seeking an outstanding Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to work on our flagship Climate Intelligence product, EarthScan. You will be accountable for auditing our existing QA practices, defining and implementing improvements across our services, and hiring additional QA engineers as needed.  

You'll need the expertise to: audit and develop test suites; advise on approaches to be adopted; define new methodologies for ensuring quality in complex areas of the application; advocate for best practices throughout Engineering, and build out the QA team by hiring the skills needed (you will have support with this). 

Critical for success are: strong attention to detail, compassionate communication, customer advocacy, an automation-first approach, and an understanding of the challenges that come with scale. Communication and relationship building will be essential activities.

This is the first QA role in the organisation (but not the last!), and so is a great opportunity to have an impact. You'll formalise and define approaches in a fast-growing company and get to grips with the challenges that come with scaling complex applications. You'll play a significant role in the definition of excellence across an ambitious and impactful organisation, and help build up the QA team and its culture. You'll be well-supported in these activities.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement and advocate for QA approaches, processes and best practice, including improvements to our existing release process
  • Define, implement and report on QA metrics, and help others contribute
  • Work with the VP of EarthScan and the VP of Engineering to build an inclusive, high-performing, cross-functional QA team, with an intentional culture focused on equity and growth
  • Work with the Customer Success team to champion the experience of users and ensure the right prioritisation, and to minimise the amount of time they spend dealing with technical issues
  • Implement automated and manual testing (as appropriate) across the stack to cover the highest-risk functionality
  • Ensure functionality that reaches our users satisfies our requirements and compliance obligations (e.g. ISO27001; prior knowledge of this is not required)

Requirements

You're an ambitious and conscientious engineer with experience of:

  • Working in a SaaS product environment
  • Automated testing technologies and third-party services, and evaluation thereof
  • Writing automated tests in Cypress
  • Working with agile methodologies
  • Testing webapps, including accessibility, visual regression testing and load testing
  • Assuring quality of releases through modern approaches like feature toggles and testing in production
  • Numerate background, as our product contains statistics and other mathematical data
  • Using metrics to drive quality improvement
  • Phenomenal communication with internal and external stakeholders who thrives working cross-functionally (you'll be working with our Science, Engineering, Product, Design, Delivery and Customer Success disciplines)

Nice to have (but not required)

  • Experience in entrepreneurial / start-up firms
  • Experience in B2B environments
  • Experience of or interest in Climate Change, Risk or associated industries
  • Experience of PyTest, clojure.test, Jest, Puppeteer, statistical validation techniques

First 90 days

Success in your first 90 days looks like doing this:

  • Map out current levels of automated testing coverage across all EarthScan applications
  • Define and implement metrics to track coverage across all EarthScan applications
  • Define and document strategy for EarthScan to improve coverage metrics
  • Define and document process for manual testing of EarthScan
  • Maintain progress indicators related to EarthScan for ISO27001 certification audits
  • Define and implement metrics to track defects and resolutions for EarthScan
  • Collaborate with Product, Engineering and People leaders to refine existing on-call processes

Benefits 

As a rapidly scaling company on a mission, we are committed to ensuring that we support our team in developing in line with their aspirations and talents as well as continuing to develop our culture in line with our values.

We are a remote-first company and are hiring across Europe, the USA and beyond. We are looking for a candidate who is comfortable working in a remote setting and with a diverse team distributed across multiple time zones. This job requires minimum travel for occasional regional or global team retreats only, using more sustainable transport methods (we’ll help with that) so generally within one time zone of the UK.

  • 25 days’ holiday a year (plus 8 UK public holidays or local equivalent)
  • The company closes between December 24th and January 1st, which typically gives an extra 3 days off each year (on top of your 25 days entitlement)
  • Remote first company culture with flexible working hours
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave policies
  • Every employee is given a plant of their choice
  • £1000 a year learning budget towards personal and professional development
  • 10% of your time can be used for projects that help us meet Cervest’s mission outside your day-to-day responsibilities
  • £500 stipend to spend on your work from home setup (we’ll cover your laptop and peripherals such as a screen and keyboard - you will be able to choose between a Mac or PC)
  • Paid sick leave for physical and mental health with access to Spill
  • Virtual team and company activities such as pastry-making classes, mindfulness classes, coffee masterclasses and murder mysteries
  • £1500 loan towards a bike through the Cycle to Work Scheme (available for UK employees)

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