Requirement for Tester with Agile experience

For one of our clients located in Antwerp we are looking for a freelance Tester with experience working in an Agile environment..

Our client is an award-winning energy technology company leading the delivery of advanced automated Demand Response solutions for a sustainable energy market. The company offers Demand Response programmes to Commercial & Industrial consumers and provides cloud-based Demand Side Management software for Utilities. For many years the company has been the leader in the fast-growing European Primary Reserve / Frequency Control markets. The company’s proprietary solutions are used by more than 150 of Europe’s largest industrial energy consumers, and a range of utility clients that include five of Europe’s top-50 utilities and grid operators

To apply please send your WORD CV with your availability and rate expectation to peter.edwards@netlink-group,com

EU residents only please

Agile Tester

Location: Antwerp

Start: ASAP

Duration: Long term

Contract type: Freelance

Purpose of your function

You will work as part of a scrum team to validate the quality of delivered stories through description and execution of test plans, with focus on test automation, for our distributed energy management platforms. The goal is to increase test automation, and as such, reduce manual work and the time-to-market while securing the historical reliability of the platforms, using a continuous delivery model in a reactive microservice environment built upon scala and java, akka, AngularJs, Kafka and Cassandra.

Your tasks & responsibilities

  • Passionate on testing, showing energy and drive
  • A critical thinker, trusting by evidence
  • Eager to learn, ambitious to excel
  • Seeing as a customer, talking as a engineer (or vice versa)

As Agile Tester, you are embedded in a scrum team. You will:

  • Elaborate the Story to get key examples and risk to the surface
  • Describe, review and execute Acceptance Criteria for new stories
  • Guard non-regression by writing and maintaining automated business focused tests, through UI-test automation (cucumber-selenium) and/or API testing (cucumber-Java)
  • Execute manual testing where automation is not appropriate
  • Assess the quality and risks of stories that are assigned to you before deployment
  • Work in close collaboration with the scrum team and the QA lead to accomplish the above

As team member of the QA competence team, you will:

  • Collaborate with other testers to ensure features are assessed across scrum teams, components or sub-systems boundaries;
  • Contribute to, and leverage from your peers’ knowledge, practices and testware
  • Continuously learn and improve to get best in class testing practices applied

Your profile

You have a proven industry experience as a Quality Assurance engineer/tester (+3y), with a strong experience in analytics driven platforms.

Required competences:

  • Expert knowledge of, and experience with testing complex workflows in a microservice architecture
  • Experience in a continuous delivery/deployment environment
  • Experience with abstract test definition for either UI or API driven scenarios, applying BDD or DSL
  • Affinity with energy market and industrial power control processes
  • Technical skills to execute basic operations on relational databases and Linux
  • Capable of reading and understanding source code written in procedural, objectoriented and/or functional languages such as java, scala, python and bash
  • Capable of maintaining and extending automated tests for UI or API based functional test scenario’s
  • Able to write scripts or code for data provisioning or log analysis
  • Able to write integration tests in Cucumber java (or scala)
  • Experience with reactive architectures is a plus
  • Knowledge of java, scala, python, Cassandra, Kafka, MongoDb, javascript, AngularJs is a plus.


Bachelor or Master in a related field; other exceptional candidates with proven track record will be considered.