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Software QA Engineer

Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland

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Job context and purpose

Astrocast, in partnership with Airbus and Thuraya is building a network of leading-edge nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit to provide cost-effective IoT services to the 90% of the world not covered by cellular systems.

Astrocast low cost modems collect and transmit data from sensors or other customer assets and transmit them to our satellite network. The collected data is stored on the satellite and then forwarded to ground stations located around the globe. The ground stations forward the data to the cloud database, which is easily accessible to clients.

Astrocast’s mission is to strive at building and maintaining the most advanced and sustainable satellite IoT communication network to track assets, monitor the environment and save lives.

We are looking for an experienced Software QA Engineer to join our team. Your mission is to contribute to the design, development and execution of test plans and test scripts for our data management software platform.

  • Contribute to the design, development, and execution of test plans and test cases, which includes both automated testing and manual testing
  • Analyze functional and technical requirements, define optimal test coverage, implement automated testing processes
  • Document, track, and troubleshoot defects, verify defect fixes and resolution, report on quality
  • Actively participate in software releases and product iterations, as well as support other teams (software engineering, customer support, operations)
  • Maintain test configurations and test lab environments

What will make you successful

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in software engineering or computer science
  • 3+ years of work experience with software testing with test automation
  • Experience building and executing test plans and test scripts with modern tools
  • Solid understanding and passion for web applications and related technologies
  • Programming experience with scripting languages
  • Familiar with relational databases, ability to write SQL queries
  • Open-minded and positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and within a highly motivated team
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Fluent in French and English

What we offer

Astrocast supports equal opportunities employment.

Our values are important to us as they define Astrocast culture and represent what we believe in:

  • Agile – stay ahead of the game and be ready for the next challenge
  • Smart – be smart enough to set goals you can reach and navigate to get there
  • Team-oriented – share knowledge, trust your colleagues and be committed
  • Respectful – embrace diversity, new ideas and value differences
  • Open-minded – think outside the box, be open to change and learn from failures.

Astrocast offers flexible working time, team events and great offices, in a dynamic, friendly, innovative and multi-cultural work environment.

  • Start Date: as soon as possible
  • Contract / mission duration: permanent position with 3 months trial period
  • Activity rate: from 60% to full-time 100%
  • Location: Astrocast, Chavannes-près-Renens

Send your complete application including CV, cover letter and work certificates before December 20, 2020 to jobs@astrocast.com

Our team

"Working at Astrocast has been an incredible journey so far, working alongside a highly talented engineering team to develop world-leading products that are set to create whole new industries is the favorite part of my role."

Sam Harrison, Head of Product Management
Our team

"On a starry night, I look up and see a tiny shiny object flying through the dark sky amongst the stars and feel a wave of pride in our hard work!"

Natasha Petrig, Administrative Assistant
Our team

"I'm new to the team. Starting in April 2020, it took several weeks to meet everyone in person. But since day one, I was already contributing and working well within the team. I attribute this to the Astrocast's culture of openness and friendliness, but also of getting things done."

Alexander Pope , Embedded Software Engineer
Our team

"What I appreciate the most about working at Astrocast is the motivation with which the team works. We know that what we are doing is game-changing, and we are all happy to do our little part to make it happen."

Fatima Vigil, Marketing Manager
Our team

"When joining Astrocast, I knew that I would bring a lot to the company, but little did I know how much Astrocast would get to me. Working for such an innovative company allows its employees to scale up!"