Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland


5 + years


Apr 4, 2017

Closing Date

Mar 15, 2018


Senior QA Engineer (Blockchain)


    We are looking for a passionate Senior QA engineer who can talk to us about real world problems that they have solved.  You should be able to demonstrate an interest in new and emerging technologies and be eager to take on new challenges.  You need to be able to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues across multiple office locations on different time zones.

    We need a Senior QA Engineer who has both breadth and depth of knowledge, taking responsibility for test strategy and execution as well as coordinating the activities of other QA engineers in remote teams.   The successful candidate will have developed a knack for discovering corner cases as well as potentially risky code. They will take satisfaction from discovering problems with the design, long before it becomes an issue for the users.


    - 5+ years QA experience (previous Test Lead experience would be an advantage)
    - Proficiency in one or more scripting languages
    - Experience of test automation using a variety of tools
    - Hands on experience of managing multiple test environments
    - Prior experience of working with high availability, secure enterprise platforms in the financial services sector would be an advantage
    - Knowledge of planning, bug tracking & collaboration tools is essential
    - Working knowledge of testing the following:
    - RESTful APIs & SDKs
    - API Gateways (e.g. Kong)
    - Micro-service based architectures
    - Cloud based systems (i.e. deploying and running in AWS, Azure, OpenStack, Google Compute Environment, etc.)
    non-functional requirements (performance, security, failover etc.)

    We are not expecting candidates to have much direct experience of working on blockchain or distributed ledger projects, but we would most definitely expect them to be able to demonstrate a good understanding of blockchain fundamentals and have an appreciation for the opportunities and challenges for the technology.


    Since the founding of the Internet shopping mall Rakuten Ichiba in 1997, it has been our corporate mission to empower people and society through the Internet, while aiming to become the No. 1 Internet services company in the world.

    Rakuten has expanded into a diverse array of one-stop online services in Japan across the three pillars of e-commerce, digital content and financial services.

    Rakuten is now accelerating its overseas expansion and growing its regional businesses with offices across Europe. Rakuten Europe comprises of various functions, including the management and support of our businesses by the Regional Headquarters in Luxembourg. In Europe we have e-commerce marketplaces including Priceminister in France and in Germany. In addition to our logistics business ADS (based in France) and Rakuten Marketing, Rakuten is expanding its digital content offering which now includes Rakuten Kobo, and Viber end-user mobile application amongst others. Today Rakuten Group is in the Top 10 of global e-commerce companies and was selected by Forbes to be in the Top 20 of World’s Most Innovative Companies in three consecutive years.

    Rakuten is committed to leading global innovation in fintech and providing world-class solutions to our customers, that is why we have recently opened our Rakuten Blockchain Lab in Belfast, UK.

    If you are interested in becoming part of an organization that aims to empower society and become the World’s best, join the company where YOU shape the future. Come and work with us!