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Software Engineer, Quality in Edinburgh at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/5/2020

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Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

In 2018, iZettle became part of the PayPal family. iZettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Tens of millions of small businesses worldwide are still being underserved by the traditional players. By giving small businesses the tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow, we’re empowering them to reach their full potential. Together with PayPal, we can reach 24 million merchants across the world with more of the affordable tools they need to thrive. Join us in putting an end to the ordinary way the world defines financial freedom.

We are looking for a Software Quality Engineer to contribute to the development of best practice testing processes into our Agile development cycle. Are you a self-starter, who likes working in a fast-paced environment with a strong interest in testing and quality assurance? 

Go where the people speak your language

As a Software Quality Engineer you will participate in designing, developing, and executing quality assurance and control processes, test plans and test cases in support of the Test Strategy that ensures software changes made to our platforms are of sufficient quality to: maintain data integrity, assure performance, and usability. 

  • Create, update test scripts and test scenarios according to planned updates

  • Contribute to developing, implementing, and updating an Agile Test strategy

  • Actively collaborating with developers and business stakeholders to build requirements, especially in terms of testability, consistency, and completeness

  • Verification of software conformance to defined acceptance criteria (i.e. system behaviours)

  • In addition to functional testing, the Software Quality Engineer is responsible for quality assurance of non-functional areas such as performance

  • Assist in the configuration, use, and management of test versions and test data

  • Reporting defects and working with the team to resolve them

  • Participating in daily standup meetings, sprint planning and retrospectives

  • Contribute to creating acceptance criteria for user stories

We hire people. Not CVs.

  • Experience of context-driven testing principles

  • Sound knowledge of functional and non-functional testing

  • Experience of working within an Agile development environment

  • Experience in manual and automated testing

  • Experience of functional, regression, performance and exploratory testing

Small minds never helped small businesses

It takes originality and an open mind to start a small business. That’s why small minds have no place in ours. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behavior, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development and bring their whole self to work.

Bring your talent to our attention.

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We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at