Junior QA – Zagreb, Croatia

Come join us, build your career, gain knowledge and skills, become a better version of yourself.  

You will be working with a growing team in a bright and well located office of Keeper Solutions in the center of Zagreb. Your key responsibilities would be:

  • Working in a cross functional agile team to deliver a high quality product
  • Develop & Maintain manual (and automated) test scripts ensuring compatibility with any newly developed platform features
  • Execute/Analyse test cases and document software defects
  • Maintenance of testing scripts based on bugs and changes/upgrades to the applications/software
  • Regression test execution for new development, patches and existing releases
  • Development and maintenance of high quality software assurance processes

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Knowledge of Software Development Methodologies with experience of hands-on web application software testing
  • Understanding of relational databases and basic SQL
  • Experience with Software Quality Assurance and testing best practices: test case design, test case execution, System testing, Integration testing and Regression testing and bug management
  • Ability to provide technical input to test project planning, test development and test execution tasks
  • Ability to analyse results/problems on test projects and recommend appropriate action to ensure product quality
  • Knowledge of SCRUM and/or experience working in an Agile environment
  • Diploma/Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Systems, I.T. or equivalent related engineering discipline.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary that rewards performance and drives innovation
  • Pleasant & Flexible working environment within a Grade A facility in Zagreb with some really smart people
  • Healthy work-life balance for all our team members (work from home every Friday or choose your day of the week)
  • Annual health check – to make sure you’re fit and healthy and help you stay that way
  • Coffee and drinks on the rooftop cafe is a great way to freshen up and clear your mind.
  • Learning & Development – identify areas for development and we’ll provide time and access to training materials.
  • Internal R&D projects are available to help develop leading edge skills in areas such as AI, Big Data and Blockchain.
  • Alternatively, if you are an independent contractor you could join our Development Partnership program (different Ts&Cs from employees of course)

About Keeper Solutions:

Keeper is a software development firm with delivery centres in Croatia. We have a network of developers spanning Poland, Russia, Serbia and Romania. Keeper provides a range of software services to clients in the United Kingdom, United States and Ireland. We have a strong focus in fintech, payments and financial services. 

Keeper has a long-standing internal Research & Development program which focuses on privacy-enhancing technologies and products such as Keeper Profiles

Our technology stack includes Java, C#, Clojure, Node.js, Python, Angular, React (and other Javascript frameworks), Android, Swift and Xamarin. Our disciplines include Test Automation, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, IT Security, UX Design and Technical Architecture.

Keeper fosters a dynamic ecosystem spanning several time-zones and based on the principles of respect, reliability and innovation.

Python Developers – Fintech Products; Zagreb and Remote

Come join the team and help us build new fintech products from scratch!

1. Consumer lending point-of-need platform for merchants and merchant networks working with Data, automation and AI.
2. Micro-lending and bill payments platform.

While working as part of a highly skilled technical team in a collaborative team environment, you will be delivering scalable, secure, highly availability API based systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Contributor to the design and development of new features and ensure successful product releases
  • Work as part of a team to develop, deploy, monitor and maintain the core product
  • Participate in code reviews and pair programming
  • Design, write, test and build a maintainable, scalable codebase
  • Assist in building CI/CD pipelines and devops tools to help the team develop more efficiently 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of Software Development experience
  • Proven record of creating highly scalable RESTful APIs and applications
  • Experience with specific Python libraries and frameworks such as Pandas, NumPy, SciPy, Scikit-Learn, Flask-api, sqlalchemy and Dash is a plus
  • Experience or strong knowledge of Postgres and Redis
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) software and deployments
  • Experience with both consuming and designing RESTful APIs
  • Tech Breakdown: 30% Postgres/Redis, 50% Python (Flask-api, Celery, Sqlalchemy), 20% Heroku/AWS/GIT/Devops/CI/CD

 Benefits:

  • Competitive salary that rewards performance and drives innovation 
  • Pleasant & Flexible working environment within a Grade A facility in Zagreb with some really smart people
  • Healthy work-life balance for all our team members (work from home every Friday or choose your day of the week)
  • Annual health check – to make sure you’re fit and healthy and help you stay that way
  • Coffee and drinks on the rooftop cafe is a great way to freshen up and clear your mind. 
  • Learning & Development – identify areas for development and we’ll provide time and access to training materials.
  • Internal R&D projects are available to help develop leading edge skills in areas such as AI, Big Data and Blockchain.
  • Alternatively if you are an independent contractor you could join our Development Partnership program (different Ts&Cs from employees of course)

Keeper Solutions is an International software services firm with global reach. Our head office is located in Limerick, Ireland and our delivery centres are in Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Poland and Russia. We are expanding our ecosystem in Zagreb and we are looking for the right talent to ensure provision of world-class support services to our clients in Ireland, UK and USA.

Senior C# Developer

We are growing our team in Zagreb, Croatia and we’re looking for people who possess a positive attitude and who enjoy working in a relaxed professional environment alongside some very smart and motivated people.

We have an opportunity to add one more senior C# developer to work with us on building the Vitalograph Clinical Data Management product. The role is based in Croatia – but we will fly you into Co. Clare, Ireland for two weeks to get to know the people, technology and processes. Whilst you’re there you can get to sample the night life of Ennis and see some of the amazing #WildAtlanticWay in Clare.

Requirements:

– A degree in a software engineering or related discipline
– Experience designing and developing Microsoft based web and desktop applications
– Formal design methods e.g. UML
– Database development and querying experience with MSSQL
– Experience with and knowledge of the full software development lifecycle
– Excellent written/verbal English communication skills

The following skills would be advantageous:

– Experience with C# .NET Winforms, WPF and/or ASP.NET, Web Services and associated frameworks
– Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2017 and TFS, .NET Framework development
– Experience with SQL Server and SQL Server Express
– Experience in the development of software within a regulated environment
– Experience working in an Agile environment

 Benefits:

  • Competitive salary that rewards performance and drives innovation 
  • Pleasant & Flexible working environment within a Grade A facility in Zagreb with some really smart people
  • Healthy work-life balance for all our team members (work from home every Friday or choose your day of the week)
  • Annual health check – to make sure you’re fit and healthy and help you stay that way
  • Coffee and drinks on the rooftop cafe is a great way to freshen up and clear your mind. 
  • Learning & Development – identify areas for development and we’ll provide time and access to training materials.
  • Internal R&D projects are available to help develop leading edge skills in areas such as AI, Big Data and Blockchain.
  • Alternatively if you are an independent contractor you could join our Development Partnership program (different Ts&Cs from employees of course)

Keeper Solutions is an International software services firm with global reach. Our head office is located in Limerick, Ireland and our delivery centres are in Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Poland and Russia. We are expanding our ecosystem in Zagreb and we are looking for the right talent to ensure provision of world-class support services to our clients in Ireland, UK and USA.

Mobile App Developer & QA Tester Job Opportunities in Varaždin, Croatia

We’re expanding our team in Varaždin and are looking for a strong mobile app developer + a graduate or junior Quality Assurance Tester.

To be considered for this superb opportunity, we’re looking for:

Quality Assurance Tester

  • Computer Science Graduate with strong interest in Software Quality or 1-2 Years experience in Software Quality
  • Familiarity with Agile frameworks and regression testing is a plus
  • Ability to document and troubleshoot errors
  • Interest in learning about testing, test automation (Selenium) and good practice in Software Quality Assurance.
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude

Mobile Developer

  • 2+ years of experience in iOS development
  • Strong knowledge of Objective-C and Swift
  • Experience with Cocoa Touch framework
  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON
  • Some knowledge of testing tools and frameworks would be advantageous to your application.

For both roles:

  • Must be able to demonstrate coding skills by passing a coding assessment test online.
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal. You should also be passionate about delivering high quality and innovative software solutions, with a confident, problem solving attitude.
  • Practical knowledge of some sort of version control system, preferably Git
  • A great sense of humour even whilst working hard is an advantage
  • A degree in a relevant IT discipline such as Computer Science

What You Can Expect in Keeper

  • Work with smart people and a friendly, positive environment
  • Be paid a an attractive salary
  • Be respected by your colleagues
  • Opportunity to learn from a leading-edge product development team
  • Respect for work-life balance
  • All expense paid visit to Dublin, Ireland once (or maybe twice) a year
  • Investment in your capabilities and career
  • Take a stake in ownership of company
  • Enjoy team building trips and dine out on a regular basis
  • Employees enjoy access to annual health check
  • If you are an Independent Contractor you may be considered for the Keeper Development Partnership Program (different Ts&Cs from employees of course)

If you’re interested in discussing further, please drop an email to [email protected]

Two Senior C# Developer Roles in Croatia Clinical Trials Management

Way back in the start of 2012, Keeper got it’s very first client contract with global leaders in cardio-respiratory diagnostic devices & services; Vitalograph.  They were extremely busy at the time and needed a ten-person C# and QA team at onsite in Co. Clare.

I was delighted with the opportunity, rolled up the sleeves and got that substantial team up and running over the coming months.  We had a great response from developers in Poland and from some of the local talent from the surrounding region too.  Over the years Keeper and Vitalograph have worked together closely since then.  I now have many friends and former colleagues who have worked in this great operation.

Keeper has matured over the years.  From our early days, our focus was to bring software engineers to Ireland to work onsite with our clients.  Now, we have two offices in Croatia (Zagreb and Varazdin) where we have some really great people.  We also have an amazing bunch of remote developers working from Warsaw, Romania and Serbia.  At this stage, we only have a few of our engineers working onsite with clients in Ireland (and they’re also a fab bunch!).

Likewise, Vitalograph have matured – modernising their dev stack, improving dev/qa processes and really innovating great pace.

Clare is a super location to live, work or visit.  It sticks out into the Atlantic ocean, and has an incredible coast line of cliffs, beaches and reefs.  Here’s a fairly hypnotic shot of big ocean swell rolling in on Cornish reef in Lahinch, Co. Clare (about 25 minutes drive from Ennis).  I really wouldn’t like one of those waves falling on my head!

I wanted to let you know that we have an opportunity for two senior C# developers to work with us on building the Vitalograph Clinical Data Management product.  The roles are based in Croatia – but we will fly you into Co. Clare for two weeks to get to know the people, technology and processes.  Whilst you’re there you can get to sample the night life of Ennis and see some of the amazing #WildAtlanticWay in Clare.

Here is a description of what we’re looking for

Software Development Engineer (x2)

Role: The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and development of Windows and Web based applications. The ideal candidates will enjoy working as part of a team and be quick to learn new technologies.

Requirements:

  • A degree in a software engineering or related discipline
  • Experience designing and developing web based applications
  • Formal design methods e.g. UML
  • Desktop and Server Database experience
  • Experience with and knowledge of the full development lifecycle
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

The following skills would be advantageous:

  • Experience with C# .NET Winforms and/or ASP.NET and associated frameworks
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2010/2012/2017 and TFS
  • Experience with SQL Server and SQL Server Express
  • Experience in the development of software within a regulated environment
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • A good sense of humour will help for this role

The role is working remotely from Croatia (some of the time based in our offices in Zagreb or Varazdin).  Initial assignment is for 6 months, but it’s quite likely this role will be extended further.  It might suit an independent contractor or we’d be happy to engage with you as an employee if you prefer.

Either way, drop us a line to discuss; [email protected]

 

Seeking Two Test Automation Professionals to Join Fintech Team

Senior QA Test Automation Engineer + Lead TA Engineer
(Zagreb or Working Remote; Croatia-Eastern Europe)

Keeper Solutions is an international software services firm with global reach with head office located in Limerick, Ireland and delivery centers in Zagreb and Varazdin. We are growing our team in Croatia and we’re looking for people who possess a positive attitude and who enjoy working in a relaxed professional environment alongside some very smart and motivated people.

Our long-term partner is a global financial services firm, who are leaders in Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) service; providing solutions to over 100,000 merchants together with over 35 acquiring banks worldwide.

This is a great opportunity for a Test Automation specialists who are keen to shape and influence how automation frameworks are designed and implemented in a large-scale Fintech environment.  If you’re keen to gain domain expertise in finance and payments as well as occasional (2-3 weeks per year) travel to Ireland, this may be for you.

Main responsibilities:

  1. Planning, design and development of automated test frameworks using Java, JS, Batch, REST, HTTP, Sahi Pro, Eclipse IDE, SVN and Tortoise
  2. QA Regression execution, bugs reporting and tracking, solution validation and verification in UI area (SAHI Pro, Jira, TestRail, Linux, PostgreSQL)
  3. Planning, Designing and building Proof-Of-Concept solution for automation in platform area
  4. Team leadership, test management, documentation and specs, overall progress reporting (Jira, Confluence, Excel, Agile, Scrum, Kanban)
  5. There is scope for you to bring your expertise and Point of View to this role; suggest better ways of doing things, or better technologies/processes.
  6. Set up and run Keeper’s Test Centre of Excellence;
    – Defining good practice
    – Identifying the best tools and frameworks to use;
    – Providing direct and indirect input to solution design and guidance for new service set-up giving you the opportunity to explore the leading edge of test automation, tools and frameworks.

Requirements:

We have two open roles Lead Test Automation Engineer and Test Automation Engineer

  • 3+ years (& maybe 5+ for the more senior role) experience working in Software Test Automation
  • Experience in the following will help you do the job:
    • Automation Tools – Selenium (Usage, Implementation, Maintenance)
    • Functional Testing, Regression Testing, User Interface Testing, User Acceptance Test
    • Test Case Management Tools (TestRail)
    • Databases (MySql, Oracle, PostgreSQL)
    • Languages (Python, Java, Perl)
    • Financial Software application testing
  • Degree or equivalent in Science or Engineering
  • Test Qualification (ISTQB or equivalent)
  • Positivity, Respect for others and a sense of humour are all vital in this working environment.

Benefits:

  1. Competitive salary that rewards performance, drives innovation includes performance pay.
  2. Work with our Financial Services team from 23rd Floor of Strojarska 20 Zagreb, or work remotely from your home location
  3. Healthy work-life balance for all our team members
  4. Annual health check – to make sure you’re fit and healthy and help you stay that way.
  5. Coffee and drinks on the rooftop cafe (courtesy of Keeper) is a great way to freshen up and clear your mind. Fridge is kept stocked with snacks and drinks of your choice.
  6. On-site training in Ireland + the opportunity for up to 1 week on-site with client per annum (fully expensed)
  7. Learning & Development – identify areas for development and we’ll provide time and access to training materials.
  8. Internal R&D projects are available to help develop leading edge skills in areas such as AI, Big Data and Blockchain.
  9. Company sponsored team building events such as white water rafting and plenty of social get-togethers
  10. Flexibility to engage with us as an Employee or Independent Contractor – we seek a minimum commitment of at least one year for each person joining our team – hopefully you’ll be happy to stay much longer!

Scaling Engineering Teams – First Impressions Count

Finding and hiring decent software developers is tough.

There currently around 19m developers worldwide – and whilst this figure expected to grow to 25m by 2025 – it’s clearly a bottleneck which is hampering many scaling tech firms.

Initial contact with candidates is critical for engagement, so it’s important to do your research, and to make that show in the very first line of your initial contact with a potential hire.

Here are three differing approaches, which will provoke very different outcomes for talent acquisition people looking to hire developers.

1. The Fire & Forget Approach (much-hated by developers):

<Dear Goran,
I wanted to contact you in relation to an exciting java development role that we’re currently trying to fill. See description below – would this be of interest?>

Any developer worth his salt will take one glance at this type of message before dropping it into the spam folder. It’s really hit-and-miss, and likely to get response rates below 10%.

Those who do respond are not likely to be of the highest quality.

2. I Spotted you on LinkedIn – How about a chat?
Hint: this way isn’t really cutting the mustard either.

<Hello Goran,

I see from your LinkedIn profile that you have over 8 year’s experience in java development – based on this, I wanted to let you know about an exciting Java development role that we’re trying to fill. Could you look at the requirement and let me know if this would be of interest?>

This message (if delivered via email) is likely to get a response rate in the 14-19% range (or 13-15% if send by LinkedIn InMail). It does refer to the candidates experience in a broad sense, but relates to only one source (LinkedIn), which is likely to be out of date, and is a part of their profile that’s tolerated, not loved.

If you’re serious about scaling your development team, you’re going to need to roll up your sleeves and get real… the better software developers are constantly being contacted by recruiters, and won’t engage with you if you don’t show them the respect that is due.

3. Spent Some Time Researching You and Have Something Relevant

With this approach, you can expect real traction from highly skilled developers.

You’re searching based on skills/interests of the developer and you’re looking at GitHub profiles, StackOverflow, Twitter and Blogs. You’re making specific references to relevant parts of the candidate’s Digital Footprint, and backing that up with links.

<Hello Goran,

Great to see how you have established your reputation as a provocative thinker in functional programming via your blog. I see that you’ve made several commits on hadoop in your GitHub account over the past 18 months, and have cultivated something of a following on Stackoverflow on the topics of Java and functional-programming. Well done!

Based on this, I wanted to touch base with you, as I have an interesting role that would suit someone with your skills and interests. Could you have a look at the spec below and let me know if that would be of interest?>

Using this approach of referring to three relevant facts on the candidates digital footprint, we have experienced response rates in excess of 80%.

Why is this?

Doing proper research on the developer shows that you are making a real effort to research suitable candidates for your particular role. This sends a signal to the developer that you are a serious and credible individual.

Making specific references to parts of the developer’s Digital Footprint that they actually care about… provides validation that the public domain content created by the developers are supporting their career objectives.

Granted, this approach takes much more effort up front on the part of talent acquisition people, however research done at the earlier stages of the recruitment process pays dividends in terms of the quality and responsiveness of the talent you engage.

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Keeper Solutions provides scalable, expert, outsourced development resources to Irish and UK clients from a network of software centres across Europe. Our teams are highly skilled, expertly managed and fully committed to the long term success of our partners. We specialise in highly regulated development environments.

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