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QA Engineer

Turnitin, LLC 10 days ago
remote (uk only)
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Company Description

When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, and ProctorExam.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our diverse community of colleagues are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. Come join us, and let's make change together.

Job Description

Liverpool/Newcastle or Remote, UK

Turnitin is looking for a QA Engineer to implement and execute test plans for Turnitin’s suite of products throughout the full software lifecycle. Working within an Agile team to develop and measure quality assurance standards helping to maintain and expand test case and test automation coverage.



  • Works with the team to define, develop and implement quality assurance best practices and procedures: test strategies, test plans, test cases, and other quality-related assessments for their scrum team.
  • Participates in all aspects of testing; including functional, regression, integration, and scale testing.
  • Helps triage bugs, compose acceptance criteria for stories, and mentors fellow teammates on quality engineering best practices.
  • Works collaboratively with their scrum team during all project stages to provide in-process testing results.
  • Design, write, execute, and maintain automated and manual tests
  • Augment development teams with enhancing unit and integration tests
  • Perform root cause analysis for issues reported by users and uncovered by test results
  • Investigate, record, triage and track defects, and verify their fixes
  • Participates in major code releases as required.
  • Participates in code review process.
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science related field or solid industry experience
  • Strong experience of quality assurance for cloud-based applications, large-scale web applications, single-page applications, either for consumer-facing sites or software as a service.
  • An understanding of automated test languages i.e. Java will be an advantage, as will experience of Confluence, JIRA  and Jenkins systems as well as HTML, JavaScript, Angular, Web Services and SQL.
  • Excellent experience testing applications across browsers and devices.
  • Knowledge of front-end test automation best practices and tools, in particular nightwatch, Selenium WebDriver.
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional Agile teams.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, Python, JAVA or another scripting language.
  • Experience with integrating automated testing process with continuous integration tools, in particular CircleCI.
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Comfortable with basic Linux commands
  • Experience testing web services/APIs, and the automation thereof.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Proactive working style with the ability to adapt to change.


Nice to Have:

  • Hands-on experience with automating tests for BDD and TDD.
  • Knowledge of Docker
  • Experience with Git
  • Knowledge of testing native mobile applications.
  • Knowledge of web application security standardsPerformance and Scale testing experience across server and client products/systems
Additional Information

Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 

Our Values underpin everything we do.

  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by  putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.
  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.
  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.
  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.
  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.


Seeing Beyond the Job Ad

At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad.  We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!  

Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans status.