Lead QA Engineer

Lead QA Engineer


Zego is reimagining insurance for modern businesses and the self-employed. We are building a 21st century insurance platform with which to drive innovation in the industry. in 2018 we were listed as one of the top 3 disruptors to watch on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, we were also listed in Wired magazine as one of the 5 hottest startups in London. We are committed to finding creative solutions in order to craft a smart insurance company that is sensitive to our users’ needs and we want you on board.

We are looking for an experienced Lead QA Engineer with a strong focus on building customer focused products backed by complex technical systems to join our team in London. QA is a new function at Zego, and we’re excited to introduce QA as a function of Product Engineering at Zego. You’ll have the opportunity to build a full QA team as the business develops and define what the function means and how it operates. We currently operate in 3 countries, serve ~30,000 active users per month and have covered 2,400,000 hours of flexible shifts last year. We're tackling difficult problems in an industry that has resisted change and hasn't seen significant innovation. You'll need to work closely with all parts of the business to help deliver products and technology that enhance and empower society.

Over the next 12 months:

  • You will join us to introduce QA as a function of Product Engineering at Zego
  • Work with product engineering teams to ensure quality and testability are built into the product development lifecycle
  • Partner with engineers, product managers and business stakeholders to establish metrics to measure quality of delivery
  • Define and implement effective product test strategies and release test plans
  • Drive and promote best practices in automation and testing approaches to functional and non-functional testing
  • Build and lead a world class QA engineering team


  • Experience of leading a team of QA engineers
  • Experience of starting a testing function in a company from scratch
  • Passionate about driving quality improvements through automation and test prioritisation
  • Experience with defining and implementing test strategy, test goals and objectives
  • Ability to develop, execute and maintain automated regression test suites for web and mobile applications
  • Hands on with full stack QA tools and frameworks such as Pytest, PyUnit, Python/Selenium/WebDriver, Postman, JMeter, Cucumber/Lettuce
  • Experience with automated testing pipelines and effective CI/CD
  • Solid understanding and experience working with a cloud platform, preferably AWS
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced Agile environment

We are looking for candidates who are dedicated to creating and nurturing a product with an outstanding user experience, as well as developing strong working relationships with business stakeholders. Experience in the insurance/finance industry is certainly not a must, however a desire to understand how insurance can benefit users, and empower them to take on more meaningful employment is.


  • Experience of working with founders from VC backed fast-growing startups
  • A great office located in Shoreditch - we’re in the Tea Building!
  • High-end equipment of your choice
  • A competitive compensation package including options
  • A company sponsored mental health program
  • Free breakfast in the office every Friday

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Job Summary

  • Published on: March 12, 2020
  • Salary: NA
  • Location: , England
  • Job Nature: Full-Time