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Quality Engineer

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Dublin, D, IE, D02 R590

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 17101

Additional Locations: 

Location:  Trinity Central, 152-160 Pearse St., Dublin 2.

Our city centre offices are right beside the back entrance to Pearse St Dart station. We’re close to all major transport links, coffee shops/restaurants/gyms and minutes from Stephen’s Green and the city centre.


Job Type: Full Time, Permanent – Hybrid working model


Who we are:

At HMH we’re a learning company. Our learning platform and solutions help millions of little learners to dream big and explore their potential. When you work at HMH, you know that what you do truly has a transformative lifelong impact. 

With over 53 million students and teachers using our learning platform, we have lots of interesting technical problems for you to solve.  These include how students interact with content from our learning platforms, how it impacts learning outcomes, and how to provide data-driven guidance to maximize learner’s potential. 


Quality Engineering is at the very heart of this. 


About the team your joining:

Here in HMH, Quality Engineering is a core function within all of our autonomous Agile teams. We have a highly collaborative, continuous delivery culture. All teammates contribute to the quality of the product and take responsibility for the build pipeline to production (DevOps) and you will too. 


We’re a technology-forward company. For you this means, working on exciting modern automation tooling (Gatling, Codecept.io, RestAssured among others) and automation processes, as well as acceptance testing (UI/API), performance and security testing, monitoring, metrics, etc.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Our focus is on high-quality software delivery – you will part of Agile team involved in planning, developing, debugging and executing test automation.
  • For you, this means working with our developers, delivery leads, UI/UX / Architecture teams, to deliver high-quality software in a continuous delivery environment (We have the ability to release several times a day, depending on the application).
  • It means putting your coding skills to great use - writing high-quality maintainable test automation code (It depends on the team or technology but, it could be written in JS or java for example).
  • It also means using and enhancing your automation skills by extending our team's Automation Test Framework. You'll be making sure we have adequate test coverage, reliability, speed of execution and test data creation in a Continuous Delivery environment (Jenkins build pipelines).
  • We also want to hear your ideas and support you implementing them -  this means driving the quality agenda in your team – being an advocate of quality in your team, mentoring teammates, always looking for ways to improve tools and process.
  • This is also an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the delivery process, including build pipeline/Devops – we have our own internal DevOps enablement platform that allows teams to control their build pipelines and deployments.


Knowledge & Experience

We are seeking people who are genuinely interested and motivated in honing their Quality Engineering craft, building great automated testing suites and contributing to our quality culture.

Here’s what you’ll need to be successful in this role:


Education & experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science OR equivalent work experience


Knowledge and skills  

  • Experience using common automated testing tools like Protractor, Selenium WebDriver, Webdriver.io.
  • Experience in api testing tools like RestAssured or similar.
  • Solid programming/ coding experience with languages like Javascript, Java, Python or similar.
  • Knowledge of Testing Frameworks and Test Design Patterns like BDD, TDD, Page Objects etc.
  • Experience with source control tools like: Git, SVN, etc.
  • An excellent understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • Good Experience working with Agile methodology could be scrum, Kanban or a combination of both.
  • Note: We regret we cannot offer work permits or work sponsorship or relocation for this role. 



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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