QA Engineer Donald Duck

Job description

Hoofddorp - As a QA engineer within the Donald Duck squad you’ll be responsible for the quality of one the coolest new digital products within DPG Media: the recently launched Donald Duck apps, for iOS and Android, both smartphone and tablet.

With these apps, and the corresponding custom made CMS, we have created a whole new reading experience for reading the Donald Duck magazine. And we have ambitious plans to continuously improve the reading experience by adding new functionalities together with our target audience. Donald Duck is a premium brand and we take the quality and safety of our products very seriously (and in the meantime we have a fun time working on it!).


About the team

You will be working in the Magazines area which is responsible for a numerous amount of magazine titles, like Veronica Superguide, Donald Duck, Tina and Flair and some of the supporting applications.

The Donald Duck team works dedicated on the native apps and CMS, and is one of the three development teams within the area. Although the teams work independently, we encourage knowledge sharing and reuse of technology and tooling. This also makes it possible to switch between teams.


What you will be doing

You are the gatekeeper for ensuring a great and flawless user experience for our mostly young readers. You’ll define the test strategy together with the team and have a clear vision on how to improve quality in the long term. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Writing and executing various tests and increasing the test coverage.

  • Automate tests where it makes sense.

  • Prioritize the main topics for (test) improvement based on test strategy and risk assessment.

  • Understand the needs of our users and stakeholders.

  • Actively share your knowledge with the other teams within the area.

  • Identify the main KPI’s for the quality of the product.


We offer

  • An experience-based salary.

  • 36-hour workweek.

  • 12% personal choice budget (of which 8% is holiday allowance).

  • Participation in the profit sharing arrangement.

  • Personal development opportunities such as education, training and certificates.

  • Location in Amsterdam (currently we work from home).

  • Working with the latest stack.

  • Knowledge sharing from our tech colleagues.


Even more reasons to work at DPG Media

At DPG Media, we work for more than 90 strong news brands, magazines, television shows, radio stations, and online services such as Qmusic, NU.nl, Tweakers, Libelle, and VTM. Although we look like a media group, we are really a tech company. We get digital transformation done.

We offer a high-performing tech workplace where we treasure freedom, from how you find solutions to choosing your path. Feel free to be an entrepreneur, an apprentice, a team player, and, of course, to be you. We welcome everyone to apply, whatever your background may be. A great bunch of smart colleagues awaits you and are eager for you to join the team, whether that be a project team, a pub quiz team, or a sports team.


Learn what we have to offer you or get to know our tech company! And while you’re at it, you can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter too.

Job requirements

Who you are

You have a positive and solution-oriented attitude and where needed you actively acquire information with the team and the stakeholders.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as QA engineer.

  • Strong knowledge of Java/IntelliJ, Appium and other test frameworks.

  • Worked in a larger organization where quality is a main focus.

  • Experience within a continuous delivery environment.

  • A bonus is experience with Cypress, as we use this for our websites.

  • You are a strong communicator.


As the largest media company in the Netherlands, we are open to all talents in our society. We call on candidates with a diverse background - in the broadest sense of the word - to apply for this position. It’s the differences between colleagues that lead to surprising insights and innovative solutions. And that, in turn, fits very well with us as an organization. We are curious about you, your qualities, and your experience.


Will you be our new colleague? Then apply now!

Want to know more first? I would be happy to answer your questions via mark.van.dommelen@dpgmedia.nl. You can also call or send an app to +316 83 80 00 59.


We prefer to do our recruitment ourselves and do not need any help with this.