Test Automation Engineer

Job description

Amsterdam - “Quality above all” is your priority as a test automation expert, as you take care of the final quality check before our new features reach millions of readers and subscribers.

You will be joining a team of more than 500 IT colleagues. We are driven by passion for our products, teamwork, taking initiative, and having an agile mindset.


What you will be doing

You will be a quality gatekeeper. This means that a lot of software that has been built passes through your hands before going live. You test the software in various ways and anticipate the issues that might arise. Naturally, you work with the developers to have it fixed. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Continuously building, running and maintaining our test automation suite in close collaboration with the developers and stakeholders. Also testing manually when needed.
  • Deep diving into the code and figuring out where it goes wrong.


About the team

You will be part of our Customer Services Area, consisting of six DevOps IT-teams team builds and runs the environment to service our customers with fast, flawless (digital) services handling for all DPG Media Brands. Our services impact millions of readers/viewers in The Netherlands and Belgium. We are also responsible for the subscription systems within DPG Media.The team you’ll be working in, is responsible for our new customer self service platform. With three other team members and a product owner, you will work together closely, have a lot of contact and keep on improving to deliver the most value to our customers.


We offer

  • An experience-based salary.
  • 36-hour workweek.
  • 12% in flexible benefits (of which 8% is holiday allowance).
  • A percentage of profit shares.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses.
  • 24 paid holiday days.
  • Location in Amsterdam.
  • Fully paid functional technical training.


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

As a successful test automation expert you have a positive and solution-oriented approach towards team members and stakeholders. You should be able to work with the team on a strategy for maintainable automated tests on our Vue.js (Typescript) frontend and our Kotlin back-end. You actively acquire information from stakeholders, rather than relying on written specifications.


Must haves:

  • Experience with automated testing of UI Frontend, Rest API’s
  • Experience with Continuous Integration (ideally with AWS CodeBuild and CodePipeline, but other CI/CD technology is also good)

Experience with the following test methods and build tools

  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing
  • Test Driven Development
  • Contract testing
  • Gradle, Maven


Nice to haves

We are open for any test suggestions, but the following is what we are using right now:

  • Jest
  • JUnit
  • Webdriver IO
  • Cucumber
  • Selenium


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.


Interested? Apply!
Want to know more first? I would be happy to answer your questions via Venetia de Wit at venetia.de.wit@dpgmedia.nl

You can also call or send an app on +31-615850813.


We love doing our own recruitment and are not interested in working with agencies.