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QA Team Lead

£50,000 - 55,000 per year
DA Systems Limited

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We are looking for an experienced, hands-on QA Test Lead to manage a team of QA engineers who are responsible for the Quality Assurance of a suite of products for our same-day courier software.

Who are we?

We are DA Systems and we are the market leader in the provision of software solutions to the fast-growing sameday courier industry. Our customer base ranges from small owner/operator businesses right up to large international organisations such as DHL & TNT.

Our talented team of 35 people are all very bright and great at what they do. The working environment is energetic and fun and we have a guiding set of core values that we live and die by.

We have recently moved to our new ‘world headquarters’ which is a wonderful brand new office with a breakout room, plenty of parking and proper coffee on tap. We're easy to reach by public transport and just three minutes from the M40.


About You:

You will have a passion for automation and an interest in performance testing, you will be responsible for the overall QA strategy, plus line management of a small QA team of three engineers. We're looking for someone with great attention to detail and a pragmatic disposition. Must be prepared to roll your sleeves up when required, you will be required to produce test reports and participate in Go / No-Go calls.

Essential Experience:

  • Hands-on QA Lead role with either previous experience of leading a QA team or a desire to move into this role
  • Knowledge of Cypress.IO
  • A master of manual testing
  • Passionate about QA - You'll be up-to-date and an avid follower of trends and current standards
  • Demonstrable experience in testing REST APIs using Postman/SOAP UI or a similar tool
  • Writing high-level test plans and QA strategy documents
  • Proven experience in testing desktop applications
  • Working in an agile team using Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience of reviewing unit tests
  • Working with external suppliers
  • Be customer facing
  • Jira and Confluence tooling experience is a must
  • To provide leadership and guidance to your test team on best practice, plus develop and agree on realistic training and development plans
  • Working knowledge of a DevOps environment
  • Experience of testing single page applications and an understanding of cloud-based architecture
  • An understanding of what the QA function looks like when looking at Microservices, Continuous Integration and Continuous deployment

Nice to have:

  • Mobile testing and Mobile Automation is desirable
  • API Automation is an added bonus
  • Exposure to release testing or UAT testing highly advantageous
  • Experience of TestComplete


The best benefit is being part of the team; a fun, smart and vibrant bunch focused on producing excellence and customer satisfaction. But if you're looking for more than that…

  • Private Healthcare
  • Company pension scheme
  • 23 days holiday (rising to 28 days with service), plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • ‘Proper’ coffee machine
  • Fresh fruit every week!
  • Amazing new office environment
  • Being part of a fast-growing and exciting business


This is an office based role at our High Wycombe HQ (HP11 1JU)

If you are looking for a challenging role in a growing company that can offer good career prospects then this could be the opportunity for you.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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