Head of QA

Company Name
Trace Labs Ltd
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Jun 20, 2022
Full time

Head of QA

LOCATION: Remote (CET ± 2 hours)


We are looking for an independent team leader for all matters related to quality across the software development life-cycle. As the Head of QA, you will lead a team of quality assurance experts, defining the QA strategy and processes for all company products and be ultimately responsible for ensuring product quality. This includes working with various exciting Web3 technologies such as the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph, blockchains such as Ethereum, Polkadot, Polygon, and others. Our toolset is fairly standard (Mocha, Chai, Jenkins, Travis) with some sweet new tools such as Truffle and Hardhat for blockchain smart contract testing.


  • Experience in leading QA engineering teams

  • Experience in implementing and development of QA systems in an agile environment with continuous delivery

  • 5 years of experience in quality assurance across the SDLC

  • Strong understanding of distributed systems, microservice-based architecture, CI/CD frameworks

  • Experience with programming languages

  • Strong proficiency in English language

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with OriginTrail technologies

  • Experience in enterprise software implementations

  • Experience with cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Oracle, DigitalOcean)

  • Experience with blockchain & smart contract testing (e.g. Truffle)

  • Experience with the implementation and utilization of GS1 & W3C standards

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Leading and directing the QA team

  • Defining QA strategy, designing systems and organizing execution

  • Managing the organizational test suite, creating and maintaining automated tests for several projects

  • Communicating with stakeholders to ensure QA strategy is understood and implemented correctly

  • Supporting developers in reproducing and troubleshooting defects

  • Managing tickets and communicating with relevant parties (client, team)

  • Learning and researching Web3 technologies on an ongoing basis

  • Delivering high quality, impactful solutions for the OriginTrail ecosystem

  • Collaborating within and across various engineering teams

  • Managing individual project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables

We offer:

  • A cutting-edge Web3 technology R&D environment in an international team

  • A competitive compensation package

  • Hands-on experience with implementing Web3 technologies in tangible applications across industries tracking physical and digital assets, such as NFTs, pharmaceuticals, spirits, food items, railway components and others

  • Great environment and resources for professional growth

  • Access to educational resources, events, and conferences

  • Flexible working hours

About Trace Labs

We are the core developers of the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph and builders of the Semantic Web3. OriginTrail is organizing billions of assets for Web3, enabling discovery and verification of anything, from physical to digital assets, NFTs, DeFi and more. Working with world-class partners, such as Parity, Acala, DigitalOcean, Oracle, British Standards Institution, Next Generation Internet initiative, and GS1 we drive technology deployment through investments and our own R&D, powering physical (real-world) assets, Metaverse, and the semantic Web3. All assets are connected in one Decentralized Knowledge Graph, generating enormous value based on the law of network effects - Metcalfe’s law.

What would your day at Trace Labs be like?

As part of the Trace Labs team, you will have the unique opportunity to research and utilize state of the art Web3 technology and build impactful solutions on a daily basis. Because technical novelty requires constant learning, over the years, we’ve become big fans of scrum, self-organizing teams, and evolving solutions from proof of concepts to complete production-ready systems. This usually involves working together with the research community and institutions from relevant industries.

That means we communicate and document our work in English and are big fans of standards, such as GS1 and W3C as well as engineering frameworks, such as using the NASA technology readiness level scale.

Applied learning is what we value the most, as this increases the knowledge of the whole organization. You will most likely be engaged in hands-on implementation projects with our partners and clients.