Senior Quality Automation Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

WELCOME to Aetion! We are a global leader in science-driven technology using real-world evidence to provide innovative healthcare solutions. Our Aetion Evidence Platform is used to evaluate the safety, effectiveness and value of medications, delivering better outcomes to patients, medical professionals, and clients. We’ve partnered with top biopharma companies and are backed by leading venture capital firms to help increase our medical research and expand our product line. Aetion is headquartered in the US and has expanded throughout Europe with EU headquarters in Barcelona.

Recent Achievements:

Aetion and Aetion’s leadership are recipients of several prestigious awards:

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PERKS of being an A-Teamer:

  • 25 vacation days
  • Daily in-office lunch stipend (and a fully stocked kitchen)
  • Sabbatical opportunity after five years of employment
  • Commitment to professional development opportunities with access to Skillsoft learning experience platform
  • Employee-led initiatives including annual company-wide innovation day & DEI resource groups
  • Comprehensive private health coverage w/ out-of-network reimbursements options .
  • Peer & company recognition programs
  • Mental Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Monthly educational lunch & learns

Why join Aetion’s tech team?

  • You’ll collaborate with other engineering leaders on all matters that impact the Engineering team, including resourcing and building technology/product vision
  • You’ll have the opportunity to coach and mentor colleagues, including code reviews, higher-level software design, and direct management
  • The team works on a technical stack which includes both cloud and on-premise deployments, big-data ingestion and analytics, distributed systems and algorithmic complexity.
  • Looking for more insight into our culture? Check out our LinkedIn Life page here:


We are looking for a skilled, senior-level software testing professional to join our Quality Engineering practice. As a software quality engineer, you will be responsible for evaluating software functions and designing test protocols to ensure that products work as intended. You will also be responsible for completing all testing procedures, suggesting functional and non-functional changes, and reviewing test execution reports with others in the company.

You will be joining the European component of a global team. As such, you will be in a position to make a global impact while acting as a local expert and advocate for QE best practices.

To ensure success as a software quality engineer, you should have advanced knowledge of software design and engineering, a good eye for detail, and a natural gift for software troubleshooting. We are looking for a highly skilled software tester that is able to identify even the slightest flaw in software designs and suggests simple yet effective fixes while being equally comfortable contributing to the development and testing efforts across the organization.


  • Collaborate closely with our product, design, and science teams to understand the needs of our clients.
  • Play a key role in the release cycle of our software, timely and properly identifying and filing issues.
  • Maintain the framework of the automated tests, adding or updating test scenarios along with the development process.
  • Design and create new testing capabilities where current ones are insufficient or ineffective.
  • Create and maintain effective documentation on the tools and processes used in the software release cycle.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to design and write complex software testing procedures.
  • 5+ years Experience pioneering automated testing capabilities across broader technical organizations.
  • 5+ years Experience working with CI/CD tools like Jenkins, CircleCI, or GitHub Actions and debugging build and test execution logs.
  • Strong coding capabilities in Java or JavaScript and comfortable with test automation for web browsers and web services.
  • Solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and other markup languages.
  • Experience with reporting bugs and making recommendations to improve the software product.
  • Collaborative mindset and experience working with other software testers, developers, product professionals, and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Expertise with source code management (SCM) technologies like GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket.


  • Strong experience in Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and writing Gherkin feature files would be a plus.
  • Experience working with distributed, service-oriented systems.
  • Experience operating as part of a global, hybrid team
  • Agile Methodology experience including practices such as extreme programming (XP), pair programming, TDD, or ATDD.

Aetion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aetion is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or genetic information.