EF Education First: Quality Assurance Engineer

Cultural Care Au Pairs international development team is seeking a highly motivated Software Test Automation Engineer (Quality Assurance) skilled in software development best-practices, in designing, implementing, executing and debugging tests, as well as defining corrective actions to ensure product quality to join a dynamic and fast-paced tech team in either our Boston or Zurich office.

The successful candidate:

  • Must be a team player who understands the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and open communication
  • Has a true passion for excellence in his/her work, is organized, detailed-oriented, thorough, and follows through on commitments


  • Experience working in an Agile development process, Scrum or Kanban
  • Ability to work in a self-organizing team
  • Experience writing automated end-to-end tests (Cypress, Protractor, Selenium or equivalent frameworks)
  • Experience reviewing requirement specifications to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Experience creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases from product specifications, based on Stories and Epics
  • Experience estimating, prioritizing, planning, and coordinating testing activities
  • Experience identifying and thoroughly documenting/tracking bugs, debugging tests as well as defining proactive and corrective actions by applying root cause analysis / escape defect analysis (RCA/EDA) techniques to improve product quality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

You win the team over if you have:

  • Experience working with automated testing tools (Cypress, Protractor, Selenium or equivalent frameworks)
  • Experience working with Cucumber, JBehave, Specflow, or similar
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing
  • A development background (understanding of OO, SOLID design, clean code)
  • Knowledge of Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence)
  • Knowledge of continuous integration/continuous delivery
  • Passion staying up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

Let's talk about the perks:
We believe that happy people do great work. What makes us happy? Things like:

  • A competitive salary
  • A dynamic and highly motivated team
  • An exciting, dynamic and multicultural working environment
  • An organization that encourages your personal and professional development

About us:

Cultural Care Au Pair is the leading provider of intercultural childcare and educational exchange since 1989. Cultural Care Au Pair is a part of EF Education First, founded in 1965, the worlds largest private educational company centered around language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange, and academic programs.


Employee Testimonials

Helene Vincent
Manager of Product Innovation, Language Immersion Tours

It's a big university town so there are always concerts and cultural events. There are also people from all over the world so you can hear all kinds of languages. It's large enough to be exciting, but small enough that we have a real sense of community.

Kate Berseth
Executive Vice President

I was used to a fast-paced and informal environment in previous companies, but I think what sets EF apart is the physical office space – light, open, minimal, elegant, fun and happy. It sold me the first time I walked into the Boston office.

Angela Xu
EVP, Recruitment and Employee Development

I love the fact that there are so many universities in Boston, a city of culture and intelligence. There are so many meet ups you can join, to meet new people.