Test Engineer – Manual

Location: Fully Remote UK, EU

On behalf of Adthena, Efisco is looking for a Test Engineer – Manual to join the fully remote team on a full-time basis.

About Adthena

Adthena’s mission is a world of search transparency where precise ads connect marketers to consumers. This statement is key to our ethos here at Adthena and is backed by our Whole Market View technology, a dynamic, AI-driven, data model that is unique for each advertiser, representing their entire relevant search landscape. 

Powered by its patented machine learning technology, Whole Market View provides the comprehensive data scope and quality required by the world’s leading advertisers to precisely assess competitive opportunities at scale across their entire market, without limitations. Adthena indexes information hourly, processing over 10TB of new data, 500 million adverts and 200 million keywords across 15 different languages each day. 

Things that make Adthena Unique

  • Machine-Learned Whole Market View.
  • Supervised and Unsupervised Learning.
  • Convolutional Neural Networks.
  • Natural Language Processing.
  • Word Vector Embeddings (Word2Vec).
  • Built for Client Value and Outcomes.
  • World Class Customer Success.

Reasons why you should join the Adthena Application team @ Efisco

  • Startup Engineering culture.
  • Good work/life integration.
  • Your work is seen and touchable.
  • Your input is heard and implemented.
  • Vacations: Annual leave + Christmas week.
  • Paid sick-leaves.
  • Individual coaching programs.
  • Monthly Hackdays.
  • Monthly Socials and company-wide retreats (when Pandemic restrictions become easier).
  • Free Trainers when you join our team.
  • Social activities to join in. 
  • Huge training base.

Adthena’s Application Team

Adthena’s Technology team are market leaders in developing Competitive Intelligence for AdTech Search. Our Application teams develop unparalleled technologies that help our clients understand their paid and organic search landscape and improve campaign performance. We are an empathetic group of engineers and testers making a career out of building great software for our customers.

As a Test Engineer, you will be working across our entire web stack, so a real passion for quality of development, being comfortable working closely with Technical and non-Technical members of the team to ensure the best possible outcome is something that we really value. You will be a major contributor to improving our test coverage, release velocity and overall production health. You will have the opportunity to improve our test processes by collaborating with other like-minded testers. Together with our QA team, you will continuously evolve our QA technology stack and workflow and become an expert in implementing testing frameworks and managing testing platforms. We strive to provide the best experience and value to our users/customers, so we focus on continuous innovation, delivery and feedback.


  • Work as part of an Agile team to achieve roadmap delivery of high quality products.
  • Proactively pursue quality early in the Software and Test Life Cycle.
  • Identify the scope of the testing required for a particular release based on the requirements and design.
  • Continuously improve the web application by executing functional and non-functional tests.
  • Define test plans, scenarios, scripts, and procedures in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.
  • Review stories and confirm that they are testable during Sprint Refinement sessions.
  • Identify testing effort required by calculating the sizing needed for the given release and plan work.
  • Proactively check for risks in achieving the release and work with teams to mitigate them.
  • Support root cause analysis and manage software defects by proactively reporting defects to engineers.
  • Build dashboards, reports for various stakeholders and instil confidence about the work being done.
  • Take ownership and pride in the products we build and ensure they are of the highest standard.
  • Identify and maintain tools for Test Reporting, Test Management, etc. and educate team on using them.
  • Follow, contribute and improve Adthena’s Engineering and Testing Practices.
  • Be empathetic towards team members and customers.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Good understanding of the system development lifecycle and the role testers play in each part of the cycle.
  • Experience in improving quality standards and processes within an Agile development team.
  • Analytical and logical thinking with the ability to bring ideas forward and adapt solutions to complex engineering/testing challenges.
  • Development & Testing methods for deployment in cloud environments.
  • Good knowledge of Github/Bitbucket and TeamCity/Jenkins.
  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.
  • Basic understanding and experience with Python preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Commercial experience working with Web Engineers, as part of a Scrum team.
  • Commercial experience doing manual testing on complex web applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of testing techniques and modern tools (Jira, AIO Test, TestRail, Robot Framework).
  • Solid knowledge and experience with SQL, NoSQL and data driven projects.
  • Demonstrated experience of hands-on Issue and Defect Management.

Tech stack used in the Application team

Python, Java, Scala, JavaScript (React), SQL and scripting using Bash, DropWizard, React, Akka and Play Framework (Scala), PostgreSQL, AWS(S3), Redshift, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, AWS S3, Luigi, Ansible RabbitMQ (messaging), Quartz scheduling, Docker and Kubernetes, Maven, TeamCity, Jenkins, Git (GitHub), IntelliJ IDEA, Jira, Grafana.

If you are interested, please leave your detailed CV at job@efisco.net or fill in the form below.