JavaScript Job: Automation Engineer

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Vienna - Austria

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Innsbruck / Vienna, Austria

Innsbruck or Vienna, Austria • Part-time or Full-time

Cropster is the market leader in software for the specialty coffee industry. We work with farmers, exporters, importers, and roasters in over 90 countries around the world to help them deliver a better more sustainable cup of coffee.

We’re a fast-growing business that is highly focused on our customers and the benefits we can bring them through close collaboration—with a successful history of over 15 years. We also believe that work-life balance is more than a catchphrase; it is a part of our success. We encourage empowerment and taking over responsibilities. We provide our team with room to grow within our organization to develop their interests and expertise whatever their current experience level. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and embracing diversity in all its forms. We offer fair, competitive, and transparent pay. The range for this position is € 40K to 55K gross for full-time and we look at factors like your experience and individual qualifications to determine our offer, which includes benefits like an educational budget and an endless stream of really great coffee. We also make our best possible offer upfront—no games.

Join us and benefit from a range of employee experience offers, including:

  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home.
  • State-of-the-art equipment in the office and for your home office set-up as well.
  • Various possibilities to develop further personal growth.
  • Employee volunteer work - you help others and we cover the time for that.
  • Personal education & wellbeing budget.
  • A loooot of good specialty coffee ️

About the role

As a Test Automation Engineer, you will spearhead our efforts in developing automated functional test strategies in an agile environment. Your responsibilities will span creating, maintaining, and executing test suites and test scripts for our web-based applications. On a daily basis, you will interact with product managers, frontend and backend developers, UI/UX designers, and technical support specialists to collaboratively maintain and enhance the reliability of our services. In this role, you can utilize your technical skills to analyze and identify issues, propose solutions and develop and execute test strategies to catch those early on.

This position is available part-time or full-time with a minimum of 20 working hours per week.

What you will do

  • Proactively participate in diverse aspects of the software testing life cycle, including bug reporting, analysis, investigation, documentation, and test execution.
  • Create, develop and maintain automated UI tests for our web applications.
  • Improve and develop unit and integration tests.
  • Collaborate closely with various stakeholders in a small cross-functional team during the entire product development cycle.
  • Coordinate testing projects and work together with our front-end developers to improve our test processes and concepts.

Our technology stack

  • Client: JavaScript, TypeScript, React and Ember.js
  • Server: Java and Spring (Boot)
  • Infrastructure: Linux, MySQL, AWS (EC2, Aurora MySQL, EKS, Lambda, S3, CloudFront, and more), and Docker
  • DevTools: Terraform/Terragrunt, DataDog, Sentry, CircleCI, Bitbucket, Jira


We are looking for a person with

  • Hands-on experience in software testing or frontend & web development.
  • Comfortability coding in JavaScript.
  • Good grasp of UI test frameworks such as TestCafe, Cypress, and Selenium.
  • A joy for breaking things ;-)
  • The willingness to work independently and build things from scratch.
  • Strong communication skills in English.

At this point, Cropster will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in Austria for this opening. For Non-EU Applicants: please attach a copy of your work permit to your application.

Why you might want to work with us

  • We're small, so there are no layers of bureaucracy to work through.
  • You can have a huge impact here.
  • We care about our people as much as we care about our customers. Work-life balance is not only a catchphrase for us and flex time and home office are a given.
  • Feedback equals growth for us. Welcoming and sharing insights help us grow personally and professionally.
  • People working in the coffee industry are passionate, open, inspiring, and just pure joy to work with. There are not many industries that can claim that.
  • Purpose. Our ❤ beats for coffee and its industry—from producer to barista—and our work has a lasting impact on it.
  • We have a deep appreciation for a good cup of coffee and don’t get through the day without (at least) one.

Why you might not want to work with us

  • We’re small, we don't have processes for everything. If you need 100% structure and prefer micromanagement, we won't make you happy.
  • We grow and move at a steady pace and still learn new things as we go. If you’re reluctant to change and like things the way they are, we’re probably not a perfect match.
  • If the things mentioned in the why you might want to work with us section aren’t for you.