Director Software Engineering - QA Test Engineering

At adidas, our love for sport drives who we are and what we do. But just as a ball is more than leather and thread, and a show more than padding and plastic, we are bigger than our products. We don't just work to create faster shoes and lighter fabrics. We strive to help athletes everywhere perform their best. We believe that it's hard work inventing the future of sport, and that's why we love it; that when you push your limits, you make it possible for others to push theirs.
We believe that through Sport, we have the power to change lives.
To change lives, we have to create direct relationships with consumers and the best way to accelerate building direct relationships is through Digital. 



WEB &MOBILE is providing the technical solutions to the fast growth adidas digital business, we create the vision, design, build and operate everything related to adidas digital B2C business.  This includes online stores for all markets, both web and app, and everything related to digital marketing. On the same we build and operate our hype events platforms and digital retail.
We create MULTICHANNEL CORE COMMERCE CAPABILITIES that provide the essential backend functionalities to adidas digital business. Content data management, product data distribution to our digital channels and mission critical APIs like CheckOUT or Payments are part of our scope.


What we are looking for:


  1. QA chapter lead to consolidate and grow the QA engineering family in W&M and contribute to shape our QA strategy and practices, starting point will be W&M Services.
  2. Ability to cope with change, make decisions and act comfortably when confronted with risk and uncertainty.
  3. Experience in creating testing strategies, optimizing processes, testing APIs, load testing…
  4. Familiar with CI/CD concepts, Test Management tools (as Xray for Jira), Test Reporting tools (as Jira dashboards, EazyBI reports…). Test Frameworks as Cucumber and Appium. Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes and AWS would also be a plus. 
  5. Problem solving skills and hands on attitude.
  6. Min. 10 years of IT experience, at least 7 in Quality Assurance.
  7. 5 years of experience in agile team management including remote teams.
  8. International Experience - ideally working abroad and mobile in leadership roles. 
  9. Motivation to never stop learning in the digital IT space.
  10. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Fluent in English.
  11. College or university degree with focus on IT or equivalent.
  12. Experience building software and knowledge of monitoring tools is a plus.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Establishing and evolving formal QA processes across global team of development and QA engineers.
  • Assuring quality of ever-growing set of backend (micro)services, (API, streaming, storage) that are providing capabilities to our digital products.
  • Ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted best practices in the Product Area / Domain.
  • Overseeing all aspects of quality assurance including establishing KPI’s, metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes. 
  • Acting as a single point of contact for all QA matters.
  • Lead and mentor QA team members across adidas digital hubs, as well as manage outside contract testers.
  • Develop and execute test cases, scripts, plans and procedures with heavy focus on automated testing.
  • Acting as a consultant for all aspects of QA for other teams.
  • Engage with key stakeholders (Tech Enablement, vendors, business, markets…).


Main technologies we use:

Nice to have but not mandatory.

  • Agile methodologies: Scrum/Kanban
  • Languages: Java and JavaScript.
  • Frameworks: SpringBoot, Node.js
  • Test Frameworks: Cucumber, Serenity BDD, Appium, Selenium, Rest-assured
  • Container knowledge: Kubernetes, Docker
  • Database: SQL, Cassandra, Elastic Search, Oracle
  • CI/CD: Jenkins
  • Platforms: Kafka, AWS


What we offer: 


  • You will be part of a company where quality, innovation and continuous improvement are core principles of our culture.
  • You will be part of the growing adidas Testing Community, leading, driving and coordinating the QA strategy for a core strategic area of our business.
  • You will be part of a highly engaged, multinational with international career opportunities.
  • Individual development, training and a tech community.
  • Sport friendly environment, great work-life balance and flexibility.
  • Competitive salary, benefits and valuable discounts on adidas & Reebok products.


To be the best sports company in the world, you need the best talents within your teams.
If you are looking for growing professionally within adidas, we are happy to receive your application.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director Software Engineering - QA Test Engineering

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Zaragoza
TEAM:  Engineering
State:  Z
Country/Region:  ES
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  247989