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Quality Engineering Lead

Your Journey

At Sweaty Betty, we’re more than just a global activewear and lifestyle brand for women.

We’re also a community that believes fitness is a flip-the-switch trigger for becoming the woman you want to be. Leggings and sports bras won’t change the world on their own. But with a grab-my-hand, let’s-go-for-it-now spirit, the women who wear them can.

If you want to join us on the next chapter of our adventure, you’re in the right place. This is an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineering Lead to join us on our mission to empower women through fitness and beyond by playing a major role in the establishment and evolution of an internal Quality Engineering team that is charged with increasing business revenue and profitability by eliminating defects from our software and integrations (incl. unscheduled downtime, inaccurate data, delays in processing, increased support costs), while contributing to our agile transformation by enabling an increase to deployment frequency and a reduction in lead time for change

SB Values:

∙ We Really Care ∙ First, Best, Bravest ∙ Our Strength is in Each Other ∙ Stand Up, Speak Up, Shout Out

Your SB Journey:

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Playing a key role in the establishment of a new Quality Engineering function at Sweaty Betty; you’ll be leading a core team of three, augmented by contractors to enable the team to flex around delivery schedules and workloads
  • Working with vendors/SIs and colleagues across multiple scrum teams to ensure that functional testing is being carried out to agreed best practices
  • Designing release and sprint test plans in collaboration with Engineers, Product Owners, and Delivery Managers
  • Identifying quality risks (including project and product risks) and ways of mitigating them through testing
  • Peer reviewing test cases and defect reports; coaching and leading the other members of the Quality Engineering team
  • Designing and executing tests, demonstrating best practice
  • Evaluating and championing the adoption of appropriate tooling, and driving the adoption of automation at all levels of the test pyramid

Must Haves

  • Relevant commercial experience as a QE or QA Lead, devising and deploying both manual and automated testing strategies
  • Comfortable working with multiple scrum teams, on a range of different products, initiatives and BAU workstreams
  • Previous experience testing both internal (i.e., ERP, middleware, integrations, etc) and end-user systems (i.e., eCommerce websites)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Navision), Mulesoft, and/or Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware) would be beneficial, although full training will be provided on our tech stack
  • High degree of technical literacy, perhaps obtained via a prior role as a Software Engineer or SET. Not only are we are committed to introducing automated testing strategies - which you’ll help set the direction on - you’ll also be working closely with Software Engineers within our internal teams, as well as those from our vendors and SI partners, so you’ll need to be comfortable contributing to technical discussions around how they approach unit, component, system, integration and/or contract testing
  • Demonstrable willingness to seek out ideas and opportunities to leverage the evolving ecosystem of tooling, practices, and techniques for functional testing
  • Past experience of contributing to an agile transformation (including the agile shift-left of testing) would be a bonus

The Extras

  • Generous clothing allowance
  • 60% off all Sweaty Betty merchandise
  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 flexible bank holidays
  • Sample sales
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Monthly Office Meeting
  • Generous Company Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay and Childcare support
  • Discounts at the best Studio Classes
  • SB Flexible Working: we currently work flexibly between the office and home

Our D&I Commitment

Our mission is to empower all women. This means doing more and working harder to make the long-lasting changes necessary to become an inclusive, diverse and actively anti-racist company. We care about our people, our community, our world.  And we want to stand up for what we believe in. 

We want to give our people a platform to use their voice. And actively listen and learn from what they have to say. This involves focusing on learning, development and progression across the business. Training our leaders, managers and teams about their rights under our equality, diversity and inclusion policy. And being clear on the responsibilities we hold to each other and our community. It also means being committed to equal employment opportunities. Ensuring we consider ALL applicants for jobs. And work harder to make our job advertising more inclusive. 

Ultimately, we’re working to create a culture and team that represents our customers, our community and our mission of empowerment. We want to celebrate our diversity and the power it gives our team and our business. 

We know we’re on a journey. And far from perfect. But we want to be a part of the solution to the problem. It might not be comfortable or straightforward. But if we weren’t up for doing the hard work and breaking the mould, we wouldn’t be Sweaty Betty.  We are committed to working across our business and with our Internal Diversity & Inclusion Collective to be champions, allies and inclusive, always. Because when we say All, we mean it. 


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