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Software Test Lead – Distributed Systems

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork City

Ref # 7660

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Barden is delighted to partner with a leading technology organisation to assist the CTO of Software in appointing a Software Test Lead with expertise in Cloud technologies, particularly AWS. In this position, you’ll be responsible for leading exciting new projects, giving direction to QA teams, and collaborating closely with the Global Head of Software Test Engineering. The Global Head manages the testing strategy for mobile applications supporting the organisation’s services and oversees the cloud testing environment.

“This Software Test Lead role offers a unique career path, placing you at the forefront of our company’s tech evolution. Beyond software testing, it’s a journey of innovation and growth, shaping the test engineering strategy for our dynamic cloud environment.” – Global Head of Software QA

Situated in the vibrant centre of Cork City, this Hybrid role comes with an attractive compensation package. You’ll become an integral part of a positive workplace, where you will have the opportunity to contribute to a new team guiding a leading technology company through a pivotal transformation.


  • Shape the test engineering and test automation strategy for the company’s cloud environment.
  • Participate in the daily manual and automation testing efforts of the team.
  • Decide on test direction and what needs to be tested.
  • Lead and give direction to onshore and offshore teams from both a manual and automation testing perspective.
  • Review and sign off on test cases and test plans.


  • You will need to have experience working in Agile/Scrum environments and be familiar with Jira.
  • You have experience in Agile/Scrum development environments, showcasing expertise in testing consumer web/mobile backend systems.
  • You hold in-depth knowledge of deploying microservices in the AWS cloud, complemented by hands-on experience in API and microservices testing.
  • Ideally you will be proficient in DevOps, CI/CD, and automation, along with strong knowledge of JIRA.
  • Practical experience with test management tools and test automation frameworks (e.g., XCUI, Appium, Gherkin, Cucumber, Jira Xray) will also be important.
  • You demonstrate strong technical and test leadership skills, with a capacity for effective collaboration across engineering, testing, development, and product management.

Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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With over 21 years of recruitment experience, Ed Leads our Technology Talent Advisory and Recruitment practice here in Barden supporting professionals across Projects/Change, Security, Analytics, Infrastructure, DevOps & Development, and related areas. Ed and his highly experienced colleagues focus on helping CIOs and CEOs build their technology teams, across all sectors, from retail to banking to pharma to manufacturing. Ed is CIPD Qualified and holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

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