Quality Assurance Engineer

Galway, County Galway, Ireland Full-time

Location:  Galway, County Galway, Ireland


Would you like to provide Quality Assurance for an established, engaged and expanding user base that consists of the world’s leading technology companies?  It this intrigues you, then as a Quality Assurance Engineer for Smart Bear, you will tackle interesting challenges as we continue evolving our technology from desktop to flexible, cloud-based and on-prem solutions.

SmartBear is the pre-eminent API tooling company within the global open source and commercial markets helping companies and consumers define, develop, deploy and monitor API’s.  The API product line is experiencing significant worldwide customer adoption and we continue to invest in and scale our capabilities.  

Our award-winning SoapUI and Ready!API tools lead a strong portfolio of API software that companies like Google, Apple, Intel and Microsoft use daily.  SmartBear is a global company with locations in the US, Ireland, Sweden and Russia with customers in 150+ countries.


  • Testing of on-prem application to verify core functionality and new features
  • Verifying installation, configuration and upgrading of Virtual Machines in different formats (AMI, OVA, KVM) 
  • Debugging of issues on Virtual Machines
  • Create and maintain technical and support documentation


  • 5 years experience in Software Testing/QA
  • Strong knowledge of testing lifecycle and principles
  • Strong background working with Virtual Machines and tools such as VirtualBox Manager
  • Comfortable using command line interfaces, particularly Linux
  • Experienced with either: Docker, AWS, Mongo/Postgres DB, YAML
  • Knowledge of source code management tools such as Github
  • Experience with project/bug management tools such as JIRA and Confluence
  • Exposure to CI tools e.g. Jenkins
  • Agile Development Lifecycle knowledge
  • Legally Authorized to work permanently in Ireland

SmartBear Is A Destination Employer

  • Invest In Our Employees - We care about the success of our employees and provide guidance and tools to help them grow their careers and succeed. We seek to continuously learn and evolve and strive to be the company of choice.
  • Open and Collaborative Environment - We have an inclusive, creative, passionate, fun, and successful environment.
  • Award Winning Technology - SmartBear is a market leader and has won numerous, prestigious industry awards for its software solutions, including “Top Innovator and Leader In Software Development”.
  • Invested Leadership Team - Our executives have a proven record of success, are passionate about the success of the employees and the company, and are focused on supporting the sales organization.
  • Ideal Location - We are conveniently located in the heart of Galway, overlooking Galway Bay and steps away from the vibrant city center and Eyre Square’s emerging tech startup scene.
  • Strong Benefits - Robust annual leave and public holidays, health insurance, and pension.
  • Community Service and Philanthropy - SmartBear is committed to giving back to the community. We offer employees a day off to serve the cause of their choice or work in teams to support an organization. SmartBear also contributes time and donates to meaningful organizations, such as aiding at-risk children and combatting homelessness.

About SmartBear

SmartBear is a combination of a start-up, high growth culture, and environment, with an established, financially strong, 300 employees across six global locations company. We provide leading companies with the technology to help them build some of the greatest applications, high performing websites, electronic shopping carts, SaaS and cloud-based software solutions throughout every step of the development cycle from coding, to testing, to launch, to monitoring performance. We work with companies such as Google, Disney, Apple, JetBlue, Johnson & Johnson and leading venture-backed, start-ups (as well as 25,000+ other companies). We have a community of over 4 million users that leverage our software and solutions. Please visit smartbear.com for more information and where you can find out the origin of the SmartBear name.