VP, Engineering

Remote in EMEA

About the job

No matter which apps you use, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen Testlio’s work in action. We test apps for top brands like the NBA, Paramount+, Netflix, Microsoft, SAP, and Amazon, as well as the most popular social networks and innovative growth companies. Our testing management platform, a global network of expert testers, and client services power mobile app and software testing at any scale, in any location, in any language, and on any device. Billions of people have a better digital experience thanks to Testlio.

This newly structured and opened position will report directly to the CTO of Testlio. As VP, Engineering, you will be focusing on holistically advancing our testing management and workforce optimization technology platform.  In Engineering, we strive to be great at our software development craft, leverage technological advancements, and deliver tangible business impact. We believe in data-driven engineering, integrated software ecosystems (Testlio integrates with seven categories of DevOps tools), and modern hybrid agile methodologies. This role will define, implement and lead various technical programs, engineering productivity and performance metrics to advance our software delivery processes. 

Why you will love this job?

  • Connectedness – we are a medium sized team of ~50 working closely together on the Testlio Platform. We have close relationships. We listen to each other and push together as a team.
  • Leadership – being a master of change management and making things happen with a team is your driving force.
  • AI/ML opportunities – we are advancing sophisticated approaches to AI/ML in software testing, spanning automation, recommendations, and more.

Why you will love being a part of Testlio?

  • A true sense of belonging: the TestLion Pride is a global community of like-minded people who live Testlio’s six values every day. We’re deliberate about building our community with virtual events and activities that keep us connected across the globe.
  • Growth through learning: knowledge exchange and learning are central to working at Testlio. You’ll find that motivated, experienced TestLions with diverse backgrounds can always introduce you to new perspectives. With unlimited Udemy access and custom-made courses, you've got the perfect environment for both personal and professional development.
  • Enable human possibilities: your work at Testlio has a larger purpose. As a TestLion you will not only help our customers create well-built digital experiences for their users, but also create opportunities for Testlio's freelance network, and support social impact programs like Ignite.
  • Freedom to roam: Testlio is a global company that embraces flexibility. You'll have room to work wherever within your region's main time zones (noting this position is based in our EMEA region) We also want to make sure you can take time off from work to rest. We honor national holidays in your home nation, and provide a generous number of days off, including personal wellness days.

 What would your day look like?

  • Strategic partner to CTO to develop technical strategy and roadmaps, organizational setup, growth plans, budgeting.
  • Directly lead and manage an anticipated group of five Engineering Managers, DevSecOps, and Quality Engineering.  
  • Deliver technical roadmaps by driving technology investments within engineering teams, aligned to business goals. We grant 30-50% to each team to tackle quality, scalability, performance, technical debt and other technical focus items.
  • Lead talent recruiting for software development, AI/ML, data science, DevOps, quality, and other engineering talent
  • Own (S)SDLC and Engineering Experience to unlock cost and time-to-market efficient pipelines as our core assets
  • Develop standards and procedures to ensure quality, performance, security is built into our software deliverable and delivered consistently across teams
  • Foster data-driven engineering – create, monitor and improve engineering metrics to drive objective decisions
  • Partner with Design and Product functions to align roadmap processes and contribute to future horizons
  • Remain hands on. While leading and managing, you will jump into architecting, problem solving, and coding to help advance key initiatives

What you need to succeed?

  • A university degree in computer science subject, MSc preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in building and managing teams of 10-100
  • 5+ years of experience of daily coding as a software engineer, working across full stack environments
  • 10+ years of experience in enterprise software industry related to SaaS, PaaS and B2B products
  • Track record of building performant, scalable and modern cloud applications.
  • Experience with AWS, Azure or/and Google Cloud
  • Fluent in English. Great communication and presentation skills
  • A deep belief in distributed software development teams, empowering cross-region remote teams to succeed  
  • A passion to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
  • Previous experience of building AI/ML based experiences is a strong plus
  • Experience working in technology-powered services companies is a plus

Diversity and Inclusion

Testlio is a female-founded, equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and cultures. 


Prior testing experience can be advantageous, however, the specific experience requirements vary depending on the type of testing involved. For instance, in functional testing and localization testing, we typically validate the necessary skills with certifications or relevant courses. Nonetheless, we are open to individuals with no prior experience in software testing and provide opportunities for them to join our team. Additionally, we offer comprehensive courses to equip all team members with the knowledge of the Testlio process, standards, and testing capabilities we offer.

Testlio seeks quality engineers with a high level of experience and expertise in software testing and quality assurance. Generally, we prefer quality engineers with at least 5 years of experience in software testing and quality assurance, and with a background in computer science, engineering, or a related field.

Testlio Functional Regression Testing Certification requires good knowledge and skill in functional regression testing capability. With this certification we want to make sure that candidates are familiar with the Testlio platform, are capable of following the instructions and scope of the run, and know how to report issues and perform issue reproductions per Testlio standards.

Testlio offers a flexible schedule for freelancers, and the expected workload can vary depending on individual factors such as experience, availability, language skills, and device list. Our freelancers’ workload can range from a few hours per week to up to 30-40 hours per week, depending on the individual’s preferences and the needs of clients.

The Testlio platform supports a wide range of testing types, including functional, regression, exploratory, usability, payments, localization, and analytics testing. Sometimes freelance testers can be asked to perform different kinds of testing during the runs, if they have the necessary skills, e.g. functional and localization.

At Testlio, we pay our testers by the hour (not by the bug). This helps us provide the best tester experience and the best results for our clients. All approved task payments are made weekly via Payoneer or PayPal.

No, Testlio does not handle tax declarations for freelancers. Freelancers are responsible for managing their own taxes and complying with their local tax laws. Testlio recommends that freelancers consult with a tax professional in their area to ensure they are complying with all relevant tax laws and regulations.

Testlio does payments on a weekly basis via PayPal or Payoneer.