(Guild) Lead Test Automation Engineer

Job description

Note! Applications from candidates within the EU will be taken! No Visa!

As a (Guild) Lead Test Automation Engineer you are able to make our current Test Automation Engineers and Developers in their role. You are a genius in automation testing and you are able to explain a Non-IT person what Test Automation Engineering is. You are responsible for upgrading knowledge and skills at our Test Automation Engineers and the quality of our code. You are able to share (new) testing tools. The start of the story is defined and decided by you: tell and show us how we need to be better in testing and increase our knowledge!


Developers within Portbase are working according the T-Shaped model; having a defined area of expertise that goes deep in their field and having a broad knowledge in other areas of expertise. You will be the Guild who will Lead the Test Automation Engineers and work in one our teams of developers in multidisciplinary teams.

With your experience you are able to develop the QA strategy, design and build new automated testing solutions, review tests for new features, introduce testing tools and frameworks, and assist the teams in risk management and creating test cases.


Our development teams are in need of a dedicated (Guild) Lead Test Automation Engineer that will be end-to-end responsible for the testing way within Portbase. You are able to share knowledge and are open to receive feedback as well. The (Guild) Lead Test Automation Engineer has the desire and ambition to push the (technical) boundaries within the supply chain & logistics environment – perhaps create - the best practices.


We will give you the opportunity to introduce new tools and techniques to add to our tech-stack and if you are open to learn (more) about how to program (backend, frontend) we will enrich and broaden your skill set!

We would like you to share your experience, energy and not be limited to certain techniques, so that we will grow with each other!


What we offer

  • Work in the Centre of Rotterdam, the Port city
  • A position to contribute to the B.V. of the Netherlands
  • Prospect of permanent employment (indefinite)
  • Market conform salary based on experience and skills
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses, retirement plan (pension)
  • 26 holidays per year based on a fulltime employment, extra holidays to purchase
  • Be part of a fun team in a creative environment
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Course Dutch paid by Portbase, Training and Development budget
  • Sprints are planned for 80% - 20% is spare time to be spent on e.g. Webinars, Training, Creating code, Meetups etc.

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Job requirements

Expected skills and experience

  • Experienced and proficient as a Test Automation Engineer and as a Lead Test Automation Engineer;
  • Experienced with Automation tools such as Selenium Webdriver, Cucumber or similar;
  • Experienced with developing a test strategy including a Test Automation Framework;
  • Experienced, familiar or able to introduce Test methods like SoapUI, TestNG, JMeter;
  • Experience with working in a Scrum/Agile environment, If you are able to then be the Lead;
  • Nice to bring: (some) programming experience in Java;
  • Experience with understanding requirements and testing;
  • Team player, open for feedback and able to share knowledge;
  • Strong communication skills in English.

About Portbase

Portbase was founded in 2009 by the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Amsterdam and has the broad support of the port business community. Our ambition is to make the logistics chains of the Dutch ports as attractive as possible through a one-stop shop. To this end Portbase connects all parties in the logistics chains of the Dutch port.

With the Port Community System, Portbase facilitates data sharing between companies and information exchange with governments in order to work faster, more efficiently and at lower costs. Together with our growing community, Portbase is making data sharing increasingly valuable. With the aim of making the Dutch port community and thus the ports, the smartest in Europe.

Interested? Apply!

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Contact Shai Sheombar via s.sheombar@portbase.com or +31(0)6 2259 9588.

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