Test- and Release Manager (m/f/d)

Cologne / Technology

You are the one we miss!

  • We are looking for you with a passion for software development and motivation to join our team to implement testing activities and releases for a wide range of digital projects.
  • You will skillfully take over the planning, execution and evaluation of the test activities
    You select the right test methods and tools depending on the project and requirements and support the development team in producing high-quality software
  • Whether manual or automated testing, you feel at home in both worlds and know when which method should be used
  • You are familiar with agile testing methods and procedures
  • You regularly coordinate with the cross-departmental Scrum teams, the product owners and stakeholders, and ensure that appropriate measures and timely releases can be derived after discussing the quality goals, status quos and test results
  • The planning and execution of coordinated test workshops for manual acceptance tests with variable test resources are just as much a part of the planning of release cycles as the creation of test plans and scenarios
  • Test frameworks such as AppNg, JUnit, Selenium and Cucumber are not unknown to you 
  • You will be responsible for the coordination of releases and final acceptance in the test system, including release readiness reviews, business-go/no-go reviews and milestone reviews
  • Together with the test developers, you will further develop the test automation platform in order to continuously improve all quality processes
  • You have previous experience in planning software releases of complex corporate websites or e-commerce platforms and automated testing processes
  • You are a strong communicator and are familiar with Jira, Confluence and Office
  • ISTQB certifications are welcome
  • If you still have experience in requirements analysis, this would be a plus
  • You have very good German and English skills

Our benefits for you!

  • Agency feel and mobile working: easily compatible through our hybrid working model and flexible working hours
  • Workout-life-balance: Cooperation with Urban Sports Club and leasing offer from JobRad
  • Profit sharing: As a permanent part of denkwerk, you will share in the profits
  • Continuing internal & external education opportunities: TechTalks, Service Design Workshops, and individual trainings, financed by a continuing education budget
  • Company Pension Scheme - as a denkwerker you receive an employer subsidy of 20% for your company pension scheme
  • Free choice of devices: Whether Mac, Linux or Windows - you may also use our hardware privately
  • Support in all life situations: Counseling opportunities from pme Familienservice
  • denkfrei days: of our 31 vacation days, three days are free for everyone (Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve & Carnival Monday) to take a deep breath together
  • denkmate: that's what we call our experienced denkwerkers, who are there to help and advise you at the start of your new working day
  • Corporate benefits: all kinds of employee discounts
  • Snacks & Drinks: cool lemonades, beer, fresh coffee or even fruit and vegetables - there's something for everyone

Here's how to get started!

Can't wait to get started? Neither can we! We're looking for you to start immediately, but we're also flexible with your possible start date. 
Please also send us your CV and salary requirements.
P. S.: Classic cover letters are too normal for you? Surprise us with your creativity and introduce yourself and your motivations in your own way. We are curious!

What to expect in the application process

  • 1st interview: ~1 hour, mostly online with two participants from denkwerk
  • 2nd interview: ~1 hour, preferably on site with two denkwerk participants
  • In our interviews, both the professional and human denkwerk fit are highlighted
  • Should a CoderPad Challenge come your way, we will let you know in advance
  • After the two interviews, if the feedback is positive, a telephone offer conversation will follow
  • We aim for quick feedback loops: if you are still missing feedback, please contact us proactively!

Why denkwerk?

We are an owner-managed digital agency with headquarters in Cologne Ehrenfeld and further locations in Berlin Kreuzberg, Hamburg and Munich. A total of 250 motivated denkwerkers from 28 nations are waiting for you, including about 180 colleagues at the Cologne office. We create unique digital products for various clients such as Congstar, DeepL, ESPRIT, Mainova, Microsoft, Motel One, STIEBEL ELTRON and STORCK. Varied projects with modern concepts of software development as well as the development of sophisticated web applications are waiting for you. Feel free to visit our tech stack on Stackshare to learn more about our tools. To round off your onboarding, you can expect regular feedback meetings. As a "Great Place to Work 2024" employer, your opinion is important to us, because we live an open feedback culture! We like to celebrate, especially our successes – look forward to celebrations of all kinds, such as our summer parties and Christmas parties.

Your contact persons

Janina Schulte-Kellinghaus, Marie Rybarczik & Rusin Hassan, Talent Acquisition Team

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