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REB - QA Architect (m/f)

Rakuten Europe Bank S.A.
00007298 Requisition #


The QA architect is not only in charge of the quality of the products (UAT management, DevOps pipeline assistance, etc.), but also the automation of the testing activity. The QA architect reports to the Head of IT.


  • Understand and apply the TMMI framework within REB.
  • Define REB products’ testing strategies and ensure their implementations.
  • Assist building DevOps pipeline within the projects.
  • Bring a development mindset and understanding of automation best practices, in collaboration with the development teams to design, develop, and expand automation test frameworks, automated tests, integration tests.
  • Build smoke tests, test tools, and ensure full end-to-end automation from product initiation to production release.
  • Incrementally improve the automation tools, automated tests, and processes, while facilitating time to market for product releases short term and longer term.
  • Build and test programming changes for each phase of systems development prior to implementation.
  • Write test cases and expected results. Review results for conformance to requirements.
  • May make recommendations for acceptance/rejection if requirements are not all met.
  • Analyze user requests for systems changes or improvements.
  • Enhance functional requirements and assesses cost, feasibility and utility.
  • Develop recommendation as to how, when or whether to proceed with making the changes.
  • Act as the in-house guide on applications, systems and/or processes to internal clients in identifying and resolving, processing/reporting programming problems.
  • Analyze processing procedures. Develop recommendations for improvements.


  • Master degree in IT or Engineering is required.
  • English is mandatory. Any other EU language and/or Japanese is an advantage.
  • Experience in payments, financial services including mobile financial services, or banking is required. A previous experience with TMMI would be an advantage.
  • Extensive experience with regulators and the regulatory exam process, ideally for payment services businesses.
  • Deep knowledge of IT services and InfoSec related regulatory obligations and best standards with respect to Payment Institutions including data protection and strong knowledge of CSSF circulars.
  • Strong programming skills, primarily in Java, and experience in multiple programming language is preferred.
  • Experience in using the automation tools for API and UI Testing, in agile and waterfall development, DevOps methodology, and CI/CD process.
  • Ability to collaborate with Development and Application Architects to ensure testability of applications during design phase.
  • Strong negotiation and excellent presentation skill.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, good judgment and attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 10% of the time).
  • High energy and creativity, entrepreneurial spirit.
  • The ability to work autonomously in a fast growth and changing environment.




  • REB Head of IT
  • REB Compliance Officer
  • REB product manager
  • REB’s head of business support operation
  • REB Risk and IS officers.
  • Rakuten Europe subsidiary CTOs