Principal Quality Engineer (UK Remote)

  • Full-time

Company Description

When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, Ouriginal and ProctorExam.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our diverse community of colleagues are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. Come join us, and let's make change together.

Job Description

The department of Quality Engineering (under Technology) plays a crucial role in the software development process. This department is primarily responsible for ensuring that software products being developed within the Technology org at Turnitin meet or exceed predetermined quality standards.


  • Collaborating closely with development teams and Product Owners to deliver exceptional products and services.
  • Developing and executing comprehensive test strategies, test plans, and test cases to uphold the quality of software releases.
  • Sustaining robust automated testing procedures within the Continuous Integration (CI) framework while actively enhancing code coverage.
  • Participating in the assessment and adoption of emerging automation testing tools.
  • Advocating for the integration of test automation wherever feasible.
  • Lead the development of scalable test automation frameworks, and mentoring the team in creating resilient automated tests.
  • Apply strong programming skills, including OOP concepts and design patterns, to enhance the quality of automated test scripts.
  • Oversee and participate in web service and API testing, ensuring seamless CI/CD integration.
  • Lead the implementation and maintenance of automated testing within the CI/CD process, ensuring continuous improvement of testing practices.
  • Mentor junior quality engineers, providing guidance, training, and knowledge sharing to elevate the overall quality assurance capability of the team.
  • Continuously explore and implement best practices, emerging tools, and techniques to enhance overall software quality and testing efficiency.
  • Demonstrate strong multitasking and prioritization skills to manage multiple testing initiatives in a dynamic environment.
  • Promote a culture of proactive quality assurance practices throughout the organization.
  • Communicate effectively across teams and stakeholders, with exceptional attention to detail in documentation and reporting.



  • At least 10 years of experience working with software services and solutions.
  • Experience with more than one programming language (Java preferred).
  • Extensive expertise in UI and API automation testing
  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing such as AWS.
  • Experience in all aspects of testing - Performance Testing, Accessibility testing, Native Mobile testing.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Skilled in designing and developing test automation frameworks, considering architectural context, operational simplicity, and scalability.

Additional Information

Total Rewards @ Turnitin
Turnitin maintains a Total Rewards package that is competitive within the local job market. People tend to think about their Total Rewards monetarily — solely as regular pay plus bonus or commission. This is what they earn in exchange for what they do. However, Turnitin delivers more than just these components. Beyond the intrinsic rewards of making a difference in the lives of educators, administrators, learners and researchers around the world, and thriving in an organization that is free of politics and full of humble, inclusive and collaborative teammates, the extrinsic rewards at Turnitin include generous time off and health and wellness programs that offer choice and flexibility and provide a safety net for the challenges that life presents from time to time. In our Remote-First approach to collaborating, you are also able to work the way that best fits your style and situation - whether that be remote, in one of our offices/rented spaces, or hybrid.

Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 

Our Values underpin everything we do.

  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by  putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.
  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.
  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.
  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.
  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.

Global Benefits

  • Flexible/hybrid working 
  • Remote First Culture
  • Health Care Coverage*
  • Tuition Reimbursement*
  • Competitive Paid Time Off 
  • 4 Self-Care Days per year
  • National Holidays*
  • 2 Founder Days + Juneteenth Observed
  • Paid Volunteer Time*
  • Charitable contribution match*
  • Monthly Wellness Reimbursement/Home Office Equipment*
  • Access to Modern Health (mental health platform)
  • Parental Leave*
  • Retirement Plan with match/contribution*

* varies by country

Seeing Beyond the Job Ad

At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad.  We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!

 Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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