QA Engineer

Full-Time Position


LUMICKS is looking for a passionate software QA engineer. Working in our z-Movi® software team you’ll be responsible for expanding and improving our automated and manual testing infrastructure.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Designing, implementing and executing a range of tests for the software, both manually and by writing automated tests.
  • Working alongside our software engineers to test and validate software improvements and fixes.
  • Working closely with both our hardware engineering and immunology specialists to plan and execute relevant tests.
  • Developing and improving the testing sections of our release process.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • You graduated with a BSc or MSc degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related discipline or can show equivalent professional experience.
  • You can show experience in specifying, creating, and running both functional and performance-oriented software tests.
  • You have used tools for automated testing of UI applications.
  • You enjoy working in a small and agile team and are passionate about technology.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • Experience testing software which is an integral part of a larger hardware-based product.
  • Experience with tools to test QML-based UI applications, such as Squish or Spix.
  • Experience with any of the languages/tools from our tech stack: C++17, Python 3, Qt 5 (QML), catch2.


LUMICKS is a quickly growing academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use and reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science.

Our technologies: LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our leading instrument, the C-Trap®, can be used to “catch” single molecules and expose them to precise mechanical forces. You can, simultaneously, visualize the molecule and the manipulation process with correlated, highly sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to study DNA replication or molecular “engines” processing the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS’ systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We also provide the z-Movi®, the only instrument that can directly measure the overall binding strengths between cells, known as cell avidity. This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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