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Functional Tester (m/f)





Job description

GfK turns data into smart business decisions for clients. Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution?

Market research is the original data driven business. For GfK everything starts and ends with data. Arisen from a university spin-off, decades of specialized research results in tens of thousands of high quality data sets encompassing all industries, regions and time frames from simple surveys to complex cross-media audience measurement studies. In order to turn that data into knowledge it takes engineers, scientists and consultants to collaborate globally using the best data science technology stack imaginable. 

Don't limit your possibilities, but join our mission: Winning strategies. Innovation. Expertise. Trust. We turn research into smart business solutions. GfK. Powered by passion. 

For our Point of Sales (PoS) tracking business, software engineering is not only an enabler, but its DNA: Our Business Application StarTrack processes and harmonizes data of 15 Million products of 425.000 shopping outlets worldwide. One of the finest business intelligence engines provides customers with millions of reports and continuous online analytics.

You still think Market Research is about questionnaires aggregated with Excel?

80TB raw data, 500TB Storage, high-end technology, several Superdomes servers with hundreds of CPUs each to process up to 40b fact records for analytics is our daily business. And we are growing by 20-30% per year. 

Are you ready for a real data and analytics challenge? Then complete our StarTrack team as our next passionate Functional Tester (m/f) to join our exciting journey! 

Make a difference every day because you:

  • Design, maintain and execute functional test cases
  • Study requirement specifications and design documents and provide meaningful feedback
  • Prepare and manage required test data
  • Perform review on test cases written by peers to ensure that all requirements, functional and non-functional specifications are covered in it
  • Capture and keep track all defects found during testing process, work with the development team to resolve those defects in a timely manner, and perform retest after defect resolution
  • Participate in stand up meetings to highlight work progress and test impediments; attend team meetings and represent all test activities
  • Organize and manage User Acceptance Test
  • Collaborate closely with all related departments (e.g. Development, System Management)
  • Set up and maintain automated UI tests
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies
  • Support an overall Quality Management process


GfK makes research matter by delivering the future. In a digitized world, we are the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that empowers our clients to make smarter decisions. As thought leaders in our industry, we have a deep understanding of consumer experiences and choices.
We are 13,000 passionate experts with more than 80 years of data science experience and German heritage. We deliver globally with vital insights into local markets in 100 countries.

We turn research into business opportunities. Through innovative systems and partnerships, we integrate on- and off-line data to support Growth from Knowledge. Our goal is simple: enable our clients to create winning strategies to enrich consumers' lives.



​We are looking for great team players who first of all share our passion for data and our own business applications to drive the future of technology based Market Research.

A pragmatic hands-on working style with a positive can-do attitude is key essential for us. 

In addition, your experience typically includes:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • 2+ years relevant job experience
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent conceptual thinking
  • Ability to summarize test findings in a simple and structured way
  • Familiar and experienced with at least one testing tool (e.g. MS Testmanager, Testrail)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, processes and test levels
  • First experience in an object based programming language
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Very good command of English skills both verbally and written

About us

Having choices is what makes life exciting. Make your choice today and take your future into your own hands. We value skills and talents, and will support your development within our international teams. GfK makes your choice easy as we offer an exciting work environment that brings people together and encourages an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. As a trusted leader in market research present in over 100 countries, we know what makes consumers’ hearts beat—globally and locally. We work on projects for successful companies in virtually every major industry.​


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