Based in Southampton
Salary £30K - £55k (DOE)

We require a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to work closely with the testing and development functions in delivery of an effective test automation solution.



The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Help build, maintain and continuously improve the automation framework and associated policies. Using these policies, design, write and execute automated tests.

  • Develop infrastructure tools such as ‘simulators’ and ‘stubs’ to support the automated testing and maximize coverage.

  • Help implement and maintain CI capability.

  • Understand and develop complex test data sets.

  • Align to the overarching risk-based approach, maximizing test coverage for the most critical solution features.

  • Communicate and log all Risks, Issues and Dependencies, particularly those relating to automated testing.

  • Peer review activities of automated test scripts.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

  • Strong programming abilities with expertise in Java, C# & JavaScript

  • Knowledge of Selenium and experience in implementing automation frameworks

  • Strong SQL / DB skills

  • An understanding of CSS / XML

  • Experience using Continuous Integration tools (Jenkins & TeamCity)

  • Experience of working in agile teams and an excellent understanding of JIRA

  • Functional understanding of Qtest / XRAY – Preferably to the API level

Additional skills preferred

  • Ready-made automation framework experience such as Robot Framework, Serenity BDD, Cypress etc.

  • Cross-platform mobile automated testing tools such as Appium or TestComplete

  • Experience of WinAppDriver

  • Experience of Apache Jmeter

  • Documenting APIs – Swagger / Postman

  • Python, Ruby

  • Knowledge of backend services and integrations including microservice architecture

  • Experience with common data structures, algorithms and distributed solutions


You should apply if: 

  • You care deeply about by applying technology and processes to deliver smarter solutions

  • You are a reliable and structured professional and excel in a flat team structure where trust and integrity is the key foundation for everything, we do

  • You are comfortable using a direct language and speaking in a straightforward yet respectful manner to save peoples´ time and simplify everyone´s workday.

  • You love rolling up your sleeves to get it done 



  • Our Client are in the simplicity business and they are building a team, who look at the world a little differently. People that look at the needlessly complicated and say ‘that’s nuts’. Folks that are bold enough to challenge convention. And brilliant enough to actually change it.


What's in it for you?

  • The chance to make a real impact in a business intent on changing the face of the retail sector (and thus the end customer experience)

  • A flat and collaborative team structure fueled by an exciting mix of people welcoming both experienced people from the industry with both feet on the ground and tech-savvy dreamers who pave way for the new stuff. Come as you are and be yourself

  • A unique opportunity to carve out your own dream job by simply making things happen at a pivotal time when the company´s future is being shaped. We look for the brightest and smartest who tell us what to do

  • Competitive salary


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