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Test Automation Engineer

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15 Sep 2021

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Our mission is to become the global standard for addressing. Street addresses weren't designed for 2021. They aren't accurate enough to specify building entrances, and they don't exist for parks, rural areas and many parts of the world. This makes it hard to find places and causes problems and inefficiencies on a global scale.

That's why we created what3words. We divided the world into 3m squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It's the easiest way to find and share precise locations.

Over the last year, what3words has been used in 193 countries, and our monthly active users continue to grow at an impressive pace. Our tech is used by emergency services, delivery companies, eCommerce businesses, ride-hailing apps and NGOs, and is integrated into the navigation systems of millions of cars around the world.

The roleYou'll be joining our fast-growing tech team, working on our global customer-facing technology to assess software quality through manual and automated testing. You will be responsible for building test suites and pipelines for our products, as well as finding and reporting bugs and glitches, and ensure customers have a stable and consistent experience across our software.

In this role, you should have a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. If you are competent in automating test cases and are passionate about quality, we'd like to meet you.

  • Build high-performing and scalable test solutions (manual and automated)
  • Review and analyse system specifications
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers and Product Managers to develop effective strategies and test plans, and work on AC/UAT
  • Evaluate product code according to specifications
  • Create logs to document testing phases and defects
  • Find and isolate bugs and determine their impact on the product or release
  • Help troubleshoot issues
  • Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing including regression, performance and integration testing
Essential Skills
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 2+ years proven experience with integration of automated tests into a build pipeline
  • Automation testing experience with the ability to create test automation frameworks using open source technologies, especially Cypress
  • Experience in Javascript programming
  • API Testing should have good knowledge of API and API automation
  • Experience in project management and QA methodology
  • Understanding of build and configuration tools such as Argo and CircleCI
  • Good knowledge of accessibility testing techniques
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English
  • A focus on high-quality work and attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong organizational skills
Extra credit if you
  • Have working knowledge of Docker / Kubernetes
  • Experience working with performance/load testing tools
  • Are able to understand the business context of what you're doing - understand the value your work creates.
  • Enjoy learning new skills in scripting languages and how to use those to showcase our products
The role is based in our London HQ (at Great Western Studios - ///filled.count.soap). While you can work from the office five days a week if preferred, our Engineering team can choose to work up to two days a week from home. We also offer a six week remote-work allowance; for up to six weeks a year, you can work from anywhere in the world (as long as you've got great WiFi and are happy to work on the HQ timezone).

Diversity & InclusionOur mission is to help everyone talk about everywhere, and we believe diverse perspectives make for a better company and better products too. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and are committed to equality and inclusivity in our hiring processes and company culture.

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • 6 week remote working (work from anywhere) policy
  • 25 days holiday plus the option to buy more!
  • Share options
  • Pension
  • Private health and dental insurance
  • Annual health assessments
  • Life insurance
  • Wellbeing Days
  • Yulife perks and rewards
  • Generous parental leave policies
  • Family friendly policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Birthday vouchers
  • Weekly lunch & learn sessions
  • Office perks; free breakfast, snacks & regular team lunches
  • Sports and hobbies clubs
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