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Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Job Title Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Contract Type Permanent
Contract Duration
Location Chester
Salary Up to 65000
Job Published about 2 years ago
REF RA19-98
Contact Name Neil Ray
Contact Email

Job Description


Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) ? Would you love to have a job where you… with the latest cutting edge technology and practices?
…have a flexible workplace that likes to say yes?
…have 25 days holiday per year + your birthday off!?
…have tech equipment of your own choice bought for you to work with?
…have tons of opportunities for progression and development (including managing your own team in the future)?

Then this is a fantastic opportunity in a high profile project for one of the most innovative Fintech companies in the personal and business foreign exchange industry. This is an opportunity for a passionate and experienced Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) to join a 15 person technology team in Chester (additionally a 50 person team in London)! The environment offers the best of both worlds - a high energy start up culture with a test and learn mentality, but with the stability and opportunity for growth that comes from being a highly profitable company with a turnover of more than £2 billion!

Unlike most testing jobs on the market this is not a manual test or even automation test role. We’re looking for people to actually create tools so developers can test their own code. As a Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET), you navigate the codebase, identify weak spots and constantly design better and creative ways to break software and identify potential problems. You'll have a huge impact on the quality of a £2 billion company's growing suite of products and services.Use your knowledge of testing and testability to influence better software design and promote proper code quality practice, bug prevention strategies, accessibility, privacy, and other advanced quality concepts across our products.

You Will:

  • Improve developer and engineering team’s test coverage, release velocity and production health
  • Work closely with development teams in instrumenting their workflow to build a comprehensive picture of velocity, coverage and quality
  • Develop modern testing frameworks for a microservice architecture
  • Be involved in research and implementation of new testing strategies, such as Component and Contract Testing
  • Act as a consultant to different development teams, show them how to implement new testing strategies
  • Mainly write in TypeScript (most of the Engineering team writes in TypeScript)
  • Use BDD to bridge the communication gap between product, business and engineering
  • Be a para-developer -> help developers ship higher quality products faster

Please apply for this role if you are a Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) with the following experience:

  • 2+ years of experience as a developer or SDET

  • Strong Testing framework development background

  • Strong debugging and problem solving skills

  • Experience in UI or API automation

  • Proficiency in at least 2 software programming languages

  • Ability to drive for results and independently own testing strategy and delivery

  • You’re constantly curious about new technology and approaches

It would be extra awesome if you have..
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code delivery pipelines (such as Jenkins-pipeline, AWS Code Build or CircleCI)
  • Experience with React, Node.js or Typescript
  • Experience with developing testing solutions for Mac, Unix or Linux environments.
  • Familiar with SQL
  • Show creativity and initiative to improve product coverage and effectiveness.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, collaboration, reporting and analytical skills
  • Open-source contributions
If this role is of interest please apply here alternatively please email your application to and one of our consultants will be in touch within 24 hours!

Ref: RA19-98 | Published: 04th Aug 2019