Software Development Engineer in Test - £45-55k - Leeds / Remote

Software Engineer In Test

Ref: 317Wednesday 30 December 2020


We're recruiting for a SDET on behalf of a Leeds City Centre based tech company that have been delivering large-scale projects for over 14 years.

They've just received significant multi million pound investment recently so they're looking to grow their tech team.

So what do they do exactly?

By combining Artificial and Human Intelligence, this company is able to protect vulnerable people and companies from online harm.

They do this by building profiles and using predictive and behavioural analytics to identify trends and identify the "unknown unknowns".

Responsibilties / Duties

As an SDET, you will be responsible for maintaining and modernising a large test automation suite, for testing a range of web services. As an SDET you need to be at the level of a C# Developer, as you will be implementing automation testing in the C# language.

You will take accountability for future technical direction of approach to test automation & working closely with the development team.

You will be testing a highly configurable and open ended platform, therefore, critical thinking, good test architecture and abstract thinking is essential to the role.

You will be responsible for creation of automation tests and manual testing, to ensure that solutions are high quality, scalable, cost effective, efficient, secure and resilient to meet the strategic goals of the company.

Extensive experience of testing API's and web applications & strong technical understanding of project requirements will be key to your success.

Ability to form strong working relationships with your peers is an essential part of your role, as well as strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Experience writing reliable automated UI tests is essential


  • Experience maintaining an automated test solution
  • Experience (or to a proficient level) of an object oriented language - ideally C#
  • Strong knowledge of relevant language test libraries (e.g if C#: NUnit, XUnit, MSTest etc)
  • Experience in regression and functional test automation
  • Prior experience writing automated UI tests
  • Ability to write automated tests for REST API’s and asynchronous web services
  • Familiarity with messaging brokering concepts, e.g Kafka, PubSub, MSMQ, RabbitMQ etc.
  • Experience with version control and CI systems
  • A keen eye for detail
  • A passion to deliver a high quality product
  • Natural problem solver
  • Driven to continue to learn
  • Team player who can adapt easily, embrace change and overcome obstacles in a fast-paced environment

Nice to have

  • Experience architecting an automated test solution from the ground up
  • Experience writing agile tests for short lived, ephemeral test environments
  • Comfortable writing test automation for non-functional aspects
  • ISTQB certification
  • Experience with cloud providers such as Google Cloud / AWS / Azure
  • Experience working with different test paradigms, eg BDD, TDD
  • Knowledge of basic design patterns


Their rewards are as unique as our culture, and they want to attract the best people and keep hold of them.

Not only will they ensure that your development is key, but you'll be joining a fantastic team of like-minded people who work together as one team to achieve a shared vision.

Their benefits package includes:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Critical Illness
  • Life Insurance Cover
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Commuters club

For more details, apply via this advert or get in touch with us on 01642 271428 or