Senior Test Engineer

Test · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Department Test
Employment Type Full Time

Ready to change the future of transportation?


Ito World solves transportation challenges across the globe for millions of travellers every day by delivering real-time transit data feeds to journey planners and a platform for transit authorities and operators. Our mission is to deliver data that is as close to the real-life experience of the traveller as possible. With offices in Cambridge and London, we serve clients from all over the world, such as Apple, Google, the Department for Transport, Transport for West Midlands, Arriva and Go-Ahead.


Ito World is focused on transforming the operational data produced by transit operators and agencies into highly detailed, human-navigable information used to power journey planners and other downstream systems.


The role


We are looking for a talented Senior Test Engineer to join our QA team at Ito World. You will be testing our products that are used to manage and deliver both scheduled and real time transit data to our customers.


You will have great attention to detail, are passionate about the testing process and also delivering high-quality, well-tested products. You will need to be an excellent team-player who is able to contribute to our highly-skilled team.


The role is based at our Cambridge head office, but Ito World has a flexible and remote working culture and will consider applicants that may prefer to work remotely.


What you’ll do


Reporting to the Test Lead, the role will involve:


  • Manual and Automated testing of systems including UI, API and databases where applicable
  • Designing and executing where needed Non-Functional Tests predominantly: Accessibility, Browser/Device Compatibility, Performance and Security
  • Working closely with the developers and other testers to continually improve the quality of our software
  • Getting involved throughout the development and testing process
  • Developing automated tests of UIs and APIs in Python adhering to our coding standards
  • Working with developers and specialists to improve the bespoke tooling to aid testability of difficult data scenarios
  • Working to ensure best practices are followed around testing standards and strategies
  • Mentoring junior members of the team actively helping them to improve


As a key member of the team, you will be working in an environment that values your enthusiasm and ideas as well as your skills and experience.


What skills you need to have


We would expect you to have the necessary skills in the following areas:


  • An understanding of web based applications and services
  • Ability to analyze and understand requirements and/or user stories
  • A strong understanding of Automated Test Frameworks
  • Ability to develop automated tests in ideally python or similar OO languages for both UI using selenium and APIs
  • Ability to identify and clearly communicate issues to developers and other project stakeholders
  • A strong desire to get deeply involved, learn new things and identify/fix problems
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and positively manage changes to workload
  • Experience with using task management tools (ideally Jira and TestRail)
  • A basic understanding of an agile (Scrum) team
  • An ability to learn new products and methodologies quickly and confidently
  • Ability to focus on tasks but welcome collaboration and peer review
  • Experience testing big data applications


You will also need an eye for attention to detail. As a team we are passionate about the quality of our software, not just how it's written but also how it's tested and deployed.


Professional Development


Professional development is an area that is very important to us at Ito World. We understand that access to training and education in the workplace improves prospects for promotion and can help open up future career paths.


We take the time to work with each member of the team and help them to take control of their personal development. This ranges from helping them feel confident when taking on new challenges, to working with them to plan their goals for the future.


To facilitate continuous learning, the team has access to online resources as well as training courses and mentoring. They are also encouraged to share areas of interest with the wider team to help foster a culture of learning.


What we offer


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Group Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Working on exciting projects in a friendly, creative and challenging environment
  • Opportunities to work with some amazing clients
  • An exciting start-up culture that values people & opportunities to develop your career
  • Regular team lunches and socials
  • Flexible or remote working to suit your lifestyle


Equality, diversity and inclusion at Ito World


At Ito World 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.



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  • Location
    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Department
    Test
  • Employment Type
    Full Time