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Software Developer in Test - Mid Level

Published on Wed, 22 Feb 2023 19:58 UTC
(212 days ago)

πŸ“š About us πŸ“š

At Perlego, there are just over 100 of us working hard to make education accessible to all.

In this digital age, we believe that anyone should be able to learn anything at any time. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags.

Over the past 5 years, our goal has been to support students across the UK & Europe to access quality books. The next stage of Perlego is twofold:

  1. expand our support to students globally, and
  2. build a product that goes beyond the book, a platform that helps students study smarter and more effectively.

What we're looking for:

An SDET with experience writing automated tests for web applications and working in agile cross-functional squads.

You'll be joining one of our more backend-focused squads and working alongside several QA engineers to increase the squad's quality standards, testing and monitoring practices.

What you'll do:

The role will primarily involve: creating automated acceptance tests using Javascript, Cucumber & Cypress in addition to coordinating with the developers to produce effective quality control mechanisms for our teams. We are looking for a knowledgeable team player able to take on a variety of test activities in our I.T. team whilst promoting shift left testing in agile and BDD best practices. The ideal QA engineer will have a strong understanding of Javascript and Cypress.

  • Coordinate with your delivery squad to engage in BDD practices.
  • Produce automated acceptance tests for web applications using Javascript and Cypress.
  • Engage in exploratory testing of web and mobile applications.
  • Identify and manage defects in applications developed in the squad.
  • Collect quality data and monitor team quality metrics.
  • Contribute to the quality management strategy for the company
  • Contribute towards Non-functional testing activities


It's the ideal role if you have:

  • Experience writing automated acceptance tests using Javascript and Cypress for web applications.
  • Experience with AWS and Experience with SSO (SAML/OAuth)
  • Understanding of testing & experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of BDD and ability to promote them throughout the company.
  • Knowledge and experience in web applications, mobile applications and test approaches.
  • Highly desirable for someone with an experience as a software engineer
  • Experience with Non-functional testing (Accessibility, Performance and Security Testing) activities
  • Knowledge with Automated Visual Regression Testing

It’s a plus if you have:

  • Degree - preferably in a computing-related subject
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Postman, Typescript, MYSQL, NOSQL, Python, Experienced working as Software Engineer
  • ISTQB qualification preferred


🌈 Benefits include:


The range available for this role is from Β£45,000 - Β£55,000

🏠 Flexible

We're making learning accessible to all and we want our ways of working to be accessible too. Choose between our impressive office in Chancery Lane, remote work or a bit of both. Work in a way that supports your needs and your life. We trust people to know what works best for them.

We are flexible if you wish to work remotely overseas for short periods of time, as long as you remain a UK tax resident πŸ—Ί

🧠 L&D Budget

We value continuous learning, you will get Β£500 per year to spend on the training of your choice

🌱 Unlimited Coaching Opportunities

Unlimited access to MoreHappi, an on-demand professional coaching platform to offer all employees access to unbiased and professional coaching opportunities.

πŸ€“ Learning Time

All employees have dedicated Learning Time every second Friday afternoon, to focus on new skills, projects or interests that lay outside of their day-to-day job

🌴 Work-Life Balance

Everyone needs a break, so enjoy 30 days off (incl. bank holidays) + 1 additional day annual leave for every year of service up to 35 days off (incl. bank holidays)

πŸ› Flexi Bank Holidays

We understand that not everyone aligns with the same calendar; we offer the flexibility to take your local country's bank holiday allowance for other religious or cultural days.

e.g. switch UK Easter Bank Holidays Days for Eid celebrations

❄️ Office Reset

All employees can also enjoy the days between Boxing Day and New Year off, to reset and refresh for the new year - this is additional to your annual leave πŸ™‚

πŸ– Sabbatical

After three years there is an opportunity to take a 1-month unpaid sabbatical, and after five years there is an opportunity to take a 1-month paid sabbatical

πŸ’› Personal Days

Life happens and we want you to be able to use your annual leave for resting, relaxing or taking time out to do something you love!

We offer 1 additional day a year for life events (your wedding, relocation, moving house, or a child starting school).

🍏 Health & Wellbeing

We want everyone to feel healthy and happy, so you get the choice of a wellbeing subsidy or private medical insurance via Vitality.

πŸ’­ Mental Health

All employees also get access to a free counselling support service via Spill

πŸ’Έ Financial Wellbeing

Track your financial goals and receive financial advice all via Mintago

🚲 Cycle to Work Scheme

We're committed to building a sustainable business, so we encourage cycling to work. Perlego will buy your bike of choice, which you'll pay back over 12 months.

πŸŽ‰ Social

We're a tight-knit bunch who enjoy our time to play. We have regular social events and activities for everyone - everything from white water rafting to board game nights.

🍼 Family time

We believe family is really important; we offer new parents a competitive matched parental leave as well as a phased return to work from extended leave.

πŸ‘Ό Workplace Nursery Benefit

We want to support working parents and carers, so we offer a workplace nursery benefit scheme, helping our employees potentially save thousands of £££ against the cost of nurseries each year.

πŸ‘‹ Belonging at Perlego:

🌈 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of thought and background.

❀️ We are actively building a diverse team, so we strongly encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, parents, carers, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

πŸ“£ To enable an equitable experience for all and give you the best chance of success, if you have any specific requirements for any stage of the interview process, please let us know by emailing

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