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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)



Software Engineering
United Kingdom
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2023

Are you keen to work somewhere that’s stimulating and friendly, with countless opportunities for growth and plenty of freedom to make a real impact? This could be the place for you!

We are looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET); our office is in sunny Brighton and we try to get into the office once or twice a week, however, we understand that lives need a little flexibility so this might not always be expected. You’ll be working on re-inventing insurance in exciting markets across multiple territories including the UK, USA and The Netherlands.

We've got a great team of Engineers who work to deliver innovative and effective solutions to modern insurance problems. We have a positive and supportive culture and we are proud of the people we have. Check out our Glassdoor reviews to see what our colleagues say!

As a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) you will have a strong focus on testing and your primary responsibility will be to ensure the delivery of high-quality products and features at INSHUR - you will enhance our development and deployment pipelines, implement automation strategies, and advocate for best practices such as shift-left and shift-right testing. Additionally, you will provide guidance and leadership to the QA team, contributing to their overall success.

Below is a guideline of skills that we think would make you successful in this role, don't worry if you don't tick all the boxes, we'd still love to hear from you.

We'd love to hear from you if:

  • Champion the improvement of our development and deployment pipelines to enhance product quality.
  • Drive the automation efforts by creating and maintaining automation frameworks using multiple modern languages such as Java and JavaScript.
  • Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of testing methodologies for web applications, RESTful and GraphQL API services.
  • Possess extensive experience with TDD/BDD and CI/CD methodologies.
  • Showcase advanced proficiency in Typescript or Java.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in Docker, Kubernetes, GCP, NodeJS, ReactJS, Spring, Terraform, Prometheus, and Grafana.
  • Adhere to and promote good software development practices, including Repository Management, Branching Strategies, and Clean Code principles.
  • Familiarity with modern languages, such as Go, Scala, Clojure, etc., is a plus.

Your colleagues say:

  • You're diligent and pragmatic, balancing attention to detail with a focus on the bigger picture
  • You understand when to automate and when not to, striking the right balance for efficiency and effectiveness
  • You excel at crafting strategies but also enjoy staying involved in day-to-day details
  • You have a solid ability to mentor and develop the skills of junior team members

We offer all our employees stock options and we will pay into your pension monthly. We've also built a benefits package that invests in our people’s long-term personal and professional growth and wellbeing. Here’s a sample of what this includes:

  • 30 days of holiday annually in addition to bank holidays
  • Private healthcare scheme for you and your family
  • Life Insurance
  • Up to 13 weeks of parental leave at full pay, regardless of your gender
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annual personal training allowance and regular learning opportunities
  • Monthly flexible wellbeing allowance to help you stay healthy and productive

It goes without saying that we provide everyone with a laptop, monitor, top of the range kit, and any software you need.

About Us

INSHUR is the leading provider of insurance across North America and Europe that satisfies the diverse needs of on-demand drivers.

With a focus on embedded insurance solutions, and complementary technology integrations for digital platform providers such as Uber and Amazon, we’ve been helping drivers stay on the road since 2016 through our data, technology and in-house expertise.

As a global team of around 200 people based across the US, UK and the Netherlands, we value:

  • Generosity, inclusivity, open-mindedness and diversity
  • The delivery of great results and learning in the open
  • Freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions
  • The wellbeing of their teammates and the people around them
  • Enjoying the ride

We completed our B1 funding as well as the acquisition of American Business Insurance in 2023. We have exciting plans to continue growing our portfolio and product lines and expand to new territories in the future.

Equal opportunities

We believe that having a diverse team where everyone can be their authentic self is the key to our success. We are passionate about equal opportunities and improving the tech industry for the better, so we encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. Our offices, when open, are child-friendly, dog-friendly and fully wheelchair-accessible.

While this position is advertised as full-time, we are flexible on the specific arrangements for the right candidate and would be happy to discuss part-time, job-share or other flexible arrangements, if required. Let us know in your application if you have accessibility requirements for your interview and we will do our best to accommodate.