Senior Test Automation Engineer - London | what3words

London United Kingdom

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Who we are:

The what3words team is on a mission to create the global standard for communicating location. We’re making the world an easier, more efficient and safer place for everyone.

You’ll be joining a team of talented techies as well as world-class creatives on an unprecedented journey. Every day brings new challenges and we are always learning. At what3words, you’ll be proud to see your individual and team contributions making a difference.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced and talented Test Automation Engineer who is comfortable testing core front end technologies coded mainly in javascript while working in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

You’ll be joining our fast-growing tech team, working on our global customer-facing technology to assess software quality through manual and automated testing. You will be responsible for finding and reporting bugs and glitches, and ensure customers have a stable and consistent experience across our software.

In this role, you should have a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. If you are competent in executing test cases and are passionate about quality, we’d like to meet you.


  • Review and analyse system specifications
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers to develop effective strategies and test plans
  • Build high-performing and scalable test solutions (manual and automated)
  • Evaluate product code according to specifications
  • Create logs to document testing phases and defects
  • Find and isolate bugs and determine their impact on the product or release
  • Help troubleshoot issues
  • Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle


Essential Skills:

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Proven experience with integration of automated tests into a build pipeline
  • Experience in programming or scripting, preferably in Java, Javascript or Python
  • API Testing: should have good knowledge of API and API automation
  • Experience in project management and QA methodology
  • Automation testing experience with the ability to create test automation frameworks using open source technologies, such as Selenium Webdriver, Cypress IO, REST Assured
  • Understanding of build and configuration tools such as TravisCI and CircleCI
  • Good knowledge of accessibility testing techniques
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English
  • A focus on high-quality work and attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong organizational skills

Extra credit if you:

  • Are able to understand the business context of what you’re doing – understand the value your work creates.
  • Enjoy learning new skills in scripting languages and how to use those to showcase our products

Diversity & Inclusion

Our mission is to help everyone talk about everywhere, and 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.


  • Salary: Competitive
  • 25 days holiday
  • Share options
  • Pension
  • Private healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Cycle to work
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • VDU eye tests
  • YuLife
  • Free breakfast & snacks
  • Birthday vouchers
  • Regular lunch & learn sessions
  • w3w 'university' sessions
  • Regular team lunches & team socials
  • Sports and hobbies clubs

**Tier 2 sponsorship available for candidates requiring a UK work visa**

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