Automation Test Engineer

The App Business


The App Business is looking for a talented Test Automation Engineer to help us build and evolve our testing frameworks across an exciting range of projects. We hire passionate, dedicated testers who know how to build the tools they’ll need to push our software experiences to the next level.

Our ideal Test Automation Engineer is someone who knows what should and shouldn’t be automated, is hungry to work with a collaborative team and has the experience to champion test automation within teams, projects and companies. They contribute to the quality, robustness and reliability of the products we create, and will have the confidence to say “we can’t ship that” if these things are compromised.

At the App Business, we believe nothing should impede you from doing your best work. So, we’ve structured the company around this principle in order to give individuals the autonomy to make decisions, to encourage experimentation and to think big.

If you would like to learn and grow in a supportive environment whilst doing your best work, then you are just what The App Business is looking for.

You will be:

  • A technical expert in helping to deliver quality software.
  • Leading and shaping working solutions for automation testing.
  • Solving complex programming problems and keeping good coding practice in check.
  • Bringing in new ideas and helping improve the development process.
  • Learning and collaborating within agile teams.
  • Keen to express and share ideas.
  • Championing automation within the company and beyond.
  • Helping to keep The App Business a step ahead of the competition.

You must have:

  • Excellent BDD and/or TDD techniques using tools such as Cucumber.
  • Experience with UI automation frameworks such as Calabash or Capybara.
  • Strong skills and aptitude in both an OO and scripting language (e.g. Ruby, Javascript, C#, Java and Swift).
  • Experience using build and version control tools such as Gradle or GIT.
  • Awareness of cross-device, compatibility issues and the challenges these pose to quality.
  • Experience of working in an Agile team.
  • The ability and drive to work outside of your comfort zone.

It’s nice if you have:

  • Experience with API and Database testing.
  • Experience in mocking endpoints to support automation strategy and exploratory testing.
  • Exposure to and understanding of mobile network architecture and networking principles.
  • Knowledge of exploratory and/or context-driven testing techniques.
  • 2:1 or above in a Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical degree.

About The App Business

Founded in 2009, The App Business runs fast and lean, creating awesome products and services for ambitious clients ready to rethink their business around mobile-enabled users. Based in the heart of London’s thriving King’s Cross, we work in an environment built to help us - and our clients - excel. We invest heavily in this vision, placing the support and development of our teams, as well as our culture, at the heart of everything we do.

As a company, we know it is important to acknowledge the effort our people put in - which is why we have a great range of benefits in place, which increase as people grow and develop within TAB. It is one of the many ways we ensure we say thank you, and has lead to us ranking as 'Outstanding' in the independent Best Companies Index.

If this sounds like the kind of place you want to work, apply now!