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Senior Test Engineer

  • Zencargo
  • Full time
  • United Kingdom
  • 01/05/2021

Shipping is the trillion-dollar industry that people rarely talk about. It’s big, complex, cumbersome and fraught with legacy, which means it’s ripe for disruption and we are uniquely positioned to capitalise on this opportunity.

Our digital platform provides a central place for teams to gain deep operational and strategic insight into their supply chain. Through visibility down to the individual product level, our platform flags risks early in the supply chain to allow for business leaders to react and make informed decisions. This helps us deliver against our mission of making our customers’ supply chain their competitive advantage.

The combination of our vision, people and technology has placed us in Sunday times tech track 100 ‘ones to watch’, were awarded us the prestigious BIFA supply chain management award and are proud to be a part of the Tech Nation Upscale 5.0 cohort.

Subsequently, we are looking for a Senior Test Engineer with experience in test automation and strategy as well as supporting and mentoring engineers and other test professionals.

You will be part of a growing engineering group, split into small cross-functional customer value teams. We are looking for collaborative and naturally inquisitive problem solvers who thrive on autonomy and want to help shape the way we work, grow and learn together.

You should enjoy tackling difficult engineering challenges and working on cutting-edge stacks and technologies. You will be joining a company that fully believes in diversity of thought and creating solutions that deliver value to our customers through gathering feedback and placing users at the heart of everything we do.

  • Work with our growing product org to deliver incredible user experiences
  • Build meaningful relationships with your team and the entire business
  • Contribute to our high test coverage by creating fully automated test suites
  • Coach and mentor other members of the team
  • Upskill our engineers on test plans, manual and automated testing
  • Participate in planning and be the voice of quality in the software org
  • Triage, identify, debug and assign issues


You should have:

  • Worked in cross functional teams and feel comfortable in an agile environment
  • Implemented test automation & E2E (Java, Ruby, TypeScript or JavaScript)
  • Created test plans, test cases and test data preparation
  • Familiarity with database concepts and query languages (SQL)
  • Practical knowledge of object-oriented programming principles
  • Used source code management tools like Git
  • At least basic API testing capabilities

Would be great if you're curious about or familiar with

  • GraphQL, Apollo
  • Docker, Kubernetes


  • UK visa sponsorship for those who need it
  • Competitive salary and pension scheme
  • Internationally diverse, sociable, dynamic team with a clear vision and strategy
  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays
  • We offer flexible working, including parent-friendly working hours, flexible hours, working from home days. We value output over face time. You’re free to work however you work best...
  • £500 annual self-development budget for conferences and trainings - learning is important to us
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages.
  • Fast paced environment with lots of room for creative freedom
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to change one of the biggest industries in the world
  • Regular company socials
  • Weekly Yoga and discounts at local gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Nursery salary saving

What to expect from the application process

1. 15-30 min phone call - To find out more about you and for us to tell you about the role

2. 60 min value interview - 30 mins is spent asking you behavioural questions - these are the same set of questions we would ask anyone joining, regardless of role or seniority - and 30 mins for you to ask any questions about the business

3. 90 min competency interview - 20 mins are spent asking you about your experience and challenges from recent projects. The next 50 mins are spent asking you technical questions. The last 20 mins are reserved for your questions

4. Get hired!

A fair chance

Every role in the Zencargo team is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the superpowers and potential of everyone, regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other difference that makes you, you. More than just encouraging your application, we're committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope and intend) cultivates an environment of belonging. We open our doors to those who share these motivations.

About Zencargo

Whilst shipping goods by sea, air & truck is a complex trillion dollar industry, you might be surprised to know that many of the processes that could be simplified with technology are currently done over the phone, by fax and email or even jotted down on scraps of paper....

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