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Test Engineering Manager

  • Zencargo
  • Full time
  • United Kingdom
  • 09/07/2021

About Zencargo

Zencargo is the Digital Freight Forwarder with a vision of a world with smarter trade.

Our revolutionary digital platform collects and centralises crucial shipping data for end to end operations, allowing teams to get real time visibility into the progress of their shipments, and empowering Business Leaders to make better, faster and more informed decisions.

The result? Strategies implemented in seconds that improve the efficiency of their supply chains, and another step towards making global trade more efficient, reducing costs and emissions along the way, making life easier for everyone involved in supply chain logistics.

Since launching the business in 2017, co-founders Alex Hersham and Richard Fattal have successfully grown the business and now work with some of Europe’s fastest growing businesses. Having recently raised our Series B funding, we're in a rapid growth phase, with the team expected to grow to over 300 people across the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and the US.

As a result, we're looking to grow our team even more, and are looking for outcome oriented, data driven, collaborative and innovative individuals to join us and make a huge impact in an industry that's long overdue change. If that sounds like you, then we'd love you to come on the journey with us.

The role

We are looking for a Lead Test Engineer with experience in running, mentoring, and supporting engineering teams.

You will be part of a growing engineering group, split into small cross-functional customer value teams. A confident decision maker, you’ll be able to see the bigger picture as you work to manage change, drive improvements and champion the importance of high quality architectures, design patterns and best practices. 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.

  • Support, coach, mentor and develop high performing engineers
  • Promote autonomy, accountability and responsibility
  • Drive continuous improvements and adoption of best practices and technologies
  • Serve as an engineering knowledge source for the rest of the software org
  • Lead your team to deliver customer value and high quality software
  • Work closely with our growing product org to drive incredible user experiences
  • Build meaningful relationships with your team and the entire business
  • Upskill the team on design patterns, best practices, test driven development, etc.
  • Participate in planning and be the voice of engineering in the software org


You should have:

  • Led test engineering teams
  • Mentored, developed and coached engineers
  • Collaborated with other engineering leads
  • Worked in cross functional teams and feel comfortable in an agile environment
  • Implemented test automation (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

  • Prometheus, Grafana
  • ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK)
  • MVC Web Framework (e.g. Rails, Django)
  • Kotlin
  • React, TypeScript
  • Kafka, PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ
  • GraphQL, Apollo, Apollo Federation
  • Storybook
  • Event Driven Architectures, Event Sourcing
  • Domain Driven Design, Clean Architecture


  • Competitive salary and a 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 and remote working. 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
  • Enahnced 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

Our team

Founded in 2017, there are now over 150 of us. Our team comes from all walks of life, and we welcome diverse voices and views to help us solve problems in the industry in a fresh way. Our Operational and Commercial teams are experts in logistics, freight forwarding and growing a business and our Product and Engineering team have experience in international B2B marketplaces, disruptive communication platforms, running product development agencies and financial products.

Our founding team have wide ranging experience in the shipping and logistics industry, financial services, machine learning and online platform business. They came together to launch Zencargo in 2017 and since then have overseen rapid growth scaling a team across Europe, working with fast-growing businesses - we work with 30% of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in the UK - as well as enterprise customers.

Our Values

  • We live the mission - We can’t wait for the industry to change: we need to build the future our clients need
  • We keep our customers in control - Communication is the bedrock of global trade. Our role is to empower our customers through information & communication
  • We ship for our customers - Every decision we make is with our customer at its core. We constantly ask ourselves, ‘will our clients benefit from this?’
  • Better you + better me = better us - Our goal is to help you discover our professional vision and work together to fulfil your potential.

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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