Software Development Engineer in Test


From 1st November 2021, we began a trial of a four-day working week (34 hours), with no impact on salary

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the UK ⚠️

We’re Atom…

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge.

We’re not like the rest. We’re true innovators, and we’re redefining what a bank should be. Ours is a bank for today and the future, a mobile-first bank. Forget the stuffy branches, with Atom you can bank whenever, wherever, faster, and simpler.

Based in Durham, we’re focused on bringing world-class career opportunities and developing a strong tech culture in the North East. Our team currently has over 450 brilliant people and is still growing; could you be the next innovator to join us?

What’s it all about?

The Technology team is made up of Testing, Engineering, DevOps, Change, Service Management, and Architecture. They design, develop, and deliver a customer journey that is user-friendly and efficient, ensuring we remain a leader in the fintech space. The teams are organised into value stream / product teams to deliver different types of change safely and at pace to support our business growth.

We have the opportunity for a Software Developer in Test (SDET) to join our Testing Team, where you will work with our Technical Testing Manager, providing hands-on technical testing and input in the areas of Test Automation, Non-Functional Testing and Test Tooling.

As part of our Testing Guild, you will also make a tangible difference to our business where you will be implementing technical changes and improvements that will drive testing efficiencies and effectiveness within the value stream/product delivery teams.

The Software Development Engineer in Test is a new permanent role in Atom and is a great opportunity for you to apply your existing testing skills and further your career in a technical testing capacity where you can make a huge difference to how technical testing is carried out within Atom.

What will your ‘typical’ day look like…. (Different that’s for sure):

  • Support initiatives carrying out Test Automation, Non-Functional Testing, and Technical Testing where you will be developing and executing automation test plans.
  • Develop, maintain, and execute automated test scripts for requirement/user story validation, integration, regression, performance, scalability, and usability testing.
  • Support the Atom Technical Test Manager in driving and implementing changes to our Test Automation and NFT frameworks and methodologies resulting in enhanced efficiencies and effectiveness of testing across the Bank
  • Support initiatives that will drive consistency and standardisation in the execution of the Automation and Non-Functional Testing frameworks and approach across the value stream teams.
  • Provide day-to-day hands-on support and maintenance of our automation lab, cloud device farm and test management tooling.
  • Provide support to the Value Stream teams on defining and executing NFT
  • Be an advocate of Quality Engineering principles, supporting the existing testers on all technical aspects of testing.
  • You will be comfortable having technical conversations with your peers and presenting technical solutions in a way that non-technical people can understand.
  • Collaborate with other technology professionals including Platform and Software Engineers and Technical Delivery Managers / Leads.

What do we need from you?

  • Good knowledge of testing principles, process, methodologies, and test tooling including Jira.
  • Hands on experience in automation testing using automation tools (one of more of Appium, Postman, Selenium, Jenkins, Gitlab)
  • Exposure to Automation frameworks (ideally Behavior Driven).
  • Exposure to non-functional testing and performance testing frameworks.
  • Programming and SQL skills (e.g. Java/.NET, python, cucumber).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A passion for new technology, industry trends and tooling and a desire to continually learn and grow in your role.
  • Effective interpersonal skills for interacting with both Technical and Business people and influencing decisions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Improvisation and thinking outside the box to solve complex technical challenges

What’s in it for you?

  • 4 Day Working Week
  • Flexible/hybrid working
  • Annual Share Option – performance related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – candidate can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development
  • 22.5 days holidays + 8 statutory days (rising by half a day with every 2 years in the company)
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and full family
  • Health Cash Plan – expenses paid on Optical/Dental/other appointments/treatments
  • Life Insurance – 4 times annual salary
  • Critical illness cover – 1 x lump sum annual salary
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Continuous development – professional qualifications

PLEASE NOTE: You must have the legal right to work in the UK to apply for this role as Atom Bank are unable to support Visa Applications/Sponsorship

Atom is an equal opportunities employer. We value you as an individual and therefore disregard race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, age, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership and disability in any hiring decisions we make. Atom will always adhere to the Equality Act 2010.

All roles within Atom must adhere to the Conduct Rules as set out by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

As part of Atom bank’s commitment to the FCA’s Consumer Duty, Atom will, take all reasonable steps to avoid causing foreseeable harm to customers, take all reasonable steps to enable customers to pursue their financial objectives and act in good faith.

The UK’s first bank built for mobile, that’s taking on the establishment. Mobile only, customer first.

Working Week

From 1st November 2021, we began a trial of a four-day working week (34 hours), with no impact on salary

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 25 days holiday + 8 statutory days (rising by half a day with every year in the company)

  • 33 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 85 days off per year

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dentalcare

Our Team

We're a team of 470 across 16 departments:

  • engineering
  • business development
  • support
  • data science
  • finance
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Desirable Skills and Experience

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