Software Engineer in Test


We work 4.5 day weeks - every Friday afternoon is off!

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Auckland, New Zealand ⚠️

About Auror

At Auror, we’re empowering the retail industry to tackle theft and Organised Retail Crime, a $150 Billion problem globally. It’s high volume crime that’s increasingly organised in nature and is putting people, retailers, and communities at risk every day.

Founded in New Zealand 11 years ago, we’re working with some of the best and largest retailers in the world across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

Auror is connecting people and intelligence to reduce crime. We’re using technology for good.

In partnership with our leading retail partners, we need people with the passion, determination, and innovation required to overcome one of the world's largest problems. If you’re looking to make a difference with and for the people dedicated to stopping crime, for good, then we want you on our team.

About Auror Engineering

Collaboration is at the heart of the Engineering team at Auror. We believe that we can only build the very best software through working with each other, seeking different perspectives to solve problems:

  • Work closely with Product Management and Design to scope out the best solution
  • Prioritise helping each other and giving great feedback on PR reviews
  • Take responsibility for the quality of our software, consulting with fellow engineers and supporting teams

We’re a team who:

  • Ship code to production at least 15 times a day (with a defect rate under 0.2%), prioritising short feedback cycles over project plans and deadlines.
  • Block out serious time for engineering enhancements (Tech debt) and UX improvements (based on feedback of deployed features).

Our architecture is cloud-native, which lets us focus on delivering business value to customers, not maintaining the plumbing.

Our stack is: React with Typescript over a C# backend. On the frontend we're using Jest with React Testing Library and Chromatic for visual testing. Backed test frameworks include XUnit, AutoFixture, Moq, SpecLight, and Cypress for end-to-end tests.

About The Role:

As a Software Engineer in Test, you’ll help level up our automated testing capabilities, contributing to tooling and frameworks along with building out our test suite. You’ll do this by collaborating with fellow engineers from design through development, coaching and upskilling your team in test tooling and applying a quality mindset. In this role, you will also contribute directly to our LPR (License Plate Recognition) product capability, learning the domain and collaborating with the team to build out the product capability with quality baked in. You’ll also work to overall improve our processes, tooling and tech stack.

You'll also work with a collaborative, fun and diverse bunch of people - check out our Product team below!

About you

  • You enjoy a collaborative working style and an appreciation for working in an agile environment. You’ll be able to work with developers of all skill levels, and to coach and mentor your teammates in their approach to quality.
  • You’ll be experienced in contributing to test tooling across all layers of the application.
  • You’ll have excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
  • You’re comfortable to discuss technical problems and solutions with both technical and non-technical people.
  • You’re able to think holistically about the impact of your work and your decisions on the whole business, not just the engineering team.
  • You have the ability to break large pieces of work into small, shippable units of value, collaborating to come up with simple, evolvable architectures that prioritise learning over perfection.
  • You have a strong interest in scalability, usability, security, cloud platforms, privacy & ethics, and/or our industry: loss prevention / safer communities / crime prevention.

We are looking for people who demonstrate a strong alignment to our Guiding Principles (you can find these on our Careers page).

With diversity and inclusion at the forefront of Auror’s guiding principles, we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness at Auror, regardless of, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, family status, religion, ethnicity, national origin, physical disability, veteran status, or age.

  • Competitive salary Range: Depending on level of experience of IC3 ($110,000-$150,000)
  • Employee share scheme: You’ll own part of a company making a real difference!
  • Flexibility: We are hard-working and outcome focused, but recognise there is more to life than work. We promote a healthy work/life blend.
  • Shorter work weeks (at full pay): Everyone gets Friday afternoons off, so you can start your weekend early, and do more of whatever it is that makes you happy.
  • Focus on mental and physical health: We understand how vital our health is and have policies to support your wellness, including: Wellness Days,  and up to three expert sessions paid for every year.
  • Family-friendly: We offer comprehensive parental leave and benefits for primary and non-primary caregivers, including a baby bonus and meals delivered to your door.
  • Personal growth: We support our team to participate in courses, conferences, or events that will help them develop their skills.
  • Team love: We have regular team lunches and social events where most (if not all) activities are during work hours.

Next steps:

If you’re excited about our mission and you have experience and a passion for this role, please hit “Apply” below.

We’re proud that Auror is a place where everyone can learn and grow. So if you’re not sure that you tick all the boxes but feel you’re close to what we’re looking for, please apply anyway as we’d love to hear from you!

Once you apply, you’ll hear from us to acknowledge your application. If you have questions about any of the above, or if you have any accessibility requirements, we’ll be able to help you from there.

Auror is the platform for retailers focused on preventing crime, reducing loss, and making stores safer.

Working Week

We work 4.5 day weeks - every Friday afternoon is off!

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  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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Our Vacation Policy

4 weeks PTO plus public holidays

Remote Working Policy

We are flexible with work location. Work from our office in New Zealand or remotely.

  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • Australia
  • UK

Company Benefits

  • Private Health Care (location dependant)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive parental leave
  • Employee share scheme
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 160 across 12 departments:

  • engineering
  • support
  • education
  • entrepreneurship
  • product management
  • marketing
  • accounting
  • arts and design
  • sales
  • human resources
  • +2 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • React
  • Typescript
  • C#
  • Cloud-native architecture
  • Automated testing capabilities
  • Scalability
  • Usability
  • Security
  • Cloud Platforms
  • Privacy & Ethics
  • Loss prevention
  • Safer communities
  • Crime prevention

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