Software Development Engineer in Test


Core hours 11 - 3

Employment type
Full time

*This role can be offered on a flexible hybrid basis from our Bristol HQ, or on a remote basis, anywhere in the UK*

About Brightpearl

We’re an award-winning tech business, recently named the Top UK SaaS Company to work for. Our UK HQ is located in Bristol, cited as being one of the fast-growing technology hubs in the country.

Brightpearl is the number one retail operations platform (ROP) for brands and retailers. We manage everything ‘after the buy button’ so that our customers can focus on growing their business. “People First” is one of our core company values, so before we get too into your day to day, here’s a taster of what we bring to the table:

  • The opportunity to work with talented people
  • A transparent leadership team
  • Flexible working and generous holiday allowances

And that’s not all. Check out our perks and benefits to see what else we offer!

About the Role

The SDET is a key player utilising software development skills and who focuses on testing the platform. You will be part of the development team with access to code and actively participating in debugging and altering the code as necessary. This position is something of a hybrid role between a developer and a tester. You will identify areas within the program requiring further or varied testing, and help design and set these tests up, provide test data and participate in administering them. This new opportunity also looks to identify ways that end-users and consumers will work with the software and help create the best experience possible for the intended user by identifying areas needing continued adjustment.

Your Day-to-Day

  • Build test automation for all aspects of the product within the development team.
  • Collaborate with developers in reviewing unit tests and integration results for coverage analysis.
  • Design & develop pipeline as code for integrating test automation scripts into CI/CD pipeline.
  • Drive automation efficiencies and coverage effectiveness using different automation framework tools and techniques.
  • Review the development code to build an effective automation suite to cover all technical and business integrations.
  • Design real-time automation dashboards to measure build quality and provide feedback to the agile delivery team.
  • Mentor other engineers on automation best practices and support automation backlog efforts.
  • Take the lead in developing manual, exploratory and automation scripts.
  • Ensure that test coverage and execution standards for Unit, Integration, Acceptance, System, Regression, UAT, Security and Performance are met.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug test cases and scripts.


About You

  • Knowledge of some of Java, Spring, Hibernate, Web Services, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Web Services, Microservices, REST, JSON.
  • Strong experience with Agile development incorporating Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, utilizing technologies such as GIT, Maven, Jenkins, gocd, Sonar.
  • GoLang, Docker, Kubernetes experience is good to have.
  • 3-5 years overall testing and/or development experience.
  • Design and build scalable automated test frameworks and test suites working across technologies.
  • API level testing experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of QA methodologies, life cycle and processes.
  • Strong exposure to test frameworks such as Selenium or Appium.
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases.
  • Participate in design and code inspections.
  • Comfortable communicating cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settings.
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly.


Brightpearl Perks

  • You’ll be joining one of the top UK SaaS Companies based in central Bristol - named top city to live in
  • We support work-life balance through flexi-time and we offer flexibility to work on a hybrid basis from Bristol, or be based at home anywhere in the UK
  • We offer a competitive salary plus discretionary bonus
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus long service awards and volunteering days to give back to the community
  • We promote health and well-being through comprehensive medical, dental insurance packages with Vitality, Bupa and HealthShield and subsidised gym memberships
  • Opportunity to collaborate and share success through company wide socials and All Hands

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we collaborate and learn from each other is core to Brightpearl’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a supportive place to work.

**Please note, all applicants must possess the legal right to work in the UK**

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Core hours 11 - 3